More financial advisors are upping their cybersecurity, insurance ante

Here's another line item for your "things to discuss with my financial advisor" checklist: cybersecurity.

With the financial services industry consistently considered a prime target for cyberattacks, some financial advisors say the electronic safety of personal data and assets should be part of the client-advisor conversation.

"I think clients should be asking questions about whether [their advisor] has thought about cybersecurity and has set up policies and procedures to mitigate the risks," said certified financial planner Abe Ringer, principal and founder of Breakwater Financial.

"The steps we take to address cybersecurity issues are as important as anything else we do for our clients," Ringer said. MORE