Technology, social media marketing, and online transactions play vital roles in how most companies conduct business and reach out to potential customers, which has created various openings to cyberattacks. No matter where they originate, cyberattacks are likely to happen and can cause moderate to severe losses.

A Cyber Risk insurance policy, also known as Cyber Insurance or Cyber Liability Insurance Coverage (CLIC), is designed to help a business lessen risk exposure by offsetting the costs involved with recovery after a cyber-related security breach or similar event.

Data Points of a Data Breach

Businesses who should buy Cyber Risk insurance include:

Retailers, Wholesalers, and Restaurants

Any company–whether online or brick & mortar–that accepts and processes credit card payment information should have a cyber risk policy in place.

Service Providers

From realtors and contractors to accountants and lawyers, any business that stores or processes sensitive information like names, addresses, or Social Security numbers needs cyber risk insurance.

Medical, Financial, & Other Businesses

Any company that stores non-public, private information–belonging to either employees or clients–on a network, including financial firms, banks, insurance agents, mortgage brokers, medical offices, pharmaceutical companies, healthcare service providers, and manufacturers.


There are two risk categories covered by Cyber Risk insurance:

First-party Coverage

Covers damages you and your business suffer because of a data breach.

Third-party Coverage

Covers damages if customers or partners are affected by a cyber-attack on your business.

The importance of Cyber Risk insurance

Cyber Risk insurance is vital to the financial well-being and future of your business. A single claim can be expensive and challenging to overcome on your own, but Cyber Risk helps reduce the potentially disastrous effects of that claim.