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The PIA Partnership Presents: Cyber 101

Myth: Hackers and cyber criminals generally target large businesses because that is where they profit most.
Fact:  62 percent of cyber-attacks target small-and mid-sized businesses

The PIA Partnership has created this cyber education resource to help independent agents understand cyber risks so that they can better protect their agencies and their clients' businesses. We believe that small businesses have seven primary cyber exposures:

  1. PIAPartnershipLogoOneLine_300x62.jpgFraudulent Funds Transfers
  2. Extortion / Ransomware
  3. Social Engineering
  4. Business Interruption
  5. Data Breach/Privacy
  6. Network Security
  7. Website Media Liability


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Acknowledgements: PIA and The PIA Partnership wish to thank ABA Insurance Services (ABAIS) for their assistance in creating many of the educational materials provided here.

General Information for Your ClientsResources for Agents to Master Cyber



Cyber 101 Webinar Series

Join The PIA Partnership
and ABA Insurance Services (ABAIS)
for a monthly webinar series
covering each of the
seven primary cyber exposures
facing small businesses.

Register for the
Cyber 101 Webinar Series.

Resources to Help You and Your Clients Understand
the Seven Primary Cyber Exposures Facing Small Businesses
Fraudulent Funds Transfers



2:00 Eastern
Tuesday, 12/12/17

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2:00 Eastern
Tuesday, 1/30/18

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Social Engineeringcoming February 2018coming February 2018

2:00 Eastern
Tuesday, 2/27/18


Business Interruptioncoming March 2018coming March 2018

2:00 Eastern
Tuesday, 3/27/18


Data Breach / Privacycoming April 2018coming April 2018

2:00 Eastern
Tuesday, 5/1/18


Network Securitycoming May 2018coming May 2018

2:00 Eastern
Tuesday, 6/5/18


Website Media Liabilitycoming June 2018coming June 2018

2:00 Eastern
Tuesday, 7/10/18


Additional Cyber Resources
from PIA and The Partnership Companies
CompanyCyber ResourcesContact
Central Insurance CompanyStay tuned for information about a new cyber offering coming soon.
Encompass InsuranceNo cyber programs available at this time
Erie Insurance
Liberty Mutual Insurance

Want to Test Your Cyber-Risk Knowledge? Test your cyber smarts now!

As a business owner, you may have learned the hard way that computer security and data breaches are not just a risk for giant multinationals or government agencies. Because we understand the risks associated with electronic devices and online data, Liberty Mutual offers data breach and cyber insurance, as part of a package or general liability policy. Learn more.

For Liberty Mutual Commercial Appointed Agents/ Brokers only (you will be transferred to the Liberty Mutual website):

  1. Cyber Insurance for Business Owner’s Policy (BOP) - eCLIQ® Product Highlights
  2. Cyber Insurance for Package and Monoline GL - eCLIQ® Product Highlights
  3. If your organization experiences a data breach, how prepared are you to respond? As a Liberty Mutual Insurance policyholder, you have access to the risk management tools on the eRisk Hub portal.
Nicole Carter, CIC
Manager, Agent/ Broker Relations
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Cell: 954-205-1759
MetLife Auto & HomeStay tuned for information coming soon.Marie Alvarado
Assistant Vice President
Commercial Lines Sales Development
National General InsuranceNo cyber programs available at this time
Progressive Insurance
Selective Insurance Group
State Auto Insurance CompaniesCyberSecure State Auto® BOP (AZ, IL, IN, OH, WI)
Data Compromise Plus® For State Auto BOP (AZ, IL, IN, OH, WI)
Data Compromise Plus® - legacy BOPChoice (all other states)
Data Compromise Plus® - package (all states)
Barnaby Nardella, CPCU, ARM, AU
VP Product Management
State Auto Insurance Companies
Phone: 614-917-4004
The Hanover Insurance Group
PIACyber insurance for your agency (available for PIA members to sell soon)