IA of Hong Kong published the guideline GL20 on cyber-security for authorized insurers. The guideline sets the minimum standard for cyber-security that authorized insurers are expected to have in place and the general guiding principles which the IA uses in assessing the effectiveness of the cyber-security framework of an insurer. The guideline applies to all authorized insurers, except for captive insurers and marine mutual insurers, in relation to the insurance business they conduct in, or from, Hong Kong. GL20 shall take effect on January 01, 2020.
Cyber risk is one of the most significant operational risks that insurers face, particularly with regard to the business operations they conduct digitally and online. Cyber-security incidents can result in financial loss, business disruption, damage to reputation, and other adverse consequences to an insurer. Accordingly, this guideline requires authorized insurers to put in place resilient cyber-security frameworks to protect their business data and the personal data of their existing or potential policyholders and to ensure continuity of their business operations. The guideline stipulates that authorized insurers should establish and maintain a cyber-security strategy and framework tailored to mitigate relevant cyber risks that are commensurate with the nature, size, and complexity of their business. The cyber-security strategy and framework should be endorsed by the Board of the insurer. Insurers should also develop a cyber-security incident response plan, which covers scenarios of cyber-security incidents and corresponding contingency strategies to maintain and restore critical functions and essential activities in such scenarios.
Keywords: Asia Pacific, Hong Kong, Insurance, Cyber Risk, Guideline, Cyber Guidance, IA
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