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US commercial rates continue stable rise over Q2, cyber rates increase the most: MarketScout

8th July 2022

Data from MarketScout shows that US commercial P&C insurance rates are stabilising at a combined increase of 5.91% in Q2 2022, virtually matching the rate increases of the previous quarter. However, cyber rates are surging upward, they have increased the most at over 21.3% from more than 19.7% in Q1 2022. In ... Read the full article

Cowbell Cyber partners with Palomar on reinsurance capacity

7th July 2022

Cowbell Cyber, the cyber insurance provider for small and medium-sized enterprises, has announced an agreement with Palomar Excess & Surplus Insurance Company to double the available reinsurance capacity for Cowbell Prime 250, Cowbell's cyber coverage for businesses with up to $250 million in revenue. The agreement brings ... Read the full article

Stand-alone protection for cyber ‘essentially unobtainable’ at economical terms: Gallagher Re

6th July 2022

According to Gallagher Re’s mid-year renewals report, stand-alone risk protection for cyber is essentially unobtainable at economical terms, however some cyber risk protection is still available via composite casualty treaties. The report also highlights how there is a continued appetite on the proportional side for supporting existing programmes as both cyber ... Read the full article

DUAL Europe appoints five new cyber underwriters

6th July 2022

DUAL Europe has announced that it has appointed five new cyber underwriters. The appointments include Nadine Biemann, who has been named Cyber Product Manager. She is a leading cyber specialist, and within her new role she will report to Ali Khodabakhsh, Head of Cyber, located in Germany. The new team will help ... Read the full article

Probitas commences underwriting cyber 

4th July 2022

Probitas 1492, a Lloyd's underwriting syndicate specialising in property, construction and casualty, will now underwrite cyber. Richard Taylor, its Head of Cyber & Technology, is tasked with focusing the business on cyber risks. He said: “We have spent the past couple of months establishing Cyber as a new line ... Read the full article

Amwins & FusionMGA to provide retail brokers with access to cyber liability coverage

1st July 2022

Global distributor of specialty insurance products and services, Amwins, has announced a new partnership with FusionMGA. The partnership between the two companies will provide retail brokers with exclusive access to cyber liability coverage for accounts without minimum cyber security controls in place. At the same time, the partnership will also give retail ... Read the full article

Cyber insurance prices set to increase for energy companies

29th June 2022

Energy and utility companies have become the main target for cyber attacks, according to a recent report by re/insurance broker Gallagher. Given the growing threat of such attacks, demand for cyber insurance from these companies has skyrocketed in recent months, the broker noted. According to the report, in response to a surge ... Read the full article

Marsh launches Cyber Incident Management service for UK & EU

29th June 2022

Marsh has announced the launch of its Cyber Incident Management (CIM) service to support clients headquartered in the UK and Continental Europe to prepare for, respond to, and recover from cyber incidents and increase their cyber resilience. The service was first launched in the US in 2021 and is a first ... Read the full article

CyberCube to continue collaboration with CyberAcuView

28th June 2022

CyberAcuView, a company formed by primary cyber insurers to enhance cyber risk mitigation efforts across the industry, is continuing its collaboration efforts with leading provider of cyber analytics – CyberCube. During the formation of CyberAcuView, CyberCube provided technical guidance. In a press release, it states that CyberCybe will continue to deliver insights ... Read the full article

Cowbell releases Q2 Cyber Round-Up 

23rd June 2022

Cowbell Cyber has announced the results of its Q2 cyber insurance risk report, the Cowbell Cyber Round-Up. The report offers insight into and rationale behind cyber insurance for SMEs. A recent survey by GlobalData found that many SMEs will leave themselves exposed to cyber risk in 2022 due to ... Read the full article

US cyber liability market continues growth trend

22nd June 2022

Direct premiums written in the US cyber liability market continued to grow in 2021, seeing a 75% increase, far outpacing that of the overall property/casualty insurance industry.  However, according to an AM Best report, there has been a 16% increase in claims and just a modest reduction in the loss ... Read the full article

QBE to roll out products from CyberCube

21st June 2022

Australia-headquartered insurer and reinsurer QBE has announced plans to roll out a range of products from cyber risk analytics firm CyberCube, including its Account Manager and Portfolio Manager platforms. In addition, QBE will be utilising the CyberCube Academy, the firm’s training offering, as well as accessing CyberCube’s enhanced Concierge service. “As one ... Read the full article

Cyber buyers should “prepare to face dramatic premium increases”

21st June 2022

As cyber markets continue to limit their exposure, buyers should be prepared to face dramatic premium increases or non-renewals if they are unable to demonstrate certain minimum-security standards, according to WTW’s 2022 Spring update.  Primary and excess cyber renewals are now averaging premium increases in excess of 200% ... Read the full article

SMEs vulnerable to cyber attacks – GlobalData

16th June 2022

Many SMEs will leave themselves exposed to cyber risk in 2022 due to high insurance premiums and the cost-of-living crisis, according to a new survey by GlobalData. The research found that 17.3% of SMEs did not have cyber insurance in 2021 due to it being too expensive, while 29% had ... Read the full article

“Russia’s invasion of Ukraine negatively impacting cyber market” – Moody’s

16th June 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led to a situation in which cyber insurers are increasing rates and narrowing coverage due to the possibility of cyberattacks. A new note from Moody’s says that while attacks related to the conflict have not yet risen to a level previously feared, further and large-scale attacks ... Read the full article