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Carmen Duarte

Mobile App Safety and Security

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This post originally appeared in Equipment Connection, the Hartford Steam Boiler and Inspection Company’s (HSB) blog. It was authored by Monique Ferrarro, Cyber Practice Counsel at HSB. More people today access the Internet from smartphones and tablets than from desktops or laptops, and many times this use is through downloaded applications, better known as “apps.” U.S. consumers spend five hours per day on mobile devices and 85% of that time is spent on apps. Because we spend…

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Please Join Us in Kansas City, MO — Product Fair: 9.28.17

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Kansas City, MO producers! We are hosting a OneBeacon Insurance Group Product Fair on Thursday, September 28. Please join us for  continental breakfast and networking to learn more about products and services from nine OneBeacon businesses, including OneBeacon Technology Insurance. Just click through to register; we look forward to seeing you! Date:     Thursday, 9.28.17 Time:    8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Place:    The Hampton Inn & Suites-Country Club Plaza; 4600 Summit Street; Kansas…

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Cybersecurity Smart

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People continue to be the #1 cybersecurity risk–and can be the weakest link in the communications chain. All the technology savvy in the world cannot prevent someone from inadvertently clicking on a link. Remember, you are the first and last line of defense in effective cybersecurity.  Here are some of the latest scams to watch out for: Fake Google Docs – A message arrives in your Gmail account stating someone wants to share a Google document…

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Protect Yourself From Ransomware Attacks

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This post originally appeared in Equipment Connection, the Hartford Steam Boiler and Inspection Company’s (HSB) blog. It was authored by Monique Ferrarro, Cyber Practice Counsel at HSB. It’s increasingly possible that a hacker could seize control of your computer or data and demand a payment to give it back. These so-called “ransomware” attacks have unfortunately become far more common nowadays, and they’re one more reason that individuals and businesses should redouble their efforts to protect and secure…

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Vulnerability Strikes Again: Broadcom WiFi chip likely used in your smartphone

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This post was authored by guest blogger Tushar Nandwana – OneBeacon Technology Risk Control Specialist. At the recent BlackHat security conference, a researcher named Nitay Artenstein from Exodus Intelligence disclosed a major security vulnerability called Broadpwn that would have affected 1 billion smartphones–on both the Android and Apple iOS operating systems. This far-reaching risk includes all iPhones since iPhone 5, Google Nexus (5, 6, 6X and 6P), Samsung Note 3 and Samsung Galaxy (S3 to…

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Printing for Life

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When 3D printing technology emerged, there was immediate excitement within the life science community, which quickly imagined the many possibilities. Fast forward to 2017 and 3D printing has expanded to “bioprinting,” or the practice of manufacturing tissue and organs with materials that incorporate viable living cells. This almost unbelievable technique has enabled practitioners to test advancements in the area of reconstructive surgery, transplantation and more. We are pleased to announce our newest whitepaper which addresses…

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#TECNA17

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This week finds our team in Waterloo, Canada, attending the annual Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) conference. This mid-summer gathering is an opportunity to hear from a variety of keynote speakers, enjoy breakout sessions and network with TECNA friends old and new, while exploring this Silicon Valley-like area  that is home to world-leading technology research and more. We are proud sponsors of this event as well and appreciate the opportunity!  

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Staying Cool in Summer’s Heat

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Recently, several members of OneBeacon Technology’s East Region celebrated summer with an ice-cream social with one of its longtime clients and their insurance agency partners. The group enjoyed ice cream, milkshakes and other frozen treats on a hot summer July day! Everyone enjoyed this opportunity to recognize the value of strong partnership—while savoring summer’s special cool treats.

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Be Prepared: Fourth of July!

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As many of us prepare to celebrate July 4th, barbecues, swimming and fireworks are likely highlights! But while Independence Day celebrations can provide great summer memories, they can also be the most dangerous. Accidents can and do happen. So as the fun-filled weekend approaches, make sure you’re prepared for some of the risks associated with the holiday. Here are a few tips from our friends at Insurance Information Institute: July 4th is a popular vacation…

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