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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Social Media Privacy: Taking Control Of 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 a number of social networking sites and tools available online, and most of us use at least one. While what you share on social media is your decision, what others choose to do with your information — once they have it — is out of your control. Social media can leave…

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Avoid Phishing This Holiday Weekend!

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Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, the season to enjoy some downtime with family and friends. As you relax, remember not to let your guard down when it comes to “phishing.” Phishing, or the deceitful practice of sending an email designed to entice the user to click on a malicious link or attachment, is one of the most common forms of social attack. In their quest to obtain confidential or personal information for…

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How to be safer when using public WiFi

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This article was originally published on HSB Whistlestop, Hartford Steam Boiler’s e-newsletter. Public Wi-Fi spots are everywhere these days. They’re convenient, especially when you’re on the go, but they could also leave your information vulnerable. Here are some tips to stay safer if you use public Wi-Fi. Avoid accessing confidential information When connected to public Wi-Fi, don’t log on to banking or similar apps, and don’t use apps or sites that involve personal, sensitive or confidential…

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TechAssure Spring Conference

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Earlier this week, OBTI’s Nathan Martin and Intact Specialty Solutions’ Isabelle Tessier attended the TechAssure Spring Conference in Toronto, Canada. Nathan had the opportunity to speak at the event about our new Medical Technology Solutions product, among our other products and capabilities. After a great event, they caught up with friends from Risk Balance and Diversified at the CN Center for dinner.  

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Medical Technology Solutions: One Form for First- and Third-Party Coverages

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We’re excited to let you know about our new modular product designed to address life science companies’ exposure to products-completed operations, professional, information risk and communication liability risks. Through a menu-driven approach, customers can customize their solution from our broad array of first- and third-party coverages with a common set of easy-to-read definitions, conditions and exclusions. And with many imbedded coverages, you’ll require fewer endorsements to achieve the comprehensive insurance program your clients require. MedTech…

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