Insuring Against Stuxnet

Friday, January 7, 2011 @ 12:01 PM gHale

Super Viruses Complicate an Already Difficult Team-Building Endeavor; Insurers Continue to Get That Uneasy Feeling
This story is part II of an ongoing series of reports focusing on the growing issue of insurance and cyber security. Click here to review Part I.

By Bob Felton
Even as relationships among manufacturers, their IT departments, the federal government and insurers grows ever more complex under the influence of ever-evolving privacy legislation, emerging cyber threats, and case law, insurers worldwide are growing uneasy before the prospect of a new generation of Stuxnet-like super viruses capable of targeting and destroying or, perhaps worse, appropriating, manufacturing control systems.

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