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ACT to Host Free Webinar on Implementing an Effective Information Security Program in your Agency

Webinar to address major security risks independent agencies face and the practical steps they should take to protect the privacy of their private client & employee personal information.



ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 3, 2011 — The Independent Agents & Brokers of America’s Agents Council for Technology (ACT) today announced they will be hosting a free one hour webinar titled “Implementing an Effective Information Security Program in your Agency” on Jan. 13, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern.

“Federal and state law, as well as good risk management practice, have made it mandatory for agencies to implement an information security program that is anchored by a written security plan,” says Jeff Yates, ACT executive director. “This webinar highlights the major security risks independent agencies face and the practical steps they should take to protect the privacy of their private client and employee personal information whether in paper or electronic form.”

TITLE:  “Implementing an Effective Information Security Program in your Agency”
PARTICIPANTS: Steve Aronson, Aronson Insurance
   Ted Joyce, U.S. Placement Services
   Jeff Yates, ACT executive director
DATE:   Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011
TIME:   2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern
REGISTRATION: Click HERE or go to https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/207427048
COST:   Free

ACT recently released a prototype agency information security plan to assist agencies and brokers in creating their own written security plans to safeguard the private information of their clients and employees, the agency’s proprietary and confidential information, the agency’s physical premises and the integrity of their electronic systems so that the agency continues to function smoothly without interruption. Agents and other industry participants can visit the ACT website to download the free prototype agency information security plan by clicking HERE or visiting www.independentagent/act and clicking on the “Security & Privacy” quick link.

Established in January 1999 by the Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (the Big “I”), ACT provides a candid, action-oriented forum to address the critical workflow and technology issues facing the Independent Agency System. ACT helps participants understand the perspectives of the other stakeholders in the process and provides excellent networking opportunities with the participants who are shaping the future for the industry on these issues. For more information about ACT visit www.iiaba.net/act.

Founded in 1896, the Big “I” is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing a network of more than 300,000 agents, brokers and their employees nationally. Its members are businesses that offer customers a choice of policies from a variety of insurance companies. Independent agents and brokers offer all lines of insurance—property, casualty, life and health—as well as employee benefit plans and retirement products. Web address:  www.independentagent.com.
           
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