Banks are selling customized cryptocurrency insurance packages to businesses

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According to a recent Bloomberg Report, several insurers are offering these custom products. A number of large insurers are now quietly selling cryptocurrency insurance packages to businesses. Despite the association with thefts and hacks, Allianz, AIG and others are offering customized deals to cover the digital currencies for digital asset businesses. Providing cryptocurrency protection is increasingly commonplace despite the lack of publicity. Insurers are acting quite quietly regarding the cryptocurrency insurance they sell. Aon currently holds more than 50 percent of the total cryptocurrency insurance market. The London-based insurer appears…

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Cyber insurance policies carried by a falling number of companies

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PricewaterhouseCoopers has recorded a sharp drop in the number of firms with coverage in the last year. According to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers survey, the number of companies in Great Britain with cyber insurance policies has plummeted. Firms have rapidly dropped the expensive coverage even as they boost their security budgets by as much as twice over. This has occurred at the same time that an array of high profile businesses experienced cyber attacks and data breaches. PwC explained that firms hesitate to invest in cyber insurance because the coverage appears…

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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 more affordable as headline hacks dwindle

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As the hype over high profile data breaches subsides for a while, the premiums for coverage have fallen. Cyber insurance companies have responded to a lull in the occurrence of high profile hacks by slashing the rates they are charging to businesses such as health care companies and retailers to cover them against data breaches. This trend has been continuing throughout the first quarter of the year and has prompted insurers to cut rates. Over the last handful of years, particularly over the last couple, there have been some extremely…

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Cyber insurance is catching the attention of the federal government

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Subcommittee aims to address issues facing the cyber protection space Cyber security is beginning to gain the attention of the U.S. federal government. The House Homeland Security’s cyber security subcommittee has held a hearing concerning the challenges facing the cyber insurance space. A recent report predicted that this market would reach $7.5 billion in annual premiums by 2020, making it one of the fastest growing insurance segments in the world. The need for cyber protection, on the insurance level, is becoming more apparent, especially as digital attacks become more common.…

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Utilities are showing more interest in cyber insurance protection

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Utilities in the United States may need insurance coverage to protect against digital threats Utilities in the United States are beginning to express concern over digital risks following cyber attacks that were seen in Ukraine in December 2015. As such, these companies are beginning to look into new cyber insurance policies, which may be able to offer them a degree of protection against digital threats. Malicious groups could do significant damage to a country’s energy infrastructure through a cyber attack and utilities are looking for ways to ensure that this…

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Insurance industry would prefer data security to tech innovation

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Cybersecurity is already among the top trends in many markets but especially among insurers. As the year is launched with the announcement of all new forms of technology, such as those being demoed at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the insurance industry is hoping that a larger focus will be placed on cybersecurity and data security. A number of high profile data breaches occurred throughout 2015, including among large insurance companies. Following the data breaches of health insurers Anthem and Premera, the insurance industry was given the evidence it needed…

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Demand for cyber insurance rises throughout Europe

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As digital attacks and data breaches spread like wildfire, European companies are aiming to protect themselves. New legislation in the European Union with regards to data privacy is giving a considerable shot in the arm to the cyber insurance industry, say specialists in that market, particularly following some very high profile attacks on companies such as Experian and TalkTalk earlier in 2015. Last week, the E.U. agreed that its data protection laws needed to be changed from their previously fragmented state. The new laws will require companies to report data…

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Definitions may end up shaping the cyber insurance market

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The way insurers define words could affect the way cyber insurance works for businesses How insurers define certain words may end up shaping cyber insurance as a whole. Winn Schwartau, CEO of The Security Awareness Company, recently spoke at, SC Congress Chicago where he suggested that definitions could play a major role in how cyber insurance works for businesses both large and small. Cyber attacks are classified through various terms, such as attacks, controls, and in extreme circumstances, wars. The way insurers define these terms could be a problem for…

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