2018 Information Security and Cyber Risk Management Survey

The eighth annual Information Security and Cyber Risk Management survey from Zurich North America and Advisen Ltd. includes responses from risk professionals to gain a deeper understanding of corporate attitudes and strategies around cyber risk. Consistent with previous years, the 2018 study was designed to provide a benchmark for cyber risk strategies and to identify areas where insurance can bring value through strategic cyber prevention and response initiatives.

A key trend throughout the eight years of this study has been a growing reliance on insurance. The percentage of companies who purchase cyber insurance, either via stand-alone policies or endorsements, has increased 40 percentage points since 2011. The results of this year’s study show a 10 percentage point uptick from 2017, the largest year-over-year increase since the first survey.