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About Steve Haase

Steve Haase, president of INSUREtrust, has 25 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.

Without being able to hear it, DolphinAttack can hack your voice assistants

By | 2017-12-11T11:45:40+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Cyber Threat|

Voice assistants – just like dolphins – can hear high frequencies that humans can’t hear. And a team of security researchers from Zhejiang University recently found that this ability to hear inaudible sounds (frequencies above 20KhZ) provide cybercriminals the opportunity to hack voice assistants from Apple, Google, Microsoft, Samsung, Amazon, and Huawei (16 devices and

Christiaan Durdaller Joins Advisory Board for Advisen’s Cyber Risk Insights Conference

By | 2017-12-01T13:08:33+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Press Releases|

Norcross, GA (October 24 , 2017) – INSUREtrust, a national insurance wholesaler focused on cyber liability insurance, announced today that Christiaan Durdaller, executive vice president at INSUREtrust, will be an Advisory Board member for Advisen’s Cyber Risk Insights Conference . Advisen is the leading provider of data, media, and technology solutions for the commercial property

KRACK Attack and What it Means for Insurance Agents

By | 2017-11-13T11:30:11+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Hacking|

On October 16, researchers at a Belgian University announced their discovery of a new vulnerability called KRACK that can affect any Wi-Fi enabled device. KRACK, an acronym for Key Reinstallation Attack, exploits a flaw in the WPA2 Wi-Fi encryption system, and can be used to steal sensitive information such as credit card numbers, passwords, chat

INSUREtrust Promotes Will Tschetter to Professional Lines Broker

By | 2017-10-30T14:20:02+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Press Releases|

Norcross, GA (September 28, 2017) – INSUREtrust is pleased to announce that Will Tschetter has been recently promoted to Professional Lines Broker. In his new role, Tschetter will specifically focus on new broker production, and will be brokering cyber insurance, technology errors and omissions insurance (Tech E&O), and Miscellaneous Professional Liability (MPL) insurance.    

INSUREtrust Promotes Christiaan Durdaller to Executive Vice President

By | 2017-10-23T11:40:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Press Releases|

Norcross, GA (October 2, 2017) – INSUREtrust is pleased to announce that Christiaan Durdaller has been recently promoted to Executive Vice President. In his new role, Durdaller will develop and grow INSUREtrust’s strategic partnerships in select cities across the country. “We are truly the cyber team for our strategic partners, with which we basically work

Give Your PEO Clients a Competitive Cyber Advantage

By | 2017-10-23T11:04:24+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Recent News|

To be a top-of-the-game agent, you need to be continually looking for products that go beyond the standard, vanilla coverages – both to help your clients optimize their risk management, but also to differentiate yourself from competing agents all too eager to take your business. INSUREtrust offers our partner agents a new product that goes

INSUREtrust Welcomes Professional Lines Broker

By | 2017-10-23T10:39:13+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Press Releases|

Norcross, GA (September 12, 2017) – INSUREtrust is pleased to announce that Hannah Hoeflinger has joined the company as Professional Lines Broker. Within this role, Hoeflinger will further grow INSUREtrust’s multi- city Cyber Boot Camps, build broker relations, and manage cyber, tech, and MPL accounts. She will be working on Executive Vice President Christiaan Durdaller’s

Browser App Copyfish Caught by Phishing Attack

By | 2017-10-23T10:39:04+00:00 October 11th, 2017|General|

News of cyber criminals using phishing attacks is abundant. Yet, people continue to fall for these schemes, which is why the bad guys keep phishing. (As a reminder, phishing generally involves a hacker posing as a legitimate, trusted party to trick an unsuspecting victim into clicking a link, which then leads to a malware infection.)

Hackers stealing house down payments via wire fraud

By | 2017-08-29T08:29:11+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Cyber Crime|

We talk a lot about hackers targeting businesses to steal their data and money. But the bad guys also target individuals too. A recent news report from the Austin, Texas, CBS affiliate tells how a couple was duped into wiring $140,000 in down payment funds to a cyber criminal, instead of to the bank. Apparently