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Major Cyber Attack Could Cost Global Economy $53 Billion: Lloyd’s

A major, global cyber attack could trigger an average of $53 billion of economic losses, a figure on par with a catastrophic natural disaster such as U.S. Superstorm Sandy in 2012, Lloyd’s of London said in a report on Monday. …

Looming EU Cyber Rules to Provide ‘Shot in Arm’ for Cyber Market: A.M. Best

The European Union’s looming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will require mandatory notification of serious data breaches and potentially massive fines for failure to comply. That’s the bad news. The good news is that the GDPR, to be rolled out …

Soft Rates Begin to Hit Results – But Pain Continues at Mid-Year Renewals: Willis Re

Despite the deterioration many reinsurers saw in the first quarter, mid-year renewals continued their downward pricing trajectory, according to Willis Re in a recent report. Indeed, underlying loss and expense ratios for many reinsurers are showing a worrying trend of …

Days of Cyber Insurers Avoiding Costly Claims May Be Numbered: Expert

Cyber crime insurers largely avoided costly claims from the recent attacks that hit business around the globe. The next global virus could change that. “It’s exceptionally likely that we will see an event over the next months that will seriously …

Chubb Launches New MasterPackage Policy for Tech Firms in UK, Ireland

Chubb has announced the launch of an expanded MasterPackage solution for technology companies domiciled in the UK and Ireland. The company described it as a comprehensive first and third party policy catering specifically “for the unique insurance needs of technology developers, …

Global Shipping Still Reeling from Cyber Attack; Insurers Warn of Coverage Gaps

Global shipping is still feeling the effects of a cyber attack that hit A.P. Moller-Maersk two days ago, showing the scale of the damage a computer virus can unleash on the technology dependent and inter-connected industry. About 90 percent of …

British Insurer Aviva to Launch Small Business Cyber Product

British insurer Aviva plans to launch a new product to cover small and medium-sized businesses against cyber attacks later this year as part of an expansion of its specialist insurance division, its chief executive for UK insurance said. Aviva, which made 3 billion pounds …

Texas Insurance Council Symposium to Address Cyber Threats

The Insurance Council of Texas and the Association of Fire and Casualty Companies in Texas’ Annual Mid-Year Symposium will feature a panel discussion on cybersecurity, the growing cyber market for insurers, and the threats associated with doing business in the …

Chubb Names Bryant as Regional Cyber Risk Manager, Europe

Chubb announced the appointment of Kyle Bryant to the newly created role of regional cyber risk manager, Europe. In his new role, Bryant will bring together Chubb’s dedicated local cyber risk expertise across its European region into a single practice. …

Cyber Insurance Market Growing Slower Than Expected: Allianz

The tiny market for cyber insurance has been slower to develop than generally anticipated, a member of Allianz’s board said in an interview. The European market for cyber insurance currently has a premium volume of around 200 million euros ($224 …