Cyber Risk News

London Insurance Market Vulnerable to Major Cyber Attack: Xchanging Survey

Only one-third of insurers in the London market believes their firm could withstand a major cyber attack, and almost half felt they were underprepared, according to a survey conducted by Xchanging plc, the U.K. business technology and services provider. Insurers, like many …

Cyber, Property Risks Not Easily Separated: Security Expert

The property/casualty insurance industry must change its approach to cyber security and update its coverage approach to help minimize risks, according to a network security expert. “I don’t think we can easily separate cyber risk and property/casualty risk anymore,” FireEye …

UK’s Chancellor of Exchequer to Double Budget to Fight Cyber Terrorism

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced he’ll double funding to strengthen the U.K.’s cyber defenses, while refusing to confirm that budget cuts to be announced next week would spare Britain’s police forces, as Europe braces for further attacks from Islamist extremists. The …

HSB Engineering Insurance Launches Cyber Insurance Cover for UK SMEs

HSB Engineering Insurance has launched a new cyber insurance product aimed directly at small to medium-sized businesses in the U.K. In response to the growing demand for insurance solutions to cover cyber risks, HSB’s Cyber Insurance product provides computer, data …

PivotPoint Analytics Launches Cyber Risk Assessment Product

PivotPoint Risk Analytics has launched a new company and its flagship product CyVaR, which quantifies cyber value-at-risk and gives chief information security officers (CISOs) and business leaders a common language in making cyber investment decisions and reducing cyber risk. Spun …

CAMICO Launches Cyber Risk Program for CPA Firms

CAMICO, a nationwide CPA-directed program of insurance and risk management for the accounting profession, has announced CyberCPA to further protect CPA firms from losses caused by a variety of cyber risk exposures. CyberCPA provides first-party coverage for expenses incurred by …

It’s a Tough Time for Reinsurers, but Their Defensive Strategies Are Working: S&P

It’s a tough time for reinsurers — “pricing is soft, regulators continue to raise the bar, capital is at record highs, competition is increasing, and reinsurers are constantly looking for ways to remain relevant to cedants’ changing demands for protection,” …

Insurers Respond Slowly to Growing Demand for Cyber Insurance: Timetric Report

The cyber risk insurance market is experiencing rapid development, with the size of global gross written premiums growing from US$850 million in 2012 to an estimated US$2.5 billion in 2014, according to a new report by London-based business intelligence company, …

Competition, Customer Demand Worry Global SMEs but Optimism Rises: Zurich

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) around the world are increasingly concerned about the impact of competition on margins and lack of consumer demand, according to Zurich Insurance Group’s third annual global SME survey. The survey* polled 3000 C-suite executives and …

ACE Expands Cyber Risk Coverage Options for Non-Profits

ACE Group has launched a new coverage component for the ACE Express package policy specifically designed to protect private and not-for-profit organizations. The updated package policy enables insureds to purchase privacy and network liability coverage in a single policy with …