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Cyber and data risks

 Markel UK’s cyber and data risks cover has been specifically designed to protect against both liabilities and the policyholder’s own losses, including legal, IT security and regulatory costs.

Cyber threats can emerge from a cyber-attack, theft or loss of data, unauthorised system access, or the adverse consequences that arise from email, website and social media misuse, at any time.


  • Robust and transparent insurance solutions backed by unrivalled support services, such as tax and legal support
  • 5-star rating for Claims & Quality of Cover**
  • ‘A’-rated insurance company
  • Multi-award-winning claims team

This product is available via our e-trading system, and brokers can complete the proposal form located in the 'key documents' section or visit the e-trading platform for an easy, online quote.

What does Cyber cover?

Additional addenda are included for court attendance, PR crisis management, ICO and PCI investigations (including fines and penalties).

Cover is provided under one insuring clause, with both cyber liability and ‘first party’ covers under three headings:

Data protection

Cyber risks

Network interruption

Industry-driven solutions

Cyber and data risks cover is available exclusively as part of the following Markel UK policies:
  • MarkelTech

    Commercial combined policy designed to support start-up, emerging and established technology companies.

  • Markel Care

    Commercial combined policy designed to support care organisations so they can focus on what really matters.

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Additional services*

Clients also have access to additional services to help policyholders navigate everyday challenges. Depending on your coverage, you can opt in or add services you need for an additional cost.

Cyber helpline

Access practical, jargon-free advice from cyber experts advising on issues such as understanding software security and vulnerabilities, as well as building disaster recovery plans.

PR crisis management

Expert guidance and advice on dealing with the media where a claim has the potential to result in adverse press attention. We’ll evaluate the situation and provide the necessary guidance and personal support.

*Please refer to your policy for exact services included. Learn more.

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    From our 24/7 business and legal helpline, to our R&D tax relief consultancy, our customers have access to our legal and tax services, providing a complete solution for their wider business needs and goals.

  • Our claims service

    We aim to settle claims as efficiently as possible so our policyholders can get on with their lives.

**Insurance Times Commercial Lines Five-Star Rating Report 2023/24