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BGI UK joins KYND’s Broker Programme to simplify and accelerate cyber insurance sales


KYND Limited, provider of pioneering cyber risk management products, today announced that specialist insurer BGI.UK has become a member of the recently launched KYND Broker Programme to help its broker members overcome the industry-specific challenges they’re facing when selling cyber policies and drive the sustainable growth of the cyber insurance market.

The exclusive KYND Broker Programme uses KYND’s pioneering cyber risk technology and insights to provide its members with unrivalled access to the cyber tools, resources, and 360-degree sales support that enables brokers to become cyber experts and provide the best information and advice to their clients, removing many of the obstacles faced when selling cyber insurance.

Andy Thomas, KYND’s CEO, comments: “We are delighted BGI.UK has joined the KYND Broker programme. As cyber risks continue to impact businesses, now more than ever, cyber insurance is a necessity, not a luxury. With our Broker Programme we aim to demystify cyber risk for both brokers and their clients by giving our members the tools and support to effectively meet the growing need for cyber insurance”.

Nick Elwell, BGI.uk’s CEO, adds: “We aim to give the best practical advice and service to our clients, but in a world where cyber risks are evolving and emerging daily, this presents ever-growing challenges. That’s why we’re absolutely delighted to join the KYND Broker Programme. For the first time, we can instantly access expert cyber insights in an easy to understand way that we can share with our clients and full support for our brokers throughout the sales process which is invaluable in ensuring we continue to deliver the ultimate service to our insureds”.

About KYND
Founded in March 2018 and headquartered in London, KYND is a new breed of cyber company. KYND makes complex cyber risks simple to understand and manage for every organisation, regardless of size, means or industry sector.

About BGI.uk
BGi.uk is a privately owned, independent insurance broker regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Established in 1982, BGi.uk has developed a portfolio of clients throughout the UK who operate worldwide. Specialising in a variety of insurances ranging from complex commercial risks to everyday ‘home and contents’ BGi.uk offer bespoke, tailored insurance solutions to clients directly or as a wholesale broker imparting technical expertise and providing access to niche market areas.

– For more information about KYND visit www.kynd.io
– For more information on BGI.UK, please visit www. bgi.uk.com/cyber-insurance/

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Pierce offers advice to businesses as cyber criminals find new ways to exploit the Covid 19 crisis


Security experts warn that the emergence of Covid 19 related phishing scams is the worst they’ve seen in years; the tactics employed by cyber criminals have become increasingly sophisticated, and play on the confusion around government guidelines, in order to defraud businesses.

Lancashire based business advisory and accountancy group Pierce has published a series of articles to help guide businesses through the legislation, so that they can get the help they need to survive during these difficult times.

Lisa Kennery (Director) said “Pierce has been putting clients first for nearly 100 years. We feel that right now, it’s more important than ever to share our knowledge and expertise to help businesses to get through the current challenges.

“The underhanded tactics employed by cyber criminals play on confusion and fear. So, we are working to equip businesses with the knowledge they need.”

What is phishing?

Simply put, phishing is any fraudulent form of communication that attempts to persuade you to divulge sensitive data, that criminals can then use for financial gain.

Pierce has published a guide to some of the most recent phishing scams, and warning signs to look out for, to make it easier for you to protect yourself and your business.

Get the most up to date guidance

As government guidelines have been updated, and more information has become available, Pierce has continued to publish updated advice to reflect the evolving situation. Businesses can find advice and guidance on the website.

 

 

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KYND cyber risk products selected by Lex Mundi to support top-performing legal firms globally


KYND cyber risk products selected by Lex Mundi to support top-performing legal firms globally.

KYND Limited, a provider of pioneering cyber risk management products, announced that Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent, high-quality laws firms, is introducing KYND products as a brand-new benefit to its members to help them raise their cyber resilience.

Lex Mundi’s member firms will now have access to KYND ON; a product that continuously monitors a business’ cyber risks and immediately alerts them to new and potential vulnerabilities as they arise. This advanced and powerful, yet easy-to-understand service gives organisations the visibility and insight they need to identify their cyber risks and provides clear and simple instructions on how to mitigate them.

Andy Thomas, KYND’s CEO comments “We’re excited to partner with Lex Mundi to bring our proven, trusted cyber risk management technology to the top-performing law firms. A tidal wave of cyber threats is one of the biggest challenges facing the legal sector, but with KYND’s unrivalled breadth and depth of expertise, law organisations can effectively shore up their cyber defence in no time.”

Gordon Vala-Webb, Senior Advisor of Technology and Innovation at Lex Mundi said, “ We are pleased to partner with KYND to provide this best in class cyber risk management tool to our members.”

About KYND
Founded in March 2018 and headquartered in London with offices in Porto, KYND is a new breed of cyber company. KYND makes complex cyber risks simple to understand and manage for every organisation, regardless of size, means or industry sector.

