HUB Cyber Security Ltd (Nasdaq: HUBC), a developer of Confidential Computing cybersecurity solutions and services ("HUB" or the "Company"), today announced a unique cyber risk management solution that seeks to allow insurance carriers and reinsurers to effectively evaluate, price and underwrite cyber insurance policies. The solution provides insurers with a secure file vault that greatly reduces the chances of being attacked and minimizes potential damage due to lost or corrupted data. As a result, insurance based on this technology redefines the addressable market potential as it can be much more affordable.
HUB provides advanced cyber protection for data at rest, data in transit, and mainly - data while in use - a time when data cannot be encrypted and is at its most exposed phase. The timing for HUB’s solution may provide the insurance industry with an immediate answer to the growing number of cyber and ransomware incidents. Ransomware attacks are the most common form of malware with approximately 304 million incidents in 2021 and growing at a staggering rate of nearly 100% in 2022, with 603 million attacks. Even more notable, nearly all companies, regardless of size are affected, with 76% of all organizations worldwide suffering one or more ransomware events in 2021 according to TechTarget.
Because of this significant risk, companies in highly regulated industries, such as banking, insurance, and healthcare, are often required by partners, regulators, and lenders to hold cyber insurance. Yet due to the historical challenge of protecting against cyber incidents, strict policy underwriting has limited the number of companies that are able to obtain adequate coverage. For those who qualify, premiums are often cost-prohibitive. Increasingly, many traditional cyber insurance carriers are rethinking even offering this insurance, leaving the market exposed.
HUB is working with Virtual I Technologies (“VIT”), a Zurich-based InsurTech to provide an affordable and easy-to-deploy security bundle that includes HUB technology and cyber insurance offered by HDI Global SE (“HDI”), a leading international insurance carrier from Germany, Initial policies based on this approach are now being offered in Europe, and the model will soon be expanded to other geographies.
HUB together with its partner has created a risk management solution for carriers to offer their insureds that includes a secure file vault licensed as a Platform-as-a-Service. The platform, called “HUB Secure File Vault” provides three major elements of protection:
- Makes it much harder for malware to get into client systems
- If malware does gain entry, it is detected in milliseconds, and cleaned
- If malware attempts to steal private information, the transfer of data is blocked
Sinan Geylani, VIT, Founder & CEO said: "At Virtual i, we are committed to breaking down the inertia and outdated paradigms in the insurance industry by utilizing cutting-edge technologies and next-gen insurance solutions. Being the insurance innovation center, we are constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the insurance sector. Our partnership with HUB has allowed us to solve one of the most fundamental problems in cyber insurance by providing high-security solutions through our innovative center. This partnership makes cyber insurance more accessible, affordable, and secure for micro, small, and medium-sized businesses. With our vision to become the center of gravity for innovation in the insurance sector, we are paving the way for a more secure, accessible, and sustainable future for the insurance sector. We are proud to be leading the way toward this transformative future.”
Uzi Moskowitz, CEO of HUB Security added: “The new Hub solution provides a twofold advantage: supplemental redundancy of data secured at its highest security level, by this making risk assessment and mitigation easier to accomplish, resulting in a lesser risk to insurers enabling them to lower prices and bring more companies to be able to purchase cyber insurance policies. It’s a win-win situation “.
About HUB Cyber Security Ltd.
HUB Cyber Security Ltd ("HUB") was established in 2017 by veterans of the 8200 and 81 elite intelligence units of the Israeli Defense Forces. HUB specializes in unique Cyber Security solutions protecting sensitive commercial and government information. HUB debuted an advanced encrypted computing solution aimed at preventing hostile intrusions at the hardware level while introducing a novel set of data theft prevention solutions. HUB operates in over 30 countries and provides innovative cybersecurity computing appliances as well as a wide range of cybersecurity services worldwide.
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