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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OneBeacon Supports 11th Annual Nine and W.I.N.E Golf Outing

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Recently, OneBeacon Technology and International Marine Underwriters sponsored the 11th annual Nine and W.I.N.E Golf Outing in Stow, MA, through the OneBeacon Charitable Trust. Women in Insurance in New England (W.I.N.E) hosts the golf event each year in support of the Women’s Lunch Place, a day shelter serving hot meals to homeless women in the greater Boston area. In addition to golfing, attendees entered to win raffle prizes and participated in a silent auction and…

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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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Are Hidden App Trackers Secretly Stealing Your Valuable Data?

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Recently, The Washington Post’s Tech Columnist Geoffrey Fowler conducted a privacy experiment on his iPhone that revealed 5,400 hidden app trackers collected data about him in a single week.  Apps on his iPhone sent data – such as PII (Personally Identifiable Information), phone number, email, exact location, IP address – to a multitude of third parties. Data is being sent to many companies without user knowledge.  App trackers decrease load times, squander battery life, and…

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Intern Insights: Surveying Risk

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Recently, underwriting interns Eric Benson and Jakob Krull visited TLC Electronics, Inc. to perform a risk control survey along with Technology’s Risk Control Specialist, Norine McVann and Underwriter, Andrew Doonan. They toured the facility and participated in a Q&A with the insurance buyer and facilities management team. This opportunity allowed Eric and Jakob to gain some hands on experience with this side of the insurance industry and they learned about many aspects of risk control,…

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