Data breaches are a form of attack that can come on with absolutely no warning or provocation, and can cause either very little or no damage, or can cripple a business’s ability to function.
Because they are so unpredictable, making them extremely challenging to budget for, cyber insurance is considered by many to be a very practical way to offset any of the unanticipated costs that can be associated with them. That said, it remains very important to take additional preventive efforts and security practices to ensure that your data does remain as private as possible.
Keep in mind that though cyber insurance will cover many expenses, it cannot possibly pay for them all, especially in the case of diminished reputation or the loss of trust and loyalty of customers.
As cyber insurance policies are of a different nature than other forms of coverage, as they concentrate more on minimizing future impact than dealing with the actual issue when it happens, many struggle to know how to choose the right protection. Use the following tips to help with your own considerations:
• Determine a data breach’s risk. Every company should assess the sensitivity of its data and the overall risk of a data breach.
• Gauge the available financial resources for responding to a data breach.
• Know how much coverage is provided by the business’s general liability insurance, as well as what is not covered in the case of a cyber attack.
• Go over all of the potential coverage options.
• Locate an experienced and knowledgeable agent or broker to help with further understanding and purchasing of the best cyber insurance policy for your company’s needs.