Businesses and professionals in Austin, Texas should pay special attention to the latest Covid-19 cyber scams and data breach risks. What should Central Texas business owners be on the look out for and what can you do to protect your small business from a data breach or cyber incident? Michael Anderson with Anderson Rogers Insurance, an Austin, Texas independent insurance agency that specializes in Cyber, Data Breach, Privacy and Media liability insurance advises his clients “Make sure your agent or broker has your cyber/data/privacy insurance with a carrier that not only reviews your site for security risks at the time of working on proposals for your coverage, but continues to work with you throughout the policy period to monitor potential threats and/or security flaws. We have several partner programs that provide real-time continuous monitoring of our policyholder’s sites to help my clients take proactive action to mitigate the damage, or better yet, stop the breach before it ever occurs. Ultimately the goal of any comprehensive Cyber Security Risk Management Plan should be to proactively help our clients before the cyber issue or data breach happens as opposed to most likely playing from behind in response to a major breach”.
Specialist insurance provider CFC has warned that its in-house cyber claims team is seeing new COVID-19 cyber scams targeting businesses.