Shawn Dougherty

Shawn Dougherty

Shawn Dougherty is the assistant vice president of ISO's Specialty Commercial Lines Division. He is responsible for providing the overall direction, leadership, and client service for ISO's cyber liability (e-commerce), D&O (management protection), businessowners, crime and fidelity, financial institutions, employment-related practices liability, and professional liability (other than medical) insurance programs. He is also the ISO product manager for the Lloyd's Wordings Repository, an electronic database of policy wordings and clauses regularly used within the London market. Mr. Dougherty has worked at ISO since 1988.

    Posts by Shawn Dougherty

    The Cyber Year in Review

    The year is quickly winding down; 2015 is only a few days away. As I sit here reflecting on the year, it’s hard for me to believe that this is my 52nd consecutive Cyber Monday blog post — the last one for the year. When I first started writing the blog, I thought it might […]

    Thinking Strategically about Cyber Security

    The recent data breach at Sony Pictures has raised some important questions about how we should use e-mail and store important documents. By now, many people know that they should avoid writing anything in an e-mail that could potentially embarrass or hurt someone. They also know that they should keep electronic files in password-protected folders […]

    When It Comes to Cybersecurity, All Bets Are Off

    In February, a major cyber attack erased hard drives and shut down computers at two popular Las Vegas casinos, The Venetian and The Palazzo. But according to a report in Bloomberg Businessweek, the hackers weren’t looking to steal the casinos’ money. Rather, they wanted to punish the company — specifically its CEO, Sheldon Adelson. The […]

    A Cyber Attack Scarier than Any Movie

    Most people these days, when they hear the words “cyber attack,” think of data breaches with legions of unknown hackers breaking into the computer systems of big retail chains to obtain customer credit card information. Recently, however, we learned that hackers aren’t just targeting the stores we shop at. They’re now going after the Hollywood […]

    Why don’t more businesses have cyber insurance?

    It seems every few days there’s a new report of a data breach affecting a business or healthcare service provider we know. In a number of those cases, cyber insurance has helped the business recover from the incident — paying for investigating the breach, notifying affected customers, and making credit monitoring available to them. So […]

    Cyber Monday Has a Case of the Mondays

    When I started this blog series in January, I thought Cyber Monday would become more popular than Black Friday. After all, why would you want to spend your Thanksgiving in the mall or battle the crowds the next day, if you could just wait until Monday and find great deals from the comfort of your […]