how to become cyber insurance ready

Looking to apply for Cyber Insurance?

The following are the key elements that insurance companies are looking for to qualify for cyber insurance coverage.
Your best resource is a Staebler Broker who can help you navigate cyber insurance.

They can make sense of what’s required from you and provide recommendations to help protect your business’ valuable assets.

Special thanks to our network solutions partner Fortify for their assistance and expertise with this information. 

get your business cyber insurance ready

ACCESS CONTROL

  • Password Policy – complexity and forced regular changes
  • Multi-Factor Authentication – for multiple access points
  • Remote Access – Work From Home security
  • Password Management – software to securely store
  • Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) Strategy
  • Dark Web Research and Monitoring

PERIMETER

  • Firewall – implemented and managed
  • Web Content Filtering – browsing the Internet is filtered
  • Intrusion Detection System (IDS) – detect attacks

PATCH & UPDATE

  • Operating Systems – servers and workstations
  • Applications – individual user software
  • Devices – firmware and systems

DATA

  • Databases – encrypted at rest
  • Other Data and Files – encryption at rest
  • Backups – frequency, transferred offsite, testing of restoration, data AND critical servers/workstations

MONITOR & SCANNING

  1. Network Monitoring – detects performance issues
  2. Vulnerability Scanning – perimeter, applications, devices
  3. Penetration Testing – test ability to break in to network
  4. Security Information & Event Management (SIEM)
  5. Security Operations Centre (SOC)

DOCUMENTATION & PROCESS

  • Business Continuity & Disaster Recover Plan
  • Email & Internet Usage Policy – including social media
  • Incident Response Policy
  • Security Policy – how is information secured and stored?
  • Change Management/Control Procedure

EMAIL

  • Filtering – scanning emails for threats and spam
  • Advanced Threat Protection – sandboxing of attachments
  • DNS Management – email authentication/validation such as SPF, DKIM, Sender ID, or DMARC
  • Data Loss Prevention

PEOPLE & BEHAVIOUR

  • Cybersecurity Awareness Training and Testing
  • Physical Building Security Measures

DEVICE SECURITY

  • Virus/Malware Protection – servers & workstations
  • Endpoint Detection & Response – servers & workstations
  • Mobile Device Management – secure and manage access
  • Asset Management – track and cycle older devices

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