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.

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...

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...

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 , th...

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...

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 recove...

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...

Learning from Cyber History

I graduated from college with a degree in history. During my freshman year, one of my favorite professors stated something that remains with me to this day. He said there are two types of people in...

Privacy in the Digital Age

Earlier this month, I had the privilege of attending the 2014 Privacy Xchange Forum, my first cyber event not specifically about insurance. The forum, presented by IDT911, was a well-planned,...

Payment cards: Is the PIN more dangerous than the pen?

President Obama recently announced that, starting next year, all federal government credit and debit cards will feature microchips and require the use of PIN numbers . The technology, called “chip...

Raising Awareness about Cyber Risk

To develop a new product, the first step to success is always the same: Understand the customer’s need. But the need is not the product you’re selling. It’s the problem your product is trying to...