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All-round cyber cover

Cyber insurance through Wesleyan Financial Services offers more than just digital protection. As well as cover for cyber attacks, data loss and other malicious activity, you’ll get help when a breach occurs. Through a team of data experts, you can get claim support, cover for legal advice, damage control and more.

  • Get a free cyber assessment to see your risk level
  • Cover for cyber attacks and third-party threats
  • Reputational damage control
  • Loss or damage to digital assets
  • Support for legal advice, forensic investigations and more
  • Request a quote and we’ll aim to call you within the hour*

* Opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Why is cyber insurance important?

In this digital age, any business that holds electronic data is at risk of data breaches and cyber attacks.

Whether you’re responsible for holding sensitive customer data or you have important internal files for your eyes only, there can be a lot at stake if you do suffer a breach. For example in 2023, medium to large businesses reported an average cost of £15,800 for just one disruptive breach.

If you do suffer a loss, cyber insurance can help cover the cost of restoring systems. It can also help protect your reputation when your company name is on the line.

What does cyber insurance cover?

  • Costs following a cyber incident
  • This includes payouts for IT forensics, legal, breach notification and crisis communication.

  • Digital asset cover
  • Covers the cost of loss and damage to data and software.

  • Network downtime
  • Covers you for any business interruption caused by network downtime.

  • Reputational damage control
  • Protects your business against loss of revenue caused by brand reputation damage. You’ll receive PR and legal assistance to manage the incident itself.

  • Support when a breach occurs
  • Access to a team of digital experts who will support you with forensic investigations and notifying customers and regulators.

  • Cyber crime extension
  • Extend your cover to protect against social engineering, theft of personal funds, cyber extortion, ransomware attacks and unauthorised use of computer resources through cryptojacking or botnetting.

What’s not covered?

  • Breach of professional duties
  • You won’t be covered if a breach occurs, and you’re found to be at fault. For this type of cover, you’ll need professional indemnity insurance.

  • Pre-existing problems
  • This includes known threats, breaches or weaknesses in your security systems.

  • Breaches caused by employees, directors or partners

  • Breaches caused by poor systems, processes or recklessness

  • System degradation or performance

  • Any incidents arising from war

Free cyber risk assessment

When you take out a policy through Wesleyan Financial Services, you’ll get a helping hand throughout the quoting process and beyond.

To get started, why not claim your free cyber risk assessment report? With just a few details, we can detect any vulnerabilities across your systems and recommend next steps tailored to your needs.

When you’re ready to get a quote, we’ll reach out to our panel of leading UK cyber insurers. Our team will help you choose a level of cover that’s right for your company. We’re also here to support you if you need to make a claim.

If your head count grows or you change direction, you can adjust your cover to suit your changing needs. And if you need help working out your cover level, we can arrange a free video or on-site appraisal.

Already a Wesleyan member? Save 20% on your insurance

Enjoy an exclusive discount. Get 20% off all-round cyber protection when you take out a policy as a member of Wesleyan.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Do I need cyber insurance?

    Any business that works with electronic data could benefit from cyber insurance. Data you hold is at risk of being breached by a cyber-attack, meaning you’ll need to pay any fines or recovery costs that occur as a result.

    These costs could be above what your business can afford, which is where cyber insurance offers that much needed financial support. Generally, cyber insurance is designed to protect your business from these primary risks through network security and privacy liability, network business interruption and more.

    If you aren’t sure whether cyber insurance is right for your business, you can speak to one of our insurance experts. They’ll be able to assess your business needs and find the right policy for you.

  • How much does cyber insurance cost?

    As cyber insurance is tailored to your business, how much you might pay depends on a few factors, including:

    • The level of cover you need
    • The types of risk your business faces
    • The size of your business (staff and turnover) and industry
    • The number of data items you hold (including sensitivity of data)
    We can provide you with a quote once we’ve carried out your cyber risk assessment.
  • Understanding the most common cyber crimes will help you recognise the risks your business faces. Some cyber-attacks, like phishing, could slip under the radar. That’s why it pays to be prepared:


    Phishing is where attackers attempt to trick people into revealing sensitive information or installing malware. It’s often done through emails to your employees, under the guise of a legitimate communication. According to the 2023 Government Cyber Security Survey, 79% of businesses have reported phishing attacks in the last year alone. This figure rises further for medium sized businesses (84%) and large businesses (93%).


    More commonly known as a computer virus, malware is a programme or code that a hacker attempts to insert into your computer systems. It can be used to extract private information or extort the victim for money. Malware is often a by-product of phishing.

    Denial of service

    This attack aims to render a machine or network temporarily or permanently unavailable to the user. If a denial-of-service attack happens to your business, you may not be able to operate as usual, losing you time and money while you work to recover your systems.

  • What is social engineering?

    Social engineering is a type of cyber crime that relies on human error and weakness to be successful. It involves manipulation tactics, typically used to get the target to download unsafe files or malware, reveal private information or visit dangerous websites.

    Phishing is a part of social engineering, as is business email compromise. With the latter, scammers will either gain access to legitimate business email accounts or create new communication methods to impersonate employees and trusted vendors.

    They’ll often use impersonation tactics to trick the recipient into revealing sensitive company data or giving them access to company systems. 31% of all businesses reported impersonation attacks in the 2023 survey, rising to 59-60% for medium to large businesses respectively.

  • What types of business do you cover?

    We can find cover for businesses across a range of industries, including:

    • Medical and dental
    • Legal
    • Education
    • Accountancy
    • Architecture
    • Consulting
    • Media and advertising
    • Telecoms and technology

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Important information

Limits, exclusions and charges do apply. Full terms and conditions of the policy and cover, including the policy benefits and exclusions, will be contained in the Policy Wording and Policy Summary. Risk must be acceptable to underwriters at normal term.

Wesleyan Financial Services Ltd is a broker and our insurance products are provided by a number of insurers.

Before you apply for cyber insurance, you should read the following document: