Cyber Risk News

Cyber Business Interruption Risks Still Difficult to Figure

Although the insurance industry may have had plenty of time to wrap its mind around managing physical property threats, what about the growing area of non-physical threats? This question was raised among panelists at the 2018 PLUS Cyber Symposium, held …

Report Says Record Number of Data Breach Notices Filed in New York in 2017

The New York Attorney General’s Office (NYAG) this year released a report outlining a record number of data breach notices filed with the office in 2017 – the highest since NYAG started receiving data breach notices in 2006. In the …

Cyber Risk Score Could Help Insurers Refine Cyber Coverage

The rapidly emerging and evolving world of cyber risk poses a paradox for property/casualty insurers, according to two panelists addressing “Risk Selection in Cyber Insurance” at the Casualty Actuarial Society’s 2018 Ratemaking and Product Management seminar, March 19-21 in Chicago. …

CFC Enhances Cyber Coverage for U.S. Healthcare Providers

Specialist insurance provider CFC has released a new version of its cyber insurance product for U.S. healthcare providers. The latest policy enhances CFC’s combined cover for privacy and operational disruption with industry-specific features to help healthcare organizations prepare for and …

What Cyber Exposures and Coverage Gaps Keep Risk Managers Up at Night

Risk managers are very concerned about the cyber risks facing their companies and are heavily investing in protection against cyber attacks with the blessings of their boards and CEOs, a major shift from even just 10 years ago when convincing …

Artificial Intelligence Raises Real Risks from Malicious Hackers, Rogue States

Rapid advances in artificial intelligence are raising risks that malicious users will soon exploit the technology to mount automated hacking attacks, cause driverless car crashes or turn commercial drones into targeted weapons, a new report warns. The study, published on …

Cyber Risk Is Putting Pressure on Property Insurance Underwriters

Property underwriters are feeling the pressure as cyber has become an increasing source of risk within the property insurance industry, according to panelists at Advisen’s 2017 Cyber Risk Insights Conference, held last week in New York City. “I think ‘under …

Risk Cooperative Becomes Lloyd’s Coverholder for Cyber Insurance Facility

Risk Cooperative, a specialized insurance and risk advisory firm, has been approved as a Lloyd’s coverholder giving it the ability to provide up to $10 million in stand-alone cyber insurance coverage. Risk Cooperative can now offer middle market customers and …

CNA Adds Data Breach, Network Security Endorsement to Lawyers’ PL Policy

CNA has launched a new lawyers’ data breach and network security endorsement. The new endorsement is available as part of CNA’s Lawyers’ Professional Liability (LPL) policy. The CNA LPL policy provides coverage for client network damage claims up to the …

Level of Cyber Risk Management for Many Firms Is ‘Unsustainable’: Swiss Re

Despite increased awareness of rapidly evolving cyber threats, relatively few corporations have integrated cyber security into their mainstream risk management programs – a situation that is “unsustainable,” according to Swiss Re’s latest “sigma” report. The costs of cyber attacks have …