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Multi-Signal Managed Detection and Response For Insurance Companies

Whether you operate as an insurance carrier, brokerage, dealer, or underwriter, your organization has unparalleled access to valuable information across all facets of your clients’ business and consumer life. Cybercriminals view insurers as weakly defended targets and attack firms with proven methods that lead to massive ransomware outages, public exposure and crippling reputational damage. Before your business is disrupted, you need to build a robust cybersecurity plan and engage 24/7 expertise to disrupt cyber threats.

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Insurers should take steps to protect their policyholders and business reputation from cyber threats

While you may sell cyber insurance products to your clients, you cannot underestimate that your organization is a high-profile target given the vast Personal Identifiable Information (PII), financial, and even health information under your purview. Storing vast amounts of this sensitive data makes the insurance industry susceptible to sophisticated threat actors trying to gain access to your client information and policy details.

A combination of business factors and security vulnerabilities are increasing the risks you face as attackers seek to:

  • Leverage stolen policyholder data to target your clients and negotiate ransom payments that fall within their coverage to guarantee payment.
  • Fine-tune their campaigns and craft highly-convincing phishing campaigns.
  • Retaliate against insurance firms for representing certain clients.
  • Use insider information to island hop and disable defenses.
  • Use business email compromise (BEC) attacks for claim payment requests and invoices.

Cybercriminals commonly leverage stolen policy data as a means of targeting insured victims to negotiate ransom payments within their coverage limits. Policy information further enables attackers to fine-tune their campaigns, craft convincing phishing messages, and even sour the relationship between the policyholder and their carrier. As cyber threats increase, insurance companies and brokerages need 24/7 threat hunting services including Managed Detection and Response (MDR) in order to detect malicious activity, stop breaches, simplify security and minimize business risk.

Secure your policyholders and business reputation with eSentire MDR delivering early threat detection, 24/7 threat hunting, deep investigation, and end-to-end coverage

We are recognized globally as The Authority in Managed Detection and Response (MDR) because we hunt, investigate and stop cyber threats before they become business-disrupting events. In fact, eSentire was founded in 2001 to secure the environments of the world’s most targeted industry - financial services. Now with 2000+ customers, across 80+ countries globally, we have scaled to deliver cybersecurity services across highly regulated industries, with a proven track record of success in securing businesses across the insurance sector.

Our team of 24/7 Cyber Analysts and Elite Threat Hunters don't drown you in alerts. We have a successful track record of identifying new threats, stopping nation state attacks, and preventing ransomware gangs from shutting down business operations & creating damaging public incidents.

At eSentire, we are proud to go beyond the response capabilities of other MDR providers, to deliver results. We support your cyber program with a combination of cutting-edge machine learning XDR technology, 24/7 Threat Hunting expertise and security operations leadership to mitigate your business risk, enable security at scale and drive your cyber program forward.

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How eSentire Protects Insurance Firms and Brokerages

Access to Confidential Information

Operational Disruption

Falling Victim to Ransomware Attacks


Access to Confidential Information


Our 24/7 Elite Threat Hunters and SOC Cyber Analysts actively hunt for threats across your environment. We detect intrusions and contain attacks before data can be exfiltrated.


Operational Disruption


We detect malicious administrative activity through remote access tools and stop intrusions before malware can be deployed throughout your environment.


Falling Victim to Ransomware Attacks


We monitor your attack surface 24/7 to discover intrusion attempts, preventing the pervasive deployment of malware and ransomware.

  • We support multi-signal coverage ensuring visibility across endpoint, network, log, cloud, and other data sources for deep investigation and response capabilities.
  • We offer endpoint protection to prevent your defenses from being disabled.

eSentire Insurance Industry Cybersecurity Services

At eSentire, we go beyond the market’s capability in threat response. eSentire’s multi-signal MDR approach ingests endpoint, network, log, cloud, asset and vulnerability data that enables complete attack surface visibility. Enriched detections from the eSentire Threat Response Unit are applied to captured data identifying known & unknown threats including suspicious activity and zero-day attacks. With two 24/7 Security Operations Centers staffed with cyber experts and Elite Threat Hunters, an industry-leading XDR Platform, and refined security operations processes, eSentire can detect and respond with a Mean Time to Contain of 15 minutes.

Exposure Management Services

Strategic services including Managed Vulnerability Assessments, vCISO and Managed Phishing & Security Awareness Training to identify gaps, build defensive strategies, operationalize risk mitigation and continuously advance your security program.


Managed Detection & Response

We deliver Response + Remediation you can trust. By combining our cutting-edge XDR platform, 24/7 SOC support, around the clock threat hunting and security operations leadership, we hunt and stop known & unknown threats before they disrupt your business.


Digital Forensics and Incident Response

Battle-tested Incident Commander level expertise, crime scene reconstruction and digital forensics investigations that can bear scrutiny in a court of law. The world’s fastest threat suppression guarantee with a 4-hour SLA available with our IR Retainer.


eSentire in Action

We protect some of the leading insurance companies in the industry. With the eSentire Cyber Resilience Team, you're protected by the best cybersecurity team in the business, with a named Cyber Risk Advisor dedicated to reducing your risk and making your business cyber resilient.

In this customer case study, we look at how eSentire MDR was able to solve the common challenges this insurance company was facing.

Customer Profile

  • Private-equity affiliated holding company specializing in insurance
  • Dynamic multi-cloud network of over 1000 endpoints
  • CISO and small team oversee security

Primary Challenges

  • Lack of human resources and 24/7 security coverage
  • Controlling and consolidating security spend
  • Taking full advantage of the organization's investment in Microsoft O365 E5 licensing

How eSentire MDR Helped

  • Partnered with eSentire for multi-signal MDR for network, endpoint, cloud and log
  • eSentire facilitated seamless transition from redundant endpoint licensing to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

Why Our Customers Choose eSentire

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It's a pleasure working with a group of people that know what they're doing. They are an extension of the Wetherby technical security team."
Trevor Hicks
Principal and CTO | Wetherby Asset Management
A logo of eSentire’s customer, CWS Apartment Homes, Inc., next to a testimonial which discusses how eSentrie managed phishing training and security awareness training keeps the organization’s environment secure 24/7.
I have enjoyed having the additional security knowledge on my team. I sleep better at night."
David Greene
IT Vice President | CWS Apartment Homes, Inc.
A logo of eSentire’s customer, EnCap Investments L.P., next to a testimonial which discusses how eSentrie managed phishing training and security awareness training improves EnCap’s security posture.
eSentire provides a better security posture for our organization."
Shahab Kazim
Chief Technology Officer (CTO) | EnCap Investments LP
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