What is Cyber Protection Insurance?
Cyber Protection Insurance is a relatively new form of cover. It's designed to help protect your business from the financial impact of computer hacking or data breach.
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In February 2017, the Senate passed the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 - setting up a mandatory nationwide data breach notification scheme. This means if you spot a security breach which may cause unauthorised access or disclosure of personal information, you're legally required to report it to the Office of the Australia Commissioner within 30 days. You'll also need to notify the people whose information has been affected.
Why do I need Cyber Protection Insurance?
If your business has a website or electronic records, you're vulnerable to cuber hackers. In fact, its likely that your business will suffer a cuber attack at some stage.
A cyber attached could cost your business more than money. It could also threaten your intellectual property and put customers personal information at at risk - which could damage your reputation.
" The scale and reach of malicious cyber activity affecting Australian public and private sector organisations and individuals is unprecedented. The rate of compromise is increasing and the methods used by malicious actors are rapidly evolving."
- Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Australia's Cyber Security Strategy Report -