In our interconnected world, where many businesses interact with customers or suppliers across the state, country, or globe, most firms should consider the business risks associated with cybercrimes. Cybercrimes can impact businesses large and small, potentially halting your operations and harming your business’ reputation. To learn how to protect your business against these threats, contact our Insurance Center of Green Valley team serving the Green Valley, AZ area.
What is Cyber Insurance, and Who Needs it?
Cybercrime is any crime using a computer or network to steal information or keep others from using it. Any company that stores customer information or relies on computers, networks, and cloud-based platforms to conduct business should consider cyber insurance to protect against these issues.
Cyber insurance generally falls into three types of coverage:
- First-party: Covers your direct costs or losses for the investigation, customer notification, lost revenues, and ransomware payments.
- Third-party or cyber liability: Covers attorney fees, settlement, and fines when others sue you for losses resulting from a cyber incident involving your organization’s computers and network.
- Errors and omissions insurance: Typically needed by technology businesses, this insurance protects against faulty logic, code, or other issues that result in losses suffered by those who use the businesses’ products and services. It is similar to third-party coverage but focuses on the businesses’ products and services.
Basic preventive measures to guard against cybercrimes may be required to obtain a cyber insurance policy, while taking additional steps may allow for premium discounts.
Working with the Insurance Center of Green Valley
The Insurance Center of Green Valley handles many happy clients’ business and personal insurance needs in the Green Valley, AZ area. Drop by or call us today to build an insurance plan that protects your business and personal assets.