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A Cyber Assessment Can Help Your Business

August 02, 2023

As more companies purchase Cyber insurance, insurer losses are growing from cyber attacks. Insurers now require proof that an organization has implemented cyber security practices as a condition of issuing a policy.

Just as with Property and Liability insurance, Cyber insurance requires a risk assessment. Organizations should not regard these assessments as a necessary evil but as an opportunity to get an expert opinion on their cyber security practices. Some insurers will provide a benchmark on how your organization compares to others in your industry.

According to a post by Ilia Sotnikov of Netwrix, a study found 50% of organizations implemented additional cyber security measures to purchase insurance or meet policy requirements. In order of importance, these were the six most required:

  • Multifactor authentication.
  • Patch management.
  • Regular cyber security training.
  • Security information and event management.
  • Identity and access management.
  • Privileged access management.

If you still don't have Cyber insurance or want to upgrade your present coverage, Beacon will take you through the process of selecting the best available coverage.