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Increasing Use of Cyber Insurance Requirements in Contracts

As the risk of cyber threats to all businesses grows, there is a corresponding interest in managing and shifting cyber risks by contract and through cyber insurance, write Branwen Buckley and Corby J. Baumann of Thompson Hine.

“Insurance requirements are common in commercial contracts, and many contracts now include a sub-clause regarding cyber insurance. Whether a company is asking for a contracting party to provide cyber insurance or is on the receiving end of such a request, there are some important background considerations to remember,” the authors explain in their article.

They list some issues to consider when evaluating contractual requirements for cyber coverage: cyber insurance can never be a substitute for proper preventive measures, keep cyber insurance provisions specific, consider asking to see the policy, and be realistic in your expectations.

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