The number of customers purchasing cyber insurance from Marsh US increased 33 percent in 2012 compared with the prior year, according to Marsh’s “Benchmarking Trends: More Companies Purchasing Cyber Insurance.”

Cyber coverage levels also increased according to the report. Across industries, limits purchased in 2012 averaged $16.8 million, a 20-percent increase over 2011. Communication, media and technology companies led other industries in terms of average limits purchased, at $33.4 million, and the rate of increase, which was nearly 36 percent.

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