I suspect insurers cringe everytime they hear one of their big corporate clients hands their data over to some criminal. Hartford Financial Services is thinking differently – they are starting ID theft coverage for small business owners, and I’ll bet it pays off. Small business generally care more about their clients, and while they also have less resources to deploy for protection, we all know that the companies with lots of resources haven’t done very much themselves.
CFOs, generally the top line decision makers on IT issues like security, are debating what to do, now that computer crimes have become a game for professionals. At least the head financial guys at smaller companies are going to get some help along the way.