AXIS Insurance and Kennedys launch new marine cyber insurance product

We’re very pleased to announce a collaboration with AXIS Insurance, the specialty insurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, to jointly launch the AXIS Marine Cyber Insurance product. This new product will provide insurance cover for the marine shipping market to protect against cyber exposures onboard vessels and onshore in shipping company offices.

“The marine shipping insurance market dates back to the very origins of the insurance industry, and it’s under threat from one of the newest perils: cyber risk,” said Dan Trueman, AXIS Insurance Global Head of Cyber and Technology. “Through AXIS and Kennedys, policyholders have access to an extensive network of experts to address the modern needs of shipping as cyber threats take center stage at the intersection of these prominent markets.”

The product will be available immediately for all new and renewing AXIS Cyber Marine Insurance policies. In conjunction with Kennedys, AXIS policies will feature four main pillars to provide a comprehensive approach to prepare, protect against and respond to cyber threats across the maritime industry:

  • A single dedicated point of contact always available to report a cyber incident and process insurance claims simultaneously.
  • An extensive network of marine, legal and technical experts in any part of the world at any time to aid recovery.
  • Support, if required, offering a range of assistance from system restoration, counsel and liaising with cyber experts.
  • Online cyber security awareness training for all maritime personnel, both onshore and offshore.

Jonathan Evans, Partner at Kennedys
 says: “We are delighted that AXIS has chosen Kennedys to solely provide marine cyber-breach response services, legal advice and ancillary services to AXIS and its policyholders anywhere in the world at any time through a dedicated helpline to navigate their way through a cyberattack. Whether that be on land or at sea, which is often a very daunting and challenging experience that requires immediate specialist advice and guidance from our global panel of experts.”