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The Gately Report: The Ins and Outs of Cyber Insurance Coverage, AiTM Phishing, Hackers Target Journalists

Organizations are struggling to protect operational technology and are getting breached as a result.

Edward Gately

July 14, 2022

11 Slides

With cyberattacks increasing in frequency and severity, demand for cyber insurance coverage is skyrocketing with businesses hoping to minimize losses from attacks.

The-Gately-Report-logo-300x200.jpgAccording to Fitch Ratings, cyber insurance is the fastest-growing product segment in the U.S. property/casualty (P/C) insurance market, driven by a sharp increase in cyber incidents, particularly ransomware, that led to higher claim counts and loss severity over the past two years.

Cyber insurance generally covers a business’ liability for a data breach involving sensitive customer information, such as Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, account numbers, driver’s license numbers and health records. However, it can be a challenge to get coverage and premiums are rising.

In this week’s Gately Report, we cover all things cyber insurance with Jon Siegler, LogicGate’s co-founder and chief product officer. LogicGate helps ensure organizations have all of the security controls needed to obtain cyber insurance.

Cyber Insurance Coverage Not Just for Tech Companies

Channel Futures: Who needs cyber insurance coverage?

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LogicGate’s Jon Siegler

Jon Siegler: Well, I think just about every company these days is a technology company to some degree. And you’re storing sensitive information and oftentimes personally identifiable information, which particularly in the United States there’s now a myriad of laws on the books from different states that expose companies to risk whenever there is a data breach. Obviously the companies that it’s most important for are typically technology companies because you’re often dealing with a lot of information and a lot of data that you’re storing, particularly of the personal variety, as well as sensitive information.

Even if you don’t think of yourself as a technology company, you probably have personal information and sensitive customer information that you’re storing in one place or the other, even if it’s just through your email. Let’s say you email something to the wrong customer. That’s still technically a data breach and every company uses email today. So I think that puts it in perspective for a lot of companies.

Scroll through out slideshow above for more on cyber insurance and more cybersecurity news.

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About the Author(s)

Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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