Simple Cyber Security Risks You May Overlook!

Jonathan BelekBusiness Insurance, Cyber Security, Risk Management0 Comments

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As large-scale cybersecurity attacks continue to wreak havoc, attackers are broadening their approach in order to strengthen their impact. In addition to the growth of the sheer number of attacks, they are also becoming more destructive and being utilized by other entities, such as nation-states. Aside from putting robust anti-virus and malware software on your computers, you may want to … Read More

Protecting Your Company Assets 101

John TillistrandCommercial Property Insurance, Cyber Security0 Comments

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Providing employees with assets like laptops, cell phones, cameras and even cars tends to go along with growth in any organization. By necessity, business owners invest a great deal of trust into their staff to protect these belongings. If your employee loses or breaks these assets what then? Things can become a little tricky. In the absence of any pre-established … Read More

Protect Your Company from “CEO Fraud”

MbauerBusiness Insurance, Cyber Security

Remember the e-mails claiming you’d won the Nigerian lottery, full of misspellings and bad grammar and requesting your bank account information so funds could be wired?  These amateur e-mail scams are a thing of the past and a new, rapidly growing and sophisticated threat is targeting businesses worldwide and has already resulted in more than 7,000 companies in the U.S. … Read More

Do you have the right controls in place to help prevent a data breach?

MbauerBusiness Insurance, Cyber Security, Risk Management, Uncategorized0 Comments

The news on hacking, data breaches, and the state of cyber security is largely gloomy. Consider that a record number of companies dealt with significant data breaches last year and that the cost per compromised customer record keeps going up. Indeed, research by the Ponemon Institute reflects a reality of data breaches that borders on inevitability. But all hope is … Read More

How shopping for a cell phone can lead to identity theft

Rachel WinslowCyber Security, Homeowners Insurance, private client group insurance

We all know that acquiring the latest and greatest iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S comes with a price, but in the case of 15 million consumers, it also came with the now real threat of serious identity theft. The New York Times recently reported that hackers stole data of T-Mobile customers from the credit reporting bureau Experian, one of the … Read More

Don’t get caught without kidnap and ransom insurance

Mary McGrathBusiness Insurance, Cyber Security, Homeowners Insurance, Risk Management0 Comments

Once you’re above the preteen years, kidnap and ransom sounds like a rather exotic peril…something that only happens to drug kingpins on shadowy, private islands. But the threat for adults is real, especially for high net worth individuals who travel internationally. How real? Well, author Ann Auerbach spent two years chronicling kidnap and ransom cases and estimated more than 30,000 … Read More

Is it a bird, a plane or a liability?

Jonathan BelekBusiness Insurance, Commercial Auto Insurance, Commercial Property Insurance, Cyber Security, Errors & Omissions, Homeowners Insurance, private client group insurance, Risk Management, Uncategorized0 Comments

Domino’s wants to deliver your pizza with one, and your cousin had one fly over her beach wedding.   The use of drones, or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), has exploded in recent years.  The small remote controlled planes are being flown by hobbyists to government personnel monitoring disasters and crops. The Federal Aviation Administration is finalizing its regulations for commercial … Read More

CT Hospital Insurance: Hackers Target Hospitals Most

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CT Hospital Insurance: Hackers Target Hospitals Most Malware and cyber-attacks are on the rise in nearly every industry, but researchers from Websense, a cybersecurity programming and research firm, report that hospitals above all other industry sectors are facing the most rampant increase in cybersecurity breaches and attacks. According to recent data, the rate at which hackers have been targeting and … Read More

Hartford Healthcare Risk Management: Assessing Cybercrime Exposure

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Hartford Healthcare Risk Management: Assessing Cybercrime Exposure A recent notification from the Federal Bureau of Investigation to healthcare providers warned that the healthcare industry faces high risks of cyber security breaches. A non-profit organization called SANS Institute has warned the healthcare industry for a while that they were not well-prepared to fight growing cyber dangers. They presented hundreds of scenarios … Read More

Wallingford Commercial Insurance: Employees Risk Company Data

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Wallingford Commercial Insurance: Employees Risk Company Data In our mobile digital world, companies are facing increasing challenges to protect their sensitive data. From financial and vendor information to private client data, the stakes to protect their information is higher than ever. Yet a company’s cyber-security and data policy is only as good as their employees, who, according to an international … Read More