Cyber Liability Insurance

Every organisation is increasingly becoming reliant on email and the internet to run their business. Despite the benefits, using the internet brings new risks that could damage your company.

We can provide a policy which protects your company from many of the risks arising from using the internet, and covers damage caused by viruses, hackers and electronic identity theft.

While existing insurance policies such as commercial property, business interruption or professional indemnity insurance, may provide some elements of cover against cyber risks, businesses are increasingly buying specialised cyber policies, particularly if they hold sensitive customer details, rely heavily on IT systems to conduct their business or process payment card information.

But is there really a risk? Or is it just the Government scaremongering?

A recent UK Government survey estimated that in 2014 81% of large corporations and 60% of small businesses suffered a cyber breach. It was found that the average cost of a cyber-security breach for a SME was at least 65,000.

The Uk Government views cyber attacks as a highest level risk to national security alongside terrorism threats. As such it has introduced a number of changes to help prevent cyber attacks;

  • Cyber Essentials a basic security hygiene standard
  • National Cyber Crime Unit
  • Cyber Information Sharing Partnership allows Government and industry to exchange information
  • Action Fraud single reporting system to report financially motivated cyber crime
  • New Cyber incident Response scheme in GCHQ

For more information about our specialist Cyber Liability Insurance Policies Click Here or call us today on 0333 222 1184