Network attacks and privacy violations are occurring with increasing frequency. While the recent Target and Michaels data breaches are impacting millions, in recent years government and educational organizations have been the lead defendants in lawsuits against organizations that fail to protect privacy.
Governmental entities are responsible for data breaches that impact their citizens or customers – no matter whether the breach occurs through an outside vendor or their own networks.
Fortunately, VMLIP members have access to the Cyber Coverage endorsement which expands coverage under the Local Government Liability Policy, providing coverage for privacy liability arising out of lost computer equipment, network security breaches, and human errors. It even covers mistakes made by third party service providers.
However, in addition to coverage, VMLIP is now offering access to a web-based portal designed to help prevent these incidents and provide immediate support and expertise to help entities respond and recover from these incidents should they occur.The eRisk Hub®, powered by leading cyber risk assessment and data breach services company NetDiligence®, provides information and technical resources to help prevent network, cyber and privacy losses. The hub also provides resources to assist in the timely reporting and recovery of losses if an incident should occur.
“Even with strong security and privacy controls in place, our members can still find themselves one day facing a data damage, theft or fraud incident, which can be overwhelming and complex” said VMLIP Managing Director Steve Craig. “The eRisk Hub® is designed to provide assistance in multiple areas – from legal and regulatory compliance, to information technology and security, to public relations, and more.”
In fact, the VMLIP eRisk Hub® also provides support for disaster recovery and business continuity, computer forensics, forensic accounting, credit monitoring, and law enforcement.
Members can access the eRisk Hub® online through the VMLIP website. To introduce this new service to members, VMLIP is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. The free webinar is presented by Mark Greisiger, president of NetDiligence® and Michael Richoux, account manager with the eRisk Hub®.
Members can register here.
“Whether by hacker, computer glitch or staff mistake, public entities are at risk for a data breach incident,” said NetDiligence President Mark Greisiger. “The key is whether the city or town can handle the incident calmly, quickly and effectively. The VML eRisk Hub® provides tools, materials and access to experts that can help members in their efforts to mitigate damages.”
VMLIP offers more than just coverage. We are partners in risk management. How does your insurer stack up? Having all lines of coverage with VMLIP ensures that your organization is receiving comprehensive coverage and a wide variety of value-added services tailored to Virginia’s local governmental entities. Call for a quote today: (800) 963-6800. For more information on VMLIP visit: www.vmlins.org or follow us on Facebook.
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