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RESEARCH AND BRIEFINGS

Health Care, Education Led Take-up of Cyber Insurance Followed by Hospitality and Gaming

 


Excerpted from BRINK | November 18, 2015

Health care facilities, universities and schools continue to be on cybercriminals’ radar, but attacks in the hospitality and gaming, power and utilities and other sectors reveal that no organization is immune to a cyber attack or failure of technology.

Health care and education clients had the highest cyber insurance take-up rates in 2014, followed by hospitality and gaming and services. Universities and schools present attractive targets because they house a vast array of personal information of students, parents, employees, alumni and others: Social Security numbers, health care information, financial data and research papers can all be compromised.

The broader scope of hacktivists contributed to the increase in cyber insurance purchases in 2014….

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