Resources to help increase your cybersecurity readiness

Published October 20, 2023

In recognition of Cybersecurity awareness month, the Insurance Council of BC has curated a number of helpful resources to assist you in learning more and being cybersecurity-ready.

  • The Government of Canada’s Get Cyber Safe ( is dedicated to helping Canadians learn about cyber security and the simple steps you can take to protect yourself online. It includes resources, tips and blogs to help you learn how to secure your accounts, your devices and your connections.

  • Cyber Savvy Canada ( created by the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) helps increase cyber awareness among Canadian employees and businesses and educate on the simple steps to take to reduce cyber risk at work. This site shares steps business owners can take to reduce their risk of a cyber attack or data breach, along with an assessment about the cyber security protocols that cyber insurers may want potential insureds to have when they consider coverage for cyber risks along with other cyber resources and information.

  • The Government of British Columbia’s Information Security Branch provides resources, videos and weekly challenges throughout the month of October on the topics of Cybersecurity 101, Social Engineering, A.I., Social Media Security, as well as a guide for mobile workers (those who work from a location other than the office, such as their home, a cafĂ©, or on transit).

  • BC’s Office of Information & Privacy Commissioner ( oversees the information and privacy practices of public bodies and private organizations that collect, use or disclose personal information. Their website provides resources such as privacy breach tools, a privacy breach checklist and a guide for private and public organizations.

  • The Insurance Council of BC’s Licensee Responsibilities page includes information about licensee responsibilities for cybersecurity practices and safeguarding client information.

As a reminder, Insurance Council of BC licensees have a duty to safeguard clients' personal information and to determine the appropriate safeguards necessary to meet that duty. Licensees should review their current cybersecurity practices, implement measures to prevent cybersecurity incidents and be ready to respond to them should an incident occur.
To learn more about licensee responsibilities and requirements, please visit the Licensee Resources page of our website. If you still have questions, please contact a member of our Practice & Quality Assurance team at or 604-695-2008.