The insurance industry continues to be a hotbed of innovation. Activity is driven by growing demand for digitalization and personalization. With growing importance of technologies such as telematics, machine learning, big data, deep learning, and data science, insurers are overcoming demographic challenges, low penetration rates, cybercrimes and fraudulent claims. In the last three years alone, there have been over 17,000 patents filed and granted in the insurance industry, according to GlobalData’s report on Cybersecurity in insurance: cyber attack risk analysis. Buy the report here.
According to GlobalData’s Technology Foresights, which uses over 70,000 patents to analyze innovation intensity for the insurance industry, there are 20+ innovation areas that will shape the future of the industry.
Cyber-attack risk analysis is a key innovation area in cybersecurity
Reviewing the risks connected to a specific activity or event is referred to as risk analysis and is one of the phases in the whole risk management process for cybersecurity. Information technology, projects, security concerns, and any other situation where risks may be evaluated on a quantitative and qualitative basis are all subject to risk analysis.
GlobalData’s analysis also uncovers the companies at the forefront of each innovation area and assesses the potential reach and impact of their patenting activity across different applications and geographies. According to GlobalData, there are 90+ companies, spanning technology vendors, established insurance companies, and up-and-coming start-ups engaged in the development and application of cyber-attack risk analysis.
Key players in cyber-attack risk analysis – a disruptive innovation in the insurance industry
‘Application diversity’ measures the number of applications identified for each patent. It broadly splits companies into either ‘niche’ or ‘diversified’ innovators.
‘Geographic reach’ refers to the number of countries each patent is registered in. It reflects the breadth of geographic application intended, ranging from ‘global’ to ‘local’.
Patent volumes related to cyber attack risk analysis
|Company||Total patents (2010 - 2022)||Premium intelligence on the world's largest companies|
|State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance||122||Unlock Company Profile|
|Cox Enterprises||92||Unlock Company Profile|
|The Toronto-Dominion Bank||52||Unlock Company Profile|
|Alibaba Group||35||Unlock Company Profile|
|Advanced New Technologies||24||Unlock Company Profile|
|Flex||24||Unlock Company Profile|
|eBay||23||Unlock Company Profile|
|Ping An Insurance (Group)||23||Unlock Company Profile|
|Guidewire Software||19||Unlock Company Profile|
|Security First||17||Unlock Company Profile|
|Healthy io||15||Unlock Company Profile|
|Qomplx||14||Unlock Company Profile|
|Alphabet||13||Unlock Company Profile|
|Swiss Re Asia Pacific||11||Unlock Company Profile|
|Taikang Insurance Group||9||Unlock Company Profile|
|Ant Group||9||Unlock Company Profile|
|Staton Techiya||9||Unlock Company Profile|
|Pioneer||8||Unlock Company Profile|
|Prudential Financial||7||Unlock Company Profile|
|Rpx||7||Unlock Company Profile|
|Baidu||7||Unlock Company Profile|
|Aon||7||Unlock Company Profile|
|Palantir Technologies||7||Unlock Company Profile|
|China UnionPay||6||Unlock Company Profile|
|Lookout||6||Unlock Company Profile|
|Visa||6||Unlock Company Profile|
|USAA||5||Unlock Company Profile|
|Marathon Petroleum||5||Unlock Company Profile|
|Swiss Re||5||Unlock Company Profile|
|Quanta Computer||4||Unlock Company Profile|
|BlackBerry||4||Unlock Company Profile|
|Moody's||4||Unlock Company Profile|
|The Hartford Financial Services Group||4||Unlock Company Profile|
|International Business Machines||3||Unlock Company Profile|
|Personics||3||Unlock Company Profile|
|Carrier Global||3||Unlock Company Profile|
|MetLife||3||Unlock Company Profile|
|Koch Industries||3||Unlock Company Profile|
|UnitedHealth Group||3||Unlock Company Profile|
|LyondellBasell Industries||3||Unlock Company Profile|
|Brella Insurance||2||Unlock Company Profile|
|Mastercard||2||Unlock Company Profile|
|Dm Staton Family||2||Unlock Company Profile|
|Reinsurance Group of America||2||Unlock Company Profile|
|CyberFortress Insurance Services US||2||Unlock Company Profile|
|Hewlett Packard Enterprise||2||Unlock Company Profile|
|Beijing Youquan Zhihui Information Technology||2||Unlock Company Profile|
|OPTIMUM||2||Unlock Company Profile|
|Taikang Pension Insurance||2||Unlock Company Profile|
|Cyber Innovative Technologies||2||Unlock Company Profile|
Source: GlobalData Patent Analytics
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance is the leading patent filer in cyberattack risk analysis. The process includes receiving data indicating precautions against unauthorized electronic access to some or all of a vehicle's electronic systems. The procedure comprises calculating the vehicle's risk rating, which is one of the insurance policy parameters. Some other key patent filers in the cyber-attack risk analysis industry include Cox Enterprises, Toronto-Dominion Bank, Alibaba Group, and eBay.
In terms of application diversity, Healthy io leads the pack, with Cox Enterprises and Flex in second and third positions, respectively. By means of geographic reach, Flex holds the top position, followed by eBay and Cox Enterprises.
To further understand the key themes and technologies disrupting the insurance industry, access GlobalData’s latest thematic research report on Cybersecurity in Insurance.