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Agency Cyber Guide

This guide is intended for general informational purposes only. IIABA and its subsidiaries and affiliates shall not be held responsible for any liability relating to this guide or reliance on any information contained or referenced herein. IIABA does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained or referenced herein. Such information is not intended to constitute and should not be considered investment, accounting, legal or other professional advice. If specific expert advice is required or desired, the services of an appropriate, competent professional, such as an attorney or accountant, should be sought. Copyright © 2024 Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, Inc. All rights reserved. No portion of this guide may be reproduced in any manner without the prior written consent of IIABA.

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Additional Cyber Guide Resources

Written Security Policy Template
A customizable security policy template for your agency.

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Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
Check out these insights as provided by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on GLBA, and more detail on what the provisions and compliance for safeguards mean for our industry. This site also house links to additional GLBA-related resources.

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A Cybersecurity Checklist for Small Businesses
10 Cyber Security Tips for Small Business

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How to Prevent Cyberattacks:
Top Ways to Protect Yourself

Extensive infographic guide developed by Maryville University. Detailed insights and resources on common types of cyberattacks, emerging cybersecurity threats, ways to protect yourself from cyberattacks and more.

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CISA - Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency
US Government website that works with partners to defend against today's threats and build a more secure and resiilient infrastructure for the future. Includes resources for Small and Midsize businesses.

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National Security Agency -
Mobile Device Best Practices

Threats to mobile devices are more prevalent and increasing in scope and complexity. This best practices guide outlines steps the users can take to better protect personal devices and information.

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 Cyber Tips 3-Part Series


 “Privacy Provisions of The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) and Their Impact on Insurance Agents & Brokers”

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A State Statute, Regulation, Order, or Interpretation is not inconsistent with the provisions of the GLBA if the protection offered by the Statute, Regulation, Order or Interpretation is greater than that offered under the GLBA.  The States are required to implement and enforce the GLBA Privacy Requirements for Insurance Agents, Brokers, and Carriers. 

In 2016, The Big I General Counsel did an in-depth review of the GLB Act and provided significant insights on the data security, carrier contracts and overall information security implications of this mandatory Federal Act. 

 GLBA is the threshold for financial institutions and insurance companies and agencies. State Laws are mandated to comply with GLBA and if the state wishes to make changes, they must exceed what is required under GLBA. 

 These acts and regulations can be difficult to address given the multifaceted responsibilities agents encounter daily, but it is mandatory and must be a priority.

Please review the privacy provisions as detailed in The Gramm-Leach-Bliley ACT to gain insights on their impact to you as an independent agent - 

Particularly the data security requirements and contract implications detailed in Section VI on pages 5 & 6.

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