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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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Digital Pirates Seek More Than Free Music

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How many warnings have you seen about clicking on unfamiliar links or confirming email addresses to be sure it’s a known and trusted source? Typically the goal is avoiding a computer virus, but you also need to be aware of digital pirates eager to seize computer files in exchange for a ransom fee. Sound far-fetched? Hardly; ransomware has been around since 1989 and has become more widespread in recent years. These digital pirates are becoming…

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Data Breach Summit Features OneBeacon Expertise

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Are you attending the SANS Institute’s Data Breach Summit in Chicago today? OneBeacon’s John Wurzler will be facilitating a session this afternoon with conference host and SANS Institute instructor Benjamin Wright. Following the premise that “learning comes from doing,” attendees will break into small discussion groups, receive a fact scenario and develop an action plan. The exercise will emphasize collaboration among experts such as CISOs, lawyers and risk managers. Speakers from earlier in the day will…

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