FirePlus: Under Control with Cyber Liability Insurance
Cyber threats affect all types of entities including volunteer, combination, & career fire departments and emergency service organizations. Volunteer, combination, & career fire departments hold fundraising and other community events, which could involve collecting and storing credit card data from their patrons. They also keep financial data and Social Security information on current and past members on their computer network – all of which can be compromised. Emergency service organizations prepare third-party documentation with critical personal health information (PHI), including dates of birth, Social Security numbers and medical histories, when transferring patients to a hospital or other facilities. In the event this data is compromised or a breach occurs, first responders could be held responsible for that information falling into the wrong hands, even if the loss happens after the patient is at his or her final destination.