Report: NetDiligence Cyber Claims Study 2017

11/10/2017 11:05

NetDiligence®, a leading provider of cyber risk readiness and response services, announced today it has published its seventh annual Cyber Claims Study, a study of actual losses for data breach events covered by leading cyber liability insurance carriers.

This year’s study contrasts and compares cyber claims data aggregated over the last four years. The report includes loss data from studies published in 2014-2016, as well as 354 claims collected in 2017. It summarizes findings from 2,411 submissions: each one, a data breach insurance claim.

This year’s study finds the aggregated average total breach cost was $394K, with an aggregated average payout for Crisis Services of $249K. The average claim for a large company was $3.2 million. The average claim in the Financial Services sector was $588K, while the average claim in the Healthcare sector was $537K.

“As an independent and trusted partner to the cyber insurance industry, NetDiligence is uniquely positioned to consolidate claims data from multiple insurers into an information repository that risk managers, company executives and insurance underwriters can use to solve real-world problems,” said Mark Greisiger, president of NetDiligence. “We are honored that our cyber liability insurance carrier and broker partners share a sampling of their loss data with us. Without them, the valuable insights this educational study provides would not be possible.”

Sponsoring this year’s NetDiligence Cyber Claims Study are AllClear IDRSMCipriani & Werner, P.C., and Symantec Cyber Insurance.

The 2017 Cyber Claims Study is available for download at the NetDiligence website ( eRiskHub® licensors and their clients have exclusive access to an expanded version of the study in their eRiskHub portal. The eRiskHub® Exclusive version of the report includes a special section for the “numerically inclined”, featuring percentile tables and correlation graphs.

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