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FROM THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN, THE DIGITAL LANDSCAPE
IS UNDER ATTACK, BUT WHO IS TO BLAME?
THIS IS A QUESTION MANY INSURANCE COMPANIES OFFERING CYBERSECURITY INSURANCE ARE ASKING AS THEY START
TO POINT THEIR FINGERS AT WEB DEVELOPERS AS THEIR COSTS TO COVER CYBER ATTACKS ON COMMERCIAL POLICIES CONTINUE TO RISE YEARLY.
“INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE LOOKING AT WHO TO BLAME FOR THE INCREASE IN COMMERCIAL CYBERSECURITY CLAIMS, MOST ARE POINTING THE BLAME AT THE WEBSITE DEVELOPERS AND THEIR FIRMs." --Travis Yeargan
“In recent conversations I’ve had with insurance professionals, one question asked was, “Should web designers have an ethical obligation to inform a nontechnical savvy customer of the risks involved with having a website?” As a technology professional, I agreed that they should and hopefully do, but most cases I’ve seen from personal experience do not provide risk details or are not even aware of the inherent risks themselves or also as often the customer who chooses to not add to their expenses for proper security support and management services.
Contracts, authorized “opt-out” forms proving they’ve informed the customer of the risks, and building trusted relationships with supporting contractors are just a few first places to start; but having our own policies to cover their mistakes and cyber threats are also to be considered.
Most web managers are aware that their ability to secure website for the life of their client is nearly impossible to achieve as the threat landscape is always changing and most developers don’t go as far to inform their clients of the associated risks and just build their website, handover the credentials with a “good luck!” and away they go on to the next build.
They are not in the cybersecurity business after all that is why we partner with them. Therefore most don’t even offer to protect their respective clients; however, as cybersecurity professionals, we are aware and have taken the necessary precautions to defend their livelihood.“
--FOUNDER OF GRAYLOCK CYBERSECURITY & D-FENS1 CREATOR
SO I ASK, WHEN THE INSURANCE COMPANIES FOLLOW THE FACTS,
Who do you think they will turn to recover their losses?
Will it be the random hacker who exploited the vulnerability by successfully holding their web presence ransom and exfiltrating their data?
Probably not. That person is too difficult for them to track.
Will they blame the contractor who their customer hired to create their website?
Webdev's are not in the cybersecurity business, that is why we partner with them. Therefore most don’t even offer to protect their respective clients; however, as cybersecurity professionals, we are aware and have taken the necessary precautions to defend their livelihood.“ --TRAVIS YEARGAN, FOUNDER OF GRAYLOCK CYBERSECURITY & D-FENS1 CREATOR