2015

September 18, 2015
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Criminal cyber attacks on healthcare information repositories have increased 125% since 2010. With the announcement of the Excellus breach last week, the total number of big-headline medical information compromises reported in 2015 (such as Anthem, Primera, Carefirst) had crossed the mind-blowing demarcation line of 100 million files.

The Excellus breach exposed the names of clients as well as their dates of birth, Social...

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September 16, 2015
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For the past 12 years, people and organizations all over the country have been celebrating an important event each fall, one that is designed to make sure everyone has the tools needed to stay safe online. National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) provides information and an increased understanding of the potential dangers of online activity.

But we don’t have to wait for October to begin taking a few simple steps to help...

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September 1, 2015
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The grim warnings from cyber security and risk management experts are clear: The potential financial losses from cyber attacks should be taken as seriously as the carnage wreaked by fires, floods, hurricanes and earthquakes.

As more businesses explore buying cyber insurance to cushion the impact of cyber crimes, there are dozens of key factors to weigh before taking the plunge. Here are six tips for businesses seeking cyber...

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September 1, 2015
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Companies in the financial services, healthcare and retail industries were first to recognize the need for cyber liability insurance coverage because their valuable data is prized by hackers.

While they created initial demand for cyber liability insurance coverage, businesses in other sectors felt that cyber insurance was not needed.

Now, as cyber threats and costs continue to rise,...

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September 1, 2015
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Cyber liability exposures are becoming a fact of life for organizations of all sizes and industries.

Consider major data breaches recent years: Target, Home Depot, Neiman Marcus, Sony Pictures, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Community Health Systems, Anthem and Premera Blue Cross. And that’s the tip of the iceberg.

Costs are exorbitant. The global cost of a breach is rising nearly 3 percent a...

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August 31, 2015
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We all have our go-to apps, whether they're for fitness tracking, social networking or playing fun games like Fruit Ninja.

But some of them, including popular kids games, are privacy offenders because they collect troves of data on users, including location and even gaining access to users' photos and text messages.

Find out which apps are the worst offenders in this infographic, put...

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August 30, 2015
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By Joe Salpietro

Companies from small startups to international corporations in every industry are facing increased cyber risks. Hackers are employing a number of methods to steal valuable financial and medical data, from attacks on corporate data to stealing unprotected smartphones and laptops. No business or industry is immune.

Insurance carriers are responding with a range of cyber policies aimed at mitigating the risks of today’s hyper-connected...

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August 28, 2015
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When it comes to cybersecurity, we are all in a state of emergency, but the real question is – is anybody listening?

A recent poll commissioned by Intercede, a digital security company, asked more than 1,000 men and women between the ages of 16-35 (aka millennials) in the U...

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August 27, 2015
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Thieves don’t need much time to do a lot of damage. A woman whose wallet was stolen earlier in August while grocery shopping in Nashville learned this firsthand: Between the time she entered the store with her wallet and when she got to the cash register without it, someone had spent $18,000 on her credit card, reports...

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August 21, 2015
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Call it the Grandparent Scam 2.0.

Scammers are turning to social media for key personal details that make their pleas for help and money more convincing to their victims: seniors. And seniors, already prime targets for identity theft scams, are losing millions of dollars a year as a result, according to the...

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