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Airmic regularly carries out research, and publishes the results in the form of reports, guides and benchmarking documents.

The Harsh Market, with a focus on cyber


Airmic 8th October 2021


Headline findings include:

  • Of those members who buy cyber insurance and have had a claim, all claims related to a ransomware attack and all claims have been paid.
  • Employee education and email defences are materially the most likely cyber risk controls.
  • Data breach advisors and security advisors are by a significant margin the most likely first points of contact following a cyber incident.
  • Premium rates for cyber are rising and increases of 400% have been seen for the first time in these surveys.
  • Cyber risks are the most likely new risks to be financed by Captives.
  • The market, generally, is still perceived as “hard”, but there are green shoots emerging in market conditions, as a number of members report an easing back of premium rate increases and cover limitations, albeit there remain challenges for programme capacity.
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