LONDON, Nov. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- A cyber attack simulation board game created by Chubb has won a global gaming industry accolade.
"Hacksagon!" developed by Chubb's European cyber team won the award for Excellence in No-Tech Gamification Design at the recent 2018 GamiCon awards in Chicago.
"Hacksagon!" was created by Chubb to help brokers and customers improve their understanding of cyber risk through a range of different scenarios and open the dialogue on cyber risk in a simple way.
Working as a team and using role-play to replicate key functions of a business, players must defend a fictional company from a variety of simulated cyber attacks. The threat nature of each incident evolves during game play depending on business type and also how players decide to tackle the breaches. Teams are rewarded – or penalised – depending on the effectiveness of their strategy.
The game has already been extremely popular among brokers and customers since it was introduced by Chubb earlier this year, winning praise for demonstrating the effectiveness of strategic planning and preparedness.
Kyle Bryant, Cyber Underwriting Manager, Europe, Eurasia & Africa, said:
"I am delighted Chubb has won this award for 'Hacksagon!' Cyber risk is an incredibly important issue for businesses to understand but there remains confusion or a lack of understanding within some firms about how best to deal with these threats. The scenarios created for 'Hacksagon!' were developed to demonstrate how an attack or incident might occur and the type of responses needed. Hacksagon! is a way to understand cyber risk and start a conversation about how a business needs to respond."
Chubb is the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company. With operations in 54 countries and territories, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. As an underwriting company, we assess, assume and manage risk with insight and discipline. We service and pay our claims fairly and promptly. The company is also defined by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength and local operations globally. Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London and other locations, and employs approximately 31,000 people worldwide. Additional information can be found at: chubb.com/uk