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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.

Liberty adds cyber underwriter to Zurich office

16th October 2018

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has appointed Roland Heinesch to serve in a newly-created cyber underwriter role in its Zurich office. Reporting to Felix Böni, Switzerland General Manager, Heinesch will be responsible for the development of LSM’s cyber book in the region. Prior to joining Liberty in ... Read the full article

Aon & Marsh collaborate with European industry bodies on cyber risk guide

12th October 2018

A group of European industry bodies including BIPAR (European Federation of Insurance Intermediaries), FERMA (Federation of European Risk Management Associations), and Insurance Europe have published a guide to help organisations better evaluate their cyber security posture and need for cyber insurance. The guide, published in association with Aon and Marsh, is ... Read the full article

Generali launches tech startup, introduces cyber platform

10th October 2018

Italian insurance giant Generali has announced the launch of CyberSecurTech, its own technology startup aimed at the provision of innovative cyber risk assessments for its customers. Furthermore, the wholly owned ‘startup’ will support Generali’s newly-launched technology platform Majorana, designed and developed entirely by the group’s team of IT security experts. The introduction ... Read the full article

Silent cyber perceived as a far greater risk than ever before: Willis Towers Watson

5th October 2018

Cyber-related losses are expected to increase across all business lines over the next 12 months while silent cyber continues to pose a massive threat, according to an industry-wide survey conducted by insurance and reinsurance broker Willis Towers Watson (WTW). “The insurance market considers ‘silent cyber’ to be a far greater risk ... Read the full article

Risk modeller Kovrr develops new silent cyber product

4th October 2018

Kovrr, an Israel-headquartered cyber risk modeller, has developed a new silent cyber risk offering that enables insurance and reinsurance carriers to identify uncalculated capital at risk and quantify policy clauses that may leave them liable in the event of a cyber-attack. The product, which Kovrr claims is the first fully integrated ... Read the full article

Munich Re’s BI&I to launch home cyber coverage in Canada

4th October 2018

The Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company of Canada (BI&I), a subsidiary of reinsurer Munich Re, has announced the launch of a new personal lines cyber insurance product for consumers in Canada, called Home Cyber Protection. The product will offer a suit of coverages and services for cyber attacks, cyber extortion, online ... Read the full article

Businesses recognise cyber threat yet 50% lack insurance, reports Travelers

3rd October 2018

Cyber risk is the second biggest concern for business leaders across most industries and more than half believe that suffering a cyber attack is inevitable, according to the latest Risk Index by The Travelers Companies, Inc., yet 50% of businesses still lack any cyber insurance cover. The survey of more than ... Read the full article

Ascent appoints Brit’s Caspar Stops to Head of Cyber

3rd October 2018

Cyber and specialty lines Managing General Agent, Ascent Underwriting, has announced the appointment of Caspar Stops as Head of Cyber. Stops joins from Brit where he served as Global Cyber, Privacy and Technology Underwriter. He previously served at Aegis and Hiscox, also in underwriting roles. Effective at the end of November, Stops ... Read the full article

Guy Carpenter appoints Siobhan O’Brien as Head of International Cyber Centre

1st October 2018

Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC, the reinsurance broker and wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, has appointed Siobhan O’Brien Head of the Cyber Centre of Excellence for International and Global Specialties, effective October 1. The newly-created role will see O’Brien lead the International Cyber Centre of Excellence and work ... Read the full article

Munich Re develops new cyber reinsurance solution for SMEs

26th September 2018

Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. (Munich Re) has developed a new reinsurance solution for U.S property and casualty (P&C) insurance carriers seeking to provide cyber coverage to their small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) clients. The new cyber solution will provide reinsurance capacity for limits up to $15 million, as well as technical ... Read the full article

G20 Insurance Forum to outline insurers’ role in tackling global challenges

26th September 2018

A series of discussions are due to take place in Argentina this week as the G20 Insurance Forum examines the role of insurers in tackling global challenges. The forum’s first session will examine insurers’ role in boosting resilience and stability in society, and the part insurers play in food security and ... Read the full article

Boost Insurance launches Paladin Cyber InsurTech program

26th September 2018

Boost Insurance, a recently established InsurTech development platform, has announced the launch of its first InsurTech program, Paladin Cyber. Boost said that, by utilising its technology and end-to-end insurance infrastructure, Paladin’s admitted, multi-state SMB cyber program was brought to market in just four and a half months, which compares with an ... Read the full article

RSA launches £25m capacity cyber protection product

20th September 2018

RSA, one of the largest UK commercial insurers, has expanded its cyber protection to provide standalone, comprehensive worldwide cover of up to £25 million in capacity. The new cover is an evolution of its existing cyber product for small and medium-sized enterprises and offers a Deloitte-supported, detailed cyber risk assessment for ... Read the full article

Price cycles less pronounced, rates to fade out in 2019: S&P Global

20th September 2018

In the wake of Monte Carlo’s 62nd "Rendez-Vous de Septembre", S&P Global believes 2018 clearly demonstrated that price cycles have become less pronounced, reinforcing its belief that rate increases will fade out in 2019. The main reason for this pressure, S&P says, is the significant capacity of both traditional and alternative ... Read the full article

Companies that don’t embrace change face irrelevancy: Ed CEO Steve Hearn

14th September 2018

Companies that fail to embrace new dynamics and “Continue to peddle the old model” will ultimately become redundant, says Steve Hearn, Chief Executive Officer of the London and global insurance and reinsurance brokerage, Ed. In a conversation at the Reinsurance Rendez-vous with Hearn and Kieran Angelini-Hurll, CEO of Reinsurance at Ed, ... Read the full article

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