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Is it time for a public-private partnership for cyber risk?

October 18, 2021 by Jason Contant

There will be a point at which a cyber tail event will be too expensive for the insurance industry, as a whole, to cover, a speaker said Thursday during the CatIQ Connect virtual conference. “That’s where we are already starting

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Double extortion: The new cyber threat

October 12, 2021 by Jason Contant

Your cyber clients may now be exposed to two risks in one, as the sophistication of ransomware attack patterns continue to increase. “There’s double extortion tactics which are just crippling organizations now,” said Greg Markell, president and CEO of Ridge

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Will cyber insurance rates double in the next couple years?

October 4, 2021 by Jason Contant

Prices in the cyber re/insurance market could rise sharply between 2021 and 2023, in some cases doubling from current levels, according to a report from S&P Global Ratings. “Depending on the region and [terms and conditions], policyholders could expect rate

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Less than half of SMEs are ‘very confident’ in their cyber defences: survey

September 29, 2021 Maddie Johnson, Advisor’s Edge

The vast majority of Canadian companies have cyber security protocols in place, yet many still fall behind when it comes to testing their systems, according to new research from KPMG LLP. The Toronto-based firm’s 2021 Cyber Security Poll found that

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Which cyber risks lurk on the horizon?

September 23, 2021 Canadian Underwriter Staff

As brokers grapple with an evolving cyber insurance market, one managing general agent is looking ahead to help the industry keep pace. George Bozanin, managing partner and head of business development with Coalition Insurance Canada, told Canadian Underwriter the post-pandemic

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Understanding cyberattack techniques can improve your game

September 20, 2021 Canadian Underwriter Staff

Knowing the most common cybersecurity attacks can help brokers better advise their clients on risk mitigation strategies, a Canadian cyber insurance provider has said. Selling cyber policies remains a concern for many brokers, who are struggling to keep up with

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Brokers should focus on prevention in the cyber sales conversation, suggests MGA

September 9, 2021 Canadian Underwriter Staff

Brokers need to change the way they sell cyber insurance and focus on preventing cyberattacks in the first place, a cyber insurance provider suggests. A cyber claim can be terminal for a business, Vishal Kundi, CEO and co-founder of Toronto-based

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How much Canadian insurers have lost on cyber liability so far in 2021

August 31, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Private passenger personal accident insurers have experienced a loss ratio of nearly 70% so far in 2021, while the loss ratio for cyber liability is more than 100%. The federal Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions has posted the

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This insurer has ‘much more stringent underwriting criteria’ in cyber

August 18, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Aggregation and systemic risk in cyber insurance means commercial carriers need to build up more capital for large widespread losses, suggests the CEO of a Bermuda insurer. Within cyber lines, Axis Capital Holdings Limited reduced its limits and increased deductibles,

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How does North America’s cyber risk compare to other regions?

August 16, 2021 by Jason Contant

If your client thinks they are more at risk of a cyberattack in the future, they may not be imagining things. According to a recent survey from global cybersecurity company Trend Micro, 80% of global organizations report they are more

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5 ways to overcome barriers to cyber insurance

August 6, 2021 Canadian Underwriter Staff

The Insurance Bureau of Canada says 99% of Canadian organizations have reported an increase in cyberattacks since COVID-19 began, but many brokers appear to be struggling to sell cyber. “Anecdotally, Canadian brokers have indicated that many clients don’t believe a

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CEOs becoming easy targets of ‘spear-phishing’: cyber insurance provider

August 3, 2021 Canadian Underwriter Staff

With C-Suite email credentials sold on the dark web for as little as $250 per user, Canadian CEOs could become increasing targets for “spear-phishing” attacks, a cyber insurance provider warns. The digital scam involves sending fraudulent emails from what appears