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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