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CFC expands cyber insurance offering with market-leading business interruption cover

January 8, 2019

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 8, 2019--CFC, a specialist insurance provider and leader in emerging risk, today announced the latest version of its cyber insurance product, introducing market-leading cover for business interruption as well as expanded cover for a variety of cybercrime activities.

Under CFC’s new cyber insurance product, businesses will now benefit from 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. CFC is the only cyber insurance provider to offer this cover with unlimited reinstatements as standard.

“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.”

Additionally, CFC’s cyber insurance offering 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,” continued Burns.

CFC’s award-winning cyber insurance policies offer comprehensive cover for business interruption, cybercrime, network security and privacy liability, and are backed by an industry-leading in-house cyber incident response team. Over 40,000 businesses in more than 60 countries trust CFC’s cyber insurance products and incident response services.

With nearly 20 years’ experience in cyber insurance, CFC was one of the first companies to offer cyber insurance and has the largest dedicated cyber underwriting and cyber claims teams in London.

Additional Resources

Read more about CFC’s cyber insurance products See how CFC’s cyber policy reacts to business interruption in this case study. Download CFC’s comprehensive guide to cyber insurance.

About CFC

CFC is a specialist insurance provider and a pioneer in emerging risk. With a track record of disrupting inefficient insurance markets, CFC uses proprietary technology to deliver high-quality products to market faster than the competition while making it easier for brokers to do business. Our broad range of commercial insurance products are purpose-built for today’s risks, and we aim to give our customers everything they need in one, easy-to-understand policy.

Headquartered in London and backed by Lloyd’s, CFC serves more than 70,000 businesses in over 80 countries. Learn more at cfcunderwriting.com and LinkedIn.

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