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Swiss Re cautious on writing cyber business

10th June 2022

Swiss Re has said it is biding its time before increasing its appetite for cyber risk, citing the newness of the sector. Thierry Léger, CUO of the reinsurance giant said that while it was still underweighted in cyber, it was investing in research and development to better understand this line of ... Read the full article

Cyber attacks increased year-on-year, Munich Re survey shows

10th June 2022

Reinsurance giant, Munich Re recently published the results from its Global Cyber Risk and Insurance Survey 2022. The survey was conducted among more than 7,000 participants from 14 countries. On a global level, data from the survey shows that attacks in ransomware, data breach and online fraud have increased year-on-year. Ransomware ... Read the full article

Kovrr collaborates with Microsoft on internal cyber security data

8th June 2022

Cyber risk modeller Kovrr has announced its selection by Microsoft for Startups – a global program dedicated to accelerating the trajectory of high-potential start-ups to enable growth at scale. By being a program member, this will give Kovrr exclusive access to Microsoft’s technology, as well as its mentorship and business support. In ... Read the full article

Surefire Cyber launches, receives $10m in funding

7th June 2022

Forgepoint Capital, a venture capital firm that focuses on cybersecurity investments, is pumping $10mn in Series A funding into Surefire Cyber -  an early stage start-up incident response company, created to help cyber insurers, brokers, law firms, and the organizations they support to better manage  major cyber events. With the rising ... Read the full article

Howden: “Cyber cover cost doubles in less than a year”

6th June 2022

Howden’s newest annual report on cyber reveals that higher loss frequency and severity from ransomware have caused such an extreme supply-demand imbalance the average cost of cover is more than double what it was last year. The report, A Hard Reset 2.0, looks at developments that have shaped the market in ... Read the full article

CyberCube teams up with Kroll on event response service

31st May 2022

CyberCube has launched a new feature for its customers called Cyber Aggregation Event Response Service (CAERS). CAERS will see CyberCube partnering with Kroll to provide its clients with information and guidance on major cyber aggregation events. Following a major cyber event, the CAERS team will update CyberCube’s clients with the latest information ... Read the full article

Hippo’s First Connect insurtech marketplace to offer cyber protection from Blink by Chubb

31st May 2022

First Connect Insurance Services LLC, a subsidiary of Hippo Insurance Group, has announced a collaboration with Blink, a suite of Chubb-backed consumer insurance products, to make personal cyber insurance protection available to independent agents that participate in First Connect’s insurtech marketplace platform. First Connect – a digital platform designed to provide ... Read the full article

Cyber risk confidence stagnating, says new Marsh report

30th May 2022

Confidence in being able to manage cyber risk has not improved in the last two years, according to a new report from Marsh. The report, The State of Cyber Resilience, questioned over 660 cyber risk decision makers globally and analyses how cyber risk is viewed by various functions and executives ... Read the full article

Cowbell Cyber launches the Cyber Risk Heatmap

30th May 2022

Cowbell Cyber has launched the Cyber Risk Heatmap. According to the firm, this new feature will provide all of Cowbell's agencies and brokers, insurance and reinsurance partners, and underwriters with immediate visibility into the distribution of covered risk in their portfolios. Rajeev Gupta, co-founder, and chief product officer at Cowbell Cyber, said: ... Read the full article

WTW launches cyber coverage for ports & terminals

27th May 2022

Leading advisory and broking solutions company, WTW has released a new specialist cyber coverage for ports and terminals. CyNav for Ports and Terminals is designed to address the specific cyber threats faced by port and terminal owners and operators. The coverage provides flexible and tailored cover for business interruption losses, including those ... Read the full article

Beazley launches online incident response platform for US cyber

26th May 2022

Beazley has launched an online incident response platform for US cyber policyholders. The firm said that the platform will serve as a central location to monitor and manage incidents, and centralize communications between the policyholder, Beazley, and specialist service providers. Raf Sanchez, head of cyber services at Beazley, said: “As the cyber ... Read the full article

Howden appoints Marsh’s Sarah Neild to lead UK Cyber Retail Practice

26th May 2022

International insurance broker, Howden, has appointed Sarah Neild as Head of UK Cyber Retail, where she will report to David Rees, and be based in London. Neild will join Howden in November once her contractual obligations have been fulfilled. Her appointment reflects Howden’s commitment to continue with investing in its Cyber proposition, ... Read the full article

CyberCube updates Portfolio Manager to keep pace with cyber trends

26th May 2022

Leading cyber analytics provider, CyberCube has released an updated version of Portfolio Manager (PM) – the industry’s leading cyber risk modeling platform used by re/insurers and brokers. The new version of PM focuses on deepened modeling of two key scenario classes, cloud outage and mass malware, and also includes general data ... Read the full article

UK property and cyber markets remain challenged

24th May 2022

The property and cyber markets in the UK remain challenged, according to Aon’s latest Q1 Market Dynamics Outlook: The United Kingdom. The firm said that conditions within the property market remained challenging, but were expected to stabilise, while geopolitical events in Eastern Europe continued to exacerbate and complicate the cyber landscape. Aon ... Read the full article

Cyber insurance gap ‘disproportionately high’ – Munich Re

20th May 2022

The insurance gap for cyber products is ‘disproportionately high’, says Munich Re in a new report. The 26-page work, the Munich Re Global Cyber Risk and Insurance Survey 2022, posits that while global cyber premiums are currently $9.2bn annually and are set to reach $22bn in the next three years, the ... Read the full article