CFC expands cyber insurance offering

CFC has announced expansions to its cyber insurance cover, introducing business interruption as well as expanded cover for a variety of cyber crime activities.

Under the provider’s new cyber insurance product, insureds will now have business interruption cover that is triggered by IT system failure as well as malicious cyber events. The updated policy also provides full supply chain business interruption cover, extending to events that impact the insured’s systems, the systems of their technology suppliers as well as those of non-technology suppliers where named.

“Cyber insurance is about much more than a data breach. The costs associated with system failure or downtime following a cyber attack, like ransomware, can be hugely detrimental to a business and shouldn’t be overlooked when purchasing a cyber insurance policy,” said James Burns, cyber product leader at CFC. “By extending the triggers and breadth of our business interruption cover to address the real-world needs of our clients, CFC is delivering the most compelling first party cyber cover in the market.”

The new offering also adds affirmative crime cover for a new type of cyber attack on the rise, cryptojacking, where the hacker hijacks the processing power of a victim’s computer network in order to mine cryptocurrency for their own benefit, leaving the victim to foot the bill for the increased use of bandwidth. CFC’s new cyber policy also adds affirmative cover for the replacement of hardware.

“Cybercrime is the single biggest driver of cyber claims that we see worldwide, with hackers using a variety of methods and attacks to steal money and data from unsuspecting businesses. Our customers need to know they’re covered no matter the threat,” Burns added.

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