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Cyber Protection Insurance

Cyber Protection Insurance is designed to help protect your business from the financial impact of computer hacking or a data breach

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 a data breach.


If you see it, report it!

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 Australian Commissioner within 30 days. You'll also need to notify the people whose information has been affected.


Why do I need it?

If your business has a website or electronic records, you're vulnerable to cyber hackers. In fact, it's likely that your business will suffer a cyber attack at some stage. A cyber attack could cost your business more than money. It could also threaten your intellectual property and put customers' personal information at risk - which could damage your reputation .

Why is it important?

To help explain cyber insurance, Steadfast have partnered with Kochie's Business Builders to produce this short explainer video.

As a Steadfast Broker, please get in touch and we can arrange a quote for you.

What can it cover?

Cyber Insurance policies vary in the benefits they provide.

Your Steadfast insurance broker can help you find the most suitable product that meets the needs of your business. To give you an idea, here's the type of cover that your policy may include:


First Party Losses
Business interruption losses Covers financial loss you may suffer as a result of a cyber attack
Cyber extortion The costs of a cyber attack, such as hiring negotiation experts, covering extortion demands and prevention of future threats.
Electronic data replacement The costs of recovering or replacing your records and other business data.
Third Party Losses
Security and privacy liability Damages to your reputation resulting from data breaches, such as loss of third party data held on your system.
Defence costs Funds the legal costs of defending claims.
Regulatory breach liability Covers legal expenses and the costs of fines arising from investigation by a government regulator.
Electronic media liability The costs of copyright infringement, defamation claims and misuse of certain types of intellectual property online.
Extra Expenses
Crisis management expenses Provides cover for the costs of managing a crisis caused by cyber hackers.
Notification and monitoring expenses The costs of notifying customers of a security breach, and monitoring their credit card details to prevent further attacks.



What usually isn't covered?

Exclusions and the excess you need to pay can vary greatly depending on your insurer. Policies generally won't include cover for:

  • Damage to computer hardware
  • Criminal actions committed by you or your business
  • A cyber-attack based on facts of which you were aware
  • Criminals using the internet to steal money from you.

There are other exclusions which our Rapid Broker team can outline for you.

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The above information has been generalised. Full details of the cover provided under each type of cover and their exclusions, conditions, additional benefits and definitions are available in the full business/commercial insurance policy. A policy wording is available upon request.

Rapid Brokers Pty Ltd (ABN 53 101 545 626) is an Authorised Representative (No. 402807) of Ausure Pty Ltd (ABN 94 096 971 854 AFSL 238 433). Rapid Brokers is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rapid Solutions Pty Ltd. Please read Ausure Pty Ltd's Financial Service Guide (FSG).