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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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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Cryptojacking: Where Stealth Meets Payoff

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Most of us are aware of ransomware and how prolific those attacks have become. But what about cyber attacks without demands for payment, where the “currency” is simply stealth access to your network? “Cryptojacking” is that latest iteration of cyber intrusion. We are pleased to share our colleague Tushar Nandwana’s article recently published in Carrier Management titled “Cryptojacking: Where Stealth Meets Payoff.” For additional insights on emerging technology trends, feel free to browse our whitepaper…

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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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Blockchain Technology: The Virtual Workhorse That’s Here to Stay

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The emergence of cryptocurrencies has led to ongoing debates regarding its long-term viability. No matter what you think of virtual currency, what is proving to have significant staying power is their underlying technology – or blockchain platforms – which structure these digital transactions with full transparency and without a controlling third-party, such as bank. Blockchain is the topic of our two newest whitepapers, which we’ve authored based on distinct readership interest: Part 1 – “Blockchain…

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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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The Password Paradigm: Better Safe than Sorry

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Leaving the key in the ignition of an unlocked car is an open invitation to a thief.  When it comes to cybersecurity, a weak password is the key that unlocks the door to your critical information. Startling Statistics According to Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report, 81% of hacking-related breaches leveraged stolen and/or weak passwords.  The website HaveIBeenPwned reports that nearly 520 million passwords have been exposed in data breaches. Admittedly, the number of passwords…

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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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