Have a Cyber Safe Summer!

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It’s the first day of summer – and by now, school’s out and students are free to spend even more time on electronic devices. This may be the perfect time to have a “cyber safety” conversation and encourage careful online behavior. According to SavvyCyberKids.org: 92% of teens are online daily, including 24% who are almost constantly online. 92% of two-year olds in the United States have an online record. Children are often introduced to electronic devices…

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Advancements in 3D Metal Printing

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With today’s technology advancements, 3D printing has been expanding considerably in a positive direction impacting the world of manufacturing. Though 3D printing can be traced back to the 1980s, it has grown immensely with each new development, with 3D metal printing projected to be a billion dollar market by 2023, impacting fields from the production of airplanes to costume design. Not only is this technology revolutionizing the industry with its ability to print in complex…

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BlueKeep Cyber Vulnerabilities Persist: Stay Security Safe!

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It’s been a month since Microsoft issued warnings about BlueKeep vulnerabilities affecting older versions of its Windows operating system. Ongoing warnings about its “wormable” pattern persist, meaning it is susceptible for exploitation. Microsoft has been comparing this vulnerability to the WannaCry event that spread globally, affecting millions of computers in 2017. We encourage you to ensure that your IT team has thoroughly reviewed your network and is patching any affected systems promptly. We are also…

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Hurricanes, Before and After

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This article was authored by Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB) and originally published on their online Knowledge Center.  Planning for a Hurricane Take action now to help protect equipment and prevent property damage. Wind: A hurricane is defined and classified by wind velocity. Any hurricane force wind is capable of doing damage to structures and exposed equipment. Every structure and exposed equipment item should be evaluated as to its susceptibility to hurricane damage. It is best…

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Reduce Security Risks with Digital Spring Cleaning

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Spring is here! This means it’s time for some cleaning – and not your usual household cleaning. Keep in mind your computer and other electronic devices collect clutter overtime. Digital clutter can sometimes lead to a decrease in productivity, slow down the device, take up storage space and is a security liability. Storage capacity is constantly increasing and cloud storage is inexpensive making it easy to accumulate data. Old information and devices, in addition to…

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World Password Day is Thursday, May 2!

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The first Thursday in May has been designated World Password Day in an annual effort to promote better password habits.  Using the same passwords on multiple accounts, in addition to weak passwords, is less effective when it comes to protecting your identity, accounts and finances. Hackers are becoming more sophisticated, and security issues worsen with every data breach.  The ongoing flood of stolen passwords makes it increasingly easy for them to determine patterns and cross-reference…

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#RIMS2019

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We’re in Boston this week attending the RIMS 2019 Annual Conference and Exhibition! This is the largest risk event of the year, which includes educational sessions on risk-related topics, in addition to thought leadership and innovation presentations. We’re looking forward to this eventful week, and the opportunities for collaboration and networking with industry colleagues.

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2019 Global Life Science Trends

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Infographic published by Deloitte and is available on their website We recently came across a compelling infographic summarizing the trends anticipated for the life sciences sector by Deloitte. The content reflects on the many variables affecting the industry, notably economics, technology, competition and emerging products/protocols, among others. As we continue supporting this innovative field, we thought you may find this content of interest as well.

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Where the World Talks Security (Hint: It’s Conference Season in San Francisco!)

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Staying current with emerging cybersecurity trends is critical to all of us on a commercial and personal level. And what better environment to attain those insights than participating in the annual RSA Conference (“RSAC”), which attracts cyberrisk’s leading thinkers and practioners. The OneBeacon Technology Insurance team has been there all week, hearing from a broad variety of specialists. The conference theme is “Better” – a highly encouraging call to action, given emerging privacy concerns and…

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Traveling with Company-Issued Devices

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Traveling with Company-Issued Devices When traveling for business, we typically travel with company-issued devices such as laptops, mobile phones or tablets.  During these trips it is important to be mindful that your device could be targeted for access to both corporate and personal information. According to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, economic espionage is a growing threat that costs the U.S. economy billions of dollars annually. Theft attempts by foreign competitors and…

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