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New War & Terrorism Exclusions Complicate Cyber Market

New War & Terrorism Exclusions Complicate Cyber Market

Cybercriminals are waging a constant virtual battle to steal or ransom money and valuable information. Now, insurers are worried about the growing threat that actual war may spill over into cyberspace due to the conflict in Ukraine and rising geopolitical tensions worldwide (source 1). To combat the potential for catastrophic losses arising from cyber war and terrorism, Lloyds and other major insurers are deploying exclusions starting in 2023 for state-sponsored and widespread attacks. These exclusions add more uncertainty for insureds even as cyber policies evolve to address the constantly changing threat landscape. It’s crucial for retail agents and insureds to understand how these new exclusions may affect their cyber coverage and exposures. A wholesale broker with deep expertise in cyber coverage and strong carrier relationships can help guide retailers and their clients through potentially confusing policy choices to build the optimal cyber program.

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Medical Malpractice Claims Trends

Medical Malpractice Claims Trends

Medical malpractice claims have far-reaching financial, psychological, and social effects on patients and healthcare providers at every level. The loss of key staff members and the negative publicity associated with medical professional liability lawsuits can do significant damage to a hospital or medical clinic. Current trends indicate malpractice claims have been growing in severity, making effective risk management plans and adequate medical professional liability insurance coverage vital to the long-term success and sustainability of any hospital or medical practice.

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VPN & MFA: Why Cyber Insurance Applicants Need Both

VPN & MFA: Why Cyber Insurance Applicants Need Both

It was around 10:30 pm on a Saturday night when the email came in. One of the few on-duty employees read it and assumed it was a joke or some form of spam. The email said the network had been locked, and the company would need to pay a ransom of $400,000 to regain control of its system. Unfortunately, the email was not a joke. By Sunday morning, the company’s executive team realized the gravity of the situation. They had been hacked, and their network was now under the control of an anonymous bad actor.

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OPPI: Professional Liability Designed for Project Owners

OPPI: Professional Liability Designed for Project Owners

Construction projects are often complex undertakings, involving a variety of different stakeholders, including contractors, architects, designers, subcontractors, suppliers, and project employees. With several entities involved, the potential liability exposures of construction projects can be extensive. While project owners typically require subcontracted design professionals and construction managers to carry Architects & Engineers (A&E) insurance, coverage for a project owner under an A&E policy is still far from guaranteed.

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How Digitization Is Driving Cyber Risk for Motor Carriers

How Digitization Is Driving Cyber Risk for Motor Carriers

Motor carriers have traditionally been paper-based businesses with bills of lading, inspection reports, delivery receipts, and other necessary operational documents kept in tangible files. As more trucking businesses go digital, they are entering a new world of improved efficiency that also comes with larger data volume and increased cyber risk.

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