Cyber Liability continues to be a major issue for many California businesses in 2019. In today’s data-driven social media world, businesses of all sizes have had a cyber-attack or data breach. Statistics show 39% of all cyber incidents affect businesses with fewer than 100 employees. With the recent Target breach, many individuals and businesses are considering cyber or identity theft insurance. Here are a few examples:
Some Items to Consider for 2019
- With more companies beginning to store information on the “cloud” there will be more universal breaches causing greater losses.
- Cyber Liability insurance is a real option providing value added coverage and services.
- Industries most exposed are; healthcare, medical, retail, financial institutions, technology and hospitality,
- Cyber recovery costs are rising, even with new technology.
- Individual states will be beefing up mandatory reporting laws and imposing fines for lack of reporting.
- New technologies will allow cyber-attacks to come through smart phones and tablets.
- Small businesses may be the most prone, as they have the least protection.
Cyber liability coverage (for data breaches) has evolved from just insurance for information technology companies to coverage that nearly every kind of business should have – if they don’t already. From retailers, back flow testers, banks, contractors, distributors, restaurants and medical offices, many businesses are unaware of the severe data breach exposure they face. In short, any business not making an effort to protect personal private information is seriously out of step with the emerging landscape of privacy law. We can provide your firm with the right combination of pricing and coverage.
Call Dahlmeier Insurance Agency today, and we can help you find the right combination of coverage and price.