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What your cyber risk profile tells insurers

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Aug 1, 2016.

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    A cyber risk profile is a complex measure of an organization's security posture. It paints a picture of your risk related to technical aspects such as network and system security liability and network interruption, as well as more organizational aspects such as cyber defense maturity.

    Although many organizations develop their own risk profiles for internal uses — like improving security — cyber insurance carriers use cyber risk profiles as a tool to determine risk when writing policies. A carrier takes the results of an organization's assessments and creates its own profile, incorporating additional information that develops a deeper understanding of that organization's risk.

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