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Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Deepfakes-when seeing is no longer believing

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Imagine the dangerous ramifications of a technology, available to anyone, that can be used to threaten personal privacy, National Security and even Democracy itself.  That technology is video. Combined with the viral power of the Internet, believable fake videos can compromise privacy, harm corporations, sow societal and political discord and spread disinformation. 

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Underwriting Team Supports United Way

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Recently, members of our underwriting team, Christine Leung, Leslie Willis-Mazes, Angela Martin and Roger Loftis, participated in the 8th Annual Disc Golf Tournament & Business Appreciation Luncheon in Salisbury, MD. This event is the largest disc golf tournament in the state of Maryland and is hosted by Risk Placement Services (RPS) and United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore. Thanks to the OneBeacon Charitable Trust, our team helped benefit the United Way’s Imagination Library Free…

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month- Beware Smart Devices

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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month and this year marks the 16th annual collaborative effort between government and industry to increase cyber security awareness and provide resources for online safety and security.  Read more about  the initiative and this year’s theme on the National Cybersecurity dedicated website. In support of this important risk mitigation effort, please enjoy this post about Security Risks with Smart Devices.

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Northwest Team Volunteers at Alcatraz

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Recently, members of our Northwest team – Marty Ogden, Aaron Belair, Janet Pablo, and Melissa Goto – participated in and sponsored Lockton’s “Escape to Wellness” event at Alcatraz in San Francisco. Our team, along with Lockton and its clients, volunteered in the gardens of the historic property, raking, weeding and cutting back blackberry bushes. Like many Lockton events, this one was aimed at supporting employee and client wellness. All volunteers were able to get outside,…

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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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