Cyber Risk: Take it seriously—Your firm is at risk.
Architecture firms of all sizes are seeing an increase in cyber-attacks both in terms of frequency and intensity. From hackers taking control of your servers, to criminals tricking you into paying false invoices, to liability arising from lost data – your firm is at risk.
Architects can now develop a robust risk management procedure for their firm by turning to their insurance professionals. The AIA Trust, through their partnership with Victor O. Schinnerer & Company, has developed a Cyber Risk Kit to help you understand the cyber exposures that architects face each day, help you assess your firm’s risk, and provide you with comprehensive cyber solutions.
Some questions to consider:
- What information do you collect?
- How do you store the information?
- Who has access to the information?
- How do you protect your data?
- What steps do you take to secure your computers, network, email, etc.?
Click here for listing of key elements of the policy coverage and comparison to comparable coverage found in the market today.
For the Cyber Liability Insurance program through Schinnerer, they have partnered with Dashlane, a password manager and secure digital wallet app, to provide 100 premium licenses free to every Schinnerer Cyber Protection Package policyholder.
Learn more about managing your firm’s cyber risk by clicking on any of the following AIA Trust practice resources:
- An Architect’s Guide to Buying Cyber Liability Coverage – learn how to evaluate differences in cyber risk coverage options;
- An Architect’s Guide to Managing Cyber Threats – 10 steps essential to create a more secure environment for your practice;
- Webinar entitled “Get Ahead of Cyber Risk”, for 1 hour HSW CE Credit;
- Upcoming and recorded webinars about cyber security;
- NEW! Cyber Risk Assessment – Answer ten important questions to find out whether your firm is at risk.
- Cyber Risks: A Typical Architect’s Day
- Why You May Need Cyber Insurance – more than you think
- Article about adopting a Digital Security Strategy;
- Article about protecting your firm from ransomware;