Social Engineering Fraudsters Bait Small Business

When it comes to protecting their computer networks against hackers, companies have lots of software and hardware tools to help safeguard personal and proprietary data. But many times, employees may be the most tempting targets for criminals using social media as a tool to help them defraud companies.
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How Will Your Business Handle An Extortion Threat?

No matter what the circumstances, managers of small businesses may not know how to discern whether the threat is credible or where to go for help, particularly in a foreign country. Managers will want to keep their employees and their families safe, remain in business and resolve the situation as soon as possible. But they face the dilemma of paying the demand and running afoul of U.S. law, which in some circumstances prohibits extortion payments, or the expense of shutting down or relocating the business to avoid the extortionist. Continue reading

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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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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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Hackers On Line One

As more companies shift their phone systems to Internet-based networks and protocols, it’s important to remember that Internet connectivity makes phones and data as vulnerable to hackers as servers, computers and other connected devices.

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Cargo Theft: Hot Zones and Hot Spots

In this latest blog, Barry Tarnef talks cargo safety and loss prevention. Click the brief clip below to lean more. And to know more about new, trending cargo-theft schemes, be sure to click here.
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New Business Fraud Scheme Growing

In a growing number of instances, specific companies are being targeted by criminals using publicly available information to impersonate vendors, clients or corporate executives.
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Data Diligence in Health Care

Protecting patient information is a serious concern for the health care industry as a whole, but doctors’ offices and smaller medical facilities are particularly vulnerable to data breaches because they often lack the resources to implement robust security measures.
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Workplace Fraud in the Nonprofit Sector

Nonprofit organizations often think that because they are doing good work for others that no one would steal from them — especially not their own employees or volunteers. Continue reading

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