Cyber crime insurance launched by former US homeland security chief

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The coverage is the result of a collaboration among syndicates operating through the Lloyd’s of London market. A new cyber crime insurance product has now been launched by Tom Ridge, a former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, by his firm, which created it in collaboration with a number of syndicates that operate through the Lloyd’s of London. This insurance coverage is meant for businesses with under $500 million in market capitalization. This means that approximately 80 percent of all American publicly quoted companies fit into the target market for this…

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Lloyd’s of London specifies cyber crime as a major insurance issue

Cyber crime is an issue of immense concern according to Lloyd’s of London, one of the world’s leading insurance and reinsurance providers. Risk modeling firms are becoming more concerned over what they are calling “the huge potential cost of data loss.” In the wake of the attack against Sony Online Entertainment, in which hackers made away with the financial data of more than 100 million user accounts, those concerns seem to be warranted. A study from the Ponemon Institute found that in 2010, the cost of data breach rose for…

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