Cyber Insurance


Part Two: Opportunities for Policy Intervention
Jeff Qiu

The lack of affordable and effective cyber insurance coverage is causing problems for the nation’s cybersecurity. While providing better coverage should primarily be a private endeavor, the federal…

All I want for Christmas is some cyber insurance
Anne Hobson

The following post was co-authored by Jennifer Huddleston Skees, a legal research assistant at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

What do you get the modern friend who has…

WannaCry underscores a need for cyber hygiene and insurance
Anne Hobson

“Oops, your important files are encrypted” read the pop-up message on hundreds of thousands of Windows operating systems across the world. The ransomware cyberattack, infamously labeled…

R Street comments to the National Institute of Standards and Technology on the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Version 1.1
Anne Hobson


On behalf of the R Street Institute, we respectfully submit these comments to the National Institute of Standards and Technology on the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure…

A cyber mandate isn’t the way to address cyber-insurance takeup
Ian Adams

To improve cyber preparedness and help companies recover from cyberattacks, it’s essential that the takeup rate for cyber insurance continues to rise. The insurance capacity plainly exists to write…

How the federal government could lead by example in cyber insurance
Ian Adams

The takeup rate of cyber insurance is rising, but the market’s growth to date has been uneven. Anne Hobson, a technology policy fellow at the R Street Institute, may have a solution to that problem….

Aligning cybersecurity incentives in an interconnected world
Anne Hobson

In the stop-motion animated short “Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers,” the protagonist Wallace’s alarm clock kicks off a Rube Goldberg-like chain of machines and devices that dress him…

, The Hill
Politicians should stay out of cybersecurity market
Ian Adams

The following op-ed was co-authored by R Street Tech Policy Fellow Anne Hobson.

As online crime has come into its own, ransomware—a particularly insidious type of cyber attack—has emerged…

, The Hill
Cybersecurity in the internet of things is a game of incentives
Anne Hobson

Cybersecurity was the virtual elephant in the showroom at this month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Attendees of the annual tech trade show, organized by the Consumer Technology…

The promise and limits of private cyber insurance
Ian Adams

The wonders of the Internet Age have brought with them a previously unimagined level of interconnectedness among people and institutions around the world. The power and mobility of modern computing…

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