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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is conducting research to discover the potential improvements of cybersecurity that would be provided by cyberinsurance. Research is being performed through the collection of breach data into DHS's Cyber Incident Data and Analysis Repository (CIDAR). This repository of cyber incident data is expected improve upon intelligence sharing across different sectors in order to increase awareness of cyber risk conditions and help in analyzing cyber risk trends. However, the effectiveness of this data repository depends on the quality of data collected. This article further discusses this study of cyberinsurance by the DHS, how data collected in this study could improve cybersecurity, challenges faced by organizations in sharing data, and the use of cyberinsurance to improve security.

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