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Lloyd’s sets out requirements for state-backed cyber-attack exclusions

18th August 2022

In a recent market bulletin, Lloyd’s, the oldest insurance and reinsurance marketplace in the world, has set out requirements for state-backed cyber-attack exclusions in standalone cyber-attack policies. In the report, the market affirmed that they remain strongly supportive of the writing of cyber-attack cover but recognise that cyber-related business continues to ... Read the full article

Cowbell Cyber appoints Julia Cederroth as senior director of reinsurance

17th August 2022

Cowbell Cyber, a cyber insurance provider for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), has appointed Julia Cederroth as senior director of reinsurance. Prior to joining Cowbell, Cederroth served as vice president and cyber treaty broker at Gallagher Re as a member of the Global Treaty Broking team and Cyber Center of Excellence. ... Read the full article

Capacity stabilizing across GB cyber market: WTW

16th August 2022

New analysis from broking firm WTW shows that capacity stabilized for most cyber re/insurance market segments in Great Britain (GB) during Q2, with increased competition noted in some areas as available capital grows. Looking at key developments in the GB market, analysts observed significant changes during the second quarter of 2022, ... Read the full article

“Cyber growth more about rate adjustments than contracts.” – S&P Global Ratings

12th August 2022

The growth in the cyber insurance market is due more to rate adjustments than increases in the volume or size of contracts, says S&P Global Ratings. Despite being the fastest-growing sector, Manuel Adam, analyst at the firm, said that the market dynamic reflects a growing number of (re)insurers' hesitancy to underwrite ... Read the full article

CyberCatch & Ridge Canada announce partnership to enable SMO’s to obtain cyber insurance

12th August 2022

Cyber security software-as-a-service (SaaS) company CyberCatch has announced a strategic partnership with Ridge Canada Cyber Solutions Inc. (RCCS) to enable Canadian small and medium organisations (SMOs) to obtain cyber insurance. Approximately, there are 1.2 million SMOs in Canada and the majority of them do not have cyber insurance, or those that do are ... Read the full article

Ransomware and Ukraine war the big risks for cyber insurance: CyberCube

12th August 2022

Ransomware continues to be largely responsible for the insurable cyber losses experienced by companies, with the maritime sector and satellite infrastructure being more likely to be targeted by cyber criminals, according to a recent report. Additionally, CyberCube’s H2 2022 Global Threat Briefing analysed the cyber activity following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine ... Read the full article

Cowbell Cyber links up with Swiss Re

11th August 2022

Cowbell Cyber is partnering up with Swiss Re to bring insurance to firms using Amazon Web Services (AWS) and have revenues of up to $750m. According to the two firms, the program grants customers access to Cowbell Factors which provide a relative rating of an organization's risk profile against the company's ... Read the full article

Cybersecurity revenue in insurance sector to grow at 10%: GlobalData

10th August 2022

Cybersecurity revenues in the insurance sector are set to grow at a compound annual growth rate of more than 10%, from $6.4 billion in 2020 to $10.6 billion in 2025, according to data and analytics company, GlobalData. According to GlobalData’s report, ‘Cybersecurity in Insurance’, insurers must navigate the theme cautiously or ... Read the full article

Hudson Insurance appoints Cyber Practice Leader

9th August 2022

Market-leading specialty insurer Hudson Insurance Group has appointed Emily Lowe as Senior Vice President and Cyber Practice Leader for HudsonPro. Within this newly created role, Lowe will be spearheading the development of an Excess Cyber facility for large accounts, while also overseeing Hudson’s overall cyber portfolio. All in all, Lowe brings 15 ... Read the full article

Safety National hires Steven Anderson as Director of Cyber Underwriting

8th August 2022

Safety National, a multi-line specialty re/insurer and member of the Tokio Marine Group, has appointed Steven Anderson as Director of Cyber Underwriting. He will be based out of Safety National’s Dallas, Texas, office. Anderson brings nearly 30 years of industry experience with him towards the role, which includes extensive insight across the ... Read the full article

Spring Insure introduces cyber coverage for SMEs

5th August 2022

Spring Insure, the specialist MGA, has announced the launch of its commercial cyber offering, tailored for SMEs. The company says cyber cover is an addition to the existing product suite of financial institutions and Directors & Officers cover it offers in partnership with Beazley. This cyber product offers protection ... Read the full article

Strict underwriting will dominate cyber market – S&P

1st August 2022

Ransomware shouldn't be an existential threat to the cyber insurance sector, thanks to a combination of policyholder education, the provision of services to reduce claim values, and policy rate adjustments, S&P Global Ratings says. Yet making a steady profit from cyber will remain challenging for insurers, S&P believes, ... Read the full article

Acrisure acquires two leading MSPs to expand its cyber services division

22nd July 2022

Acrisure, a fast-growing fintech leader and insurance broking group, has acquired two Managed Service Providers (MSP) within its cyber services division: Catalyst Technology Group and ITS Inc. Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Catalyst Technology Group offers small-and-medium (S&M) size businesses enterprise-class IT support with a specialty in streamlining processes for better customer ... Read the full article

Rossini and Suckerman take new roles within AXA XL cyber business

20th July 2022

AXA XL’s cyber insurance business has announced the creation of two new roles and several regional underwriting management appointments in the US. Rachel Rossini has assumed a new role as Product Manager for Cyber and Technology E&O. In her new role, Rossini will lead the company’s go-to-market strategy in the US cyber ... Read the full article

“Insurers need to be more active to help cyber sector grow” – Coalition CEO

15th July 2022

Insurers needs to help customers with their cybersecurity if the sector is to grow, said Joshua Motta, CEO and cofounder of Coalition. Speaking at the Marsh McLennan Rising Professionals’ Global Forum in London, Motta said that the insurance market has not excelled on the cyber underwriting front in recent years. He said: ... Read the full article