3rd Party Risk Management , Cyber Insurance , Events

How Risky Is Cyber Insurance?

John Pescatore of SANS on How This Nascent Practice Is Maturing
John Pescatore, director, emerging security trends, SANS Institute

It's a young practice but, globally, cyber insurance is starting to exert its influence with some of the largest enterprises - and in some of the most notable cyberattacks. John Pescatore of SANS Institute discusses questions that cybersecurity leaders need to ask before acquiring new policies.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group as part of its RSA Conference 2021 coverage, Pescatore discusses:

  • The business case for cyber insurance;
  • Security's role with the provider;
  • How maturity in this space is likely to take shape.

Pescatore, who has 35 years of experience in security, joined SANS in 2013. He was Gartner’s lead security analyst for more than 13 years. Prior to Gartner, he was senior consultant for Entrust Technologies and Trusted Information Systems, where he started, grew and managed security consulting groups. Prior to that, he spent 11 years with GTE, developing secure computing and telecommunications systems. Pescatore began his career at the National Security Agency and the United States Secret Service, where he developed secure communications and surveillance systems.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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