About Lex Mundi
Lex Mundi is the world’s leading network of independent law firms delivering consistent, high-quality advice that is critical to solving complex cross-border challenges. Our carefully vetted, and continuously reviewed, top-tier member firms uphold the highest-level service standards while offering preferred access to more than 22,000+ lawyers worldwide in more than 125 jurisdictions. Supported by client-focused methods, innovative technologies, joint learning, and training, member firms collaborate across borders and industries to deliver joined-up solutions focused on real business results for clients.

Through our innovative service delivery model, clients have the ability to assemble an ideal international legal team, with the best lawyers in the jurisdictions that match their unique footprint, flexed to their most significant legal challenges.

Lex Mundi member law firms are located throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean and North America. Through our nonprofit affiliate, the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, our members also provide pro bono legal assistance to social entrepreneurs around the globe.

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The five most important cyber issues an organisation should address first


KYND introduces the five most important cyber issues an organisation should address into its KYND Start Report.

Priority recommendations to accelerate the mitigation of cyber risks identified in the KYND Start Report

KYND Limited, provider of pioneering cyber risk management products, today unveiled a new KYND Recommendations feature which is available to customers who purchase the full version of KYND Start.

KYND Recommendations provide clear and simple guidance on the five most important cyber issues that KYND has identified for a particular organisation. It gives an immediate list of priority actions that should be addressed to minimise the organisation’s cyber risk exposure and they are now included in every full KYND Start report.

KYND Start is a simple, standalone report showing the current cyber risks facing any organisation in a clear and easy to understand way, using only a company’s website name to provide instant results. Providing an accessible price-point for entry level or bulk use cyber risk management, it is currently being used by brokers, risk advisors and insurers globally.

Andy Thomas, CEO says “Our customers tell us they love the simplicity of the KYND Start report, which shows instantly the cyber risks facing a company. We also get asked ‘of the risks KYND has identified, which should be prioritised and be fixed first?’ and we quickly realised that putting together the five most important cyber risks together with recommendations of how they should be mitigated would really help our customers and I’m delighted to say this feature is now available within our KYND Start report”.

About KYND

Founded in March 2018 and headquartered in London with an office in Porto, KYND is a new breed of cyber company. Using its proprietary and pioneering technology, KYND now makes complex cyber risks simple to understand and manage for every organisation, regardless of size, means or industry sector.

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Issued by: KYND Limited
Contact: Melanie Hayes
Email: press@kynd.io
Web: kynd.io

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KYND products selected to join Beazley’s suite of cyber risk management services


Global specialist insurer includes KYND’s pioneering products in
cyber protection offering.

KYND Limited, provider of pioneering cyber risk management products, today announced that specialist insurer Beazley has selected KYND to join their suite of cyber risk management services for international policyholders.

KYND products will be available through Beazley’s offering, which includes pre-breach and risk management services. International cyber policyholders will now have unlimited access to KYND to monitor cyber risks and alert the policyholder of new and potential risks as they arise.

Andy Thomas, CEO, KYND says “We are delighted Beazley has chosen KYND for their recently launched cyber risk management suite and applaud their recognition that helping to prevent incidents in the first place is a critical benefit to organisations. KYND products have been designed to help businesses monitor their cyber risks, simply, quickly and easily without the technical jargon and drama and align perfectly with Beazley’s 360º cyber protection offering.”

Raf Sanchez, International Beazley Breach Response Services manager at Beazley, says “Helping our policyholders prevent incidents is critical. After conducting a review of cyber risk products available in the market, we found that KYND’s innovative cyber risk products best complemented our suite of services. Its use of newly developed and proprietary technology to show cyber risks in a simple and easy to understand format really stood out for us.”

About KYND
Founded in March 2018 and headquartered in London, KYND is a new breed of cyber company. KYND makes complex cyber risks simple to understand and manage for every organisation, regardless of size, means or industry sector.

About Beazley
Beazley plc (BEZ.L) is the parent company of specialist insurance businesses with operations in Europe, the US, Canada, Latin America and Asia.  Beazley manages six Lloyd’s syndicates and in 2018 underwrote gross premiums worldwide of $2,615 million.
All Lloyd’s syndicates are rated A by A.M. Best.

Beazley’s underwriters in the United States focus on writing a range of specialist insurance products. In the admitted market, coverage is provided by Beazley Insurance Company, Inc., an A.M. Best A rated carrier licensed in all 50 states. In the surplus lines market, coverage is provided by the Beazley syndicates at Lloyd’s.

