Lloyd’s to exclude certain nation-state attacks from cyber insurance policies


Lloyd’s of London insurance policies will stop covering losses from certain nation-state cyber attacks and those that happen during wars, beginning in seven months’ time.

In a memo sent to the company’s 76-plus insurance syndicates, underwriting director Tony Chaudhry said Lloyd’s remains “strongly supportive” of cyber attack coverage. However, as these threats continue to grow, they may “expose the market to systemic risks that syndicates could struggle to manage,” he added, noting that nation-state-sponsored attacks are particularly costly to cover.

Because of this, all standalone cyber attack policies must include “a suitable clause excluding liability for losses arising from any state-backed cyberattack,” Chaudhry wrote. These changes will take effect beginning March 31, 2023 at the inception or renewal of each policy.

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Source: The Register