Updated Agency Security Information

By on Aug 20, 2015

The Agents Council for Technology (ACT) has just released an updated resource for agencies addressing a variety of client information security issues.

This information comes from the ACT Security Issues Work Group led by Steve Aronson. The workgroup has been working on gathering this information since early this year.

The workgroup has created both a high-level Pocket Guide and a companion reference Summary Guide addressing the top security issues agents and brokers need to address.

Included in this information are various resources that agencies can use for their organization. These resources were created by the Work Group, and vetted by industry leaders, legal staff, and the IIABA Communications department.

The Pocket Guide

The Pocket Guide is intended to be a high-level tool in strategic discussions to develop or enhance an agency’s security roadmap. The guide can be printed as a double-sided, tri-fold brochure, or sent/viewed as an electronic file.

The guide was designed to be printed and shared with agents so it does not contain any live hyperlinks. The Guide does reference a shortened link — IndependentAgent.com/ACTSecure — that takes readers to the full online summary including all the resource links.

The Summary Guide

The Summary Guide is a complete reference guide and broken down into the following areas:

  1. Prevention — Mitigate Cyber Risk
  2. Knowledge — Understand Data Breach Laws
  3. Document Retention — Understand the Issues Surrounding Electronic Documents
  4. Security — Internal Information Security Guidelines

This expanded content covers 15 top security issues and addresses risks, possible solutions, and resources. Each section includes links to other resources that will help agencies better understand their responsibility and compliance requirements. These links will be updated as information changes.

This new and completely revised resource on the security and compliance issues your agency organization faces is an excellent resource that everyone in your organization should review.

What other ways do you use to keep your clients secure? Leave a comment below.

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