Survey: U.S. insurers earned $1B in cyber premiums last year
August 26, 2016
U.S. insurers took in almost $1 billion in premiums last year for writing cybersecurity policies, according to new figures from credit analysts at Fitch Ratings.
David Stegon was a staff reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop from 2011-2014.
Sandia National Laboratories has opened the Cybersecurity Technologies Research Laboratory in Livermore, Calif.
The center will provide “open yet controlled” facilities for cybersecurity professionals to perform cybersecurity experiments and hold discussions on the latest research findings.
“With CTRL, we can run experiments and talk more freely about a wide range of cyber research activities, and we can do so with a variety of U.S. and international collaborators but without some of the unrelated restrictions that are often associated with a national laboratory,” said Jim Costa, senior manager of computational sciences and analysis at Sandia’s California site.
“At the same time, we can do these things in a uniquely controlled environment where we know what activities are taking place and we can monitor who and what else is in the building,” he said. “We look at CTRL like our own neighborhood hangout for Sandia and visiting cyber professionals who need an open but secure place to meet and collaborate.”
Specifically, CTRL aims to: