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Cyber insurance and reinsurance news, covering the growth of cyber reinsurance underwriting, the risks faced, major loss events and cyber reinsurance product development trends.

Cyber risk could cost businesses $5.2tr within five years: Accenture

22nd January 2019

Professional services firm Accenture says that, over the next five years, companies worldwide risk losing an estimated $5.2 trillion in value creation opportunities from the digital economy—almost the size of the economies of France, Italy and Spain combined—to cyber attacks. Today, many of the base Internet protocols—the set of rules embedded ... Read the full article

Hiscox Re and MS&AD invest in AkinovA’s electronic marketplace

16th January 2019

Hiscox Re and MS&AD have made investments in digital insurtech firm AkinovA to support the development of its electronic marketplace for the transfer and trading of re/insurance risk. AkinovA claimed that the investments would further accelerate its progress ahead of the marketplace’s launch. The company is currently building its marketplace in collaboration ... Read the full article

International discord hindering ability to tackle global risks: WEF

16th January 2019

Deteriorating international relations are hindering the world’s ability to foster collective action and tackle the most serious global risks, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). The Forum’s Global Risks Report 2019 said that international cooperation looks set to worsen further over the coming year, with experts identifying rising geopolitical and ... Read the full article

CFC expands cyber policy to include business interruption

9th January 2019

London-headquartered specialist insurer CFC has expanded its cyber insurance offering to include business interruption triggered by an IT system failure as well as a malicious event. Also included in the updated policy is full supply chain business interruption cover, extending to events that impact the insured’s systems, the systems of technology ... Read the full article

Reinsurers speculate over nature of Marriott cyber loss: Johansmeyer, PCS

24th December 2018

Following the major cyber attack and resulting data breach of one of the Marriott hotel chain’s reservation systems, Reinsurance News spoke with the Co-Head of Property Claim Services (PCS), Tom Johansmeyer, about the nature of the event and expected industry loss. The breach, announced on November 30th, led the insurance ... Read the full article

Cyber risk biggest threat to European business as attacks surge: WEF

21st December 2018

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has identified cyber risk as the biggest threat to doing business in Europe following a survey that revealed a surge in cyber attacks over the first half of 2018. Estimates suggest that the number of cyber attacks across Europe increased by around a third in 2018. The ... Read the full article

Marriott breach cyber industry loss could be up to $600m: AIR

18th December 2018

The insurable loss from the recent major cyber hack and resulting data breach of one of the Marriott hotel chain’s reservation systems could rise to as much as $600 million, according to AIR Worldwide. AIR estimates that the insurable loss from the Marriott breach will be between $200 million and $600 ... Read the full article

Mondelez’s NotPetya cyber attack claim disputed by Zurich: Report

17th December 2018

A significant cyber insurance claim related to the Petya / NotPetya malware attack is being disputed by insurer Zurich, as the policy language includes an exclusion for hostile acts by sovereign actors. The NotPetya ransomware, a variation of Petya, hit companies around the world, interrupting their business through systems being out ... Read the full article

TigerRisk to adopt AIR’s cyber risk modelling platform

14th December 2018

Reinsurance brokerage, risk and capital strategic advisory firm TigerRisk Partners LLC has announced that it plans to adopt catastrophe risk modeller AIR Worldwide’s cyber risk analytics platform, ARC. TigerRisk intends to grow its cyber risk reinsurance offering using the platform, which is designed to inform risk selection, pricing, portfolio management and ... Read the full article

Cyber not included in Australia’s terrorism reinsurance pool

13th December 2018

With the Australian Cyber Security Centre considering the current risk of terrorist groups using a cyber-attack to impact Australia’s interests and security as low, the threat has not been included in the country’s terrorism reinsurance pool. The Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation (ARPC) was set up in 2003 to correct a market ... Read the full article

AkinovA adds Tokio Marine’s Daljitt Barn to Advisory Board

13th December 2018

AkinovA, an electronic marketplace for the transfer and trading of insurance risk, has announced the addition of Daljitt Barn to its Advisory Board. Barn is the Global Head of Cyber Risk for Tokio Marine Group and an industry leader in cyber insurance and cyber risk, combining insurance value-chain expertise with a ... Read the full article

Sompo International expands U.S cyber insurance capabilities

11th December 2018

Bermudian property and casualty re/insurer Sompo International Holdings has announced an expansion of its cyber insurance capabilities with the introduction of a U.S team focused on cyber offerings, an enhanced cyber and professional liability product, and an expanded suite of cyber risk management services. The new U.S-based underwriting team will be ... Read the full article

Munich Re collaborates with DXC Technology to enhance cyber services

11th December 2018

Global reinsurance giant Munich Re has selected DXC Technology to provide post cyber-attack services and expertise to insurance companies across the Asia Pacific. Under the new partnership, insurers stand to benefit from industry-leading experience and extensive service networks. The partnership sees Munich Re provide clients with holistic risk management solutions, designed to ... Read the full article

Marriott data breach to be tracked as PCS Global Cyber loss

3rd December 2018

As details continue to emerge from last week’s announcement of a major cyber hack and resulting data breach of one of the Marriott hotel chain’s reservation systems, expectations of a significant cyber insurance and possibly reinsurance market loss has prompted Property Claim Services (PCS) to designate the event. Reinsurance News ... Read the full article

Allianz to address silent cyber with updated policy wordings

30th November 2018

Insurance giant Allianz is stepping up efforts to provide more comprehensive cyber protection by implementing more specific and relevant wordings to the commercial, corporate, and specialty insurance policies of its property & casualty (P&C) companies. Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), as its corporate insurance carrier, will be one of the ... Read the full article

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