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Understanding When and How to Use Cyberinsurance Effectively

Published: 12 March 2015

ID: G00274770

Analyst(s): John A. Wheeler , Paul Proctor , L Akshay


Many organizations are exploring cyberinsurance as a method to transfer risk and hedge against IT-related loss. While interest continues to grow, the market for cyberinsurance is still developing, because the risks underlying the coverage are difficult to quantify from an actuarial standpoint.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Understand the Scope and Use of Cyberinsurance
  • Consider the Current Market Size and Typical Coverage Offered
  • Understand the Reasons to Explore Cyberinsurance Coverage
  • Consider the Reasons Not to Explore Cyberinsurance Coverage

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