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SEC Cybersecurity Disclosure Rule Creates Global Risk Challenges and Potential Liabilities, According to New QBE Article

New York, NY, October 17, 2023— QBE North America, a global insurance leader, is pleased to announce the publication of its article, “Global Risk Implications of the SEC’s Cybersecurity Regulation,” which explores a global perspective of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) ruling on cybersecurity disclosure and the need to revise incident response plans, in Leader’s Edge Magazine.

In July, the SEC adopted a final rule requiring the disclosure of material cybersecurity incidents and cyber risk management, strategy, and governance by public companies, including foreign private issuers. This article, sponsored by QBE, discusses the complicated compliance obligations of the ruling, as well as the importance of a comprehensive, clearly articulated, and regularly refreshed and tested cyber incident response plan.

The article also considers the likelihood that regulators in other countries may incorporate aspects of the SEC’s final rule. Serene Davis, Global Head of Cyber at QBE, stated, “Although the ruling is U.S.-based, in a lot of cases what the U.S. does, other countries follow.”

The new ruling creates complex challenges and potential liabilities, underscoring the importance of global businesses to develop risk mitigation strategies to meet requirements in partnership with their cyber insurers. “To provide accurate information [to regulators], and not too much or too little, it’s important that global companies partner with their cyber insurer to include the differences in the reporting timeframes in their incident response plan,” said Danielle Librizzi, Head of Professional Liability at QBE North America.

For more insights from QBE leaders on the global risk implications of the SEC’s cybersecurity risk management, governance and reporting regulations, read the full article

About QBE
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Amanda Phillips
Lead Communications Partner
QBE North America