For the healthcare sector where 34% of all organizations were hit by ransomware last year, cyber insurance may seem like a good investment. However, this may give many organizations a false sense of security.
AXA made news earlier in the month for opting to drop ransomware payment coverage from new cyber insurance policies in France. Operations in Asia were subsequently hit by a ransomware attack.
AXA France, regional division of European insurance giant AXA Group and France's largest general insurer, has announced that it will no longer reimburse ransomware payments for customers within the country.
Cyber insurance firm CNA Financial potentially leaked clients’ data after being the victim of a sophisticated cyber attack that disrupted services. Data obtained may help hackers optimize targeting of firm’s customers.
New report from Allianz finds that cyber crime causes the most expensive insurance losses, but that internal failures are the most frequent overall reasons for cyber claims.
With number of cyberattacks climbing, having a cyber insurance with the appropriate coverage can make a difference between a company surviving an incident and shutting down because of it.
Most businesses are more vulnerable to emerging risks such as malware and ransomware attacks than traditional threats yet there are coverages gaps in their cyber insurance policy.
Marsh report shows that companies purchasing cyber insurance in 2019 more than doubled since 2014 as more and more companies are recognizing cyber threats as a critical business risk.
Ransomware attacks are causing a spike in cyber insurance rates as insurers need to cover ransom amount and recovery costs if hackers fail to make good on unlocking the compromised systems.
Cyber insurance providers will now incentivize clients to buy cybersecurity services and products under the new Marsh Cyber Catalyst program with first group of 17 services added this September.