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Meredith Paton

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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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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Data Privacy Day

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Today is Data Privacy Day, an annual international effort led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), to promote awareness among businesses and individuals about the importance of privacy. Privacy is the ability to control access to our personal information.  Many people are unaware and uninformed about how their personal information is collected or shared in today’s digital society.  Some don’t realize that “free” services are not always free, and can be paid for through…

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Beware: Apple Vishing Scam

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The tactics employed by internet scammers continue to become more sophisticated. Recently, KrebsOnSecurity reported a new phone-based scam that “spoofs” Apple Inc. and its customer service phone number for iPhone users. Spoofing disguises the caller’s identity by using fake caller ID information. This particular vishing scam starts with an automated phone call that displays Apple’s logo, correct address and their correct phone number. This scam warns about a data breach at the company, and requests…

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Stay Cyber Safe During the Holidays

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The holidays are in full swing—and for many of us, that means shopping! The reliance on online holiday shopping continues to grow, making it a very lucrative time for cyber criminals to “shop” for  your personal and financial information.  Be particularly vigilant this time of year, being careful for phishing and SMiShing scams, fake shopping web sites and charity scams. To help you be security smart over the coming weeks, here are some Online Shopping…

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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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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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