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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.

Endurance appoints cyber insurance product leader

24th March 2017

Bermuda-based insurance and reinsurance group Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. has named Brad Gow as its cyber insurance product leader. Gow has been with Endurance since March 2011, as a Senior Vice President with product responsibilities for the firm's Endurance Pro professional liability and cyber risk insurance businesses. As Global Cyber Product Leader for Endurance ... Read the full article

XL Catlin names Tuplin International Head of Cyber & Tech, Media & Telecoms

23rd March 2017

Insurer and reinsurer XL Catlin has named James Tuplin Head of Cyber & Technology, Media and Telecoms, International, based in the firm's London office. In his new role Tuplin will be responsible for the underwriting of cyber insurance and professional indemnity insurance for the technology and media sectors. Tuplin has roughly 15 years ... Read the full article

Pool Re cyber risk coverage to incentivise cyber-resilience

17th March 2017

Pool Re, the UK government and industry backed terrorism reinsurance scheme, is ploughing ahead with its plans to add property coverage for terror-related cyber events to its offering. According to its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Julian Enoizi who spoke with Reuters last week, the coverage arrangements will include incentives to ... Read the full article

Pool Re hopeful to include terror-related cyber for property cover: CEO, Enoizi

10th March 2017

Pool Re, the UK government and industry backed terrorism reinsurance scheme, is planning to extend its coverage to include cyber attacks on property, says the entities Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Julian Enoizi. Speaking to Reuters, Enoizi said "Insurance is there for the unimaginable - we're here to insure the unforeseen," and revealed that ... Read the full article

Driverless cars may increase cyber reinsurance demand: Fitch

9th March 2017

The adoption of driverless or autonomous cars and other vehicles will completely transform the motor insurance sector, according to a report from Fitch Ratings. The impact on reinsurance markets is as yet unclear, although many believe that a general shrinking of the motor insurance risk pool will occur, as accidents become ... Read the full article

Swiss Re highlights role of re/insurance in cyber risk

6th March 2017

Swiss Re has launched its new re/insurance think tank, the Swiss Re Institute, with the release of a report that investigates the growing sphere of cyber risk, examining constraints in risk assessment as well as potential new models for risk analytics and coverage. Opportunities for reinsurance are expanding in the fast-developing ... Read the full article

Report highlights potential shortcomings of organisations’ cyber controls

1st March 2017

A new report claims that insurance and reinsurance protection alone is insufficient to manage the growing threat of cyber attacks, citing that cyber controls utilised by organisations to mitigate data breaches, and similar, might not be up to the task. The analysis and report on the capabilities of cyber controls comes ... Read the full article

Tom Ridge’s cyber advisory firm to partner with Risk Cooperative

21st February 2017

Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge’s cyber advisory firm, Ridge Global, has announced plans to form a strategic and leadership partnership with Risk Cooperative to offer a new blend of advisory, education, technology and risk-transfer solutions. The firms will be led by Tom Ridge, who will serve as Chairman, and ... Read the full article

New York cyber rules could increase demand, but also potential for loss

16th February 2017

Cyber security regulations being put in place by the New York Department of Financial Service (NYDFS) could help to increase demand for cyber risk insurance cover, and ultimately reinsurance, but may also increase the exposure and loss potential re/insurers hold, says Fitch Ratings. The regulations coming into effect on March 1st ... Read the full article

Barbican boosts cyber team

14th February 2017

Barbican Insurance has appointed two new executives to head up its cyber division, naming Graeme King as new business group leader, and Richard Spotswood as underwriting manager. Both practitioners join Barbican’s Syndicate 1955 from Allianz, where King served as practice leader and underwriter for PI and cyber, and Spotswood acted as ... Read the full article

Arthur J. Gallagher targets cyber coverage gaps for manufacturers

9th February 2017

With a newly launched cyber insurance product broker Arthur J. Gallagher is targeting some of the gaps in existing cyber coverages, a step that could help to open up some of the untapped cyber exposure to the market which could generate significant reinsurance demand. Backed by A rated Lloyd's of London ... Read the full article

Aon hires U.S. intelligence expert in Cyber role

1st February 2017

Reinsurance broker Aon Benfield has hired U.S. intelligence expert Craig Guiliano, as Technology Consultant in its Cyber division, as it looks to improve its understanding of cyber risks across the world. Guiliano joins the firm with more than 13 years of experience in conducting human and business intelligence, the assessment of cyber ... Read the full article

QBE signs deal to licence RMS Cyber Accumulation Management System

3rd January 2017

QBE Insurance Group has agreed a multi-year deal to licence the RMS Cyber Accumulation Management System, with catastrophe risk management firm RMS. The risk modeller explains that the agreement will allow the insurer's cyber business to model a variety of cyber catastrophe events. The growing threat of cyber attacks across the ... Read the full article

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