12/13 Oct 2023
Actuarial Modeling for Cyber Risk
With the rise of digital economy, cyber risk has become a major concern for all customer segments. Although the development of “physical” protection strategies against cyber attacks is fundamental, no protection is perfect and insurers are intended to play a crucial role in providing financial protection. The cyber-insurance market is increasingly developing but with important uncertainties on the real value of the guarantees, due to the nature of the risk itself. The emerging and evolving nature of cyber-risk and its potential systemic component make it one of the most important social and economic risks, and questions its insurability.
Organised by the EAA – European Actuarial Academy.
The web session is open to all interested persons with basic knowledge on property and casualty insurance.
Technical requirementsPlease check with your IT department if your firewall and computer settings support web session participation (the programme Zoom is used for the web session). Please also make sure that you are joining the web session with a stable internet connection.
Purpose and Nature
After an introduction to the specificities on cyber-risk, this session gives first steps towards a better understanding of cyber risk, by providing mathematical models and actuarial analysis. For a better quantification of cyber risk, we propose innovative models, both for the severity component (size of the claims) and the frequency component (accumulation risk and clustering features) of the risk. Some practical applications of the concepts and the algorithms will also be provided.
After completing this course, you will be able to
Caroline HillairetCaroline Hillairet has been a Professor at ENSAE Paris since September 2015, in charge of the actuarial program. She is a member of the Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST) and the LFA (Finance and actuarial science) laboratory. She is board member of the French Institute of Actuaries. She was co-director, with Olivier Lopez, of the Research Initiative on "Actuarial modeling of cyber risk" (AXA Joint Research Initiative).
Olivier LopezOlivier Lopez is Professor of Statistics and Actuarial Sciences at Sorbonne Université (formerly Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI) since 2015. He directs the Institute of Statistics (ISUP) of Sorbonne Université, and its actuarial master degree. He is a fully qualified member of the French actuarial association “Institut des Actuaires”, and member of its scientific committee since 2013. He is also one of the scientific directors of Detralytics since 2021. His research topics cover machine learning and survival analysis applied to actuarial science. He was co-director (with Caroline Hillairet) of a Joint Research Initiative on cyber insurance (AXA Research Fund).