Cyber security insurance

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More data was created in the last two years than in the whole of the history of humanity. That's pretty crazy, right?

The sheer volume of data, combined with more sophisticated cyber attacks, mean data breaches are becoming more frequent and sensitive information is ending up in the wrong hands.

Cyber and data risks insurance is designed to support and protect your business if it experiences a data breach or is the subject of an attack by a malicious hacker that affects its computer systems.

Digital Risks have designed specialist cover for the specific threats that digital businesses like yours face.

From £18.30 per month

GDPR penalties
Access to specialists
Lost income
Data restoration

Why cyber security insurance?

Cyber threats

Cyber-attacks and data breaches are on the rise and digital businesses are prime candidates. One click on the wrong email and you could face legal fees, compensation claims and financial losses due to system downtime and reputational damage. If that happens, cyber security insurance will pick up the bill.

GDPR legislation

In May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came in to force, with more requirements for safeguarding customer data. Fines for non-compliance also increased to up to €20m or 4% of annual turnover – whichever is higher. Our cyber security policy covers notification costs, legal fees as well as civil penalties.

A fast response

An effective response plan means you'll recover from a breach more quickly, with minimum impact to your business and customers. Our cover gives you access to a first response package, with legal, IT forensics and PR support. Having a response in place is a requirement under the GDPR.

Digital Risks make insurance easy!

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Hassle-free insurance

Arrange your business insurance in minutes, by getting a quote and buying your policy online. No confusing forms or jargon, just plain English and a fast, seamless experience.

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Flexibility and growth

Our monthly subscription model gives you ultimate flexibility, with the option to cancel or change your cover at any time. No more annual contracts, it's insurance that grows with your business.

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Making a claim

Need to make a claim? With Digital Risks, it's a piece of cake. No outsourcing to third parties or lengthy delays, all claims are handled by our team personally and on a first-name basis.

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We're rated excellent by our customers

Excellent value at an affordable monthly cost. I have not needed use the services. But its good to know I have the insurance there to allow me to get on with my work.

James, J. Black Photography

Flexible. simple, easy, immediate. As a busy freelancer I need flexibility to potentially change the policy month by month - very handy and a feature I didn't find with other providers.

Tim, Graphic Design Freelancer

Excellent service, and really lovely people. Completely understanding of small or start up businesses, and a willingness/ability to be flexible. I'm very happy.

Lorna, Magic Penny Gifts

A super slick interface and all around great experience. Thumbs up Digital Risks! Having spoken to a number of "large" insurers, the pricing I received from Digital Risks was much more competitively priced for "like for like" cover. Highly recommended.

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Cyber security insurance FAQs

What is cyber security insurance and what does it cover?

Cyber attacks and data breaches are among the biggest risks facing businesses, with two in five micro-small businesses and two thirds of medium-sized businesses hit in the last year. The fall-out from an attack can be seriously damaging, ranging from the loss of sensitive client data, to system downtime, damage to your infrastructure, or fines under the new GDPR. If that happens, cyber insurance will have your back, covering any legal claims, compensation, fines and other associated costs.

Time is of the essence when you’re hit by a cyber attack, which is why cyber cover can also help you to respond quickly and effectively. With Digital Risks’ cyber cover you have access to a first response package, which includes legal, IT forensics and PR support, plus a customer call centre and credit monitoring service, all on hand whenever you need them.

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Further reading

23 May 2019
3 minute read

Why is cybersecurity important?

To prevent your business from being a victim of third-party cyber attacks, there is a number of things you can do. Don't follow the wrong example - get your business covered.

20 May 2019
4 minute read

Small business workshops and training providers

While there’s a lot to be said for learning on the job, it certainly helps to have expert advice to fall back on, when starting a small business.

15 May 2019
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25 cybersecurity resources you need to see

Here are 25 of the best cybersecurity resources out there to stay up to date with the rapidly growing area.

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If you are a business with an annual turnover under £1m, charity with an annual income under £1m, or trust with net assets under £1m, then you will be entitled to compensation from the FSCS in the unlikely event we cannot meet our obligations. Full details and further information on the scheme are available at www.fscs.org.uk