Like other companies, your firm uses the computers to receive or send data that includes the tax records, confidential information of the company, sales projections, and others. The security breach comes with data lost, stolen, or even damaged, that could be expensive to restore or replace. Your firm’s computer system might contain sensitive data from other parties like your vendors, customers, and employees. According to law, the businesses should inform the people whose information has been compromised in the data breach. Fortunately, cyber insurance protects your business against the expenses associated with the data breaches by buying the cyber insurance policy.
What is cyber insurance?
Cyber liability is also known as cyber liability insurance or cyber risk that protects your business from cyber threats such as malicious cyber hacks, theft of sensitive information, and data breaches on your company’s computer system.
Why buy cyber insurance
When your company grows, the number of devices increases that make your company more vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Just like businesses or companies insure against the physical risks, business problems, or natural disasters, they need cyber liability insurance against cyber threats as well. Sometimes, a very costly data breach occurs that you may not recuperate losses or have resources to combat these cybersecurity issues. That’s where cybersecurity insurance comes in handy and provides support and protects your business from bankruptcy.
What does it cover?
Once the cyber-attack occurs, the cyber insurance policy normally covers the first party and third party expenses. Moreover, it also covers the reputational costs if data, sensitive information, or the electronic system has been stolen, lost, damaged, or even corrupted.
The first party is the business or company that is involved, and the cyber insurance policy covers the cost of recovering data lost in security or data breach, investigating a cybercrime, reputation management, loss of income incurred by a company shutdown, refurbishment of computer systems, notification costs that you required to notify the affected third party and ransom money demanded by hackers.
When the other party claims against you for security breaches, then third-party coverage comes in. It includes the settlements and damages and the expenses of legally defending yourself against claims of a general data protection regulation (GDPR) breach.
Cyber insurance policy coverage: Summary
- Costs needed for repairing any damage that your computer system or website may have incurred due to malware attack and rebuilding that has been destroyed by them.
- Costs involved in the quest to return any stolen or lost data.
- Any cost needed due to ID theft and using the illegal online identity.
- Costs needed in restoration after hacking
- And the compensation you may have to pay if you accidentally find yourself overrunning the intellectual property
As you see, cyber insurance protects your company from any expenses and claims as a result of the data breach. Some cyber insurance policies are not standardized, while most of them are flexible, and you can choose the coverage that you want. So, you must ask your insurance agent before buying the policy.