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The future of cyber insurance

IT Security Guru

Cyber insurers are losing money. Their loss ratios – total claims plus the insurer’s costs, divided by total premiums earned – are now consistently above 60%, which presents something of an existential threat to the insurance industry, making cyber risk a potentially uninsurable area due to falling profitability.

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The Cyber Insurance Landscape Has Grown More Complicated

SecureWorld News

When considering adding a cyber insurance policy, organizations, both public and private, must weigh the pros and cons of having insurance to cover against harm caused by a cybersecurity incident. Having cyber insurance can help ensure compliance with these requirements. Can companies live without cyber insurance?


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Cyber Insurers Pull Back Amid Increase in Cyber Attacks, Costs

eSecurity Planet

The explosion of ransomware and similar cyber incidents along with rising associated costs is convincing a growing number of insurance companies to raise the premiums on their cyber insurance policies or reduce coverage, moves that could further squeeze organizations under siege from hackers. In addition, the U.S.

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Checklist for Getting Cyber Insurance Coverage

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

Checklist for Getting Cyber Insurance Coverage. As cyber criminals mature and advance their tactics, small and medium businesses become the most vulnerable because they lack the capacity – staff, technology, budget - to build strong cyber defenses. The necessity for cyber-insurance coverage.

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Zurich chief warned that cyber attacks will become uninsurable

Security Affairs

The chief executive of insurance giant Zurich warns that cyber attacks, rather than natural catastrophes, will become uninsurable. Mario Greco, chief executive of insurer giant Zurich, has warned that cyber attacks will become soon “uninsurable.”. These people can severely disrupt our lives.”

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Cyber Insurance and the Changing Global Risk Environment

Security Affairs

When security fails, cyber insurance can become crucial for ensuring continuity. Cyber has changed everything around us – even the way we tackle geopolitical crisis and conflicts. Our reliance on digital technology and the inherited risk is a key driving factor for buying cyber risk insurance.

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As market for cyber insurance booms, watchdog calls for better data

SC Magazine

Overall, insurance companies seem to be responding to increased demand from clients for cyber-specific insurance, and one survey found that the two things most likely to spur a purchase of cyber insurance are when a business experiences a cyber attack and when they hear about other companies being hit by a cyber attack.