Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab will provide IT forensics and incident response services to Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) cyber insurance customers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, said company.
AGCS offers a cyber-insurance policy for businesses called “Allianz Cyber Protect Premium”. The policy does not only cover the financial loss incurred by business interruption, data recovery or third-party liability claims, also the costs for forensic IT services.
As per the partnership, Kaspersky Lab’s digital forensics will support the troubleshooting of imminent security problems and the limitation of damage as well as the analysis of malware, technical causes and investigation into the entire incident.
The analysis will provide a comprehensive overview of the attacker, the technologies used, the duration of the attacks, the targets of the operation and their consequences. “As AGCS´s IT forensics partner, Kaspersky Lab may then recommend and implement strategies for defense and recovery, as well as measures for future prevention of security incidents in businesses that have been affected, said Kaspersky Lab.
“Being part of a holistic security strategy, cyber insurance policies become more and more important. With its twenty-year experience in threat intelligence, Kaspersky Lab is able to recognize cyberattacks early on and professionally, and it can react to them based on digital forensics,” says Holger Suhl, General Manager DACH with Kaspersky Lab.