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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.

No cyber insurance surge following WannaCry: Research

3rd July 2017

The recent ransomware cyber attack named WannaCry has not stimulated much of an uptick in demand for cyber insurance coverage, according to research carried out among brokers. The survey of 250 UK insurance brokerages shows that after the WannaCry cyber attack there has been little increase at all in the number ... Read the full article

Reputational risk from cyber “kills modern businesses” – Inga Beale, Lloyd’s

28th June 2017

Inga Beale the Chief Executive of the Lloyd's of London insurance and reinsurance market has warned today that it is reputational risks and fallout from a cyber breach that "kills modern businesses." With the recent WannaCry ransomware attacks, and the ongoing impacts of Petya or PetrWrap which is a current attack, ... Read the full article

Lack of employee knowledge threatens firms’ cyber security: Willis Towers Watson

16th June 2017

The so-called human element of the cyber equation, employees' understanding of cyber risk, was ranked by 79% of U.S. employees as the biggest barrier to firms' cyber risk management in a recent Willis Towers Watson survey. The survey revealed a massive disparity between firms' beliefs about their level of protection, and ... Read the full article

Reinsurers shift from quota share arrangements to directly acess cyber risk: Aon Benfield

16th June 2017

Evolving consumer demand and increased regulation and awareness of cyber risk are driving an expected near-term exponential market growth, and reinsurers who have so far cautiously tread into the cyber space through quota share arrangements with insurers are making bolder moves to directly take on the risk, Aon Benfield said ... Read the full article

Cyber growth to drive increased profitability at Munich Re, says J.P. Morgan

15th June 2017

J.P. Morgan has maintained that reinsurance giant Munich Re will beat its conservative full-year 2017 net profit target and also increased its full-year 2018 and 2019 profit estimates for the reinsurer, driven by an expectation of continued cyber growth. The German domiciled reinsurer announced in March a 2017 profit guidance of ... Read the full article

Growing loss complexity driving loss adjusting innovation: Cunningham Lindsey

6th June 2017

The evolution of the risk transfer landscape, underlined by increasingly complex insured losses, is driving greater innovation in loss adjusting, according to recent analysis from Cunningham Lindsey. Loss adjusting, claims management, and risk solutions firm, Cunningham Lindsey, has produced its 2017 Major and Complex Loss Review, which reveals increased innovation in loss adjusting ... Read the full article

Chief Risk Officers need to update skills for re/insurer’s success

6th June 2017

Chief Risk Officers (CROs) are "integral to the future success of insurance companies,” but need to develop a new set of strategic skills to match demands of the future, according to a joint report by Mazar, accounting and advisory services firm and risk technology research firm, Chartis Research, which found ... Read the full article

Re/insurers need proactive cyber development and marketing strategies: Inga Beale

5th June 2017

Speaking at Mexico's AMIS Insurance Conference, Lloyd's Inga Beale reiterated the urgency of getting aboard the cyber insurance market, which she said could triple in size to $7.5 billion by 2020. "I don’t think that, as a sector, we are doing enough to promote the benefits of cyber insurance and make ... Read the full article

Increasing regulation on data breaches to spur cyber re/insurance growth: RBC

2nd June 2017

Cyber has been hailed as the re/insurance shooting star with the potential to more than double in size by 2020 - nothing brings more promise to the industry then this emerging market space. Although growth so far has stemmed mostly from the U.S. cyber market, RBC said in a recent report ... Read the full article

Cyber risk aggregation a threat to re/insurer solvency

1st June 2017

While underwriting cyber risks is seen as one of the biggest opportunities in insurance and reinsurance right now, the risks to re/insurers could be equally large. Cyber attacks such as the recent WannaCry ransomware have clearly demonstrated that self-propagating cyber exploits could become major sources of aggregated losses for the insurance ... Read the full article

Cyber, the innovative opportunity for the London market: Bousfield, Capsicum Re

30th May 2017

There's been notable concern across the global insurance and reinsurance industry of London's ability to maintain its position as an international re/insurance hub in an increasingly competitive and post-Brexit world, but could the cyber reinsurance market be the perfect opportunity for London to embrace? Discussing the growing threat of cyber in relation ... Read the full article

Re/insurance challenges and opportunities of the future: EY

26th May 2017

As the re/insurance industry enters an era marked by shifting inner dynamics and fast-paced changes to macroeconomic conditions, EY analysts have outlined the unique challenges and opportunities set to create the market of the future. EY said the key long-term determinants of this changing scape were down largely to demographic shifts, policy ... Read the full article

Critical infrastructure the next cyber battleground

25th May 2017

As cyber threats increase, alongside the exponential advancements being seen in technology which can heighten cyber risk there is also an increasing threat to legacy systems, particularly in areas such as critical infrastructure, according to experts. It is expected that cyber attacks against critical infrastructure, power grids and energy infrastructure, telecommunications, ... Read the full article

Re/insurance to take minimal share of $8 billion WannaCry economic loss: A.M. Best

23rd May 2017

Insurance industry focused cyber-security firm, Cyence, has pegged the WannaCry ransomware attack economic loss at an estimated $8 billion, although insurance and reinsurance protection is expected to cover just a fraction of this, warns A.M. Best. The recent, global ransomware attack that impacted 150 countries and that was felt across a number of ... Read the full article

Average cyber limit doubles & penetration levels increasing: CIAB

22nd May 2017

A number of factors continue to converge in the global cyber insurance space resulting in increased demand, while the average cyber policy limit has roughly doubled in the last six months, according to The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (CIAB). The CIAB's latest Cyber Insurance Market Watch Survey highlights some ... Read the full article

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