Cyber liability insurance covers financial losses that result from data breaches and other cyber events. Many policies include both first-party and third-party coverages. First-party coverages apply to losses sustained by your company directly. An example is a damage to your company’s electronic data files caused by a hacker. Third-party coverages apply to claims against your firm by people who have been injured as a result of your actions or failure to act. For instance, a client sues you for negligence after his personal data is stolen from your computer system and released online.
In Cyber insurance, the insuring clauses set the stage. They tell you what the policy will do, who it will apply to and what specific terms you need to pay attention to. They are separate clause because they describe different types of risks and, as a result, may have different terms, conditions, limits of liability or retentions.
You will have to consult your policy documents to confirm exactly what coverage your Cyber insurance provides but here are a few scenarios that typically would and would not be covered: