October 1, 2019

Cyber Insurance: What the Educated Policyholder Needs to Know Now

Posted by Brian Friel

It has been reported that thirty-one percent of organizations have experienced cyber-attacks.  Moreover, cybercrime costs continue to accelerate with organizations spending nearly twenty-three percent more in 2017 than in 2016.  On a corporate level, the average cost per breach is now at $11.7 million.  While these statistics instill fear in some, they create opportunity for others. Insurers recognized an opportunity early on, and cyber insurance products quickly came to the rescue.  Many of these cyber insurance policies, by design, covered very little.  But they sell like hotcakes. 

Corporate policyholders are more educated now than they were in the early cyber insurance days, but insurers still sell deficient cyber insurance products, and routinely deny cyber insurance claims that should be paid. 

Please join Mark E. Miller, founding partner of Miller Friel, PLLC, as he addresses these and other concerns in his recent PLI CLE Briefing.  Topics include:

  • Coverage under current cyber insurance policies;
  • How cyber insurance policies can be improved through negotiation;
  • Common bases for denials of cyber insurance claims; and
  • Best practices for handling corporate cyber insurance claims.

For additional information, please see Cyber Insurance – What Educated Policyholders Need to Know Now Presentation Materials.

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