FGIB:First-Party Cyber Liability Insurance to Step In When a Breach Occurs

The scope and amount of Cyber Liability insurance coverage you carry should be commensurate with the level of risk involved with your operations and the type of activities to be provided. In addition, it’s important to understand that not all Cyber insurance products are the same – the breadth of coverage can vary drastically among the products offered by insurance carriers. That’s why it’s important to partner with a broker that understands the banking industry and is experienced in placing tailored Cyber insurance coverage. That partner is Financial Guaranty Insurance Brokers (FGIB).

Your Cyber Insurance

Cyber Liability insurance is available to help stem the financial and reputational impact a data breach or other type of attack would have on a financial institution or any type of other business. In fact, the biggest financial consequence to organizations that experienced a data breach is lost business. Following a breach, enterprises need to take steps to retain customers’ trust to reduce the long-term financial impact. Moreover, most data breaches continue to be caused by criminal and malicious attacks. These breaches also take the most time to detect and contain. As a result, they have the highest cost per record.

A comprehensive Cyber policy can be designed to include coverage for both first- and third-party losses. First-party coverage can help cover the costs to:

  • Recoup lost data and records management
  • Notify those affected by breach
  • Provide identity theft protection
  • Offer credit monitoring
  • Manage brand damage
  • Update systems
  • Find and fix vulnerabilities
  • Business interruption expenses due to the breach

Cyber insurance policies can be complex, so going over the details, including any exclusions that exist, is vital to understanding the coverage you’re purchasing. The professionals at FGIB will review with you any potential gray areas as well as required procedures and controls to protect your data or any other role you may have in preventing or limiting a cyber attack that may exist in your insurance policy.