The global cyber insurance market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 23.4 % and is estimated at US$ 9 billion in 2022. While the rise in cloud computing and the growth of the e-commerce industry are some of the key factors affecting the growth of the global cyber insurance market, the concept of cyber risk is crucial for the global cyber insurance market.
An integrated view of cyber insurance is critical to fully address the range of risks that it can give rise to. Cyber risk bridges the gap between tangible and intangible assets, which leaves an organization exposed to a much wider scale of damage, which is not often adequately insured for.
In past years, cyber insurance has been focused on digital assets, such as clients’ personal data or transactional data. The increase in cyber-attacks along with their wider impact has led the key market players across the cyber insurance industry to rethink the knock-on effect on other insurance lines like personal (reputation), property (physical damage), intellectual property (competitor information), etc.
The unfolding of cyber insurance developments from a single focus on digital to encompassing other asset classes is a nascent one, with current insurers struggling to use traditional methods to model these risks, especially in the light of minimal, and unrepresentative, data.
Apart from that, the market has seen a growth in the demand for cyber insurance with the penetration of the pandemic and remote working as enterprise Virtual Private Network (VPN) servers become prone to cyberattacks. Moreover, the pandemic period reflected a huge rise in ransomware attacks, spam mail, etc.
Increasing frequency and sophistication of Cyber Attacks to fuel the market growth
There is no denying that the sophistication of ransomware attacks has become a major problem in recent years. Increases in sophisticated cyberattacks imply the emergence of a new breed of threat that has evolved from its predecessors. However, even the most archaic techniques can expose gaps in an organization’s defenses. The sophistication is in the attacker’s approach and delivery. Moreover, cybercriminals have started adapting new techniques and evolving the old ones to increase success rates by experimenting with different luring techniques.
In addition, the emerging concept of crime-as-a-Service is expected to fuel the demand for cyber insurance in corporate companies as cybercriminals emulate corporate practices by aligning commercially and diversifying their enterprises, seeking profits by moving more of their activities online. This level of sophistication forces legitimate organizations everywhere to adapt their security strategies and fortify their internal business operations.
Upsurge in Ransomware Attacks is expected to propel the Cyber Insurance Market Growth
In 2021, ransomware attacks continued to ravage the bottom lines of both their victims and insurance carriers. As per the data, during the first six months of 2021, US$ 590 million were paid in ransom payments, as opposed to US$ 416 million paid in all of 2020. The latest analysis by RationalStat says that over the past year, the average downtime from a ransomware attack was 23 days with average business interruption losses and other costs increasing from US$ 761,106 to US$ 1.85 million in 2021. Such ransomware attacks make cyber insurance unavoidable for companies across various industry verticals including healthcare, retail, BFSI, etc.
- In addition, the cyber-insurance market globally is showing a rapid growth rate, the reason for the growth is a recent push in the awareness of the importance of residual cyber-risk management solutions such as cyber insurance among organizations with Internet-facing business processes, combined with the traditional extremely low coverage base spanned by cyber insurance solutions in the last decade.
- However, companies have started considering cyber insurance as an investment, and the amount of yearly cyber insurance coverage companies usually buy ranges from US$1 million (small companies) to US$ 200 million (large IT service providers).
- Such growth prospects have compelled major cyber insurance policy carriers in India to claim that cyber insurance might be the fastest-growing insurance sector in India today. This is primarily because companies in nearly every sector including startups, manufacturing, transportation, banks, non-banks, IT service, health, and retail are steadily digitizing their entire workflow for increased Return on Investment (ROI) and business process efficiency reasons, and are waking up to the cyber-risk management importance of such policies, especially post-pandemic.
Market Structure and Competition Landscape
The global market for cyber insurance is fragmented in nature as a large number of players operate globally creating cut-throat competition for the players in the market. Also, mergers and acquisitions are common trends cited in the global cyber insurance market.
The key players in the cyber insurance market globally are Traveler Indemnity Company, AXA AL, Chubb, American International Group, Inc, Beazley Group, AXIS Capital, BCS Financial Corporation, Zurich Insurance, CNA Financial Corporation, The Hanover Insurance Group, Bajaj Allianz, ICICI Lombard, Tata AIG, HDFC Ergo and Lloyds India among others.
- In Jan 2023, San Francisco-based At-Bay become a full-stack insurance carrier with the acquisition of At-Bay Specialty Insurance Company (At-Bay SIC) from XL Insurance America, Inc.
- At-Bay said the move to a full-stack carrier will allow the company to better serve its policyholders and accelerate planned product expansion into additional specialty lines, as well as give At-Bay more control over the entire insurance value chain while strengthening its commitment to the wholesale channel.
- In Jan 2023, Coalition’s UK business began trading as an approved Lloyd’s cover holder. Last year, Coalition launched an independent Bermuda-based Class 3B reinsurer, Ferian Re, that catered to provide capacity across Coalition’s cyber programs.
Key Market Segmentation: Global Cyber Insurance Market
RationalStat has segmented the global cyber insurance market on the basis of cyber loss type, coverage type, insurance type, enterprise size, end user, and region/country.
- By Cyber Loss Type
- Digital Damage
- IP Theft
- Business Interruption
- Digital Assets
- Physical Damage
- Digital Damage
- By Coverage Type
- Liability Coverage
- Credit Monitoring
- Public Relations
- Reputational Risk
- Legal Defense
- Settlement Costs
- Crisis Management
- Recovery Costs
- Regulatory Fines
- By Insurance Type
- By Enterprise Size
- Large Enterprises
- By End User
- IT & Telecom
- Others (Government, Travel & Tourism, etc.)
- By Region
- North America
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America
- Western Europe
- Rest of Western Europe
- Eastern Europe
- Rest of Eastern Europe
- Asia Pacific
- South Korea
- ASEAN (Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, etc.)
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Middle East & Africa
- South Africa
- Rest of the Middle East & Africa
- North America
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