Cyber Security Insurance

Posted by David McLeish on Nov 22, 2018 10:15:20 AM

 

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IS YOUR SMALL BUSINESS DATA SECURE? DON’T WAIT TO FIND OUT.

On the back of several high-profile data breaches in recent years, Cybersecurity is increasingly top of mind for executives as well as customers. Hackers are targeting organizations of all sizes with increasing sophistication and persistence. As the risk grows, what is being done?

Experts Say: Not Enough.

Criminal networks are devoting an increasing proportion of their time and attention to Cybercrime because it’s easier and more lucrative than more traditional types of crime, and harder to get caught. Worryingly, businesses seem to be inclined to take a reactive rather than proactive approach.

While 99.8% of Canadian companies fall into the category of small or medium-sized businesses (SMBs), and 43% of Cyberattacks specifically target them, 90% do not have cyber insurance. Costs per incident run from the tens of thousands of dollars in smaller companies, to millions for larger, better-known organizations. Recent research into the topic of Cybersecurity has highlighted the need for improved focus on personnel training and specialized IT staff.

Small businesses spend comparatively less on Cybersecurity, and the impact of Cybercrime on them tends to be more severe when it does happen: many small businesses which have been hacked go out of business shortly after (estimated at 60%) because they are simply unable to deal with the financial and reputational cost.

Typically, an organization’s Cybersecurity budget is a proportion of their IT budget (often around 10%). Most organizations spend more on Cybersecurity after an attack, but mostly on technology such as firewalls and anti-malware software rather than personnel training and governance. Larger organizations seem to take the problem more seriously, but they also tend to be more frequent targets of attacks due to the bigger payoff.

While important, technological safeguards do not address the entire spectrum of cyber risk. Phishing attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and tend to target front-line employees who may be unprepared if they have not received appropriate Cybersecurity training. Employee access to data is itself a risk that organizations need to actively manage: for example, a USB flash drive left in the open with sensitive data on it can present a golden opportunity to the unscrupulous.

Failure to safeguard against Cyberattacks can injure more than just a company’s financial position; the very survival of an organization can be threatened. A successful Cybersecurity strategy will involve adequate spending on training, governance and internal processes to reduce risk as well as technology, and a comprehensive insurance plan to address risks which cannot be adequately reduced or managed.

What Can Be Done?

Front Row Insurance offers a solution called Hackinsure which is designed to provide additional protection for your business against emerging threats in the area of Cybersecurity.

Hackinsure includes:

  1. Third-party cyber liability, which put simply covers you against lawsuits from third parties due to a Cyberattack on your business,
  2. First-party cyber liability, which covers the cost of actions taken to “make right” a Cyberattack for your customers—things such as notifying clients, purchasing credit monitoring services for affected parties, and PR efforts related to the attack.
  3. Data Breach coverage, which protects against destruction or loss of digital data resulting from a criminal or fraudulent cyber event.
  4. Extortion & Ransomware, which covers costs associated with investigating threats of Cyberattack, and payments to those who threaten to obtain and disclose sensitive information.
  5. Business Interruption: Provides coverage for lost income which is due to a Cyberattack or data loss event.

In this technological age, no business is immune to Cybersecurity risks, and the costs of a breach can be crippling. Hackinsure policies from Front Row begin at $300. Contact us today.

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What is your cyber risk?

Posted by Amanda C. Poole on Jul 13, 2018 2:52:46 PM

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The more dependent we become on technology, the greater target we are to cyber hackers.

With the mass amount of technology and software in use today, the exposure to cyber-crime continues to be an ongoing concern resulting in a greater demand for cyber security.

The most common misconception about cyber fraud is it’s only applicable to businesses who operate high-profile websites or those who generate majority of their business income online. What’s going unsaid is that any business, using any online software program is vulnerable to the risk of cyber-hackers.

DID YOU KNOW?

43% of all cyber-crime are against small businesses.

WHY?

Because hackers know 90% of small businesses don’t use protection for company or customer information.

Don’t be another statistic. Get an free online quote at no obligation today.

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Considering Cyber Insurance for your company

Based on customers concerns and claims, it is important to understand what risks your company is willing to take versus what risks are too severe when it comes to cyber exposure. And when the question arises, transferring the risk to a cyber insurance policy is your answer.

As the leading provider of online cyber insurance for quality and convenience, we offer free online quotes and/or insurance protection without the need to talk to a broker.

For more information, or for a free cyber insurance quote or to buy a cyber insurance policy, click here.

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About: Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc. is an independent insurance broker that provides office renters insurance for the lowest possible cost. Should a claim occur, Front Row ensures that business rental insurance client receives the money they are owed per the office insurance policy, as quickly as possible. Front Row has offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax.

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Is Your Business Prepared for the Consequences of a Cyber Attack?

Posted by David Hamilton on May 25, 2018 2:21:26 PM

Online Hack Insurance

You can insure your business against the worst effects of a hack attack on your computer system by answering a few questions online here: https://hackinsure.frontrowinsurance.com/

For cyber events, here are a few possible consequences of not having the right coverage:

1. Cyber lawsuits often have negative effects on a company’s relationship with its customers. If their private information was stolen during the breach, they may not feel comfortable doing business with you again in the future.

2. Due to the recent rise in cyber hack attacks on small businesses, customers and third-party partners may request that you have this type of insurance coverage before doing business with you. In fact, studies have found that only 50% of consumers feel that businesses are taking the appropriate measures, to safeguard themselves from cyber attacks.


Protect your small business by purchasing Cyber Liability coverage online. Obtain a quote in 2 minutes and a policy in 5 minutes 24/7 with no need to talk to a broker.

  • Custom online Cyber Insurance starting at just $250.
  • Limit options up to $1,000,000

90% of small businesses in Canada do not have Cyberinsurance.

You have seen the news: Sony, Target, Home Depot……. An affordable, fast cyber policy is now available for you to purchase in minutes.

 

Hack-Insurance Features:

  • Comprehensive cyber liability: Combines third-party cyber liability (your customers/clients) and first-party cyber crime expense coverages (you and your business) in one form
  • Theft and fraud: Covers destruction or loss of digital data as the result of a criminal or fraudulent cyber event.
  • Business interruption: Covers lost income and related costs where a you are unable to conduct business due to a cyber event or data loss.
  • Extortion: Provides coverage for the costs associated with the investigation of threats to commit cyber attacks against your systems; and payments to extortionists who threaten to obtain and disclose sensitive information!
  • Forensic investigation: Covers the legal, technical or forensic services necessary to assess whether a cyber-attack has occurred, to assess the impact of the attack and to stop an attack.
  • Payment Card Losses

 

Who should buy this policy?

If your company operates under the assumption that data security breaches and privacy losses only happen to billion-dollar companies, it’s time to change your thinking—before it’s too late.

 

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