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Cyber Insurance

We have access to many types of Cyber Insurance and can find one to meet your business needs.  If you would like more information please contact our office today.  

Is Your Business Prepared for a Cyber Attack?

Technology is a big part of what makes your business run but it can also expose your business to risk.  In today’s connected world, cybercrime is a growing industry.  The returns for criminals can be high and the risk to them is relatively low.  Because of this, all companies who use technology are vulnerable to data breaches from hackers, dishonest employees or accidents.  

Over the past few years cyber-attacks have increased 358%.  Criminals are actively searching for small business, municipalities and persons they can defraud, hold systems for ransom or blackmail.  These attacks can be devastating, and most businesses have a difficult time recovering. 

Even if you already have some cyber coverage included in your commercial package policy, it may not have sufficient limits, or be broad enough, to cover the types of threats the world is experiencing today.  

More businesses are switching to a separate Cyber Insurance policy outside of their package policy to get the broadest coverage.  Cyber Insurance can offer many benefits to your company depending on the program you choose.  It can provide financial resiliency in case of a serious breach, recovery for lost data, notification requirements for your clients, business income and forensics to find the hole in your security to prevent future attacks.  

Cyber insurance alone is not enough to protect your business but it should be considered an important part of every company’s overall security strategy.  Cyber criminals are becoming more sophisticated and with that it is only a matter of time before an incident occurs.  

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The Growing Threat Landscape:


The digital realm presents a multitude of risks that can disrupt operations, compromise sensitive information, and erode customer trust. Some of the prominent threats include:

  • Data Breaches: Cybercriminals target vulnerabilities in your systems to gain unauthorized access to sensitive information. This includes customer data, trade secrets, financial records, and proprietary information. The fallout from a data breach can be catastrophic, leading to legal actions, financial losses, and reputational damage.

  • Ransomware Attacks: Malicious software is used to encrypt your business's data, rendering it inaccessible until a ransom is paid to the attackers. Ransomware attacks can paralyze your operations, disrupt critical services, and result in significant financial demands.

  • Phishing and Social Engineering: Cyber attackers exploit human psychology to manipulate employees into divulging confidential information or performing actions that compromise security. Phishing emails, spear phishing, and pretexting are tactics used to deceive individuals into sharing login credentials, financial details, or sensitive data.

  • Business Email Compromise (BEC): A subset of phishing, BEC involves impersonating a high-level executive or a trusted vendor to trick employees into transferring funds or sensitive information. These attacks can lead to substantial financial losses and undermine the trust within your organization.

  • Supply Chain Vulnerabilities: Businesses often rely on a complex network of vendors and partners. Cybercriminals can target the weakest link in your supply chain to gain access to your systems, potentially leading to data breaches or other cyber incidents.

  • Insider Threats: Employees or contractors with malicious intent or inadvertently negligent behavior can compromise your business's security. Insider threats can result in data leaks, unauthorized access, and damage to critical systems.

  • Regulatory and Legal Consequences: Non-compliance with data protection regulations can lead to regulatory fines and legal actions. As governments worldwide implement stricter data protection laws, businesses must ensure they handle customer data responsibly.

  • Reputational Damage: A cyber incident can have long-lasting effects on your business's reputation. Customers, partners, and stakeholders may lose trust in your ability to protect sensitive information, leading to reduced business opportunities.

  • Emerging Threats: With technological advancements, new threats like IoT (Internet of Things) vulnerabilities, AI-driven attacks, and zero-day exploits continue to emerge, making it crucial to stay vigilant against evolving risks.


Given the ever-present and evolving nature of cyber threats, businesses must be proactive in their approach to cybersecurity. Cyber insurance offers a safety net by providing financial assistance and support in the aftermath of a cyber incident, helping businesses mitigate the potentially devastating impact of such events.

What does Cyber Insurance Protect?

