Tag: Cyber Protection

Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 and the Impact on Your Business

Florida legislature unanimously passed the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 (FIPA) on April 30, 2014. The new bill requires specified entities to take reasonable measures to protect and secure data containing personal information in electronic form and for them to notify individuals of data security breaches within 30 days of the occurrence. This bill went into effective on July 1, 2014.  Understanding the changes and how it impacts your business is vital.

Due to increasing frequency of cyber security breaches, this statute became a necessity for the state legislature to address the growing concern. Last year alone, corporations experienced a 15 percent increase in average data breach costs – totaling about $3.5 million. The most common, not to mention most costly, type of data breach is a malicious insider or criminal attack.

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CyberSecurity Attacks Are Happening: Coverage Options

Traditional insurance policies were not designed to insure against the emerging risk of cyber incidents, though limited coverage may be available with some programs. The Business Owners Policy that is commonly purchased by small to medium sized businesses rarely covers even a limited amount of electronic data loss for a business.  There are however some common policies that can offer a bit more coverage such as some boiler and machinery, directors and officers or even crime policies but the limits are usually low and the coverage is very limited.  It’s important to be mindful of the increasing vulnerability of your business’s confidential customer and client information as massive data breaches become increasingly popular.

In response to the ever-growing internet reliance, insurers have developed new coverages that apply to a variety of cyber security and other privacy liability risks. Each new program is tailored to meet the unique needs of the individual technology used by the company and level of risk involved. While your company may not need all of these coverages today it is important to know they exist as well as revisit them as your company grows. These coverages are typically available as a package or on an individual basis.

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