AXA XL gets lift from Accenture's cybersecurity capabilities

AXA XL | September 26, 2019

The property & casualty (P&C) and specialty risk division of AXA has teamed up with global professional services company Accenture to offer AXA XL clients additional bespoke cyber risk mitigation services. Initially rolled out on an industry basis for the likes of manufacturing, retail, healthcare, and financial services, the proposition is slated to be expanded to cover the P&C spectrum by early 2020. AXA XL clients outside the US will benefit from post-breach security services such as incident management and IT forensics. In the US, Accenture will provide post-breach services as part of a panel of vendors.

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At a recent roundtable held by Insurance Post in association with LexisNexis Risk Solutions, an expert panel discussed how motor insurers could make better use of data to improve the customer journey post-loss, improve efficiency and, ultimately, create a seamless claims process.

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At a recent roundtable held by Insurance Post in association with LexisNexis Risk Solutions, an expert panel discussed how motor insurers could make better use of data to improve the customer journey post-loss, improve efficiency and, ultimately, create a seamless claims process.

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