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Insuring Security

As companies increasingly do battle with hackers, viruses, data privacy leaks and theft and other cyber mishaps, insurers are developing cyber-insurance policies that protect firms across all industries—from financial services to retail to healthcare—against business interruption, data destruction, cyber extortion, cyber-terrorism and other threats to companies’ IT systems. Beginning in 2000, as cyber risks became more prevalent and companies got more involved in e-business, the insurance industry began to develop products that underwrite those risks. Still, only about $100 million in cyber insurance has been sold so far. Says Gartner Inc. research analyst Vincent Oliva: “That’s pretty small when you look at the multitrillion dollar insurance industry.” Full Story

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