Podcast addresses cybersecurity. The “Insurance and Law Today” podcast series addresses many of the critical risks emerging today. (Photo: Shutterstock) Access to the podcast is  available here. 

Cybersecurity is an issue for every business and individual operating any type of electronic device. From smartphones, tablets and computers to televisions, baby monitors, and even the lights and thermostats in a home, everything is connected to the internet these days. And that is what makes everything and everyone vulnerable to cyberattacks, identity thefts and other cyber-related events.

The issue is no longer ‘if’ your data is accessed or compromised but ‘when’ and ‘how’. The advent of 5G service will make information available to us at an even faster pace, but it will also make internet-connected devices far more vulnerable and allow cyber thieves to capture more information even faster. How can consumers and businesses protect themselves and what role does cyber insurance play in mitigating the effects of a cyberattack?

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Patricia L. Harman

Patricia L. Harman is the editor-in-chief of Claims magazine, a contributing editor to PropertyCasualty360.com, and chairs the annual America's Claims Event (ACE), which focuses on providing claims professionals with cutting-edge education and networking opportunities. She covers auto, property & casualty, workers' compensation, fraud, risk and cybersecurity, and is a frequent speaker at insurance industry events. Contact her at [email protected]

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