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Are you protected from cyber attacks? - BHP Insurance

Aiden Lacey              February 2, 2018

Cyber Risks has become the leading concern among Businesses in light of recent malicious attacks on companies across Ireland and the EU.

With attacks on Irish businesses taking a sharp increase since 2016, and costing almost €1,700,000, the new GDPR regulation is arriving on time to help highlight this concern and help businesses better prevent data breaches and protect their customers.

With effect from the 25th May 2018 the EU has introduced strict new measures (GDPR) to protect citizens by enforcing rules for any organization handling the personal data of any EU individual. Find out more information on GDPR here.

BHP Insurance understand our client’s needs and work closely with worldwide insurers who have proven expertise in providing Cyber Insurance.

It is important for each organisation to:

  • Understand where and how you use and store personal data of individuals
  • Review your existing security controls
  • Assess your third parties’ personal data security standards
  • Be prepared to report data breaches within 72 hours
  • Adhere to new duties for data processors & data subjects

Examples of Policy Features and Benefit:

Financial Costs

Defence costs and damages if the business:

  • Causes a breach of personal or corporate data
  • Contaminates someone else’s data with a virus
  • Suffers theft of a system access code by non-electronic means
  • Suffers theft of hardware containing personal data
  • Employee causes a data disclosure

Costs of notifying customer or regulatory authority that their data has been affected by a breach.

Costs of legal advice and representation in connection with a data protection investigation

Consultancy Services:

  • A cyber incident response team to assist you in the event of being hacked
  • Expert assistance after a data breach to help restore your systems and firewalls thus enabling your business to get back to normal
  • The costs of professional fees included in determining whether electronic data can or cannot be restored, recollected or recreated
  • Professional consultancy costs to minimise potential damage to any individual’s reputation at the company (e.g. the chief information officer)

Contact BHP Insurance on  info@bhpinsurance.ie for more information on how to protect your business from winter weather.

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