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Cyber liability insurance for media and advertising professionals

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Cyber liability insurance

Cyber liability insurance protects small businesses from the high costs of a data breach or malicious software attack. It covers expenses such as customer notification, credit monitoring, legal fees, and fines.

Cyber liability insurance covers data breaches

If a hacker or former employee steals data, you could be held liable. Cyber insurance can cover legal fees and provide essential support and resources.

This policy provides liability coverage related to:

  • Data breach lawsuits
  • Breach notification expenses
  • Fraud monitoring costs

What coverage can cyber liability provide for media and advertising businesses?

There are two kinds of cyber liability insurance: first-party and third-party.

First-party cyber liability insurance

First-party cyber liability insurance covers data breaches at the policyholder’s business. It can cover expenses related to:

  • Notifying clients or customers about the breach
  • Credit monitoring services for affected clients
  • Cyber extortion demands

This coverage is key for a media or advertising company that stores client information, such as credit card numbers.

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Third-party cyber liability insurance

Third-party cyber liability insurance can protect businesses responsible for safeguarding client data. If a client suffers a breach and files a lawsuit, this policy can help pay for:

  • Attorney’s fees
  • Court costs
  • Settlements or judgments

This coverage is beneficial for businesses like IT companies, but is likely not necessary for media or advertising businesses.

Other policies for media and advertising businesses

While cyber liability insurance covers data-related risks, it does not provide complete protection. Advertising agencies, social media companies, publishers, and other media and advertising professionals should also consider:

General liability insurance: This policy can cover expenses related to third-party bodily injury or property damage, including medical bills and legal costs.

Media liability insurance: Also known as professional liability insurance, this policy protects media and advertising professionals against lawsuits related to advertising injuries or work performance.

Workers’ compensation: Required in most states for businesses with employees, workers’ comp can cover medical expenses and partial lost wages if an employee is injured on the job.

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