CFC launches new ransomware costs calculator

Specialist insurance provider, CFC, has today launched its new ransomware calculator, designed to help insureds understand the potential cost of a ransomware attack.

Using four pieces of information about their organisation, businesses can immediately access low, medium, and high severity ransomware loss estimates based on the assessment of thousands of claims handled by CFC and taking into account the impact of a number of factors including ransom demands, loss of profits, forensic costs, business resumption activities and the ancillary costs associated with recovery, such as legal or crisis communications costs. Users can also download a more detailed report explaining the cost breakdown and methodology used.

“Ransomware threats are one of the most serious cyber threats facing modern businesses. Events of this type are disproportionately expensive, wreaking havoc on a business on many levels from the extortion demand itself to the costs of rebuilding data and systems,” said CFC’s cyber claims director, Roger Francis.

“It’s vital that businesses get a realistic view of how ransomware could impact their bottom-line, so it can inform the type and amount of coverage they buy. Our new ransomware calculator provides an easy-to-use tool enabling businesses – and their brokers – to get an instant estimate of what a ransomware incident might look like, all based on rigorous methodology.”

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