Beware war exclusions in cyber insurance, risk managers told

Risk Live: Experts say policy wording is tightening up following rise in ransomware attacks

Taiwan soldiers
Rising tensions in regions such as Taiwan have sharpened attention on war policies in cyber insurance
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Policyholders need to pay greater attention to war exclusion clauses in cyber risk insurance, a conference has heard, amid the growing exploitation of cyber disruption during conflicts or geopolitical tensions. Most recently, the Chinese state was accused of disrupting the UK government agency that oversees elections.

“This has been a very hot topic of the continuing blurring of lines of what a nation-state versus a typical criminal looks like, and the possibility that there could be broad

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