TigerRisk Adopts AIR Worldwide’s Cyber Risk Modeling Platform

The risk, capital and strategic advisor to the global insurance and reinsurance industries will use AIR’s Analytics of Risk from Cyber, to better understand clients’ exposure to cyber loss.

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TigerRisk Partners LLC, a Stamford, Conn.-based risk, capital and strategic advisor to the global insurance and reinsurance industries, has adopted AIR Worldwide’s (Boston) cyber risk modeling platform, ARC (Analytics of Risk from Cyber), to better understand clients’ exposure to cyber loss. AIR describes ARC as a cyber risk analytics and modeling platform that informs risk selection, pricing, portfolio management and risk transfer.

Nathan Schwartz, Head of Analytics, TigerRisk.

“Cyber is not only the fastest growing risk for many of our clients, it is also one of the most challenging to understand,” comments Nathan Schwartz, Head of Analytics, TigerRisk. “AIR’s new probabilistic cyber model will help us analyze our clients’ cyber exposure and provide valuable insights on how to protect their portfolios.”

AIR’s reports that its probabilistic model for cyber risk enables users to quantify the potential financial impact from either security breach or cloud service provider downtime. The tool is calibrated with public, commercial and insurance claims data from more than 77,000 cyber incidents and the cyber security profiles of more than 100,000 organizations, according to the vendor.

“We’re thrilled to be collaborating with TigerRisk,” comments Scott Stransky, assistant VP and Director of Emerging Risk Modeling, AIR Worldwide. “As insurers continue to write more cyber, they become increasingly vulnerable to portfolio aggregation risk, especially among cloud service providers. With ARC, TigerRisk will realize immediate value in being able to leverage detailed technographic data to better understand their clients’ exposures as well as estimate the loss potential from attritional cyber events.”

Potential Impact of Cyber Exposure

According to Jupiter Research, cybercriminals stole some 12 billion US personal and company records in 2018. Meanwhile, a recent study for IBM estimates the average cost of a data breach for a US company is $7.9 million. And, according to a study by Lloyd’s and AIR, if a large cloud provider were to go off line for three to six days, it could result in up to $3 billion in insured losses.

“AIR’s unmatched combination of a detailed cyber risk model for security breach, service provider downtime, and other causes of loss, plus a rich cyber industry exposure database of over 12.4 million organizations, as well as its transparent and flexible modeling framework, will enable us to effectively manage our clients’ risk from cyber,” adds TigerRisk’s Schwartz.

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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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