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Mobile App Safety and Security

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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. More people today access the Internet from smartphones and tablets than from desktops or laptops, and many times this use is through downloaded applications, better known as “apps.” U.S. consumers spend five hours per day on mobile devices and 85% of that time is spent on apps. Because we spend…

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Please Join Us in Kansas City, MO — Product Fair: 9.28.17

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Kansas City, MO producers! We are hosting a OneBeacon Insurance Group Product Fair on Thursday, September 28. Please join us for  continental breakfast and networking to learn more about products and services from nine OneBeacon businesses, including OneBeacon Technology Insurance. Just click through to register; we look forward to seeing you! Date:     Thursday, 9.28.17 Time:    8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Place:    The Hampton Inn & Suites-Country Club Plaza; 4600 Summit Street; Kansas…

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Cybersecurity Smart

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People continue to be the #1 cybersecurity risk–and can be the weakest link in the communications chain. All the technology savvy in the world cannot prevent someone from inadvertently clicking on a link. Remember, you are the first and last line of defense in effective cybersecurity.  Here are some of the latest scams to watch out for: Fake Google Docs – A message arrives in your Gmail account stating someone wants to share a Google document…

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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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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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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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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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How to be Safer When Using Public WiFi

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  This post was featured in Equipment Connection – the risk management blog authored by our partners at Hartford Steam Boiler, authored by Norman Thoms. – Read more here. Public WiFi spots are everywhere these days. They’re convenient, especially when you’re on the go, but they could also leave your information vulnerable. Here are some tips to stay safer if you use public WiFi. Avoid accessing confidential information When connected to public WiFi, don’t log on…

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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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West Region Established Led by Todd Sorenson

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We’re excited to announce that our former Pacific Northwest and Southwest territories are now combined into a single West Region, led by Todd Sorenson. Todd has been with OneBeacon for 11 years and most recently served as the Southwest regional manager. Over the span of his career, he has  20+ years of underwriting experience in the technology markets. In his expanded role, he will spend considerable time collaborating with our West Region’s producers up and…

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