Cybersecurity: Protecting Your Clients and Your Practice

Every day insurance producers are entrusted with their clients’ personal and sensitive information. The benefits of conducting business in the digital age are innumerable, but as technology continues to evolve and grow, so too do the risks. This course examines common types of cyber risks and offers guidelines and best practices producers and advisors can follow to protect clients' information—and their businesses—from cyber criminals and unintended data disclosure. The course covers:

  • cyber incidents, data breach and cyber crime
  • risk assessment and cyber security basics
  • costs of data breach
  • cyber insurance options
  • prevention
  • legal, regulatory and customer expectations

This is an intermediate-level course. Upon completing this course, you will:

  • have an awareness and basic understanding of cyber risks and the potential harm that can result from cyber breaches
  • understand how you—as a business person—can best protect your clients' data and your own business enterprises against cyber risks and breaches
  • have a basic understanding of stand-alone cybersecurity insurance and how it can protect businesses
  • know the type of data that, by law, must be protected and the steps you can take to ensure compliance