As insurers continue to expand into new online territory, fromagency portals and online policy applications to mobile phone apps,their appeal to cybercriminals only deepens. 

The increased use of outsourcing for various aspects of theoperation only adds to the risk for information getting into thewrong hands. Insurers' rich policyholder data records, consistingof social security numbers, driving license numbers, employmentrecords, health records and much more, are a hacker's paradise.

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