Cyber Liability Trends to Watch


Cyberattacks are increasing in frequency and severity, causing insurance prices to rise across the industry. In a constantly changing cyber landscape, it’s vital to know what’s coming next. Here are five trends to watch in 2022:

  1. Tightened underwriting standards – Cyber insurers may ask for documentation of workplace cyber policies and cybersecurity practices. Some cyber insurers are adjusting their appetite and tightening policy wordings.
  2. Increased ransomware concerns – A ransomware attack occurs when cybercriminals compromise computer systems and demand payment in exchange for restoring the technology. These attacks have incrased by 500% since 2018.
  3. Increased double extortion claims – A double extortion attack is a ransomware attack that threatens to publish or sell stolen data if ransoms aren’t paid. These attacks can even damage organizations with recovery systems.
  4. Greater government involvement – The U.S. government has become more involved in preventing cyberattacks by providing additional cybersecurity guidance to employers.
  5. Increased business email compromise risk – Business email compromise attacks trick employees into sending money or sensitive information to cybercriminals. These losses increased 58% from 2015 to 2019.

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