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Monday 23 July 2018


Beazley expands social engineering offering

Written by staff reporter

Beazley has launched a new excess policy for the US market that expands the protection available to firms that fall victim to impersonation scams.

Social engineering attacks have proliferated in recent years, costing some companies millions of dollars. Insurance coverage to address the risk has largely failed to keep pace with the larger attacks, typically providing between US$100,000 and US$250,000 of protection.

Bill Jennings, crime underwriter at Beazley, said: “Brokers and insureds have been clamoring for higher limits for social engineering risks, and we’ve come up with a very simple excess form to meet their needs. Our coverage can follow the terms of another insurer’s primary cover. It can also be used to boost the social engineering cover currently available under our own market-leading cyber policy, Beazley Breach Response.”

Beazley’s new policy addresses this shortfall, providing coverage of up to US$5,000,000 in excess of underlying coverage of at least US$250,000. The coverage is available on a surplus lines basis only.

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