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Cyber insurance & reinsurance news

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 is an emerging and fast-growing class of insurance and reinsurance business, so our cyber insurance news follows industry trends and reports on what is happening in the cyber underwriting market.

Collaboration key to managing rising cost of cyber insurance: Resilience’s Hussain

28th September 2023

"Managing the rising cost of cyber insurance requires a collaborative approach across the industry... By working together, the industry can create a more resilient and sustainable market," suggests Rehan Hussain, Head of Underwriting in the UK and Europe at cyber risk solution company Resilience. Hussain's comments stem from an interview with ... Read the full article

Hannover Re’s Muehlbeyer highlights need for expanded capacity in cyber re/insurance market

26th September 2023

In a recent webinar titled "Cyber ILS – How can it be brought to the capital markets?" hosted by Twelve Capital, Max Muehlbeyer, Senior Underwriter for Retrocessions & Capital Markets at Hannover Re, shed light on the challenges and opportunities facing the cyber insurance and reinsurance sectors. Muehlbeyer underscored the burgeoning ... Read the full article

Cyber crime fears present massive opportunities for the industry: PwC’s Jim Bichard

26th September 2023

With cyber crime fears being heavily highlighted in PwC's "Insurance Banana Skins 2023" report, Reinsurance News spoke to Jim Bichard, Partner and Global Insurance Leader at PwC, at RVS 2023 about what the industry needs to do to try and combat these ongoing fears. "The amount of protection that currently exists ... Read the full article

Cyber attacks & financial risks named as biggest worry for mid-sized companies: QBE

21st September 2023

Cyber attacks and financial risks have been ranked as the biggest worries for mid-sized businesses, according to QBE North America. In their 2023 Mid-Sized Company Risk Report, QBE NA sheds light on the dynamic landscape of mid-sized businesses across the United States. The report, presents an in depth analysis of 12 macro ... Read the full article

There is enough data to create models and insure cyber risks: Russell Group

20th September 2023

With cyber being one of the top emerging risks for the re/insurance industry, some believe there are still many challenges to overcome, one of them being the creation of models to make it insurable, as it is argued there is not enough data yet to support them. Data and analytics firm ... Read the full article

QBE launches cyber offering in Middle East, hires Marsh’s Sarah Hamlat to lead

18th September 2023

Primary insurer QBE has announced that it has launched a cyber offering in the Middle East as part of its global cyber growth strategy. According to the firm, the new offering forms part of QBE’s International Markets portfolio. At the same time, QBE has appointed Sarah Hamlat as Senior Cyber Underwriter to ... Read the full article

Arch launches proactive cyber insurance solution, Arch CyPro

13th September 2023

Arch Insurance has announced the launch of Arch CyPro, a "pioneering cyber insurance solution designed to proactively safeguard businesses in an environment of rapidly evolving cyber threats." According to the firm, Arch CyPro is powered by the Arch Cyber Risk Engineering Team (ACRE), a specialist cyber team integrated into every stage ... Read the full article

Envelop Risk launches Cyber Partnership Platforms

12th September 2023

Envelop Risk, the data-driven cyber (re)insurance and analytics specialist, has launched its Cyber Partnership Platforms - a programme for cedents wishing to either enter the cyber risk market or expand their existing participation. Envelop explained the initiative is designed to enable cedents to "grasp the opportunity cyber presents in a controlled, ... Read the full article

Cyber insurance is yet to evolve to the same levels as property cat: Swiss Re

12th September 2023

During Swiss Re's press briefing at RVS Monte Carlo 2023, Gianfranco Lot, Swiss Re's Chief Underwriting Officer, Property & Casualty Reinsurance, explained that cyber insurance is yet to evolve to the same levels as property cat. Within their property cat line, the reinsurance giant uses models that allows them to understand ... Read the full article

Moody’s RMS launches Cyber Industry Steering Group

12th September 2023

Moody’s RMS has announced the launch of its Cyber Industry Steering Group to develop industry initiatives that respond to the growth of the global cyber insurance market. According to Moody's RMS, leading market participants Munich Re and Gallagher Re, and global cyber risk management leader Bitsight have joined the steering group, ... Read the full article

Reinsurance pricing “should be increased further for cyber”: S&P Global at RVS 2023

11th September 2023

Speaking at S&P Global Ratings' briefing at RVS Monte Carlo 2023, Johannes Bender director and lead analyst stated that "reinsurance pricing should be increased further for cyber." During the briefing he addressed how cyber is one of the fastest growing lines of business within the industry, highlighting the $12 billion in ... Read the full article

Insurance industry grapples with rising cyber crime threat, climate change concerns: PwC

11th September 2023

In the "Insurance Banana Skins 2023" report, a joint effort by PwC and CSFI, the global insurance industry's primary concerns have been revealed, with mounting fears over cyber crime and escalating worries regarding climate change. The insurance industry faces its foremost challenge in the form of cyber crime. This threat encompasses ... Read the full article

Separating first party cyber reinsurance can increase participation, says Lockton Re

11th September 2023

Global reinsurance broker Lockton Re has released a new report which discusses the benefits of breaking the cyber peril into requisite parts, an approach the broker says can potentially improve the access to capital and expertise. Titled 'The All Risk Cyber (ARC) Challenge: An Assessment to Simplify Cyber Reinsurance,' Lockton Re's ... Read the full article

PERILS & CyberAcuView team up to launch US Cyber Industry Loss Index

10th September 2023

Zurich-based catastrophe insurance data provider, PERILS and CyberAcuView, the independent US-based organisation set-up by leading cyber insurers for the benefit of the cyber insurance market, have announced the launch of a US Cyber Industry Loss Index. According to the announcement, the Cyber Industry Loss Index reports affirmative US primary cyber market ... Read the full article

Cyber reinsurance prices stabilise as demand surges: Moody’s survey

6th September 2023

In a recent Moody's survey, it has been revealed that cyber reinsurance prices are finally finding stability after years of significant increases. This development comes as insurers brace for the possibility of further rises in cyber loss costs, prompting a growing number of them to seek increased reinsurance protection. The shift ... Read the full article