PIA Member Benefits During Coronavirus: Cyber 101

Free to PIA members, Cyber 101 is an educational series.
April 15, 2020

As the global pandemic of COVID-19 continues to affect the way we do business, PIA is highlighting specific programs that may be useful to you right now. We hope this is helpful.

Why care about this now?During this pandemic, we are finding ourselves at home working remotely for an indefinite amount of time. Computer hackers can use this time to deploy aggressive ransomware attacks, and sophisticated social engineering scams to try and trick you into divulging sensitive information. It’s important to know what to look out for so that you don’t become a victim of a cybercrime; more importantly, if you know what to look out for, you can also help educate your clients to their vulnerabilities.

What is it?Free to PIA members, Cyber 101 is an educational series that informs you about the seven most common cyber risks that can affect small to medium-sized businesses. The seven most common risks are:

  • Social engineering
  • Funds transfer fraud
  • Ransomware/extortion
  • Network interruption
  • Data breach
  • Network security
  • Media liability


This educational series includes 30-minute webinars covering each risk, informational PDFs, and interactive claims examples. We’ve also created customizable cyber education flyers that you can share with your clients online and on social media. 


You may also be interested in protecting your agency with PIA Cyber Insurance or offering PIA Cyber Insurance to your clients.

To learn about other PIA member benefits, please refer to the 2020 PIA National Guide to Member Benefits.

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