More Technology Means More Cyber Risks: What You Should Know to Stay Safe

When was the last time you logged into your computer, connected to an app via your smartphone or asked your internet-connected personal assistant a question? Chances are, it was just a few minutes ago.While there are significant benefits such technologies bring to our lives (namely convenience), it’s important that we don’t overlook the corresponding cyber exposures. The good news is that most Americans recognize these risks, with 86% reporting that they are “very” or “somewhat” concerned about their cyber exposure in a recent Chubb survey. The bad news, however, is that such concern doesn’t always translate into action. Why the mismatch? The answer is that most don’t understand the full extent of their cyber vulnerability. Continue reading

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Holiday Gift-Giving Safety Tips

The holiday season is a time filled with family, friends and gift-giving. But many popular gifts can inadvertently introduce new risk to you and your recipient’s homes and wallets. To avoid being the holiday gift giving Grinch, here are a few things to keep in mind when purchasing gifts for friends and family. Continue reading

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Smart Home Vulnerabilities

One of the benefits of the Internet is the rapid development of home security and home automation systems, which are now accessible through Internet Protocol (IP) networks. By connecting devices to IP networks, you can now monitor your surveillance cameras, set your air conditioning, or answer your front door intercom from virtually anywhere in the world.

But along with these conveniences comes increased vulnerability to cyberattacks. Each connected device, including cameras, intercoms, routers, smartphones, tablet computers and more, becomes a potential entry point for cyber criminals. A skilled hacker can gain access to your computer-based system and steal personal information, commit identity fraud, monitor or disable your surveillance cameras and cause other disruptions.
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Three Emerging Risks High-net-worth Individuals Aren’t Prepared for in 2017

Did you make a New Year’s resolution? If so, chances are you are one of millions who vowed to eat healthier in the new year or hit the gym a bit more regularly. But for high-net-worth (HNW) individuals, making a … Continue reading

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Home Automation: Gains in Efficiency but Risks Are Uncertain

The Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing everyday life – how we communicate, manage our finances, monitor home activities, finish household chores… the list goes on. While this provides extraordinary efficiencies, there is a related downside: where there is data, … Continue reading

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Are Your Appliances Sharing Your Secrets?

As more electronics companies develop Internet connected appliances, consumers may have to worry about their refrigerator or dishwasher compromising their personal information. Continue reading

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