Somerville is an Atturra-owned company that has been delivering 40 years of service and value to customers across a wide variety of industries, including insurance, finance, education, legal, superannuation, and automotive.
“PSC is thrilled to have partnered with Somerville to provide a checklist, not only to further protect organisations, but also [to] open them up to the added support of an insurance policy,” said Tom Salter (pictured), account executive at PSC Insurance.
Somerville CEO Craig Somerville said: “Today, organisations are unlikely to get any insurance cover unless their existing cybersecurity is deemed to be sufficient by the insurer.
“This checklist helps to ensure that companies have appropriate tools in place that are constantly managed and regularly updated.”
Craig Somerville cautioned that cyber insurance “only works as a top-up to existing effective security measures”
“It is not a replacement and should not be regarded as an easy alternative,” he said.
The IT cybersecurity checklist advises companies to consider the following security factors to support their cyber insurance policies:
“Staying ahead of constantly evolving cyber threats is one of the major challenges facing Australian businesses today. To mitigate this risk, it's crucial that businesses consistently develop, evolve, and improve their cybersecurity posture in today's fast-paced environment,” Salter said.
“Effectively managing cyber risks enhances an organisation's ability to avoid, respond to, and recover from cyberattacks. However, it is also imperative to demonstrate to insurers that your business has a robust risk management system in place to secure the most appropriate coverage that meets the needs of your business. With cyberattacks becoming increasingly sophisticated, insurers now demand increasing levels of risk management from businesses seeking coverage.”
PSC Insurance Group is one of the top 10 largest insurance companies in Australia for 2023, with a $1.73 billion market cap.