Cyber Insurance

Event Type
Web Session
European Actuarial Academy

Start time: 9.00 am GMT

End time: 11.00 am GMT


Announcements from the European Actuarial Academy organiser: 

Over the past years, technological advances have greatly increased our dependency on digital technology. As a result, consumers and businesses alike have become vulnerable to any form of distortion of their digital infrastructure. Due to the intangible nature and quickly changing character, risk managers face a formidable challenge to effectively manage this ‘cyber risk’. One of the possible mitigation measures is to buy cyber risk insurance, which may cover a plethora of expenses related to incidents in the digital realm.

Insurers, and the risk managers and actuaries working for them, play a dual role in the cyber insurance industry, offering both cyber insurance solutions as well as being exposed to cyber risk in their own organisation. In this web session, we will explore both roles of the actuary/risk manager. We will provide an introduction to cyber insurance, including its insurability and a discussion on the aftermath of a cyber incident, while placing it in the broader context of cyber risk management.

The web session is developed for risk managers and actuaries working for (non-life) insurers, but will be relevant for anyone involved with cyber risk and/or cyber insurance, such as non-life product managers and brokers. We will consider cyber risk both from the internal enterprise risk perspective as well as in the underwriting domain (pricing, underwriting, reserving).

The web session serves as an introduction to cyber insurance. Given that this is a relatively young field and standardized methodologies are only being developed, we focus on providing the participants with an understanding of current best practices without getting too technical. After attending the session, participants will be familiar with the structure of cyber insurance products and will have been provided with ideas how to approach cyber risk and cyber insurance in their own organization, with a focus on quantification and the process of cyber incident response.

The registration fee is € 100.00 plus 16% VAT. Click here to make a reservation

Technical Requirements
Please check with your IT department if your firewall and computer settings support web session participation (the programme GoToWebinar/GoToTraining is used for this online training). Please also make sure that you are joining the web session with a stable internet connection.

  • Cyber risk management
  • Introduction to cyber insurance
  • The aftermath of a cyber incident
Biographical details

Ted van der Aalst PhD AAG
Ted is a senior manager in the actuarial department of KPMG (The Netherlands). He focusses on cyber risk, (enterprise) risk management and further modelling challenges. He studied both Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (both Utrecht University), and holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics (Leiden University). More recently he studied Actuarial Science & Mathematical Finance (University of Amsterdam). His master’s thesis on cyber insurance was awarded the Johan de Witt thesis award. He is a member of the Royal Dutch Actuarial Association. In recent years, he is a guest lecturer for the Dutch Actuarial Institute as general academic support to their post-doctoral program, as well as on cyber insurance.

Lars Jacobs MSc
Lars is a senior manager within KPMG’s forensic technology team in the Netherlands. He has a background in digital forensics, network architecture and IT-audit. Lars assists victims of cyber security incidents to gain insight into the facts and to reconstruct the events of the incident, in order to enable the victims to take the appropriate actions. Within KPMG Lars is responsible for the cyber response services in the Netherlands and one of the main subject matter experts in the EMEA region. In this role he is involved in the delivery and development of cyber insurance services.

Peter Bosschaart MSc
Peter is a manager in the financial risk management team of KPMG (The Netherlands). He obtained his Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Twente in 2013 and is specialized in financial engineering. He currently helps clients with challenges in quantitative risk management, including quantifying cyber risk, optimizing pricing and reserving processes, and risk equalization. He predominantly works with non-life insurers (including health), corporate clients, and public entities. Within the team he leads numerous modelling initiatives, supervises quantitative thesis research, and he has provided guest lectures on advanced pricing methods and yield curve modelling at the University of Amsterdam and Radboud University Nijmegen.