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Social Media Privacy: Taking Control Of Your Data

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This post originally appeared in Equipment Connection, the Hartford Steam Boiler and Inspection Company’s (HSB) blog authored by Monique Ferrarro, Cyber Practice Counsel at HSB.   There are a number of social networking sites and tools available online, and most of us use at least one. While what you share on social media is your decision, what others choose to do with your information — once they have it — is out of your control. Social media can leave…

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Tax Season Prompts Phishing Expeditions

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As the April 16 tax filing deadline approaches, there has been an uptick in phishing scams targeting consumers along with HR managers. This corporate angle features emails supposedly from company executives soliciting employee W2s along with other sensitive payroll information. Please be mindful of this aggressive campaign and refer to these IRS tips as a potential resource. Any such email requests should be considered suspicious and followed-up with an email or phone call to verify the sender’s identity….

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What is private data and how can you help protect it?

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This post originally appeared in Equipment Connection, the Hartford Steam Boiler and Inspection Company’s (HSB) blog authored by Monique Ferrarro, Cyber Practice Counsel at HSB, . Data Privacy Day is observed annually on January 28th. The purpose of this day is to increase awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices among consumers, organizations and anyone who deals with private information. Hartford Steam Boiler is proud to be a National Cyber Security Alliance Data Privacy Day Champion for the…

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Cry No More: Avoiding the Risks of Ransomware

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  Last Friday, May 12, a rapidly moving global ransomware attack unfolded, primarily affecting  Europe and Asia but eventually making its way to the U.S. and South America. The ransomware strain was known either as WannaCrypt, WanaDecrypt or Wanna.Cry. Once a system was attacked, it would encrypt the files and request a ransom of $300 in bitcoin to decrypt the files and revert control. Estimates suggest that over 100,000  systems were rapidly infected worldwide. The variants hit the…

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Cybersecurity Insights = RSA Conference

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This week, we’re in San Francisco for the annual RSA Conference, a global information security conference and exposition. We’re appreciating the opportunity to hear from many cybersecurity experts firsthand, including the keynote Cryptographers’ Panel. This group reviewed the latest advances in cryptography, including research areas to watch in 2017 and new threats facing the field.  

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Orlando Beyond Disney: ECIA Regional Series

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This is a busy conference day for us! Joe Budzyn is in Orlando as a featured speaker for today’s Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) regional conference. Joe will speak to the group late this afternoon in a session titled “Cybersecurity: Are You Protected and Prepared?” From hacking and phishing to outright theft and vandalism, he will share his expertise for minimizing business exposures and losses from cyber events. For insights on this topic, feel free…

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Cyber Risk Claims: An Inside View

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As the interest in cyber insurance products escalates, getting a clearer view of claims trends is critical. NetDiligence, a cyber risk assessment and data breach services company, recently published a comprehensive analysis of reported data breach and other cyber event losses. Titled, 2016 Cyber Claims Study, the report was sponsored by OneBeacon Technology among others. Topics include the types of data exposed, causes of loss, business sectors involved, sizes of affected organizations, insider involvement, and third-party…

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The Attack on Dyn: A Cyber War

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Last Friday Dyn Inc. was the target of a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. Dyn is an internet company and one of the largest providers of DNS on the internet. This attack effectively blocked access to many popular websites – Twitter, Amazon, Spotify and Netflix. It was a sophisticated and significant cyber battle. It was not the first – and it will not be the last. There are several theories on why this happened; none have been…

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Industry Experts Talk Cybersecurity

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Fittingly, cybersecurity experts from the insurance and legal fields are sharing expertise during October’s National Cyber Security & Awareness Month courtesy of NetDiligence. The group is hosting its fall Cyber Security & Privacy Liability Forum this week, with OneBeacon Technology Insurance leaders in attendance. In fact, OneBeacon Technology SVP & Cyber product lead David Molitano is a panelist during a breakout session titled “Security of Payments.” The panel will address mobile payment platforms, tokenization and…

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Stop. Think. Connect.

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No, that’s not the new tagline for a virtual reality game set. It’s the theme-line used to promote National Cyber Security Awareness Month (or “NCSAM”) observed each October. This collaboration by the public and private sectors is in its 13th year. NCSAM’s goal is simple: providing a broad range of resources to remind us all to carefully proceed online. For ready access to resources you can use to promote NCSAM in your community, we encourage…

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