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 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 making it onto more company shopping lists

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As a growing number of hackers make recent news headlines, businesses are no longer comfortable without coverage. At the same time that it has become clear that even the most sophisticated data systems among the leading high profile companies can still be broken into by skilled hackers, the cost of those attacks is becoming increasingly clear to businesses of all sizes and they are beginning to purchase cyber insurance at an increasing rate in order to cover themselves against potentially devastating damage. This special form of risk and liability insurance…

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Cyber risk insurance becoming a concern for businesses

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Cyber risk insurance may help companies protect themselves Cyber security is beginning to be a major concern in the U.S., according to a new study published by Corporate Board Member and FTI Consulting. As the world of business becomes more accommodating of emerging technologies, the possibility of cyber attacks is becoming more pronounced. Data breach can cause serious damage to a company both in terms of finance and reputation, leading many businesses to seek out cyber risk insurance coverage. This coverage is designed to protect companies from malicious cyber attacks.…

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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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Utah residents consider cyber liability insurance following massive Social Security numbers breach

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Cyber liability insurance, a new neccessity for business and personal According to the Department of Health of the Western United States, a Utah Department of Technology Services (DTS) server data breach may have compromised 25,096 Social Security numbers, causing many people to wonder whether they might be wise to consider cyber liability insurance. It is believed that the breach is the work of illegal hackers based in Eastern Europe. The outcome of the attack was the retrieval of the personal information of approximately 181,604 CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Plan) and…

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What does reputation insurance have to offer?

Both individuals and companies run the risk of having malicious statements made about them in the social media, online forums, websites, along with growing mobile commerce trends as well as blogs, and as this is the case, they may benefit from purchasing insurance coverage that has been designed to protect their reputation on the internet. However, at the same time, these individuals and companies may wonder whether or not this coverage will indeed be worth their while. Many people would argue that because reputation is a person or business’s most…

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2012 will begin a massive expansion in cyber attack insurance

This year, the world watched as many corporations – even those that are reputed to have the strongest security systems in place – experienced massive data breaches that were so extensive that their final damage total has yet to be calculated. For example, Sony experienced a tremendous breach to the personal account data stored within its network, and has yet to determine precisely how much the cyber attack has cost the company. The most recently published total was that 100 million customer accounts had been compromised, and that they predict…

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Cybersecurity a growing issue in the U.S.

According to U.S. cybersecurity analysts, 12 small groups of hackers from China are responsible for more than $1 billion worth of data from companies throughout the nation. These groups have been monitored by McAfee, a prestigious Internet security company, who drew upon information collected over time. Earlier this year, McAfee tracked intrusions into the U.S. energy grid back to China, where the hacker groups were finally identified after years of arduous investigation. Last month, U.S. intelligence officials formally rebuked China for its part in the intrusions, but no other action was…

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Financial crisis leads to greater errors and omissions claims in real estate

The errors and omissions liability coverage sector is starting to feel the pinch in the real estate industry as a result of the financial crisis. Trends and developments impact the purchasers of the different kinds of specialty insurance products, such as errors and omissions, D&O, cyber risk, employment practices liability, surplus, marine, and transportation lines. Firms for diversified financial services and banking that have advised their customers to make investments into high risk subprime mortgages or credit default swaps are now experiencing significant claims, and – according to Phil Norton…

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