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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Demand for cyber insurance is on the rise

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Cyber insurance is becoming more popular among the world’s various organizations Demand for cyber insurance is on the rise throughout the world, according to a new report from Timetric. This is largely due to the growing frequency of digital attacks against businesses and governments. These attacks are having a major financial impact on several organizations and consumers. With more businesses beginning to rely on technology and the digital space, cyber attacks are becoming a significant concern and organizations want protection against these attacks. Some $2.5 billion cyber insurance premiums collected…

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The cyber insurance market will explode to $10 billion in 5 years

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Still, the market remains primarily untapped, despite the tremendous potential it holds. It may not come as a shock to anybody that the cyber insurance marketplace is taking off and that it was recently estimated that by the year 2020, it will be worth about $10 billion, but what is shocking is the speed that it will reach in order to get there. The growth rate that it has been achieving has made it the top product in the commercial insurance sector. The forecast of the worth of the cyber…

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AIG CEO says that cyber insurance has a “very small” capacity

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Peter D. Hancock recently spoke, saying that this coverage is lagging behind what other forms of protection offer. The chief executive officer of American International Group, Peter D. Hancock, has stated that when it comes to cyber insurance, the coverage has fallen behind the type of protection that is available through other types of policy. Hancock expressed his opinions about this coverage against cyberattacks while speaking at a recent event. While talking at New York University, Hancock expressed that “The largest coverage I’m aware of is for a bank that…

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Senate places a focus on cyber insurance coverage against data breach

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A subcommittee is currently looking into the protection that is required for consumers through those policies. U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kansas), the chair of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security recently held an “Examining the Evolving Cyber Insurance Marketplace” hearing to place the focus on the issue of data breaches. This hearing looked into the market selling policies that are meant to provide consumers with protection against cyber attacks. It examined the rapidly growing cyber insurance market and heard experts speaking about the various challenges,…

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Cyber insurance industry is hunting for expertise

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As the demand for this risk coverage skyrockets, insurers are looking for experience and skills in handling the problem. While insurers are watching the tiny cyber insurance coverage market spike and grow at an exponential rate, they frequently don’t have the type of skills and experience that are necessary to actually handle data breaches and hackers to be able to provide the type of service that would be required to offer this type of product. It is becoming almost commonplace to hear about high profile data breaches among massive corporations.…

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Cyber insurance is Zurich’s new focus

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The massive insurer is hoping to increase the coverage it provides against data breaches and climate change. Zurich Insurance Group is now broadening its focus to be able to meet the growing corporate demand for coverage such as cyber insurance against data breaches as well as against the risks that are posed by climate change. This announcement was made by the general insurance chief at Zurich, this week. A growing number of businesses are seeking cyber insurance to cover themselves against the economic challenges – or catastrophe – that can…

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Cyber insurance demand is going to rise

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A new report has revealed that while there is large potential for this market, price is still a barrier. According to a report released by A.M. Best, the rating agency, there is tremendous growth potential in the cyber insurance market, but the evolving nature of the risk of digital attacks and the pricing strategies currently used are posing a sizeable underwriting challenge. Over the past handful of years, there has already been a massive increase in this market. The size of the cyber insurance market has grown by approximately 80…

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North American companies avoiding cyber insurance according to Towers Watson

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Are companies leaving themselves vulnerable to a cyber attack? Towers Watson, a leading consulting firm with expertise in risk assessment, has released its annual review of corporate risk this week. The firm surveyed several corporations throughout North America and found that most do not take cyber security seriously, especially in terms of insurance coverage. The firm has also found that the corporations purchasing cyber security insurance are doing so in limited capacity and seem unwilling to purchase comprehensive coverage. This may be a problem in a world where the Internet and…

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