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What Ails Cyber Insurance? An Analysis of Barriers and Drivers Using Fuzzy TOPSIS Method


The Cyber Insurance market is very puny compared to the other lines of Insurance. Despite a considerable spate of data breaches and a phenomenal increase in cybercrimes in recent years, cyber insurance does not appear to have grown proportionately, and multiple factors deter its growth. At the same time, some drivers propelling its growth remain too. While cyber-related losses are projected to exceed a few trillion USD, cyber insurance premiums languish around a few billion USD only. This paper aims to review the previously undertaken studies on cyber insurance markets and identify the key factors deterring and propelling growth. Using the Fuzzy TOPSIS method, one of the widely used methods for ranking alternatives, the authors rank the drivers in priority, which can help remove the barriers impeding the cyber insurance market growth. In addition, the authors discuss how such drivers can be implemented, learning lessons from other lines of insurance to support cyber insurance market growth. The authors conclude by stating the limitations of this study and suggesting further areas for future research.

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Ganapathi Subramaniam, B., Chithralekha, T. & Amudhambigai, B. What Ails Cyber Insurance? An Analysis of Barriers and Drivers Using Fuzzy TOPSIS Method. SN COMPUT. SCI. 5, 20 (2024).

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