7 January 2021
Corvus Team

A Final Look Back: Our Most-Read Blogs of 2020

The past year brought new challenges to businesses — and the insurance brokers who advise them about coverage too. Cyber risks soared as the Covid-19 pandemic charged through the U.S. Workforces shifted to remote work, adding new challenges for IT teams managing cybersecurity, while a surge of ransomware attacks kept everyone on high alert.

Our readership was keen to stay up to speed on this quickly changing pandemic risk environment throughout the year but readers also enjoyed learning about cyber coverage, new tech and risk mitigation.

As we kick off 2021, here’s a final look back at 2020 blog posts worth re-visiting:

1. BYOD: Does a cyber insurance policy cover remote workers?

As millions of Americans shifted to working from home in 2020, brokers became concerned about whether cyber liability policies will respond if a cyber incident’s cause or vector is a remote-based worker. With businesses expanding remote work to long-term plans through 2021, the question remains top of mind: Read here →

2. How we use AI to Better Understand Tech E&O Risk

Magnifying glassArtificial Intelligence (AI) and insurance is a union that’s often discussed, but less often displayed with real-life applications. In 2020, the Corvus data science team set out to change that in a two-part story on how AI is actually deployed in commercial insurance. Read up on both parts for a better understanding of Tech E&O risk: Read here →

3. Breach response during a pandemic: what brokers and their clients can expect

Breach responseAs society convulsed with the effects of a global pandemic, the Corvus Smart Breach Response team has been tracking how the shifts in business, government, legal and social spheres have impacted breach response efforts. Learn more about handling a breach response amidst a global pandemic: Read here →

4. Who’s afraid of RDP? how insurance helps squash #1 ransomware risk 


Ransomware attacks commanded cyber headlines in 2020, attacks growing in frequency and severity.  Meanwhile, RDP became the number one threat vector used for ransomware attacks. While IT teams worked around the clock in 2020 to protect their systems, things still slip through the cracks. Give your clients peace of mind in the year 2021: Read here →

 5. Cyber Coverage Explained: Contingent Business Interruption 

Cyber Coverage explainedMany businesses fortified cybersecurity in response to remote work, but can the same be said for third-party vendors and business partners? Read up on Contingent Business Interruption coverage to meet your clients’ concerns around third-party risk with confidence: Read here →

Mike Karbassi

Mike Karbassi is Vice President and Head of Cyber Underwriting at Corvus. He specializes in Network Security, Privacy Liability, Technology E&O, Media Liability, and Miscellaneous Professional Liability. Karbassi has over a decade of experience in insurance and is a graduate of the Boston University Questrom School of Business.

Gerritt Graham

Gerritt is the Chief Commercial Officer at Corvus. He has over 20 years of sales and marketing experience, primarily focused on technology and data solutions for the financial services industry.

James McElhiney

James co-founded Corvus and is the company’s Chief Technology Officer. A 30+ year technology veteran, Jaimie most recently served as CTO of Iora Health and previously co-founded Gazelle.

Mike Lloyd

Mike Lloyd is the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Corvus Insurance. Previously, Mike co-founded Poncho, a personal lines agency InsurTech startup, and was a venture investor at FJ Labs. Mike has an MBA from Harvard Business School and engineering degrees from Virginia Military Institute and MIT.

Phil Edmundson

Phil is the founder and CEO of Corvus. A 30+ year insurance veteran, Phil co-founded broker William Gallagher Associates (acquired by Arthur J Gallagher in 2015) and was an active leader in both the Worldwide Broker Network and Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers. Phil is the Managing Partner of Edmus Ventures where he invests in InsurTech companies including Verifly, Wellthie, Agentero, and Cover Wallet, and serves on the board of Cover Wallet.

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