Cyber insurance providers may face greater risk than natural disasters

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Data increasingly shows that the cost of a massive cyberattack can be more costly than a hurricane. It took a number of years for cyber insurance providers to be taken seriously. However, with the rising frequency and cost associated with high-profile and widespread attacks, that situation is changing. Insurance policies against hacking and data breaches are becoming the standard among large businesses. A recent PYMNTS report outlined the rising trend toward this type of coverage. Moreover, it pointed out that, moving forward, cyber insurance providers will face major risks. They…

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New commercial cyberattack study underscores importance of business cyber insurance

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A recent survey revealed that almost half of participating companies had experienced some form of breach within a year. The importance of business cyber insurance is becoming increasingly clear to companies suffering from digital attacks firsthand on a rising basis. A recent study into cyberattacks aimed at companies revealed that almost half had experienced some form of attack within the year prior to the study. There were over 4,000 businesses participating in the survey, almost half of which had been attacked. The research results were included in a report by…

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Kidnap insurance protects companies in the case of ransomware

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Businesses that have not purchased cyber insurance policies are looking to alternative coverage for WannaCry losses. Companies without cyber insurance are reportedly making claims through their ransom, extortion and kidnap insurance policies in the hopes of recouping losses from WannaCry and other ransomware. The issue is that cyber insurance can be costly and businesses operating outside the U.S. rarely buy it. Aside from the expense associated with cyber insurance, many companies don’t think to buy it as they don’t feel that they would be the target of this type of…

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Cyber insurance market growth is fast and healthy, says Swiss Re

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As worries over the impact of a hack, data breach or other similar risks, firms are insuring themselves. Swiss Re released a statement describing considerable growth trends in the cyber insurance market. The reinsurance firm pointed out that businesses are starting to see the importance of coverage in an environment where risks are skyrocketing. The Zurich-based giant it pointed out that the cyber risks are rapidly rising in their complexity and frequency. The Swiss Re Sigma report titled “Cyber: Getting to grips with a complex risk,” provided considerable insight on…

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Cyber insurance confusion causes gaps in coverage

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This sector of the insurance industry is doing great business but policyholders may not know what they need. Businesses are very aware that they need protection against data breaches, but cyber insurance confusion is causing notable problems. Companies know they need coverage but don’t necessarily know precisely what that coverage should include. This is a very complex market, which makes it difficult to determine what coverage is needed. After all, the cyber insurance confusion doesn’t just start at buying a policy. Even assessing the damage following a major data breach…

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Cyber insurance coverage boosted by half of all risk managers

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A new HSB report has indicated that 50 percent of businesses have either bought or increased their policies. A report by the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company (HSB) based on a recent survey of risk managers has suggested that 50 percent of businesses either purchased cyber insurance coverage for the first time or increased the amount of protection they carried in 2015. Equally, the survey revealed that about 30 percent of companies have no cyber insurance policies at all. Among the companies that didn’t purchase cyber insurance coverage,…

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Cyber insurance claims are made by 4 out of 10 companies

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A new survey has revealed that a very large percentage of businesses have filed against their policies. When it comes to business coverage, cyber insurance has been increasing quite rapidly in popularity as a results of the many high profile data breaches that have occurred over the last few years. Unfortunately, while coverage is more common, it’s also being used quite a bit by the companies that have it. While the idea behind buying a policy is usually to get it just in case, while hoping that it will never…

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