Protect Yourself From Ransomware Attacks

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This post originally appeared in Equipment Connection, the Hartford Steam Boiler and Inspection Company’s (HSB) blog. It was authored by Monique Ferrarro, Cyber Practice Counsel at HSB. It’s increasingly possible that a hacker could seize control of your computer or data and demand a payment to give it back. These so-called “ransomware” attacks have unfortunately become far more common nowadays, and they’re one more reason that individuals and businesses should redouble their efforts to protect and secure…

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The Sun, The Moon and The Kids

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On Monday, August 21st, people all over North America gathered outside to experience the celestial event of the solar eclipse. This was the first total solar eclipse visible in the United States in 38 years.  Our Georgia-based Technology team spent the historic moment volunteering at a local elementary school helping local students enjoy the experience. As you can see, the kids were well-prepared with their protective sunglasses!  Our volunteers also live-streamed Oregon’s view of the…

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Vulnerability Strikes Again: Broadcom WiFi chip likely used in your smartphone

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This post was authored by guest blogger Tushar Nandwana – OneBeacon Technology Risk Control Specialist. At the recent BlackHat security conference, a researcher named Nitay Artenstein from Exodus Intelligence disclosed a major security vulnerability called Broadpwn that would have affected 1 billion smartphones–on both the Android and Apple iOS operating systems. This far-reaching risk includes all iPhones since iPhone 5, Google Nexus (5, 6, 6X and 6P), Samsung Note 3 and Samsung Galaxy (S3 to…

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Printing for Life

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When 3D printing technology emerged, there was immediate excitement within the life science community, which quickly imagined the many possibilities. Fast forward to 2017 and 3D printing has expanded to “bioprinting,” or the practice of manufacturing tissue and organs with materials that incorporate viable living cells. This almost unbelievable technique has enabled practitioners to test advancements in the area of reconstructive surgery, transplantation and more. We are pleased to announce our newest whitepaper which addresses…

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This week finds our team in Waterloo, Canada, attending the annual Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) conference. This mid-summer gathering is an opportunity to hear from a variety of keynote speakers, enjoy breakout sessions and network with TECNA friends old and new, while exploring this Silicon Valley-like area  that is home to world-leading technology research and more. We are proud sponsors of this event as well and appreciate the opportunity!  

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Staying Cool in Summer’s Heat

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Recently, several members of OneBeacon Technology’s East Region celebrated summer with an ice-cream social with one of its longtime clients and their insurance agency partners. The group enjoyed ice cream, milkshakes and other frozen treats on a hot summer July day! Everyone enjoyed this opportunity to recognize the value of strong partnership—while savoring summer’s special cool treats.

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Be Prepared: Fourth of July!

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As many of us prepare to celebrate July 4th, barbecues, swimming and fireworks are likely highlights! But while Independence Day celebrations can provide great summer memories, they can also be the most dangerous. Accidents can and do happen. So as the fun-filled weekend approaches, make sure you’re prepared for some of the risks associated with the holiday. Here are a few tips from our friends at Insurance Information Institute: July 4th is a popular vacation…

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Think Twice Before Using a Public Charging Station!

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Okay; we’ve all been there. You’re at the airport, wrapping up a successful business trip and your cellphone power is running low. You look around for a public charging station while you wait for your seating zone to be called. As you scan the crowded noisy terminal, you spot an open seat with a charging station right next to it. You are exhausted from your trip, your feet ache and you can’t believe your luck!…

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Congratulations INSUREtrust!

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Congratulations to INSUREtrust on winning Advisen’s 2017 Cyber Risk Broking Team of the Year award! Advisen hosted its 4th annual Cyber Risk Awards on June 14th, honoring Cyber Risk professionals. The gala dinner event took place in New York City with over 380 people in attendance. INSUREtrust, located in the Atlanta metro area, is an established authority on emerging risks. We are proud to have INSUREtrust as a partner!

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Self-Driving Cars: The Local Impact

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At OneBeacon, specialty expertise matters. One way that we continually demonstrate our targeted expertise is by publishing articles in industry trade publications. Today, we’re pleased to share an article authored by Kenny Smith, Risk Control Manager supporting OneBeacon Government Risks. His topic was autonomous vehicles and how this innovative transportation mode will impact public entities. Titled “Here’s how self-driving vehicles are impacting cities and towns” this article appeared in PropertyCasualty360 on June 6. For further…

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