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New York Networking

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Nothing says summer like a sunset cruise! Recently, several members of OneBeacon Technology’s East Region enjoyed a “Carrier Appreciation” evening cruise on the Hudson River hosted by our partners at Insurance Offices of America (IOA). The event featured great weather, good friends and the always magical view of the New York City skyline and the Statue of Liberty at sunset. Our colleagues had a wonderful evening networking with our IOA partners and other industry professionals.

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Sharing our Specialized Expertise: Tech’s Elizabeth Marazzo Presents to ICANN

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We always appreciate opportunities to share our expertise with our partners and customers. Recently, OneBeacon Technology risk control specialist Elizabeth Marazzo presented at ICANN’s annual meeting in Culver City. ICANN, or the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, is a nonprofit organization with about 140 employees that helps to ensure the internet’s stable and secure operation. Elizabeth was honored for this opportunity to speak to our valued customer about ergonomics and enjoyed getting to…

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Peaks and Perseverance

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Our people are passionate about their work solving technology risk management needs. But, they’re also passionate about a variety of hobbies and interests outside of work, which is why they make such interesting colleagues! One great example is OneBeacon Technology’s Elizabeth Marazzo, who recently traveled to Peru where she summited the Pachututek Peak at an elevation of 15,354 feet! She showed perseverance during the difficult climb and also experienced the simple ways of the Inca…

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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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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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Gene Editing: Life-Changing Science

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In recent years, the practice of scientifically adapting human DNA has been advanced through the breakthroughs resulting from the National Institute of Health’s Human Genome Project. Through the careful adaption of DNA, researchers are advancing targeted options for treating serious illnesses, such as certain cancers. But these opportunities are also introducing important conversations regarding medical ethics and other risks. We are pleased to offer deeper insights on this topic in our first whitepaper of the…

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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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