Cyber insurance is catching the attention of the federal government

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Subcommittee aims to address issues facing the cyber protection space Cyber security is beginning to gain the attention of the U.S. federal government. The House Homeland Security’s cyber security subcommittee has held a hearing concerning the challenges facing the cyber insurance space. A recent report predicted that this market would reach $7.5 billion in annual premiums by 2020, making it one of the fastest growing insurance segments in the world. The need for cyber protection, on the insurance level, is becoming more apparent, especially as digital attacks become more common.…

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Cyber insurance is badly needed by energy companies

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Many believe that these utility companies are a “time bomb” for a digital attack. According to a recent publication by Willis, a reinsurance broker, energy companies do not have cyber insurance against any type of digital attack, but that the threat level has currently reached that of a “time bomb” that could end up costing the industry billions of dollars if the right cybercriminal does come along. The reinsurer used its annual review of the insurance market of the energy sector to underscore this vulnerability. Within the annual review, Willis…

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