Insure your Business in the Clouds

In the turn of the most technologically advanced era yet come more and more advanced fraudulent acts as well. The genius invention of cyber insurance have helped small, medium and large scale businesses in securing their data, shared information and hacked systems. These cyber insurance have already reached not only the leading nations in the world but developing cities and countries as well such as Singapore, Jakarta, Indonesia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Beijing, China, Tokyo, Japan and many more. If you are one of those who have individual experience with spam, scams, hacks and other illegal computer malpractice, then we at Westhill Insurance Consulting would want to enumerate top ten reasons why cyber insurance is important:

1. Data is one of the most important assets yet it is not covered by standard insurance policies. It is many times worth as the physical product or service that a company is offering. Yet, most business owners do not realize the worth of these data and do not have a standard policy when the files are corrupted, damaged or destroyed. A cyber policy can provide comprehensive cover for data restoration and rectification of a loss no matter how it was caused and up to the full policy limits.

2. Systems are critical to operating your day to day business but their downtime is not covered by the standard business operations interruption insurance. All businesses rely to available systems to operate and organize their business. In the event of a hack attack, scam or computer virus a traditional business interruption policy would not respond. Cyber insurance can cover for the loss of profits associated with a system outrage that is caused by a non-physical peril like a computer virus or service attack.

3. Cyber crime is the fastest growing crime in the world but most attacks are not covered by the standard property and crime insurance. New crimes and complaints are emerging every day. With the use of the internet means that they are exposed to the world’s criminals and is vulnerable to attack any time of the day and night. Cyber insurance can provide comprehensive crime cover for a wide range of electronic perils that are increasingly threatening the financial resources of today’s businesses.

4. Your reputation is your number one asset and it is a must that you are to insure it. Any business is built on its reputation. Although there are indeed some reputational risks that cannot be insured, you can insure your reputation in the event of a security breach. When your systems, files and data have been compromised, you run a very big risk of losing the trust of your most loyal clients which can harm not only your business but your whole life as well. Cyber insurance can not only help pay for the costs of engaging a PR firm to help restore this, but also for the loss of future sales that arise as a direct result of customers switching to your competitors.

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