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TigerRisk adopts AIR Worldwide’s ARC risk modelling platform

TigerRisk Partners, a risk, capital and strategic advisor to the global insurance and reinsurance industries, has adopted AIR’s cyber risk modelling platform, ARC (Analytics of Risk from Cyber), to better understand clients’ exposure to cyber loss.

ARC is a cyber risk analytics and modelling platform that informs risk selection, pricing, portfolio management and risk transfer.
 
Nathan Schwartz, Head of Analytics at TigerRisk, says: “Cyber is not only the fastest growing risk for many of our clients, it is also one of the most challenging to understand. AIR’s new probabilistic cyber model will help us analyse our clients’ cyber exposure and provide valuable insights on how to protect their portfolios.”
 
AIR’s 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 organisations.
 
“We’re thrilled to be collaborating with TigerRisk,” says Scott Stransky, assistant vice president and director of emerging risk modelling at 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 realise 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.”
 
TigerRisk’s Schwartz adds: “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 organisations, as well as its transparent and flexible modelling framework, will enable us to effectively manage our clients’ risk from cyber.”
 
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 USD7.9 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 USD3 billion in insured losses.

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