Swansea University are currently working on a research project focused on building resilience against cyber-risk with insurance for SME’s.
The project is in collaboration with the Welsh Government; however, the researchers are hoping that the result will be beneficial to the UK as a whole, so they’ve extended the survey to SME’s around the UK. The main goal of the project is to influence policy making in the UK in such a way that cyber-risk insurance is fit for purpose and affordable for the UK SME market.
How you can help
Swansea University are requesting assistance from all businesses across the UK in collecting the data required to prepare academic materials on the subject.
Your feedback is extremely important, forming an essential part of the project and will help to ensure that future insurance policies are suitable for businesses.
The SME cyber- risk survey survey has been designed to help researchers develop a good understanding of what kind of insurance provision SMEs currently have in place against cyber risks. The next stage of the study will be to identify which insurance products would be most suitable for SMEs operating in different fields.
The researchers have confirmed that the anonymity and confidentiality of all businesses that take part and the information given is respected and assured.
To take part in this important research and to receive a copy of the SME cyber-risk survey, please contact Research Officer, Angie Nichols at Swansea University.
If you need advice and assistance with any aspect of running your business, including data protection and cyber security, please contact our helpline on 01565 626001.