Conditions seem ripe for cyber insurance sales to take off given recent high-profile breaches and as more individuals fall victim to identity theft.

In fact, a recent international survey found the threat of cyberattacks is the biggest fear for businesses. Also, identity theft has become easier and more profitable for fraudsters. According to the Javelin 2016 Identity Fraud Study, fraudsters stole the identities of 13.1 million victims in 2015 and used them to spend $15 billion in fraudulent expenditures.

So, why have insurers generally remained cautious about writing cyber coverage, and why are potential buyer still hesitant to add the coverage to their insurance portfolios?

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Jayleen R. Heft

Jayleen Heft is the digital content editor for PropertyCasualty360.com. Contact her at [email protected].