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Cyber & Data Liability

A lost laptop. A hacked website. Customers’ credit card data stolen. A denial of service attack. A file of sensitive client information left on a train.

The risks from suffering a loss related to problems with computer systems, or from holding sensitive customer data, continue to grow. This can lead to lost revenue, a damaged reputation, and legal and regulatory costs, not to mention the associated business disruption.

According to a report by the UK government, 60% of small businesses suffered a data breach in the last year.1 A further 16% of small businesses experienced a ‘denial of service’ attack, effectively making their computer systems unusable.

Is your business at risk?

All businesses are at risk and small businesses are in fact a bigger target than ever because they typically hold far more data than the average consumer, but often don’t have any additional preventative measures in place to protect themselves. Last year, 33% of small businesses suffered a cyber attack from someone outside their business.

What are the risks?

Whilst hacking of payment processing software is an obvious tactic, criminals are highly opportunistic and can benefit from stealing a wide range of data from businesses.

Protect your business

Our Cyber and Data Insurance offers comprehensive protection for your computer systems and data (electronic or non-electronic).

Benefits include:

  • Practical support in the event of a data breach including forensic investigations to find out what went wrong and confirm whose data has been put at risk, legal advice, notifying customers or regulators, and offering support such as credit monitoring to affected customers;
  • Compensation for loss of income, including where caused by damage to your reputation, if a hacker targets your systems and prevents your business from earning revenue;
  • Payment of the costs associated with regulatory investigations or claims for damages made against you for failing to keep customers’ personal data secure.
  • Reimbursement for the costs of repair, restoration or replacement if a hacker causes damage to your websites, programs or electronic data;
  • Liability protection if you mistakenly infringe someone’s copyright by using a picture online for example, or inadvertently libel a third party in an email or other electronic communication.
  • Free access to an online Risk Hub
  • Misunderstanding of the threat posed by cyber crime is leaving SMEs vulnerable to losing information, profit and customers. The average cost of a security breach is between £65,000 and £115,000 and can result in a business being put out of action for up to ten days.

 For more information or a quotation please contact:

Kerry Brady 
T: 0114 280 2830
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Debbie Pearson
T: 0114 280 2830
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