About Steve Haase

Steve Haase, president of INSUREtrust, has over 30 years of experience in risk management and insurance and B.A. and M.S. degrees in risk management and insurance from Georgia State University. He also holds CPCU and ARM designations. He is a frequent speaker at industry events on e-business risk management. In 1997 he launched the first insurance product focused on “breach of security” exposures for companies doing business over the Internet. This initiative eventually became INSUREtrust LLC, a leading cyber liability wholesaler in Norcross, Ga.

Is Your Router Infected? Russian Hackers Target Routers

By | 2018-07-17T09:56:24+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Cyber Risk|

Another cyber attack has hit the Internet, but this time the targets are not computers, but network routers.  Russian hackers “Fancy Bear” are believed to be behind this attack, which would make it the second big hack they are affiliated with after the alleged interference in the 2016 US elections.  Approximately 500,000 wireless routers have

The Cost of DDoS Attacks on Businesses

By | 2018-07-10T14:38:49+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Cyber Attack|

One of the costliest types of cyber attacks faced by businesses is the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack.  This is a two-fold attack. First, multiple computers are infected with a Trojan virus that hijacks them. These computers are then used for the second prong of the attack, being used to overwhelm a website or

Tennessee Hospital Hit With Cryptocurrency Mining Malware

By | 2018-05-30T14:25:15+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Cyber Risk|

One of the most troubling aspects of many recent high profile cyber attacks has been the targeting of hospitals and medical offices. Seen as a treasure trove of high volume personal data, it should come as no surprise that another hack has hit a hospital. Decatur County General Hospital in Parsons, Tennessee, was recently the

Cybercrime as a Service

By | 2018-05-29T11:09:25+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Cyber Crime|

It seems like there is a natural progression to the way technological advancements move. First, someone develops a new form of technology. Then, someone finds a way to monetize that technology and turn a profit. And then, someone eventually comes along to find a way to illegally make money off of the technology. Unfortunately, the

Best Business Practices for Cyberattacks

By | 2018-05-08T13:31:45+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Cyber Attack|

In recent months, there have been many high-profile hacks, such as the WannaCry hack that disrupted computer services across multiple countries and the cyberattack on Atlanta’s computer networks that all but shut down their government functions. These cyberattacks have shown just how much money, time, and effort can be lost from a cyberattack, and

INSUREtrust Welcomes Professional Lines Broker Sam Hoppenbrouwer

By | 2018-05-11T12:20:29+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Press Releases|

Norcross, GA (April 25, 2018) – INSUREtrust is pleased to announce that Sam Hoppenbrouwer has joined the company as a Professional Lines Broker on the production team of Executive Vice President Christiaan Durdaller. Hoppenbrouwer brings with him four years of wholesale experience in Professional, Cyber, and Tech E&O. Full Press Release

INSUREtrust Welcomes Professional Lines Account Manager Brady Kinkade

By | 2018-05-11T12:17:20+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Press Releases|

Norcross, GA (April 25, 2018) – INSUREtrust is pleased to announce that Brady Kinkade has joined the company as a Professional Lines Account Manager on the production team of Executive Vice President Christiaan Durdaller. Kinkade’s experience in the insurance industry comes from his tenure at Sompo International, where he held both administrative and underwriting positions.

Atlanta Still Feeling the Effects of Cyberattack

By | 2018-05-11T12:14:40+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Cyber Attack|

It is perhaps one of the most daring and large-scale cybercrimes in recent memory. In March, the entire city government of Atlanta, Georgia, was virtually crippled as employees had their computers held for ransom by hackers. This hack, which kept city government computers offline for five days, had wide-ranging effects even after the initial hack

Researchers Discover 147 Vulnerabilities in 34 Mobile Apps for SCADA systems

By | 2018-05-08T13:14:26+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Cyber Risk, Security|

Convenience often wins over security, and researchers from IOActive and Embedi have recently discovered the dire consequences of that adage. In January 2018, IOActive and Embedi released a white paper titled "SCADA and Mobile Security in the IoT Era." Over the past two and a half years, they have found that 147 vulnerabilities in 34