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What Are The Benefits of Cyber Liability Insurance?

When cyber-attacks like data breaches and hacks occur, they can result in devastating damage. Businesses have to deal with business disruptions, lost revenue and litigation.  It is important to remember that no organization is immune to the impact of cybercrime.  As a result, cyber liability insurance has become an essential component to any risk management program.

Cyber liability insurance policies are tailored to meet your company’s specific needs and can offer a number of important benefits, including the following:

Data Breach Coverage

In the event of a breach, organizations are required by law to notify affected parties. This can add to overall data breach costs, particularly as they relate to security fixes, identity theft protection for those impacted by the breach and protection from possible legal action.  Cyber liability policies include coverage for these exposures, thus safeguarding your data from cyber criminals

Business Interruption Loss Reimbursement

A cyber-attack can lead to an IT failure that disrupts business operations, costing your organization both time and money. Cyber liability policies may cover your loss of income during these interruptions.  What’s more, increased costs to your business operations in the aftermath of a cyber-attack may also be covered.

Cyber extortion defense.

Ransomware and similar malicious software are designed to steal and withhold key data from organizations until a steep fee is paid. As these types of attacks increase infrequency and severity, it’s critical that organizations seek cyber liability insurance, which can help recoup losses related to cyber extortion.

Forensic Support

Following a cyber-attack, your organization will have to investigate to determine the extent of the breach and what led to it. The right policy can reimburse the insured for costs related to forensics and seeking out expert advice.  Additionally, some polices can provide 25/7 support from cyber specialists, which is especially useful following a hack or data breach.

Legal Support

In the wake of a cyber incident, businesses often seek legal assistance. This assistance can be costly.  Cyber liability insurance can help businesses afford proper legal work following a cyber-attack.

Coverage beyond a General Liability policy

General Liability polices don’t always protect organizations form losses related to data breaches. What’s more, data is generally worth far more than physical assets, and it’s important to have the right protection in place when you need it most.  Supplementing your insurance with cyber coverage can provide you with peace of mind, in event of an attack, your organization’s financial and reputation well-being is protected.

Learn more about Cyber Liability Insurance.

Cyber exposures aren’t going away and, in fact, continue to escalate. Businesses need to be prepared in the event that a cyber-attack strikes.  To learn more about cyber liability insurance, contact us today.

Check out some of our free resources regarding Cyber Liability & Cyber RIsk

The Myth of Cyber Crime and Small Businesses

What is the Difference Between General Liability and Specialized Cyber Liability

Responding to Ransomware Attacks

Scott Harrigan

About Scott Harrigan

Scott started his career in insurance in 1988 and joined Rue Insurance in 2004 as a Marketing Specialist focusing on creating effective risk financing and risk transfer programs for companies and non-profit organizations. In addition to this he is a member of the Rue Insurance educational team that provides ongoing professional development in critical insurance concepts and programs to Rue employees. About Scott | More Posts by Scott