Keep Your Digital Walls Up

A Producer’s Deep Dive Into Understanding Cyber Technology and Cybersecurity

$6.00 + your state filing fee
3 Credit Hours

This course benefits all agents and is applied as general credit.

COURSE DIFFICULTY

INTERMEDIATE
This course covers the following topics:
  • An introduction to cyber technology and those who use (and abuse) it
  • A look at the impact of cyber technology on the insurance industry
  • Examine helpful tools that will allow agents to identify potential cyber vulnerabilities and helpful ways to protect themselves, your business, and your clients from cyberattack

Summary

The advent of technology has changed the world around us – impacting everything from the way we communicate to how we go about conducting business. Technology has created amazing tools and resources, putting useful and valuable information right at our fingertips. And these changes have impacted nearly every industry. The fact is insurance producers today don’t operate the same way they did even 20 years ago. Currently, around 88 percent of U.S. adults use the internet, which give producers entirely new ways to market and service their clients. But with technology comes risks. Through this course, we discuss those who use (and abuse) cyber technology, the impact cyber technology on the insurance industry, as well as helpful tools that will allow agents to identify potential cyber vulnerabilities and helpful ways to protect yourselves, your business and your clients from cyber attack.

Outline

1. Introduction to Cyber Technology

  • 1.1 Overview
  • 1.2 Purpose of the Course
  • 1.3 Technology’s Impact on the Insurance Industry
  • 1.4 Key Terms and Definitions
  • 1.5 An Industry Evolving
  • 1.6 Cybersecurity: By The Numbers
  • 1.7 Summary
  • Chapter 1 Quiz

2. Understanding Who is at Risk?

  • 2.1 Overview
  • 2.2 Mail and Package Delivery
  • 2.3 Computers and Laptops
  • 2.4 Faxes, Emails and Outside Devices
  • 2.5 Email Encryption
  • 2.6 Being Smart with Your Smartphone
  • 2.7 The Dangers of B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Device) Programs
  • 2.8 Summary
  • Chapter 2 Quiz

3. Understanding Laws, Guidelines and Regulations

  • 3.1 Overview
  • 3.2 HIPPA and Security
  • 3.3 The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA)
  • 3.4 USA PATRIOT Act
  • 3.5 NAIC Data Guidance and Security Model Law
  • 3.6 Other Government Oversight and Guidance
  • 3.7 Summary
  • Chapter 3 Quiz

4. Cyber Crime: Recognizing the Threats

  • 4.1 Overview
  • 4.2 What People Are Most Vulnerable?
  • 4.3 What to Do If You, Or a Loved One, Is a Victim of Identity Theft
  • 4.4 What Businesses Are Most Vulnerable?
  • 4.5 What Information Is Most Vulnerable?
  • 4.6 Summary
  • Chapter 4 Quiz

5. Mounting Your Cyber Defense

  • 5.1 Overview
  • 5.2 Secure Your Surroundings
  • 5.3 Watch Your Wallet
  • 5.4 Stop to Shred
  • 5.5 Password Protect It
  • 5.6 Identify Unsafe Emails
  • 5.7 Be a Smart (Cyber) Shopper
  • 5.8 Keeping Up With Credit Reports and Fraud Alerts
  • 5.9 Safeguarding Social Media
  • 5.10 Cybersecurity for the Small Business
  • 5.11 Course Conclusion
  • 5.12 Summary
  • Chapter 5 Quiz

Exam

  • Final Exam

FAQ

Q: What should I expect from this online course?

A: We use a unique system to help you learn the material easily. Our online courses present you with information in large type that is easy to read. We highlight key items in gray and quiz you after each chapter to make sure you are learning critical information. You may review the material as much as you want before taking your required online, multiple-choice exam. Passing the exam proves your proficiency in that subject to your state’s governing authority.

Q: Can I print my online course materials and test questions?

A: According to the state authority, it is not permissible to print or download any course material or exam questions. However, you are free to access all online courses from our website anytime.

Q: How long does it take to complete an online course?

A: The time required to complete an online course varies from student to student, but it roughly approximates the number of credit hours awarded for the course. You must pass an online, multiple-choice exam. Passing the exam proves your proficiency in that subject to your state’s governing authority.