Six Things: March 8th, 2022

Red Alert for Cyber Attacks. Plus, OCR plus AI opens new vistas; a low-tech approach to work automation; 4 P&C mega risks in 2022; and more.

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Red Alert for Cyber Attacks

Paul Carroll, Editor-in-Chief of ITL

With Vladimir Putin denied the quick victory he hoped to achieve with his invasion of Ukraine, the Russian military is reevaluating its strategy -- which may now include cyber attacks that could broaden far beyond those that the Russians have been waging against Ukraine for months.

Obviously, no one knows for sure what Putin will do next. But Russia has a history of hacking, even against major powers. According to the Mueller report, Russian government hackers stole emails from the Democratic National Committee in 2016 as part of Putin's effort to help elect Donald Trump president. In 2021, a gang of Russian hackers launched a ransomware attack that shut down the Colonial Pipeline and cut off its supplies of gasoline in the U.S. East and Southeast. And Putin has said that even nuclear weapons are on the table if other countries intervene in his war on Ukraine, while listing 13 countries that have been "unfriendly" to Russia, so it's hard to imagine that cyber warfare isn't somewhere in the cards.

Insurers would do well to prepare themselves and their clients for the possibility of cyber attacks, to the fullest extent possible.

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