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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Cyber insurance market grows by over a third last year

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A recently released Fitch Ratings report suggests that this digital coverage grew by 35 percent. A new Fitch Ratings report suggested that the cyber insurance market’s premium exposure, estimated to be $1.35 billion, is greater than predicted. Fitch pointed to natural obstacles to differentiating the cyber related premium from other forms of multi-line coverage products. High profile hacking cases making headlines are driving interest in the cyber insurance market. “Take-up rates for cyber insurance are increasing with frequent reports of computer hacking incidents, including: network intrusions and data theft, as…

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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 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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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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Cyber insurance market is showing signs of healthy growth

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Lloyd’s of London notes that more activity is being seen in the cyber insurance market Several high-profile cyber attacks on large companies have spurred more activity in the cyber insurance market, according to reports from Lloyd’s of London. The insurance company notes that claims in the cyber market have rose by 50% for the first three months of this year. More companies are becoming concerned with the digital risks that they face. These risks could result in serious financial damage, which insurance coverage may be able to mitigate, if policies…

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Cyber insurance is lacking

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AIG CEO expresses concern that cyber insurance capacity is falling short Cyber insurance capacity may be seriously lacking, according to American International Group CEO Peter Hancock. Digital threats are becoming more prominent with every passing year. Hackers and malicious groups are beginning to target large companies that have access to valuable consumer information. This information can be stolen and exploited for various types of benefits, leaving consumers to deal with the financial fallout associated with data breach and identity theft. Cyber protection remains somewhat rare, but the market is growing…

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Cyber insurance is lacking

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Cyber security is gaining more attention, but insurance coverage is failing to meet companies’ needs Cyber security is becoming a major issue and the growing prevalence of malicious attacks of businesses is leading to a higher demand for cyber insurance. There are now 50 carries of cyber coverage in the insurance industry, but these coverage is not easy to obtain and many businesses suggest that most coverage is inadequate. The problems with cyber protection are related to the complicated nature of cyber attacks. The actual damage these attacks cause, in…

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Report highlights the complexity of the cyber insurance market

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Crawford releases report showing that the frequency and complexity of cyber insurance claims is on the rise A new report from Crawford & Co. shows that the cyber insurance market is becoming increasingly complex. The frequency and complexity of claims is one of the primary challenges facing this market currently. Insurers are typically well suited to address the potential risks that exist in any given market, but the advent of technology has changed many things in the world. The insurance industry has not yet had enough time to fully understand…

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Legislators meet to determine a course of action for cybersecurity

A bipartisan cybersecurity bill may be heading for Congress this week. Federal lawmakers have been discussing the growing threat residing in the digital world and what it means for national security and that of citizens. Over the years, several companies have been the target of cybercrimes such as hacking and data theft. The recent security breaches at Sony Online Entertainment, which compromised the financial information of thousands of consumers, highlight the need for new legislations that encourage cyber insurance. Cyber insurance – that is, insurance that protects against cybercrime –…

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