Cyber liability insurance safeguards businesses from the unexpected and high costs tied to a cyber incident such as a data breach or malicious attack. Covered expenses include notifying impacted customers, credit monitoring services, legal fees, and fines. Many businesses fall for the misconception that the smaller their organization, the less likely it will be attacked, but this is not true. Small companies often have less or non-existent cyber security mitigation practices, making them an attractive target for threat actors seeking a quick payday. Suppose you own a small business with access to sensitive information such as banking data, PII, social security numbers, or similar documents. In that case, you need cyber liability coverage as a component of your commercial insurance.
There are two types of cyber liability insurance policies – first-party coverage and third-party coverage. First-party, as the name implies, helps cover expenses associated with an attack on your systems, such as confidential company information or HR records being stolen. Third-party coverage is utilized when a client sues you for safeguarding their protected information inadequately.
Cyber liability insurance is an optional coverage in Nebraska; however, small businesses are mandated to carry commercial auto insurance and workers’ compensation insurance to help cover the cost of medical bills and loss of work accrued by employees injured on the job.
At the Ed Thompson Insurance Agency in Omaha, NE, our dedicated and knowledgeable team of insurance professionals can answer any of your commercial insurance questions. Our goal is to help safeguard your business by offering insurance products that best meet the needs and demands of your company. Give us a call today or stop by our office to learn more about how we can help you with a commercial insurance policy.