Doug Bedell — February 13, 2019, 11:52 am

Schneier: ‘Cyber Insurance Can Be a Vexing Market’


Bruce Schneier advises that cyber insurance is becoming a big, and problematic, factor as hacker intrusions on the Internet grow.

” First, the scope of cyber risks vastly exceeds available coverage, as cyber perils cut across most areas of commercial insurance in an unprecedented manner: direct losses to policyholders and third-party claims (clients, customers, etc.); financial, physical and IP damages; business interruption, and so on. Yet no cyber insurance policies cover this entire spectrum.

“Second, the scope of cyber-risk coverage under existing policies, whether traditional general liability or property policies or cyber-specific policies, is rarely comprehensive (to cover all possible cyber perils) and often unclear (i.e., it does not explicitly pertain to all manifestations of cyber perils, or it explicitly excludes some).”

So just sit there, provoking intrusions via your keyboard. It’s a new cyber world.

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