The Cyber Risk & Insurance Forum (CRIF) is dedicated to raising the awareness of information assurance within the Cyber Insurance market and Risk Management community through raising cyber security awareness and developing best practice guidelines.  
Managing Cyber Risk in a digital world
Through encouragement of improved information assurance we are promoting a more complete vision of good practice that connects technology and organizations more effectively and supports the development of a robust digital economy that can be relied on to perform and deliver value.   Our digital economy is increasingly dependent on technology and the pace of change is accelerating with more convergent technologies emerging and adoption increasing around the world.  This 'smart tech' revolution can bring significant opportunities to business and users, but the pace of change can outstrip the ability to manage the associated risks.


New British Standard BS 31111 for Cyber Risk and Resilience

A major new British Standard [BS 31111] is in development to help senior executives and risk managers improve their cyber risk management and build the cyber resilience of their organizations.

Over the past year, the BSI Risk Management Committee has been working on developing new guidance that aims to help top executives better understand and manage the technology risks to their organizations.  

Cyber Risk Legal Update - 2016

DAC Beachcroft Adviser Newsletter

Cyber Risk legal update | May 2016

Government pushes Cyber Security Strategy

2016 sees the launch of the UK's second National Cyber Security Strategy.  The first was launched in 2011 as a result of the 2010 National Security Strategy, which identified cyber crime as one of the top threats to the UK.  

WEBCASTS | Cyber Risk Insurance | BI Insurance, Claims & case studies


This Webcast provides a brief introduction to the often intangible nature of cyber disruption and what this means to your business.

More and more business interruptions are being caused by the effect on an IT event. In this short series of videos we look at how this is changing business and what firms can do to help protect themselves.    

PWC Global State of Information Security Survey 2016 report

pwc Insurance 2020 report | download link 2016 Global Survey from PWC 

As threats continue to mount, understanding and managing cybersecurity risks have become top of mind for leaders in business and government.

Organisations are responding by taking action adopting innovative technologies like cloud-enabled cybersecurity, Big Data analytics and advanced authentication to reduce cyber-risks and improve cybersecurity programmes.

Report recommends Public-Private Reinsurance scheme to support UK prosperity

Long Finance Cyber Catastrophe Report - Reinsurance and UK prosperityA new Long Finance report finds that a public/­private cyber­ catastrophe reinsurance scheme would support UK cyber prosperity while adding clarity and certainty in the insurance market

This is the conclusion of the Z/Yen Group/Long Finance report titled "Promoting UK Cyber Prosperity: Public-­Private Cyber­-Catastrophe Reinsurance".

Systemic Risks | Underwriting Committee

Cyber Risk Underwriting - CRIF Committee

CRIF is providing  useful information and articles covering Cyber Risk & Insurance. This article comes from our Underwriting Committee  

This article looks at the issues that need  bearing in mind when underwriting and we hope it will provide some insight into how cyber insurance risks are underwritten and what good underwriters look for when analysing submissions.  

Cyber Crime and Coverage Issues

Cyber Fraud - Insurance Coverage and Financail Crime Financial cyber-crimes are becoming such a frequent feature in the media that one might be forgiven for feeling a little "cyber-fatigued."

However, the scale of the thefts from financial institutions, as reported by Kaspersky Labs recently, are arguably unique in their scale and audacity. Kaspersky describes hooded "money mules" waiting at ATMs, controlled remotely to dispense cash at a particular time without the need for a bank card.

Cyber Risk & Insurance

IT risk does not exist in isolation, it is part of the risk that surrounds us, yet for many organizations the perception is that it is separate.  This attitude persists across business with a general failure to properly consider the impact of a major Cyber incident being far too commonplace. With technology driving convergence and integration managing Cyber Risk has to be a shared responsibility 

The Cyber Risk and Insurance Forum are working to create change and help organisations manage cyber risk and insurance more effectively to security improved security and profit.

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