The threat of cyber risk is becoming an increasing reality rather than an afterthought for the modern-day-company. Recent high profile cyber-attacks are the driving force behind the rapid rise of insurance demand but it is integral that companies understand the wide array of risks they face to manage them effectively.

Why work with us

Backed by the security and worldwide reputation of Lloyd’s, we have one of the most established teams in the London market underwriting cyber, technology and media-related risks. Since 2009, we have provided coverage to a range of companies; from SMEs to multinational corporations, the retail sector to financial institutions.

We provide both primary and excess cover with £25m and £15m lines for cyber and technology/ professional indemnity cover respectively.

Our product lines

The two main areas of cover we provide are cyber/network risks and technology errors and omissions. Available through our Barbican eRisks modules, coverage is offered on a combined or standalone basis and includes:

  • Technology and miscellaneous errors and omissions - including breach of contract, avoidance of counterclaim and defamation.
  • Multi-media liability - including breach of website copyright, plagiarism and defamation.
  • Security and privacy liability - including liability to employees and customers in the event of data theft.
  • Crisis management costs - including costs of customer notification, support and credit monitoring expenses.
  • Data recovery and loss of business income - including denial-of-service attacks and system malfunction.
  • Regulatory defence costs - including costs to comply with any regulatory action following a data breach.
  • Cyber extortion - including payment of ‘ransom monies’ to secure the return of data.

Brokers can find us at Lloyd's: Box 249A

For more information about Cyber, Technology and Media insurance from Barbican, contact:

Ondine Bourrut Lacouture

Ondine Bourrut Lacouture

Head of Insurance
work +44 (0)20 7082 1834
work cell +44 (0)75 8450 5013

Ondine joined Barbican in March 2011 and is head of insurance, overseeing Syndicate 1955's insurance lines.

When she joined Barbican, she was originally responsible for US Casualty treaty. Over time, her responsibilities expanded to include International Casualty treaty, Healthcare and A&H insurance and more recently she moved solely to insurance lines.

Prior to joining the company, she was at Faraday Syndicate 435 where she wrote a lead book of US casualty reinsurance and hospital business.

Ondine brings over twenty years extensive experience of underwriting to Barbican after graduating with an MSc in insurance and risk management at CASS Business School.

Richard Spotswood

Richard Spotswood

Head of Cyber & Technology
work +44 (0)20 7082 1846

Richard joined Barbican in April 2017 and is now head of cyber & technology

With 15 years London insurance market experience Richard was most recently a senior tech PI and cyber underwriter at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, focusing on the group’s technology errors & omissions and cyber liability portfolio. Prior to this, he was a cyber & technology underwriter at Principia Underwriting.

During his insurance career, Richard has also worked at Willis, ultimately as divisional director within the firm’s financial lines and technology, media and telecommunications practice and RSA Group Plc as a professional liability underwriter .

Lauren Webb

Lauren Webb

Class Underwriter, Cyber
work +44 (0)20 7082 2545

Lauren joined Barbican in June 2018 as class underwriter for cyber insurance.

Prior to joining Barbican, Lauren was a London cyber underwriting manager at Chubb and before that was at RSA. Lauren has over 14 years’ underwriting experience, seven of which have been in cyber insurance.

Jamie Smith

Jamie Smith

Underwriter, Cyber
work +44 (0)20 7082 1939

Jamie joined Barbican in November 2016 and is an underwriter for cyber.

Prior to Barbican he spent 2 years in the cyber team at CFC Underwriting as an assistant underwriter, having initially joined in 2014.

Jamie is Cert CII qualified and also holds a degree in Business Information Technology from the University of Portsmouth.

Sophie Law

Sophie Law

Underwriter, Cyber
work +44 (0)20 7082 2575

Sophie joined Barbican in January 2017 and is an underwriter for cyber.

Sophie was development underwriter at Hiscox prior to joining Barbican, having joined the commercial team at Hiscox as a trainee development underwriter.

Sophie is working towards ACII accreditation. Sophie also holds a degree in History and International relations from Kingston University.

Jack Lissamore

Jack Lissamore

Assistant Underwriter, Cyber
work +44 (0)20 7082 2576

Jack joined Barbican in April 2017 and is now assistant underwriter for cyber.

Prior to joining Barbican, Jack has banking experience at the British Arab Commercial Bank and the Royal Bank of Scotland.

Jack also holds a degree in Politics from the University of Portsmouth.

Lucinda Atkinson

Lucinda Atkinson

Assistant Underwriter, Cyber
work +44 (0)20 7082 1837

Lucinda joined Barbican in May 2016 as underwriting assistant for property insurance and has since moved to Cyber.

Lucinda holds a degree in International Development with Geography from the University of Leeds.

Barbican at the Box

BOX 249A T: +44 (0) 20 7327 8281/8287

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