April 3, 2016 – Winquest Cybersecurity President & CEO, John Leitch, testified on cybersecurity at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Spring Meeting in New Orleans. The purpose of Leitch’s testimony was to supplement Winquest’s written comments to the NAIC’s Draft Cybersecurity Model Law. The Model Law is being drafted by NAIC’s Cybersecurity Task Force composed of State Insurance Commissioners with the goal of providing cybersecurity regulations for the insurance industry.
Leitch’s testimony included; a short discussion of Winquest capabilities and experience (at the committee’s request), a request for clear and unambiguous definitions in the Model Law, support for using the NIST Cybersecurity Framework as one, of many, established cybersecurity standards and suggestions to help determine the adequacy of Third Party Service Provider’s cybersecurity programs.
Leitch’s testimony may also lead to NAIC using Winquest as a resource for further cybersecurity research.