Security Issues Work Group
This work group has generated excellent tools around security and privacy for agents and brokers. The group investigates emerging security issues and determines what guidance we need to provide our IA distribution. The group has created resources like the 'Agency Security Issues Pocket Guide and supporting Reference Guide to aid agents in setting their security strategy. These guides cover topics such as data encryption, updating security plans, data breach, and laws, issues with mobile devices, texting, and others.
ACT also partnered with the Center for Internet Security, offering free 'Cyber Hygiene' toolkits for agents.
In fall 2017, the group released the 'Agency Cyber Guide 1.0', then version '2.0' in Oct 2018.
As of September 2020, the group released a new, online version of the 'Agency Cyber Guide 3.0' - - This resource addresses all security regulations from entities like Gramm-Leach-Bliley, NYDFS, and the NAIC. The Guide provides descriptions and resources for all regulations, including a downloadable template to create an Agency Cybersecurity Policy, as well as a matrix of cybersecurity service providers. In 2020, the group also created an additional resource to assist agents with understanding and taking action on emerging ADA & Accessibility challenges, including the alarming volume of compliance lawsuits against independent agent websites.
2021 Strategy Update: This work group will have no shortage of security-related issues to address - emerging state cyber regulations, NY DFS, NAIC, and many others.
One goal for 20201 is to connect more proactively with our carrier and vendor partners to have them use the Agency Cyber Guide version 3.0 to urge their agency partners to take action to become cyber secure. The group is currently developing its additional goals for 2021.
If you'd like to be involved with this work group, please contact ACT@iiaba.net.
Co-Chairs: Steve Aronson (Aronson Insurance) and George Robertson (Rockingham Insurance)
Click here to view the Agency Security Issues Pocket Guide. Click here to view the ADA/Accessibility Resource web pages.
Click here to view the supporting full Summary Reference Guide. Click here to access the ACT/CIS 'Cyber Hygiene' toolkits.