Below are 6 tips for mitigating a cyberattack that will get carriers to take notice when
your cyber liability policy is up for renewal.
Strong Overall IT Security Posture, Procedures, and Response Capabilities
Carriers are reviewing all of the above against their other insureds (industry agnostic) to ensure best practices are being
maintained. A key focus is placed on protecting privileged credentials and access rights.
Deployment of Patches Regularly
As many recent attacks have exploited machines that have not been “patched” with the latest versions, carriers are looking to
ensure clients are patching their network/devices without unreasonable delay i.e. limited number of hours/days before
the patch is released.
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) & Secure Remote Desktop Protocol
Ideally, carriers would like to see this for all devices connected to the network – domestically and globally. For global risks
where MFA is not available, details about measures put into place need to be provided specifically to secure remote desktops.
Security Efforts Used to Filter Attacks, Secure Open Ports & Endpoint Security at Workstations
Carriers are closely evaluating the IT filters in place, as well as open-source reviews to ensure open ports are closed/
secured. Carriers are looking at endpoint security measures closely.
Disaster Recovery & Continuity Plans
Such training includes traditional education but also “white-hat” attacks on staff to test overall awareness.
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