Cyber liability insurance

Content Summary

Protect your clients’ data

Accountants are a highly targeted profession due to the sensitive data often kept on file, such as tax file numbers.

Australian Cyber Security Centre research has found that small businesses are often targeted by themed phishing emails.

Companies in Australia have to comply with the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme. This makes it mandatory for businesses to report data breaches to the Government and their customers if the data breach is likely to result in data being misused.

Manage your cyber risks

Managing cyber and data protection risks

    Exposure risks

    Any company that holds information has a risk exposure. Here are some examples of insurance claims made by companies for data breaches.

    This data was provided by Fenton Green.

Cyber liability insurance for members

CPA Australia’s preferred underwriter and broker, QBE Insurance (Australia) Ltd, and Fenton Green & co offer cyber liability insurance for members based in Australia.

The cyber liability insurance extension is tailored specifically for CPA Australia members and is available as an optional extension to your professional indemnity insurance policy. If you are a member and are not currently insured with QBE and Fenton Green, you can purchase this as a separate policy.

The cyber liability insurance extension includes coverage for:

  • third party cyber liability
  • first party hacker damage
  • cyber extortion
  • public relations expenses
  • business interruption
  • data breach notification costs.

The limit of liability being offered for cyber risks under this optional extension is $200,000 for any one claim and in the aggregate.

For more information contact:

CPA Australia: [email protected]

Fenton Green: [email protected]

Terms and conditions

The products and services are underwritten and issued by QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited ABN 78 003 191 035 (AFSL 239545) (QBE) through its broker, Fenton Green Insurance Services Pty Ltd (Fenton Green). CPA Australia is solely a mere referrer of the products and services. CPA Australia makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this webpage and/or fact sheet, nor does CPA Australia accept responsibility for any acts or omissions in reliance upon any such information. Before acting on such information, consider the appropriateness of the products and services that are promoted having regard to your objectives, financial situation and needs. Independent professional advice should be sought with respect to the product(s) and service(s) and any information referred to on the webpage and/or fact sheet. To the extent permitted by applicable law, CPA Australia, its employees, agents and consultants exclude all liability for any loss or damage claims and expenses including but not limited to legal costs, indirect special or consequential loss or damage (including but not limited to, negligence) arising out of or related to: (a) information contained on the Landing Pages; (b) Third Party Information; and/or (c) the products and services offered by any Partner. As a 'mere referrer', CPA Australia may receive revenue from QBE.