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Cyber insurance industry to exceed $20 billion by 2025: research

COVID-19 has also brought about a permanent shift in the way businesses and consumers operate

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Cyber insurance industry to exceed $20 billion by 2025: research. Source: shutterstock.com

According to GlobalData, the global cyber insurance market was worth $7 billion in gross written premiums a year ago and will reach $20.6 billion by 2025.

The report reveals that cybersecurity was thrust into the spotlight in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic forced businesses to digitize their processes and adopt remote working practices overnight.

The pandemic also presented an opportunity for cybercriminals to exploit global panic, with a surge in cyberattacks occurring in 2020. This has made the need for cyber insurance apparent to businesses, but the market is not as easy to navigate as it once was.

The cyber insurance market has seen rapid expansion in recent years, with customers enjoying high coverage limits, flat rates, and abundant capacity as insurers sought to capture business in a highly competitive market. Despite lower cover limits and increasing premiums, we expect the cyber insurance market to see continual strong year-on-year growth up to 2025. The need for robust cybersecurity and cyber insurance is becoming apparent to businesses of all types and sizes, as the frequency and severity of cyberattacks continues to rise
Ben Carey-Evans, Insurance Analyst at GlobalData

The market recorded growth of 33.5% in 2020 as businesses around the world realized the increased threat COVID-19 and staff working from home posed. The growth rate is set to remain high throughout the forecast period, with GlobalData projecting a rate of 27.3% growth in 2021.

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