The COVID-19 crisis is a stark reminder of looming threats, both physical and digital, with the potential to cause extreme disruption.
- The first report in our cyber terror and cyber war (CTCW) series, Cyber War and Terrorism: Towards a common language to promote insurability, proposes the new term, 'hostile cyber activity' (HCA), to describe a cyber act that falls in the current 'grey' area between cyber war and cyber terrorism. In doing so, it aims to bring clarity to the language used to describe cyber risks, thereby promoting enhanced insurability and cyber resilience for society.
- The second report, Mapping a Path to Cyber Attribution Consensus, provides insurers with a framework for attributing and characterising cyber incidents, emphasising the need for international collaboration to promote consistency and a streamlined process.
A third report on public-private solutions to CTCW risks is forthcoming in 2021.