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Why Cybersecurity Insurance is Essential for Your Business: An MSP’s Perspective

June 7, 2023

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Understanding the Role of Cybersecurity Insurance

As your dedicated Managed Service Provider (MSP), we focus not only on managing your IT services but also on bolstering your business’s cybersecurity. In today’s digital landscape, where cyber threats are increasingly prevalent, the need for solid cybersecurity measures, including cybersecurity insurance, cannot be understated. 

Understanding the Role of Cybersecurity Insurance 

Recent studies underscore the pivotal role cybersecurity insurance plays in fortifying your cybersecurity strategy. A survey by Cowbell, a top cybersecurity insurance provider, revealed that only a third of small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) have included insurance in their security framework. However, among these insured entities, a significant 91 percent attributed their evasion of potential cybersecurity incidents to their cyber insurance provider. 

As an MSP with vast experience in managing cybersecurity incidents, we comprehend the enormous strain these events can exert on a business. It often involves substantial time, resources, and expenses for recovery. Half of the enterprises surveyed by Cowbell had weathered a major cybersecurity incident in the past year, with recovery taking an average of 3.4 weeks. This statistic emphasizes the importance of insurance in providing a safety net during such unfortunate circumstances. 

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The Importance of Cybersecurity Insurance for MSP Clients 

While we persistently advocate for all of our clients to adopt a robust cybersecurity strategy, we recognize that a significant fraction of businesses have not yet put one in place. We view these situations as opportunities to provide our managed security services. However, it’s crucial to note that organizations without a sound cybersecurity strategy can pose considerable risks, which could adversely affect both parties involved. 

We recognize that the applications and systems we manage are interconnected with the IT infrastructure that we rely on to provide our services. A cyber attack that puts a client out of business can disrupt our operations and potentially result in unpaid services. 

Cyber Insurance as a Crucial Qualifier 

In these challenging times, businesses cannot afford to take undue risks. This is why cybersecurity insurance has emerged as a vital factor in our client assessment process. Providers of cyber insurance have now markedly elevated their cybersecurity requirements before granting insurance to an organization. This shift has made insured businesses more appealing and trustworthy to us, your MSP. 

Remember, cybersecurity insurance isn’t a substitute for investing in cybersecurity. Instead, it’s a testament to an organization’s commitment to secure its digital assets. Insurance providers have learned from past payouts and now demand stringent cybersecurity measures, leading to a win-win situation for all involved parties. 

In conclusion, we urge all our clients and potential partners to seriously consider obtaining cybersecurity insurance. It will not only provide you with added protection but also assure us, your MSP, of your commitment to maintain a robust cybersecurity posture. Let’s prioritize security together and ensure our collective success in the digital landscape. 

 


Feeling unsure about where to start? We’re here to guide you. Begin with our security assessment, browse our Cyber Insurance Readiness Checklist, or better yet, let’s have a conversation. Book a quick call with us today. We’re ready to help you secure your digital landscape.

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Kelly Kercher
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