Learn about the influence of cyber risks in the insurance market

Cybercrime is one of the greatest risks that companies are exposed to on a daily basis today, where the Internet of things, social networks and applications have provided an environment conducive to exponentially increasing spaces of vulnerability.

These types of attacks are one of the most accentuated concerns for companies, institutions and governments. Cybercrime has managed to structure itself to break any security barrier and does not discriminate when attacking and choosing its victims. A hacker attacks on average every 39 seconds.

These attacks are based on:

  • Information theft.
  • Obtaining personal data.
  • Theft of bank passwords.
  • Disable teams.

On average there are in 2020, more than 200,000 million devices connected and exposed to attacks, with an incalculable security breach. This panorama is causing the cybersecurity sector to change its way of approaching the fight against cybercrime and to organize itself more and more around the protection of information, the most valuable asset.

Fundación MAPFRE assures that companies must be aware of the need to incorporate cybersecurity within risk management in order to be able to obtain preventive measures and plans to detect vulnerabilities.

One of the most emphasized points by MAPFRE is the one that ensures that companies must change their mentality in order to work together with insurance companies so that insurance does not become an analgesic element in the absence of security measures. Policies associated with technological risks are currently evolving due to the development of digitization and the use of new technologies.

The clear lack of data on claims and their evolution, has indicated the need for companies to study the risks they insure with better precision. In the same sense, it is essential to know the true scope of your computer protection systems and qualify their resistance capacity in the event of a cyberattack.

This is a very positive scenario for insurance, since it is expected that in about ten years the global volume of premiums for this type of insurance will increase to more than 20,000 million dollars, as a result of an increase in the number of claims at the global and the existence of an increasingly interconnected and digitized business environment.

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