Cytora/DynaRisk Partnership Helps Insurers Understand and Reduce Cyber Risk 

The partnership will enable underwriters to instantly identify whether a company’s data has been stolen or if it’s being targeted on the dark web.

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Cytora (New York), a digital risk processing platform, has partnered with cybersecurity firm DynaRisk. The partnership will enable insurers to use DynaRisk’s suite of cyber risk assessment data on Cytora’s platform. As a result, underwriters will immediately be able to take into account a host of data points regarding a company’s exposure to cyber risk when calculating insurance quotes. This will enable more comprehensive risk evaluation and better decision-making, according to a Cytora statement.

Juan de Castro, COO, Cytora.

DynaRisk’s tools include ‘Leaked Data’ which determines whether a person or business has had its data stolen; ‘Hacker Chatter’ which can identify whether an individual or business is the subject of discussion on the dark web—this includes hacker reconnaissance and active attacks; ‘Vulnerability Check’ which determines if a company is using outdated software which could be susceptible to hacks; and ‘Open Service Check’ which can scan to see if a business has high risk services exposed to the internet which could be exploited by hackers.

Cytora’s characterizes its partnership with DynaRisk as a recognition of the increasing prioritization of cyber risk by businesses and insurers. It is also the latest in a series of partnerships that Cytora has signed as part of its mission to build what it calls one of the world’s most comprehensive data ecosystems for insurers.

“We’ve seen in recent years just how damaging a hack or data breach can be to a business and its customers,” comments Juan de Castro, COO, Cytora. “This risk is only going to increase as hackers become more and more sophisticated. Consequently, it is increasingly important for insurers to accurately determine the level of cyber risk a business or individual has. This is a very complicated process—but through partnerships like this – we can provide insurers with all the insights and tools they need to make faster and more accurate risk evaluations and decision-making.”

Empowering Underwriters

“Our partnership with Cytora is reshaping how risk assessment is conducted,” Andrew Martin, Founder and CEO, DynaRisk. “By incorporating DynaRisk’s intelligence, we’re empowering underwriters to make more informed decisions than ever before. This is about deepening the understanding of cyber risk, leading to smarter, more accurate insurance offerings.’’

 Cytora’s alliance with DynaRisk follows a period of significant growth for Cytora including agreeing a major collaboration with Chubb and the launch of the latest enhancement to its platform which leverages Large Language Models (LLMs) alongside Cytora’s proprietary AI to bring a new level of accuracy and efficiency to risk assessment and underwriting processes.

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at AnthODonnell@IIReporter.com or (503) 936-2803.

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