Cyber liability for care
Why do care providers need to think about cyber risks?
From the increased use of mobile and the web, to collecting and storing client data, the reliance your care business has on technology has probably increased over the last decade.
The risk of cyber-crime to your business has increased too, along with the risk of human error. Cyber liability insurance helps by:
- Taking action
As soon as we’re notified of an incident, our cyber policy reacts, covering your liabilities on media, data security, viruses and hacking.
Costs covered are further reaching than your initial liabilities. Customer notifications, credit monitoring and legal fees are also included.
- Repairing the damage
In addition to hiring forensics to identify root causes, PR consultants can also be paid to mitigate damage to your brand.
How we can help
Our care team has decades of experience in the care sector. We work with our insurer partners to arrange a cyber insurance policy that is truly fit for purpose.
In addition to comprehensive cover, it will also feature access to a team of breach specialists that can help you address risks and issues at pace.
Cyber insurance - product benefits and features
Regulatory defence and penalties
Your policy can cover payment for amounts which you are legally obliged to pay as a result of a civil regulatory action, regulatory compensatory award, civil penalty, or fines (as insurable by law), imposed by a government or public authority regulator.
Your policy can cover expenses incurred by you and your business, including the value of any ransom paid for the purpose of terminating a cyber-extortion threat.
Data breach notification
Your policy can cover the cost of consumer notifications following a data breach, to comply with data breach law. This includes legal fees, costs to send and administer notification communications, as well as the costs of call-centre services to respond to enquiries and queries following a notification communication.
Your policy can cover you for loss of business income resulting from the total or partial interruption, degradation in service, or failure of information and communication solutions.
Your policy can cover payment for loss of the insured’s money, property, products, goods, services or other financial benefit, where such losses are as a direct result of a fraudulent electronic communication designed to impersonate the partners, directors or members of the insured.
The cyber security handbook
Our cyber security handbook presents the risks posed by new technologies and industry advancements, giving you a greater understanding of how cyber threats are evolving.
Do you know your biggest cyber threats?
Cyber security in the care services industry has been a growing concern over the past few years. And with the implementation of GDPR, fears about pitfalls could become more widespread.
Technology in care insights
From breaches in data confidentiality, to questions of ethics - investing in new technologies can bring new risks.
So, what do these new technologies really mean for your care business?
Cyber claims examples
A tailored insurance policy can cover your business for many of the main cyber and crime risks. Read some real examples of the types of claims your policy can cover.
Frequently asked questions
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Recently, we decided to interview some of our care clients about their experiences of the pandemic since March. We were also interested in the decisions they made, the actions they took, and the lessons we can all learn about how to navigate successfully through a crisis.
Staff can make a variety of mistakes that put their company’s data or systems at risk, often because they lack the knowledge or motivation to act securely, or simply because they accidentally slip up.