Topics: Agent Resources Cyber Liability
So why do cybercriminals seek out small businesses? They're often easy targets. Small businesses are often prey for identity thieves because they typically have less security in place than larger companies. Don't let your client's business be a target! Set them up for success with Cyber liability insurance from AmTrust Financial.
A cyber liability insurance policy augments and supports the business’s efforts to recover in the event of a cyber-attack. It will provide access to expert resources and financial support through investigation, notification, recovery and post-recovery activities related to a data breach event.
Probably the most critical potential consequence of a data breach is damage to the company’s reputation. While major retailers like Target and Home Depot may be able to bounce back from that type of hit, small businesses can have a harder time winning back customer trust.
Customer Financial Data
If financial information is compromised during a breach, your business could be hit by heavy fines from credit and debit card companies. This is particularly true if the company was not fully compliant with requirements from the PCI Security Standards Council, a global forum for implementation of account data protection measures.
If you don’t have a detailed breach response plan, your client could be focusing on the breach instead of serving your customers. In the end, their business suffers.
If your client's business computer system is hacked and cybercriminals make a false wire transfer using their online banking credentials, the bank is not responsible for lost funds, as long as they followed the proper security protocol on their end.
What are ways that agents can assist their clients to prepare for a cyber attack?
While there’s no way to guarantee your clients won’t get breached, there are steps your clients can take to reduce the cost if a breach does occur. Clearly, the best way to mitigate the cost of a breach is to be prepared: secure the business, get a plan in place, and make sure everyone knows their role in preventing and responding to a breach.
AmTrust appointed agents understand the needs of their commercial customers, and have access to coverage options and innovative solutions that help protect policyholders against financial loss and damage stemming from cyber threats. Our focus on providing small and mid-sized businesses with affordable, effective cyber liability insurance lets our appointed agents tailor policies and coverage options to the individual needs of insureds. AmTrust cyber liability insurance offerings help policyholders avoid the real costs of a cyber breach. Contact our team for more information.