In a world where cyber threats lurk around every digital corner, having a robust cyber insurance policy can be the difference between swift recovery and financial ruin. Cyber insurance is designed to provide your business with the necessary financial support to navigate the complexities that arise in the aftermath of a cyber incident. Here's a breakdown of what cyber insurance typically covers:

  • Data Breach Costs: If your business experiences a data breach, cyber insurance can cover expenses related to notifying affected individuals, providing credit monitoring services, and managing public relations efforts to minimize reputational damage.

  • Ransomware Recovery: In the event of a ransomware attack, cyber insurance can help cover the costs associated with negotiating with cybercriminals, paying ransoms (if necessary), and restoring encrypted data from backups.

  • Business Interruption: When a cyber incident disrupts your operations, cyber insurance can provide compensation for the income your business loses during the downtime. It can also cover the additional expenses incurred while working to get your systems back online.

  • Third-Party Liability: If a cyber incident affects partners, customers, or other third parties, your business could be held liable. Cyber insurance can cover legal defense costs and settlements that arise from lawsuits brought against your business due to the incident.

  • Regulatory Fines and Legal Fees: Non-compliance with data protection regulations can lead to significant fines. Cyber insurance can help cover these fines, as well as the legal fees associated with regulatory investigations and potential lawsuits.

  • Cyber Extortion: If your business falls victim to extortion attempts related to cyber threats (e.g., threats to release sensitive data unless a ransom is paid), cyber insurance can provide coverage for the costs involved in addressing these threats.

  • Digital Asset Restoration: In the aftermath of a cyber incident, your digital assets might need to be restored, which can be costly. Cyber insurance can cover the expenses related to data recovery, system restoration, and ensuring your business gets back on track.

  • Crisis Management and Public Relations: After a cyber incident, maintaining open communication with stakeholders is essential. Cyber insurance can help cover the costs of hiring PR experts and managing communication efforts to protect your business's reputation.

  • Privacy and Network Liability: If your business faces legal claims due to a cyber incident, including claims related to privacy violations and network security breaches, cyber insurance can provide coverage for legal defense costs and settlements.

  • Multimedia Liability: If your business's online content inadvertently infringes on intellectual property rights or defames someone, cyber insurance can cover the legal expenses associated with these claims.

  • Notification and Regulatory Compliance: Cyber insurance can assist with the costs of complying with legal requirements to notify affected parties and regulatory authorities in the event of a data breach or cyber incident.

  • Forensic Investigation: After a cyber incident, it's important to determine the scope and cause of the breach. Cyber insurance can cover the costs of forensic investigations to identify vulnerabilities and prevent future incidents.


Cyber insurance policies can vary in terms of coverage limits, deductibles, and specific provisions. As cyber threats continue to evolve, it's crucial to work closely with an experienced insurance provider to tailor a policy that aligns with your business's unique needs and risks. By investing in cyber insurance, you're proactively protecting your business's financial stability and ensuring a more resilient response to potential cyber incidents.

Is Cyber Insurance right for my business?

Almost all businesses have some form of cyber exposure that puts them at risk.  Some questions you may consider are:


  • Does your business store customer information?

  • Does your business perform online payments?

  • Does your business use any cloud services?

  • Does your business allow employees to work remotely?

  • Does your business send or receive wire transfers?


Unfortunately, 60% of small businesses that experience a cyber attack or data breach go out of business within six months of falling victim. 


Cyber Insurance can be a valuable tool in protecting your business when you experience data breaches, notification requirements, ransomware, invoice manipulation, and social engineering. 


Some Cyber Insurance companies such as BCS even go a step further by offering additional cyber security tools that can help mitigate the risk of a cyber attack such as:

  • Employee Phishing Training

  • Network Scanning

  • Malicious Email Blocking

  • And Harmful Website Blocking

How can I get a quote?


Shield your business from the unpredictable world of cyber threats with a tailored cyber insurance plan. Our team is here to guide you through the process of selecting the right coverage to suit your unique needs. Take the first step toward securing your business's digital future.

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