Retail Cyber Risks…Explained

Should a cyber incident occur during a high traffic period, such as the holiday season, it could wreak havoc on a business’s bottom line or even put them out of business completely – not to mention the impact of how an organization responds on their reputation with their customers and employees.

So what can a retailer do to help mitigate this risk?
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Cyber Liabilities Expanding for Government Contractors

With data breaches increasing in frequency, severity and complexity, government contractors at the federal and state levels are being asked to assume higher levels of liability as contracts are awarded or renewed.

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Cyber Criminals Bully the Smaller

In speaking with small to medium size business (SMB) owners about network security or privacy events, such as a cyber breach, I’ve discovered there’s some misunderstanding about their risk and how their current insurance program will respond to this type of loss. Often they believe that their general liability policy will protect them or that they’ve got coverage under their media liability or directors and officers liability policies. They are potentially both wrong and right. Continue reading

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Understanding Cyber Liability Insurance

When speaking with small to medium size business (SMB) owners about network security or privacy events, such as a cyber breach, there’s some misunderstanding about their risk and how their current insurance program will respond to this type of loss. Often they believe that their general liability policy will protect them or that they’ve got coverage under their media liability or directors and officers liability policies. They are potentially both wrong and right. Continue reading

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Law Firms: A Wealth of Information for Hackers

Today’s attorneys may still scribble notes on yellow pads, but most own and conduct business using smartphones, tablets or laptops. With these new technologies have come new risks for law firms. Continue reading

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Hackers Dialing Up Phone System Fraud

That new phone sitting on your desk may look innocent enough, but the fact that it’s connected to a network leaves your company vulnerable to hackers unless you take active steps to lock it down.
Companies of all sizes are increasingly being affected by toll fraud that takes advantage of the network capabilities of digital phone systems. Continue reading

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Safeguarding Your Accounts

Cyber thieves can assume fake identities, like couriers, to spy for computer passwords or personal data they can use to access a company’s data or an employee’s bank account or credit information.

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Measuring the Pulse of a Breach

The consequences of data breaches for U.S. health care organizations suffering a privacy breach, as defined by Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), rose considerably in January 2013 when the HITECH Act became law. Today, fines for a single incident—once capped at $50,000—could go as high as $1.5 million for health care organizations and their business associates or contractors for cases of “willful neglect.”

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BYO May Invite Breaches

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A Pepperoni Pie and Personal Info to Go

The recent cyber attack on Benny’s Pizza in Marysville, Ohio, is a grim reminder that no business is too small to be the victim of this crime. Small businesses are just as vulnerable as high-profile or major corporations when it comes to cyber attacks. Not only doesn’t size matter, but geographic location is not an indicator either. Hackers can access networks from anywhere in the country or the world.

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