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Risk & Compliance Government Predictions 2019: Automate, Enhance and Secure

Government Predictions 2019
Jan062019

U.S. Government Predictions 2019: Now that we have completed the 2018 election season, people are asking what is in store for 2019.  The good news is that revenues look strong, but there are a number of factors if you look deeper into the numbers.  Also, while often the first year of a legislative session occurs before our political leaders are thinking about re-elections, election cycles have apparently gotten longer, because for many American politicians, the 2020 election season has already begun. Tight Budgets Despite Increases In Overall Spending While the National Association of State Budget Officers has reported a healthy 4.3% increase in general fund spending, most of that new money is going to three places: Medicaid, K-12 education, and pension obligations.  This will likely squeeze out revenue increases in virtually all other areas.  Government will carefully scrutinize any new spending, and will be looking for proverbial “singles”, rather than “home... [Read More]

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Fraud & Security Scoring Cyber Risk: The FICO® Enterprise Security Score

Scoring Cyber Risk
Aug282018

Welcome to the final blog in the series recapping Cyber Risk, Cyber Ratings and Cyber Risk Transfer at FICO World 2018, and my conversation with the session’s three panellists: Josh Ladeau, CISSP, Global Head of Cyber, Aspen Insurance Sasha Romanosky, Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation Dr. Mingyan Liu, Professor and Incoming Chair of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, University of Michigan and founder of QuadMetrics In my last blog, we left off with Mingyan saying: “When we built the (cyber risk scoring) technology (that would become the FICO® Enterprise Security Score), the industry-standard practice was to send security questionnaires for prospective customers to fill out… Even though underwriters knew they needed something more modern, they weren’t ready to let go of their existing practices… When we showed how our cybersecurity ratings are tied to predicting data breaches, some underwriters said, ‘This approach is enough, and all we need,’ and others said, ‘What will... [Read More]

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Fraud & Security Cyber Risk Measurement: How to Measure a Moving Target

Cyber Risk Measurement
Aug222018

As I recently blogged, “Clearly, there’s a big disconnect between what companies perceive to be their strengths and the reality on the ground.” Now it’s time to move on to the reality of evolving cyber threats, and the important role of risk-scoring technology in cyber risk measurement. Again, I’ll draw on the session Cyber Risk, Cyber Ratings and Cyber Risk Transfer at the recent FICO World 2018 conference, and the conversation with my three panellists: Josh Ladeau, CISSP, Global Head of Cyber, Aspen Insurance Sasha Romanosky, Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation Mingyan Liu, Professor and Incoming Chair of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, University of Michigan and founder of QuadMetrics. Cyber Risk Measurement: Cyber threats are multiplying Not surprisingly, the panellists’ perspectives on cyber risk growth were reflective of their professions. Josh said, “It’s about the interruption of business and systems being down; hackers aren’t the only source of cyber risk. Business outages... [Read More]

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