Mitigating Cyber Risk: Strategies to Reduce Exposure

Mitigating Cyber Risk: Strategies to Reduce Exposure

By Tyler Gerking

It’s official—cybersecurity is now a top-ranked risk at the board level, according to the “Lloyds Risk Index 2013.” This should make digital risk a focus of senior corporate management.

Those managing corporate risk should leverage the emerging cyber insurance market, which is rapidly growing and evolving. But they should do so methodically, after gaining an understanding of the company’s security controls and individual risk profile. In the rush to buy cyber insurance, companies may too often fail to appreciate the strengths and weaknesses in their security controls, their risks and exposures, and the coverage they need.

While a variety of potential approaches exist for assessing cybersecurity requirements, this article discusses one method to help you understand your company’s risks and exposures, and how that knowledge can be used to choose the security and risk transfer strategy that most appropriately fits your needs. Click here to read the full article on the Corporate Counsel website.

By Tyler Gerking, insurance coverage partner in Farella Braun + Martel’s San Francisco office, and Mark Massey, principal in Deloitte Financial Advisory Service’s San Jose office.

  Tyler C. Gerking, Partner, Farella Braun + Martel LLP

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