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Computer Security Day Is Coming Up: Protect Your Business From Cyber Attacks

Computer Security Day Is Coming Up: Protect Your Business From Cyber AttacksOn November 30th, we will celebrate the international holiday Computer Security Day. The day was created in 1988, when computers started to become ubiquitous in business and in people’s personal lives. Since then, the day has served as a reminder to be aware of computer security and to protect against cyber risks. There are multiple things that you can do at your business during this day in order to protect

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Top Cyber Liabilities For Businesses

Top Cyber Liabilities For Businesses

As technology has evolved, so have the ways in which it can be exploited. As October is National Cyber Security Awareness month, it’s important that every business take a look at their current cyber practices and the new trends in technology in order to be aware of potential sources for cyber attacks and to protect themselves accordingly. In addition to having Cyber Liability insurance to cover them in the event

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Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace and Cyber Security Concerns

Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace and Cyber Security ConcernsMany of you have probably used some form of artificial intelligence in your day-to-day lives, whether it is using Amazon’s Echo or Apple’s Siri to gain information or Tesla’s Autopilot feature on the road. Artificial intelligence isn’t just growing in our everyday lives; many businesses today are starting to implement artificial intelligence and machine learning into their workplaces to perform certain duties, increase productivity, and take some of the strain

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Cyber Crime: WannaCry Screams the Need to Protect Against Ransomware

Cyber Crime: WannaCry Screams the Need to Protect Against RansomwareRansomware as a threat has been on the scene for a while, but it’s increasingly rising and widespread. Take a look at WannaCry, the recent ransomware that affected more than 200,000 computer systems in more than 150 countries and crippled transportation and hospitals globally. The majority affected were Windows-based computers that were not updated with a recently available and easily deployed patch.

Ransomware is a type of malware that, upon

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What Does New York’s New Cyber Rules Mean for Banks, Insurers?

What Does New York’s New Cyber Rules Mean for Banks, InsurersNew York became the first state in the U.S. to implement cyber security regulations, which began rolling out on a staggered basis, over a two-year period, as of March 1. The New York Department of Financial Services will require banks and insurance companies to vouch for their resilience to cyber attacks. The rules, in the works since 2014, followed a series of high-profile data breaches that resulted in losses of …

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Cyber Trends for 2017: Are You Prepared?

Cyber Trends for 2017 Are You Prepared

Last year, executives, consumers, and even the election were hit by data leaks, malware, phishing attacks, and ransomware. In fact, according to Carbonite, an online backup service, almost one in five small business owners say their company has had a loss of data in the past year. Carbonite and other industry experts expect this number to grow this year, particularly for small businesses that lack the resources of …

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Cyber Liability: Common Causes of Healthcare Data Breaches

Cyber Liability Common Causes of Healthcare Data BreachesResearch from Verizon Enterprise Solutions shows that almost 75% of healthcare data breaches can be linked to three common security problems: improper or criminal accessing of credentials to information systems; losses of or thefts of laptops; and unintentional errors, such as sending sensitive information to the wrong person. Managing these issues can significantly impact a healthcare organization’s overall security performance.

How big is the problem? According to the Ponemon Institute’s …

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Cyber Liability: Professionals Beware the Rise of Ransomware

Cyber Liability: Professionals Beware the Rise of RansomwareThe rise of ransomware as a cyber liability threat is underscored in a new Kaspersky Lab report, which revealed a 14% increase in ransomware in the first quarter of 2016. In fact, the company’s Securelist blog stated that ransomware has topped targeted attacks as the “main theme of the quarter.” Additionally, Enigma Software reported that this past April was ransomware’s biggest month ever in the United States, with the number …

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Check Inside Your Cyber Liability Insurance Policy

Check Inside Your Cyber Liability Insurance PolicyCyber attacks are a relatively new, yet insidious and frequent phenomenon. The insurance industry is responding to the risks they pose by designing insurance policies to address various exposures. The Cyber insurance industry, although in its nascent state, has more than doubled in value from $1 billion in 2012 to $2 billion in 2015, and could triple by 2020 as result of a growing landscape of cyber threats, according to …

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Cyber Risks: Tax Season Means Extra Vigilance in Keeping Client Data Safe

Cyber Risks Tax Season Means Extra Vigilance in Keeping Client Data SafeIt’s that time of year when accountants and tax preparers are busy preparing client tax returns for 2015. It’s also when a plethora of information is being shared between clients and accountants via email, Google Docs, Dropbox and other information-sharing platforms. This information includes Social Security numbers, financial statements and IRS forms, putting both accountants and their clients at risk for cyber crimes.

Emailing information may seem like the …

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