Liberty Mutual Announces Flexible Cyber Coverage Packages

November 24, 2014

Liberty Mutual Insurance announced that is now offering flexible cyber coverages on its commercial package products and monoline general liability policies for small to mid-sized businesses.

The new Data Security endorsement provides four optional coverages, each with separate and varying aggregate limits, sub-limits, and deductibles, allowing agents to tailor coverage to their customers’ specified needs.

  • Data Compromise Response Expense provides first-party coverage for expenses resulting from a data breach, including customer notification, legal review, forensic IT review, public relations services, and credit monitoring services. Coverage also extends to regulatory and payment card industry fines and penalties where insurable by law.
  • Data Compromise Defense and Liability offers third-party liability and legal defense of a suit brought as a result of a breach of personal information. A $50,000 sub-limit exists for suits and damages from a breach caused by malicious code. Availability of these coverages is contingent on the selection of Data Compromise Response Expense.
  • Attack and Extortion provides first-party coverage for expenses associated with repairing, re-creating and restoring data and systems to their states prior to a breach. Extortion covers the cost to hire a negotiator or the amount a business may have paid in response to an extortion threat to launch a denial of service attack.
  • Network Security Liability provides third-party liability and defense for losses resulting from a breach of confidential business data owned by a third party. The coverage also extends to the unintentional forwarding of malware to others.

“Businesses of all sizes are increasingly recognizing the growing threat to data security and associated financial risks that cyber attacks and breaches pose,” said Bryan Grimm, senior vice president, Commercial Insurance, and manager, General Liability. “We’re pleased to offer these critical layers of protection to the businesses we insure and the flexibility in coverage so our agents may best meet their clients’ cyber insurance needs.”

All four coverages available with the Data Security endorsement offer aggregate limits up to $1 million with deductibles varying between $2,500 and $10,000 per coverage. The Data Security endorsement as well Data Compromise and CyberOne endorsements for the company’s BOP product are available exclusively on Liberty Mutual’s eCLIQ policy administration and quoting platform.

Source: Liberty Mutual Insurance

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