Jason Nurse to discuss cyber insurance and online crime at Sophos Security SOS Week

Cyber security

Dr Jason R.C. Nurse, Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the School of Computing and Institute of Cyber Security for Society (iCSS), will take part in SophosSecurity SOS Week, which runs from Monday 13 to Thursday 16 September 2021.

During Security SOS Week, four top security experts will share their expertise in a series of daily 40-minute podcast interviews by Sophos Senior Technologist, Paul Ducklin.

On Wednesday 15 September at 11am (BST) Dr Jason Nurse will be discussing the impact of cyber insurance on security posture in a session entitled ‘Does Cyber Insurance Help or Hinder Online Crime?’.

No one suggests that compulsory motor insurance is a bad idea because it encourages people to drive with less care. But when it comes to cyber insurance, sceptics aren’t so sure: some people insist that cyber insurance is a major driver behind ransomware attacks, by encouraging lax habits in companies that assume “the insurance will cover it” and emboldening the crooks to demand ever-higher payments. Tune in to find out how you can turn cyber insurance to everyone’s advantage by using it as a driver to improve your cybersecurity posture.

Further information about the event, including the sign up form, is available on Sophos’ website, here: