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Spotlight Course

Cyber Risk and Insurance

Demand for cyber cover continues to grow as does the range of risks, wordings and underwriting approaches. This introductory course provides a good understanding of cyber risk insurance and policy coverage and how it relates to underwriting, claims handling and broking.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for all insurance and risk professionals looking to build knowledge and understanding of cyber risk and insurance to inform their day-to-day roles, influence the wider business activities and to serve customers facing challenging cyber threats.

Learning outcomes 

Completing this module will give you a better awareness of cyber risk insurance, how it features in policy coverage and how it relates to underwriting, claims handling and broking. By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the nature and types of cyber threat.
  2. Explain how legal and regulatory developments impact cyber exposure.
  3. Identify how different insurance policies can impact cyber coverage.
  4. Summarise the principal considerations of underwriters and brokers in relation to cyber insurance policies.
  5. Describe the claims handling process for cyber insurance.


  • Up to 7 hours study time
  • Six-month enrolment on the course - starts within 48 hours of purchase
  • Online course delivered on RevisionMate using Assess* modules and video tutorials - you will receive an email with details of how to access the course materials following purchase


A final online assessment, at the end of the course, of 30 multiple-choice questions (three attempts to pass to be eligible for the completion certificate).

CPD accreditation

Delegates participating in the accredited CII Cyber Risk and Insurance course can claim up to 7 CPD hours towards the CII / Personal Finance Society member CPD scheme.


£59 for members or £76 for non-members (incl. VAT)

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*Assess is the CII's corporate e-Learning platform, which many employers already use to provide compliance, technical and wider training throughout their organisations. For customers who do not currently have access to the Assess platform, we have included the Cyber Risk units within the Spotlight Cyber course. If you or your organisation are interested in an Assess licence for your wider business, please contact