Jody Westby

Westby is CEO of Global Cyber Risk. westby@globalcyberrisk.com
Health System Cyber Attacks Put Individuals at Risk
P&C Health System Cyber Attacks Put Individuals at Risk
Little help is given to those left to recover their personal health data.
July 20, 2021
Ripple Effects of Cyber Attacks
P&C Ripple Effects of Cyber Attacks
Companies are facing business interruption, higher premiums, and new legislation...
June 1, 2021
Cyber Caveat Emptor
P&C Cyber Caveat Emptor
When it comes to digital assets, make sure the crown jewels aren’t missing.
May 2, 2021
Ransomware Continues to Lead Cyber Attacks
P&C Ransomware Continues to Lead Cyber Attacks
And the temptation to just pay the ransom is big but dangerous.
March 26, 2021
Put Incident Response Front and Center
P&C Put Incident Response Front and Center
The lack of a fully developed and tested cyber response plan can cause a range o...
February 28, 2021
Forgiveness After an Attack
P&C Forgiveness After an Attack
You can help clients avoid sharp rate increases following a cyber incident.
January 15, 2021
2020 vs. 2021
P&C 2020 vs. 2021
Looking back and ahead at cyber risk.
November 30, 2020
Fractured Privacy Laws Increase Business Risk
Industry Fractured Privacy Laws Increase Business Risk
Increasingly, legal counsel, chief privacy officers, and risk managers are strug...
October 30, 2020
You Thought COVID-19 Was Bad
P&C You Thought COVID-19 Was Bad
We harden against Cat 5 hurricane risk. The models suggest we should do the same...
September 24, 2020
Leadership, Training, Controls
P&C Leadership, Training, Controls
When these are lacking, the insider threat can be even more dangerous.
August 25, 2020
Trust in Data Can Be a Competitive Advantage
P&C Trust in Data Can Be a Competitive Advantage
Companies that want to come out of the shutdown with a competitive edge will beg...
July 16, 2020
Work from Home May Be Here to Stay
P&C Work from Home May Be Here to Stay
Here are the minimum requirements for all companies to be safe in the new normal...
May 31, 2020
Coronavirus Response Requires D&O Review
P&C Coronavirus Response Requires D&O Review
As companies shift to telework and undergo other crisis-related changes, cyber s...
April 22, 2020
What Brokers Need to Know About Cybersecurity During COVID-19
P&C What Brokers Need to Know About Cybersecurity During COVID-19
How COVID-19 changed the cyber threat environment and what it means for your cli...
April 22, 2020
Cyber Consulting Could Save Your Clients’ Business
P&C Cyber Consulting Could Save Your Clients’ Business
Buying a cyber policy doesn’t ensure a business stays open after an attack.
March 26, 2020
Three Key Cyber Events
P&C Three Key Cyber Events
The past six months have brought three new reasons to improve D&O oversight of c...
March 1, 2020
20 for 2020
Brokerage Ops 20 for 2020
These 20 steps can help you achieve a reasonable state of cyber-security maturit...
January 14, 2020
Ransomware…It Doesn’t Have to Be This Hard
P&C Ransomware…It Doesn’t Have to Be This Hard
Criminals are cashing in at the bank because companies are not allocating necess...
November 21, 2019
Risk Assessments Are the Best Checkup
P&C Risk Assessments Are the Best Checkup
Are you adequately tracking the health of your cyber-security program?
October 28, 2019
Managing Cyber Risks in an Industrial Control Environment
P&C Managing Cyber Risks in an Industrial Control Environment
It's a complex mess. This is a good starting point.
September 27, 2019
Don't Make Dangerous Decisions
P&C Don't Make Dangerous Decisions
Knowing what to look for when developing your internal cyber-security reporting ...
August 16, 2019
Pay Now or Pay Later
P&C Pay Now or Pay Later
Small and midsize businesses are in the cyber crime bullseye.
July 11, 2019
The Insider Threat
P&C The Insider Threat
Expand your view to include poor decision makers.
May 23, 2019
Be Careful Not to Make a Bad Deal
P&C Be Careful Not to Make a Bad Deal
Failing to conduct a thorough review of the cyber risks associated with an acqui...
March 27, 2019
Privacy’s Perilous Path
P&C Privacy’s Perilous Path
Legal use does not always equate to ethical use.
March 1, 2019
Preparing for New Cyber Threats
P&C Preparing for New Cyber Threats
What’s on the horizon in 2019? Make sure you’ve got a comprehensive and test...
November 29, 2018
Benefits Data Bullseye
Health+Benefits Benefits Data Bullseye
Healthcare and employee benefits data are gold for cyber criminals.
October 30, 2018
Cyber Property
P&C Cyber Property
How much risk do you want to keep in-house?
September 27, 2018
D&O in the Crosshairs
P&C D&O in the Crosshairs
Data breach patience is waning. Corporate managers may experience increased over...
August 30, 2018
Data, Data Every…Where?
P&C Data, Data Every…Where?
Very few companies know what data they have, where their data go or what protect...
July 16, 2018
Losing Face
P&C Losing Face
Facebook’s lack of governance may cost more than a mere breach would.
April 30, 2018
Bon Appétit!
P&C Bon Appétit!
Cyber regs are a mouthful.
March 27, 2018
Cybering Up for Your Safety
P&C Cybering Up for Your Safety
This 15-step program will help you recover from unsafe practices.
February 27, 2018
The Equifax Hack
Industry The Equifax Hack
An empire built on your personal information reveals flaws in its foundation tha...
October 27, 2017
Spreading Cyber Around
P&C Spreading Cyber Around
Cyber coverage is popping up in multiple places. Look widely to recover claims.
September 29, 2017
Cyber Oversight
Brokerage Ops Cyber Oversight
Cyber security now belongs to boards and executives. Read the owners manual.
August 31, 2017
Starving Your IT Budget
P&C Starving Your IT Budget
Your failure to upgrade means your luck may be over.
July 18, 2017
Inside Job
P&C Inside Job
Consider the range of attacks committed by employees or trusted insiders.
May 25, 2017
Cyber Crime Wave
Industry Cyber Crime Wave
Cyber insurance premium growth follows the growing wave of cyber crime.
April 27, 2017
Buying Cyber Risk
Industry Buying Cyber Risk
Cyber due diligence can be a major asset in M&A. Lack of it can affect purchase ...
March 29, 2017