—Cyber awareness month reminds companies of all sizes to protect
against online threats—
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 1, 2013--
(NYSE: TRV) today introduced a new suite of online resources to help
business owners navigate the growing threat of cyber risks while also
protecting their assets and their customers’ information. The launch of
the new resources coincides with the start of National
Cyber Security Awareness month, which is observed every October to
remind businesses and individuals alike to use the internet safely and
While individuals and businesses continue to embrace the convenience of
technology, it is also causing people greater concern about the risk in
their lives. According to the Travelers’ Consumer Risk Index released in
September, 64 percent of individuals cite personal privacy loss or
identity theft as a significant concern.
Cyber Security” is a public portal that provides insights into the
threats associated with cyber risks and how to effectively protect
against them. Tools include information on how to evaluate your cyber
exposures; cyber facts and FAQs, including a review of the most common
consumer protection laws; and a review of the various cyber-related
coverages and products tailored to the size and nature of a business.
Weekly cyber security tips also will be available during the month of
“Technology and the sharing of information have become central parts of
both business operations and our everyday lives, which is why it is so
important that we are all aware of the many forms cyber risks take and
what strategies can help keep business owners and individuals safe,”
said Tim Francis, Enterprise Cyber Lead, Travelers. “For nearly three
decades, Travelers has helped prevent and manage cyber exposures, and we
hope this new resource center helps people better prepare for the
Protecting Businesses Against Customers’ Biggest Concerns
new online tools were developed to educate business owners’ about the
growing number of cyber threats to their businesses and their customers.
In addition to the public resource center, Travelers also offers its
commercial customers a variety of tools and support to help tailor their
cyber protection to the specific needs of their business.
The tools include Travelers’ newly launched eRisk Hub®, powered by
NetDiligence®, which is available to cyber policyholders by invitation.
The web resource contains additional information and technical resources
to help customers prevent and respond to cyber events.
All of Travelers online resources also provide direct contact with
agents who can assist in creating personalized cyber risk management
Travelers’ eRisk Hub®, Powered by NetDiligence: The eRisk
Hub is available to policyholders of Travelers’ CyberRisk, CyberFirst®
for Technology and CyberFirst for Public Entities suite of business
cyber products. It provides an additional level of information and
expertise for current customers. It features content and services from
leading risk management practitioners as well as information regarding
computer forensics, forensic accounting, crisis communications, legal
counsel and other highly-specialized segments related to cyber risk. The
portal’s prevention feature includes tools to build privacy controls and
IT security programs, calculators to estimate the cost of a potential
event, a learning center with reports, articles and webinars, and
resources for statutory, regulatory and case law updates. Post
cyber-event features include a free 30 minute legal consultation with a
Breach Coach® to receive immediate triage assistance, sample incident
roadmaps to address a privacy breach, and easy access to Travelers’ claim
Travelers has provided cyber coverages for nearly 30 years. The
company’s offering includes specialized cyber coverages to address a
wide range of risks associated with different sizes and types of
businesses. The company’s suite of cyber risk products includes:
CyberRisk – available for organizations ranging from small
local businesses to Fortune 500 including financial institutions and
nonprofits, this offering supports businesses in various industries of
CyberFirst for Technology – specifically tailored to the
complex needs of technology companies of all sizes;
CyberFirst for Public Entities – delivers coverage to meet the
needs of public entities, including municipalities, transit
authorities, American Indian nations, public primary schools and more;
CyberFirst Essentials® – developed to address exposures most
often experienced by small businesses.
All of Travelers’ cyber solutions provide an option to include coverage
for forensic investigations and litigation expenses associated with
breaches. Coverages may also include regulatory defense expenses, crisis
management expenses, business interruption support, cyber extortion and
access to eRisk Hub.
The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV)
is a leading provider of property casualty insurance for auto,
A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has
approximately 30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately
$26 billion in 2012. For more information, visit www.travelers.com.
Source: The Travelers Companies, Inc.
The Travelers Companies, Inc.
Amy Banek, 860-954-0841