Beazley is a market leader in many of its chosen lines, which include professional indemnity, property, marine, reinsurance, accident and life, and political risks and contingency business. For more information please go to www.beazley.com

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Issued by: KYND Limited
Contact: Melanie Hayes
Email: press@kynd.io

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SmartBuyGlasses to Launch a Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale Event


Leading the way with its customers in mind, SmartBuyGlasses UK has just unveiled its deals lineup for the Black Friday 2019. The list includes several all-time favourites as well as huge discounts on up-and-coming eyewear brands, giving them the chance to save BIG when purchasing designer eyewear.

The promotion is available on all eyewear site-wide, all shapes, sizes and materials, giving customers a huge collection to choose from.

“By offering this site-wide discounts, we are not just offering our customers the best possible deal, but we are also making better vision more accessible to people. This is what SmartBuyGlasses aims to achieve. We hope that more people can see the world more clearly and find what they love” – Said David Menning, co-Founder of Motion Global group, the parent company of SmartBuyGlasses.co.uk.

Deals valid from Black Friday through Cyber Monday:
● Up to 70% off on selected designer eyewear
● Save 12% off site-wide on all eyewear products (contact lenses not included) with the code: BF12OFFC
● Get 40% off on your prescription lenses with the code: BF40OFFC

The following Cyber Week these offers will be valid:
● 50% off on Blue Block Lenses, Polarized Lenses and Mirrored Lenses with the following codes: BLUEBLOCK50C, POLARIZED50C and MIRRORED50C
● 20% off on prescription lenses from Arise HD Summit with the code: ARISEHD20C
● 20% off on progressive lenses with the code: PROGRESSIVE20C
● 10% off on all ski goggles with the code: SKIGOGGLES10C

For more information, customers can head to https://www.smartbuyglasses.co.uk/c/black-friday-cyber-monday-deals

All orders come with additional:
● Free shipping
● Free returns for 100 days
● No minimum order value
● Exclusive 24-month warranty

The promotions will start on the 29th of November 2019 and end on the 6th of December 2019.
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About SmartBuyGlasses: SmartBuyGlasses, part of the SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group, is one of the world’s largest online eyewear retailers. With over 10 years of expertise, and operations in over 40 countries, they offer a catalogue of 80,000+ products from over 180 brands of eyeglasses, sunglasses and contact lenses.

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Surviving the crucial 72-hour GDPR deadline after a cyber attack


The successful TV thriller series “24” focused on a single day in a US government agent’s career, constantly reminding the audience that this was “the longest day” in his life as he overcame a series of seemingly insurmountable challenges.

“Events occur in real time,” agent Jack Bauer’s voiceover portentously announced at the start of each episode.

The EU’s General Data Protection Ruling which came into effect in May of 2018 (GDPR) means that company information security officers (CISOs) and IT Directors may too find themselves facing the “longest three days in their life” while attempting to comply with the EU’s rigid 72-hour deadline to make an accurate assessment of the incident, with supporting information relevant to the breach.

The event, “Managing Data Breaches Under UKGDPR” is taking place in London on Wednesday 27 November and will recreate a series of events from the perspective of different roles in the business. These stakeholders will attempt to make sense of sometimes conflicting information while ever conscious of meeting the GDPR 72-hour deadline. It will outline procedures that can be put in place to cope with and manage the three days of massive pressure when a company must not only supply Supervisory Authorities with information relevant to the breach, but also work urgently with 3rd parties, contact affected customers and manage communication consequences.

This event will open with security researcher and white-hat hacker Igor Yuklyanyuk will give a practical demonstration of a real-life hack, based on the one that cost British Airways (BA) a £180m in GDPR fines. Attendees with then be taken through the incident discovery and internal communications and action based on real-life experience, with a warts and all approach. Taking a step back, the presenters will then discuss steps they take to be better prepared for the future. There will be a panel for questions afterwards, and booths where you can get some hands-on experience with the tools used in the presentation. The following skills and procedures form the core of the event:

  • Breach discovery
  • Making key decisions with limited information and under mounting stress
  • Top communications steps to avoid
  • What, when and how to notify regulatory authorities
  • Post incident clean-up procedures that can be prepared in advance

Aside from the recent fines imposed on BA and Marriott, companies who have suffered a breach frequently suffer irreparable damage to customer and investor confidence. Just to add to the pressure over the three days, failure to convince the regulator that the company took every precaution in advance to prevent a breach, can also leave the CEO and senior executives facing personal prosecutions for professional negligence.

With such high stakes riding on the first crucial 72 hours after the breach, there is very little time to identify the precise source of the breach, carry out damage limitation and discover the full extent of theft and damage. Event organisers, GDPR compliance firm UKGDPR and the leader in privacy, security and third-party risk management technology, OneTrust, will present a step-by- step guide on how best to allocate time and resources in the critical first 72 hours of an incident.

Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA) are an essential, and often mandatory, process under the regulation. Attendees at Managing Data Breaches Under UKGDPR will receive a free copy of UKGDPR’s new handbook: “Running Successful DPIAs”.

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Tony Glover, TGPR

London , UK

07502150975

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