Madison, WI, and Jersey City, NJ, Feb. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Infosec Institute, a leading provider of cybersecurity education, today announced a collaboration with Verisk (Nasdaq: VRSK) to help businesses mitigate cyber risk. Through this collaboration, insurers who authorize Verisk’s ISO Cyber Insurance program will be able to offer discounts to their customers on the Infosec Guided Role cybersecurity education solutions. Verisk is one of the world’s leading data analytics providers.
With data breaches often costing millions of dollars, growing cyber threats such as ransomware and phishing are driving cyber insurance providers around the world to seek to mitigate risk at all levels of the organization. As a result, cybersecurity education, awareness and training to better equip teams to prevent, detect and respond to threats is quickly becoming an expectation of many cyber insurance providers.
“Insurers can play a critical role in building cyber resilience by helping their customers avoid or minimize losses,” said Steve Whelan, Director of Cyber Insurance Management/Professional Liability and Product Development at Verisk. “Verisk is excited to work with Infosec as they provide companies with best-in-class cybersecurity training with role-guided cybersecurity training for every employee.”
Insurers who license Verisk’s ISO cyber insurance program will now be able to offer their customers cyber education at a discount through Infosec’s award-winning security awareness training and phishing simulator, Infosec IQ. By tailoring training to each employee’s role and providing engaging content, organizations can help reduce cyber risk, increase employee security awareness, and improve overall security.
“Even the most advanced cybersecurity technology is no substitute for employee cybersecurity training. As insurers seek to mitigate risk, a role-based training program allows you to go beyond basic education and compliance requirements to give every employee the skills they need to stay safe,” said Jack Koziol, CEO and Founder of Infosec. “We are proud to partner with Verisk to equip even more organizations and employees with the knowledge, skills and confidence to thwart cybercriminals.”
In 2021 Gartner Peer Insights™ Customers’ Choice Security Awareness and Training, Infosec IQ provides cyber leaders with more than 2,000 awareness and training resources to prepare employees to detect, report and prevent cybercrime. The platform also features the new Infosec IQ Cybersecurity Culture Survey, an innovative way for Verisk customers to measure security culture by analyzing employee attitudes and perceptions towards training efforts. in cybersecurity and security.
The ISO Cyber Insurance Program is part of Verisk’s suite of cyber solutions, an end-to-end ecosystem that can help insurers and reinsurers implement new cyber programs faster or improve existing solutions. Powered by data on over 100 million organizations worldwide, the suite provides a wide range of products and services, including a pricing, underwriting and distribution platform; advisory policy language and costs of loss; candidate analysis and scoring solution; a portfolio visualization engine; and modeling aggregation management for cyber risk.
Learn more about the Verisk and Infosec cyber collaboration here.
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Infosec is the leading cybersecurity education company that helps IT and security professionals advance their careers and empower employees to be IT secure at work and at home. Its mission is to equip individuals and organizations with the knowledge and skills to confidently thwart cybercrime. More than 70% of Fortune 500 companies have trusted Infosec Skills to develop their security talent and teams, and more than 5 million learners worldwide are more cyber resilient thanks to security awareness training and Infosec IQ phishing. Follow Infosec on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, instagram and Infosec Resource Blog for the latest news, or visit infosecinstitute.com for more information.
Verisk (Nasdaq: VRSK) provides predictive analytics and decision support solutions to customers in the insurance, energy and specialty markets, and financial services industries. More than 70% of FORTUNE 100 companies rely on industry-leading enterprise technologies to manage risk, make better decisions and improve operational efficiency. The Company’s analytical solutions address insurance underwriting and claims, fraud, regulatory compliance, natural resources, disasters, economic forecasting, geopolitical risk, as well as environmental, social and governance (ESG). Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the company continues to make the world a better, safer and stronger place, and fosters an inclusive and diverse society. culture or all team members feel like they belong. With more than 100 offices in nearly 35 countries, Verisk regularly achieves certification by Great place to work. For more: Verisk.com, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Youtube.