What Is Cyber Liability & Data Breach Coverage Insurance?
When a data breach occurs, quick action is important to help restore the public’s confidence if you’re a business victimized by a cyber-attack. Cyber liability insurance and data breach insurance help cover costs like notification, identity protection solutions, public relations, legal, liability and more depending on the coverage you choose.
Do I Need Data Breach Coverage Insurance for my Small Business?
With the increasing use of mobile technology and computerized data storage, the likelihood of a computer system being compromised is an everyday possibility and unfortunate reality for hundreds of small businesses. A breach in a business’ computer system could lead to confidential client or employee information being stolen, lost, and/or broadcast.
Cyber-risks that might cause a company to take out such a policy include processing credit card transactions, holding employee records, having a website that collects personal information from visitors or holding client or customer information.
What is Covered by a Cyber Insurance Policy?
Most notably, but not exclusively, cyber and privacy policies cover a business' liability for a data breach in which the firm's customers' personal information, such as Social Security or credit card numbers, is exposed or stolen by a hacker or other criminal who has gained access to the firm's electronic network.
The policies typically cover a variety of expenses associated with data breaches, including:
- notification costs
- credit monitoring
- costs to defend claims by state regulators
- fines and penalties
- loss resulting from identity theft
How Much Does Cyber Liability Insurance Cost?
The cost of a cyber liability insurance policy will depend on your business size, the amount of protection you want and any state required limits you’ll need to meet. The best way to get a true idea of cost is to get a quote specifically for your business and to review it carefully to make sure all of your concerns are truly covered. Filling out a quote request form will help start the process.
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