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Introduction to cyber risks insurance - one day course


The growth of information technology in recent years has lead to the increased need for business protection against cyber risks. An essential introduction to the cyber risks present and the types of cover available, this course provides a coherent overview of this class of business.


  • What are cyber risks?
  • Who is exposed to them?
  • Cyber claim examples
  • What are the consequences of a cyber claim?
  • Why do clients existing policies not cover these risks?
  • Cyber policies - coverage modules, conditions and exclusions
  • Underwriting considerations for cyber risks insurance
  • Claims issues relating to cyber cover.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Explain to customers what we mean by cyber risks
  • Describe examples of cyber claims that have happened to small to medium enterprises as well as the high profile data breach claims that have been in the news
  • Identify which commercial customers have the greatest need for cyber risk insurance
  • Explain why existing insurance policies do not cover many of the risks or consequences of cyber exposures
  • Outline what first and third party coverage is provided under a cyber risks policy
  • Describe the underwriting information required for underwriters to price a cyber risks policy
  • Explain to customers what they must do if they have a claim under the policy and the need to respond quickly to any incident.

Who should attend?

This course will benefit those wishing to improve knowledge of this area of insurance. No previous knowledge is required although an understanding of basic liability insurance would be useful.

Follow-on course

Intermediate cyber risks

CPD hours

Attendance of this course awards up to 6 CPD hours where you consider it relevant to your professional development needs.

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