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Carmen Duarte

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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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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One-Third of consumers notified their data was breached

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This article was originally published on HSB Whistlestop, Hartford Steam Boiler’s e-newsletter. About one-third of U.S. consumers (34 percent) have been notified that their data has been breached and one in five have been the victim of identity theft, according to a cyber survey released by Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB). It’s a growing problem The nationwide poll, conducted for HSB by Zogby Analytics, reflects the growing risks for consumers as more of their personally identifying…

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Tax Season Prompts Phishing Expeditions

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As the April 16 tax filing deadline approaches, there has been an uptick in phishing scams targeting consumers along with HR managers. This corporate angle features emails supposedly from company executives soliciting employee W2s along with other sensitive payroll information. Please be mindful of this aggressive campaign and refer to these IRS tips as a potential resource. Any such email requests should be considered suspicious and followed-up with an email or phone call to verify the sender’s identity….

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Recreational Drones: What You Need to Know

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This post was authored by Elizabeth Marazzo, OneBeacon Risk Control Technology Specialist. Adoption of drones–or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)–has expanded across industries and recreationally in recent years. This proliferation has necessitated FAA regulations for public safety. However, these regulations are seen as a hurdle by drone owners and operators because of the mandated restrictions. Manufacturers also claim it has hindered market growth. The most prevalent of these restrictions is known as the “line of sight rule”…

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What is private data and how can you help protect it?

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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, . Data Privacy Day is observed annually on January 28th. The purpose of this day is to increase awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices among consumers, organizations and anyone who deals with private information. Hartford Steam Boiler is proud to be a National Cyber Security Alliance Data Privacy Day Champion for the…

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