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More companies purchasing cyber insurance – Marsh

March 26, 2020 / Ryan Smith

More and more businesses are purchasing cyber insurance, according to a new report by Marsh. Forty-two per cent (42%) of Marsh’s US-based clients purchased cyber insurance last year, up from 38% in 2018 and more than double the number of companies that purchased cyber coverage in 2014, according to Marsh’s 2019 Cyber Insurance Purchasing Trends Report. The number of Marsh US clients who purchased standalone cyber insurance for the first time grew 18% in 2019, compared to 12% in 2018. Marsh posted a 37% increase in the number of new hospitality and gaming clients purchasing standalone cyber insurance last year, the highest growth rate among Marsh’s clients, the company reported.