Cyber Insurance

Business and Charity Cyber Insurance to provide financial protection and recovery support after a cyber attack

Cyber Insurance acts as a vital support system if your charity, non-profit or business falls victim to cyber crime.

Cyber crime is a risk that has grown in recent years. In the 12 months to 2023, 32% of businesses experienced some kind of breach or cyber attack. Of those, 34% went on to become victims of cyber crime.

Among charities and non-profits, the risks are just as apparent. For instance, the 2023 Cyber Security Breaches Survey found that 24% of charities had experienced some kind of cyber attack over the course of a year. This rose to 56% of high-income charities. 

This research demonstrates that good cyber security for charities, non-profits and businesses is a must. This can be supported by Cyber Insurance, which can help to cover any financial or reputational losses as a result of a cyber breach. With the right cover in place, you can provide your charity or business with financial protection during an incident and minimise disruption. You can also gain access to additional expertise that can help your organisation get back up on its feet.

Key benefits of choosing CKI

  • Tailored cover for organisations of all sizes, from small charities to large corporates
  • Support for data security breaches, data recovery, data regulation breaches and loss of revenue and reputation
  • Range of cover from £25,000 to £100,000
  • Optional External Cyber Crime Cover
  • Impartial guidance
  • A direct line to your account manager
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of your charity and business needs
  • First-class service that exceeds your expectations
  • Helpful claims assistance for quick and efficient settlement of claims
  • Ongoing support throughout your time with us
  • Free insurance review outlining the risks you face and the solutions


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              Cyber Insurance FAQs

              What is Cyber Security Insurance?

              Cyber Insurance for non-profits and businesses provides large and small organisations with support during and after a cyber attack.

              This can help you to limit damage to your reputation, reduce your financial losses and deal with legal and regulatory actions. Business and charity Cyber Liability Insurance does this by helping to cover the costs of disruption, the restoration of lost data and investigations into the cause of the attack. It can also provide you with technical and expert support, helping you to manage an incident and cope with the aftermath.

              What does Cyber Risk Insurance cover?

              Cyber Risk Insurance should be tailored to your business or non-profit cyber security risks to ensure you get the coverage you need. Most policies will provide you with first and third-party cover for financial and reputational costs.

              This could include the costs for:

              • Cyber attack investigation
              • Recovering lost data
              • Restoring your networks and systems
              • Compensation claims from third parties
              • Notifying third parties
              • Loss of income during downtime
              • Rapid incident response services
              • Recovery support

              Business and charity Cyber Liability Insurance can also provide your business with additional support services, if needed. For example:

              • Resiliency planning
              • Security consultancy
              • Risk management
              • IT forensic services
              • Legal assistance
              • Public relations support
              • Cyber incident response
              • Notification of third parties support
              • Theft of personal money

              In terms of what isn’t covered, it is important to be aware that most EU Member States won’t allow insurance for punitive regulatory fines, such as for GDPR breaches.

              Do I need Cyber Insurance?

              If your business, charity or non-profit handles or stores information digitally, relies heavily on IT, or regularly processes card payments, Cyber Insurance can give your organisation crucial support.

              This is because a cyber attack could cause significant damage to your charity or business. For instance, if sensitive information is stolen or lost, it can damage your reputation and you can face compensation claims from customers, volunteers and service users, as well as fines from regulatory bodies.

              Cyber attacks including malware and ransomware can also result in significant downtime and be expensive to fix. If your business or charity operates in more than one place, an attack like this can affect multiple sites too – unlike physical threats, a cyber attack can bring a global organisation to a halt.

              By having Cyber Liability Insurance in place, you can help to make the recovery process smoother. You can also get additional peace of mind that you will get help for the costs linked to this recovery, as well as technical and expert support if you do not have this in–house.

              Does my charity need Charity Cyber Insurance?

              When you’re running a charity or non-profit, it can be difficult to assign funds to cyber security when the money could go to your frontline services.

              However, charities, both large and small, are vulnerable. Cyber criminals do not discriminate in their attacks, which means you could be targeted regardless of your cause or size. Some charity cyber attacks are also the result of suppliers being compromised. Many charities and non-profits rely on other agencies for marketing or handling of payments, for example. If one of these suppliers experiences a cyber attack, you could find that your own systems and data are breached.

              As a charity, it is also likely that you have a large pool of part-time staff or volunteers. This can make cyber security difficult to instil in those working for you, which criminals can exploit. In the 2023 Cyber Threat Report: UK Charity Sector, 64% of charities reported that their staff also used their own devices for charity activities. This once again makes your organisation vulnerable as you have less control over the devices’ security.

              The financial impact of cyber crime can be very damaging for charities too, and this can affect your ability to deliver your services. With Charity Cyber Insurance in place, you can get support to fix any breaches and limit negative impacts.

              To help, we have Charity Cyber Insurance options available that start from £50 (plus Insurance Premium Tax) and have no excess fees, including for expert guidance.

              How much Cyber Insurance do I need?

              Your Cyber Insurance coverage will depend on your unique business and charity needs.

              When researching how much cover you need, it is important to understand what your critical activities and systems are and the nature and possible likelihood of cyber risks. Some industries and charities are more vulnerable than others, so bear this in mind.

              You will also need to consider the size of your organisation, your stakeholders, and turnover or funding. This will help to evaluate the possible financial and reputational losses that could occur after a cyber attack.

              If this sounds a bit daunting, you don’t need to do this alone. We can discuss these factors with you to help you get the right coverage for your business or charity.

              Do I need other cyber security controls?

              Cyber Insurance for charities or businesses should not be seen as a replacement for a wider cyber security strategy. It should complement your cyber security controls and provide you with additional financial and technical support in the event of a cyber attack. 

              When researching Cyber Insurance, it is very likely that insurers will want details of the controls you already have in place. A lack of cyber security in your business, charity or non-profit could lead to insufficient or expensive cover, if you qualify for it at all.

              How much does Cyber Insurance cost?

              The cost for Cyber Insurance will vary from policy to policy. It will be determined by the size of your organisation, its turnover or funding, and its sector, among other variables.

              To give you an idea, standard forms of Cyber Insurance can cost from £50 (plus Insurance Premium Tax, or IPT). More comprehensive policies can start from £200 (plus IPT).

              To find out how much Cyber Insurance would cost your business or charity, get in touch with us today.

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