• 27
  • Feb2020

What is the New York SHIELD Act

What is the New York SHIELD Act
What is the New York SHIELD Act? Who is subject to the Act? When is the deadline for compliance?   There are a lot of questions out there about the New York SHIELD Act and not a lot of information being communicated to business owners.  To my knowledge, no State agency is sending notices to business

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  • 22
  • Feb2020

What are Cyber Pre-Breach Services?

What are Cyber Pre-Breach Services?
Most cyber insurance policies on the market today come with something we call cyber pre-breach services. Cyber pre-breach services are valuable risk control services that will help the purchaser of cyber insurance to reduce, control and mitigate cyber intrusions and events. Unfortunately, many cyber pre-breach services go undeployed! Why is this? Well, it may be like

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  • 18
  • Feb2020

What is Social Engineering

What is Social Engineering
In this article, I will explain what is social engineering. Social engineering is a term used in cybersecurity to describe situations of trickery.  It is used by cybercriminals to gain either your confidential information or your money.  Typically hackers will gain access to an email account within a firm and monitor the user's email habits.  We

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  • 03
  • Feb2020

Cyber Insurance for Small Business Introduction

Cyber Insurance for Small Business Introduction
We being our multi-part video series with this introductory video on cyber insurance for small business. My goal is to educate business owners on cyber risk and cyber insurance. What’s driving me is the statistic that less than 30% of business owners in the small and medium-sized market are actually purchasing cyber coverage today. Yet, in the

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  • 09
  • Jan2020

Cyber Risk and Windows 7 End of Life

Cyber Risk and Windows 7 End of Life
Windows 7 & Cyber Risk Microsoft had announced a while ago that it was ending its support for Windows 7 operating systems and Server 2008/R2 systems.  What this means is that the platforms will continue to work, but Microsoft will not support the systems or offer patches or updates.  An unpatched machine, of course, is a

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  • 30
  • Dec2019

95% of Data Breaches are Caused by Human Error

95% of Data Breaches are Caused by Human Error
If that statistic by IBM is true, what are you doing to prevent human error? If you’re a small or medium-sized business you’re probably not doing much. I get it. It’s difficult to train employees on risks you may not even understand yourself, or your IT department is too overwhelmed to take on the task of

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  • 09
  • Dec2019

What Does Cyber Insurance Cover?

What Does Cyber Insurance Cover?
So, what does Cyber Insurance cover? Cyber Insurance, for all practical purposes, is the only policy that will respond or cover your firm for losses that relate to a cyber event.  Cyber Insurance is a unique policy form, which typically should be purchased as a standalone policy to protect you and your firm from the claims which

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  • 18
  • Oct2019

Phishing Attacks – A Cyber Security Guide

Phishing Attacks – A Cyber Security Guide
Phishing attacks are on the rise, and threaten the cybersecurity of firms large and small. The best defense against any type of cybercrime is education. Understanding the threat and having your employees understand the threat will help lessen the chances that hackers can infiltrate your network. Our guide on phishing attacks will help give you and

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  • 15
  • Jul2019

Cyber Insurance for Hedge Funds

Cyber Insurance for Hedge Funds
Why Cyber Insurance for Hedge Funds is a Good Idea.Cyber insurance and cyber related losses are constantly in the news, but few hedge fund managers really understand what this form of insurance is really all about and why purchasing it is a good idea.  In this article we explore the coverage features of cyber insurance for

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  • 20
  • Aug2018

Why Aren’t YOU Buying Cyber Insurance?

Why Aren’t YOU Buying Cyber Insurance?
As an insurance broker, I have often experienced small and medium sized business owners very reluctant to purchase cyber insurance; even though the cyber related risk seems very apparent.  So, I found a recent study published by Chubb Insurance on why decision makers may think cyber protection is unnecessary, interesting. The majority of respondents in this

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