Off-the-shelf anti-virus and data-encryption software are far from foolproof, and computer hackers know it. Citing a Verizon study of cyber attacks, The Washington Post reports that cyber criminals are increasingly looking for softer targets like small- and medium-sized businesses that may be less protected.

The data risk management experts cited in the Post’s report recommend that small-business owners consider cyber liability coverage in addition to beefed-up security. These owners must determine whether they’re doing enough to protect sensitive information and whether their standard liability policies would cover first- or third-party losses and damages should a data breach occur.

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