cyber reinsurance News

Envelop Risk Paves the Way as Insurtech Reinsurance MGA

Managing general agents for reinsurance are rare. Reinsurance MGAs that write cyber are even rarer, which is the world that Envelop Risk inhabits. “We think we’re the only insurtech firm involved in cyber reinsurance from an underwriting perspective,” said Jonathan …

Kovrr Develops Open Framework for Measuring Catastrophic Cyber Risk

Kovrr, a cyber risk modeling company, announced it has developed an easy-to-use open framework to measure and understand catastrophic cyber risk exposure. The CRA-Zones™ framework defines the minimal elements needed to provide a view of cyber risk aggregations, allows for …

Cyber Underwriting Firm Envelop Risk Raises $6 Million in Funding

Envelop Risk, the UK cyber underwriting and risk analytics business, announced a Series A investment of approximately $6 million. The funding round was led by artificial intelligence specialist investor Alpha Intelligence Capital (AIC), with additional support from existing investors including …

Travelex Ransomware Attack Part of Growing Trend in Cyber Crime: CyberCube

The ransomware attack against U.K. foreign exchange firm Travelex is just a taste of what’s to come with cyber crime, according to experts at CyberCube, the cyber risk analytics firm. Travelex announced this week that cyber hackers were holding its …

Beazley and RenaissanceRe Launch Cyber Catastrophe Cover Backed by Capital Markets

Specialist insurer Beazley and reinsurer RenaissanceRe have jointly launched a product that provides Beazley with additional catastrophe cover for cyber events. The majority of the security behind the deal will be provided by capital market sources structured by RenaissanceRe. This …

Reinsurers Look at Cyber’s Massive Growth Possibilities-With Caution

Reinsurers are aware they must constantly invent new solutions in order to stay relevant for their clients. Yet, they admit they are sometimes challenged to close the protection gap for new and emerging risks such as cyber. Cyber is actually …

Staying Profitable in an Increasingly Fragmented World: SCOR Global P&C CEO

There are several things that keep SCOR’s Jean-Paul Conoscente awake at night. Climate change is one of them; cyber risk is another. Only time will tell whether these risks are actually insurable, cautions Conoscente, who became the CEO of SCOR …

Cyber Risk Modeling Company Kovrr Raises $5.5 Million

Kovrr, a Tel Aviv-based predictive cyber risk modeling company, announced a $5.5 Million financing round. The funding round was led by StageOne Ventures, Mundi Ventures and Innocells (the corporate venture arm and digital innovation hub of Banco Sabadell), and other …

Lloyd’s to Require Cyber Cover Clarity in Re/Insurance Policies

Lloyd’s of London wants all insurance and reinsurance policies to clearly state whether coverage will be provided for losses caused by a cyber attack, saying this was in the best interest of both brokers and customers. Lloyd’s, the insurance market …

Pool Re Funds £10M Initiative to Help UK Businesses Improve Resilience to Terrorism

Pool Re, Britain’s terrorism reinsurer, is collaborating with UK government agencies to help businesses proactively protect against the risk of terrorism. The £10 million ($13.1 million) project is being funded by Pool Re, led by the UK Counter-Terrorism Police, in …