Judy Selby

Judy Selby

Judy Selby is a principal with Judy Selby Consulting LLC and a senior advisor with Hanover Stone Partners LLC. She provides strategic advice to companies and corporate boards concerning insurance, cyber risk mitigation and compliance, with a particular focus on cyber insurance. Selby has 25 years of experience handling large scale, complex first and third party insurance coverage litigation and arbitrations as well as coverage gap analysis and insurance policy drafting. She also serves as an expert witness in insurance coverage disputes.

Selby has been quoted in leading publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, Reuters, Directors & Boards, InformationWeek, Business Insurance, Law360, Bloomberg BNA, CIO, CSO, Insurance Business America, The National Law Journal, Dark Reading, Corporate Executive Board and LegalTech News about cyber risk and insurance issues. She also authored the eBook “Big Data for Business Leaders. What Today’s Decision Makers Need to Know.”

Selby completed courses in finance with Harvard Business School HBX, big data, crisis management/business continuity, cyber security and the internet of things (IoT) with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), professional education and cloud computing with the IEEE. She is a past co-chair of the CLM Cyber Committee and past member of Law 360 insurance editorial board and the LegalTech editorial board.

Recent Articles by Judy Selby

Cyber Threats: Big One Is Out There

Approximately a year after the zombie malware Marai took some major websites off-line for much a day, cybersecurity researchers recently identified a potentially more potent threat called Reaper. Experts warn that Reaper has the capability to take down the entire internet. Marai Zombie Malware In late 2016, an online infrastructure firm called Dyn was the […]

Urgent Need on ‘Silent’ Cyber Risks

This is an unprecedented time for insurers. As margins associated with conventional lines of coverage continue to tighten, pressure is increasing to offer new forms of coverage to respond to the emerging cyber threats facing insureds in today’s digital economy. At the same time, insurers are compelled to make certain that those risks are effectively […]

Cyber Rules May Be Only Weeks Away

Last September, New York’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) took a major step forward in its efforts to improve the cybersecurity posture of financial institutions (including banks and insurance companies) by proposing the first-in-country cybersecurity regulations.  By any measure, the proposed regulations are comprehensive and demanding, and admittedly are intended by DFS to be “groundbreaking.”  The proposal […]

How Good Is Your Cybersecurity?

The country was rocked recently when three major enterprises, including the New York Stock Exchange, encountered cyber “glitches” that were serious enough to take them off line, leading to speculation that perhaps there was something more sinister at play. While contemplating the situation in real time, many enterprises undoubtedly engaged in a quick self-assessment of their […]

Checklist to Mitigate ‘Big Data’ Risks

The last few years have witnessed truly astounding developments in the area of information management. We’ve become masters at creating, storing, analyzing and uncovering the hidden value of massive volumes of information. It seems that, every day, we’re hearing about how all this big data has been used for amazing purposes, such as to improve […]

How to Lower Your Cyber Risk

As we approach the close of 2014, virtually no one needs to be reminded that cyber liability is real and here to stay. Data breaches and cyber security incidents are on the rise. New York’s attorney general reported that breaches tripled between 2006 and 2013, and, according to a recent study, 43% of companies experienced […]

Cyber’s Surprising Importance for M&A

Although many people think of cyber insurance when confronted with a data breach, cyber insurance may not be quite so top of mind in the context of corporate mergers and acquisitions. Cyber insurance should be, because policies typically contain provisions that are directly affected by such transactions. Enterprises should take a close look at their […]

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