Blockchain Technology: The Virtual Workhorse That’s Here to Stay

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The emergence of cryptocurrencies has led to ongoing debates regarding its long-term viability. No matter what you think of virtual currency, what is proving to have significant staying power is their underlying technology – or blockchain platforms – which structure these digital transactions with full transparency and without a controlling third-party, such as bank. Blockchain is the topic of our two newest whitepapers, which we’ve authored based on distinct readership interest: Part 1 – “Blockchain…

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Vishing & SMiShing Scams

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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month. In support of this important risk mitigation effort, please enjoy this post about Vishing & SMiShing Scams. Have you noticed a marked increase in the number of scam phone calls and text messages you receive?  It’s not your imagination.  At the beginning of June CNBC reported that Americans had already received over 16 billion robocalls in 2018!  Unwanted calls are the biggest consumer complaint received by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)…

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The Password Paradigm: Better Safe than Sorry

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Leaving the key in the ignition of an unlocked car is an open invitation to a thief.  When it comes to cybersecurity, a weak password is the key that unlocks the door to your critical information. Startling Statistics According to Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report, 81% of hacking-related breaches leveraged stolen and/or weak passwords.  The website HaveIBeenPwned reports that nearly 520 million passwords have been exposed in data breaches. Admittedly, the number of passwords…

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See You in Denver! OneBeacon Hosting Open House on October 3

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Denver partners! We appreciate your business and the relationship you have with us. We hope you’ll join us at our open house on Wednesday, October 3 from 3:30-6:30 pm at Topgolf located at 10601 East Easter Ave in Centennial. Enjoy appetizers, cocktails, golf and the opportunity to connect with colleagues and make new contacts. Including OneBeacon Technology, come meet our other OneBeacon underwriting teams from: Environmental Financial Services Inland Marine Management Liability Register today! We look forward to…

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Success Stories: Q2 2018

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As technology specialists, our focus and expertise means we deliver insurance solutions for targeted segments including: information technology, medical technology and life science, telecommunications, electronic manufacturing and clean tech/solar. Tailored products include property, general liability, auto, commercial umbrella, workers compensation, international, technology errors or omissions and network security.  Technology insurance expertise, innovation and service are delivered through dedicated underwriting, risk control and claims staff. We appreciate the opportunity to service your clients’ technology insurance needs….

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OneBeacon Technology’s Victory Lap

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Joined by other members of the insurance and local business community, and funded by the Charitable Trust, OneBeacon Technology’s Edgar Germer participated in the V Foundation’s Victory Lap 5k Fundraiser earlier this month. All proceeds went to the V Foundation, an organization that supports cancer research. This was the foundation’s first annual 5k, and it featured a race in Manhattan’s Riverside Park, a silent auction and a post-race celebration with food, beverages and live music….

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Back it Up: Two Ways to Avoid Losing Your Data

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This post originally appeared in Equipment Connection, the Hartford Steam Boiler and Inspection Company’s (HSB) blog authored by Monique Ferrarro, Cyber Practice Counsel at HSB. There are many ways you can lose data from your computer or mobile devices, but the most common causes tend to be: Equipment or system failure, such as the hard drive crashing Human error, such as accidentally deleting files or dropping your phone Viruses and malware, with ransomware becoming a growing threat Anyone who has been the victim…

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Your Money or Your Computer Files; Beware of Ransomware

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How many warnings have you seen about clicking on unfamiliar links or confirming emails to be sure the sender is a known and trusted source? Typically the goal is avoiding a computer virus, but today, we also need to consider digital pirates eager to seize computer files in exchange for a ransom fee. Sound far-fetched? Hardly; ransomware has been around since 1989 and has become more widespread in recent years. Furthermore, these digital pirates are…

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Chicago Pizza and Networking

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Last week, our Central Region Technology team enjoyed co-hosting OneBeacon Insurance Group’s second “Product Fair” of the year. This event took place in Chicago, featuring perfect summer weather, Chicago-style pizza and representatives from eight OneBeacon businesses. These forums offer local agents and brokers an opportunity to get better acquainted with our front-line teams while learning a little more about our specialty products and services. Planning will soon be underway for Product Fairs later this year…

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Internet Trends 2018

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At 3.6B, internet users total more than half of the global population. Given this mainstream status, new growth may be harder to come by, although rapid innovation and increased competition continue to drive product improvements, which in turn prompts more usage. In fact, on average, adults spend nearly six hours engaged with digital media. These are just some of the findings in this year’s annual Internet Trends Report authored by Mary Meeker from Kleiner Perkins. Gaining…

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