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Cyber

Cyber risk isn’t a technical problem, it’s a business risk issue.

Cyber

Cyber risk isn’t a technical problem, it’s a business risk issue.

In this day and age where councils are becoming more reliant on IT systems as a solution to communicate with the public and to store sensitive information the need for Cyber Liability is becoming more apparent. If your council is concerned about their systems being hacked, which means that sensitive or personal data is released into the public domain or the council’s money is stolen directly from their bank, then you may need Cyber Liability cover.

According to a recent report1 Local Authorities face an average of 19.5 million cyber attacks a year. That equates to 37 cyber attacks, or attempted breaches, every minute on organisations that hold sensitive personal data on residents and local organisations.

1Source: Cyber attacks in local authorities – Report by Big Brother Watch

In this day and age where councils are becoming more reliant on IT systems as a solution to communicate with the public and to store sensitive information the need for Cyber Liability is becoming more apparent. If your council is concerned about their systems being hacked, which means that sensitive or personal data is released into the public domain or the council’s money is stolen directly from their bank, then you may need Cyber Liability cover.

According to a recent report1 Local Authorities face an average of 19.5 million cyber attacks a year. That equates to 37 cyber attacks, or attempted breaches, every minute on organisations that hold sensitive personal data on residents and local organisations.

1Source: Cyber attacks in local authorities – Report by Big Brother Watch

You don’t have to be big to be at risk

Local Authorities typically hold large amounts of personal data, making them a potential target for cyber attacks.

From resident and supplier email addresses and financial records, to intellectual property, data has a value and therefore makes you a potential target. New General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) represent an increase in maximum fines for breaching data protection requirements.

Authorities have a responsibility to protect local citizens and their personal data.

Do you really know exactly what you’re covered for?

Most commercial policies now include an element of cyber insurance. But it can be quite difficult to get to grips with exactly what you’re covered for.

You might not necessarily be aware of all of the ways in which you are vulnerable (or up to speed with cyber-related jargon). And, because there is little commonality between one insurance policy and another, it can be hugely difficult to compare like for like.

You don’t have to be big to be at risk

Local Authorities typically hold large amounts of personal data, making them a potential target for cyber attacks.

From resident and supplier email addresses and financial records, to intellectual property, data has a value and therefore makes you a potential target. New General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) represent an increase in maximum fines for breaching data protection requirements.

Authorities have a responsibility to protect local citizens and their personal data.

Do you really know exactly what you’re covered for?

Most commercial policies now include an element of cyber insurance. But it can be quite difficult to get to grips with exactly what you’re covered for.

You might not necessarily be aware of all of the ways in which you are vulnerable (or up to speed with cyber-related jargon). And, because there is little commonality between one insurance policy and another, it can be hugely difficult to compare like for like.

The need for objective advice

With the pressure of balancing budgets, and without the technical resources of larger organisations, local authorities need to ensure they have a cyber risk management strategy in place.

Improving the effectiveness of your cyber risk management needn’t be incredibly difficult, or expensive, and will pay dividends. Independent, objective advice can be invaluable.

The Insurance Act 2015 requires that organisations make a fair presentation of their risks to insurers, and this would include cyber information. A good insurance broker will help you do this, and help ensure that insurers are kept informed as your organisation and your insurance needs change. They’ll also help you with security and other measures to give you peace of mind that you’re not unduly exposed and that, in the event you need to make a claim, you can demonstrate good practice.

The need for objective advice

With the pressure of balancing budgets, and without the technical resources of larger organisations, local authorities need to ensure they have a cyber risk management strategy in place.

Improving the effectiveness of your cyber risk management needn’t be incredibly difficult, or expensive, and will pay dividends. Independent, objective advice can be invaluable.

The Insurance Act 2015 requires that organisations make a fair presentation of their risks to insurers, and this would include cyber information. A good insurance broker will help you do this, and help ensure that insurers are kept informed as your organisation and your insurance needs change. They’ll also help you with security and other measures to give you peace of mind that you’re not unduly exposed and that, in the event you need to make a claim, you can demonstrate good practice.

Want to know more?

If you wish to discuss this cover further please telephone the local councils team on
01483 462860 or email local.councils@cameandcompany.co.uk

Want to know more?

If you wish to discuss this cover further please telephone the local councils team on
01483 462860 or email local.councils@cameandcompany.co.uk

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Get a quote

To register your interest for  a no obligation quotation please complete the contact form and we will respond shortly. Should you require an urgent quotation please contact one of our team on 01483 462 860 who will be happy to assist you. Our quotation process does not require any forms to be completed and all quotes are valid for 60 days.

Note: Your details are kept strictly confidential as per our Privacy Policy.

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01483 462860

local.councils@cameandcompany.co.uk

Blenheim House, 1-2 Bridge Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4RY

01483 462860

local.councils@cameandcompany.co.uk

Blenheim House, 1-2 Bridge Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4RY

01483 462860

local.councils@cameandcompany.co.uk

Blenheim House, 1-2 Bridge Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4RY

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