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Directors and Officers On the Hook For Breach-Related Mismanagement

By |2018-05-08T14:30:07+00:00October 30th, 2017|2017, General|

In response to a security breach in 2000 at the State Department, then Secretary of State Madeleine Albright told her staff, “I don’t care how skilled you are as a diplomat, how brilliant you may be at meetings, or how creative you are as an administrator – if you are not professional about security, you

Browser App Copyfish Caught by Phishing Attack

By |2018-05-08T15:16:06+00:00October 11th, 2017|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.)

New “Merry Christmas” Ransomware Discovered

By |2018-05-08T15:12:17+00:00January 11th, 2017|2017, General|

All the celebrations are over and the decorations put away, but new ransomware by the name of “Merry Christmas” was discovered last week. Unsuspecting victims are sent an email that appears to either be from the Federal Trade Commission or from a court, both saying the victim has violated a regulation or law. When a

The Intriguing Story of LabMD – Part 1

By |2018-05-08T13:54:58+00:00November 2nd, 2016|2016, General|

This is a rather different story of a cyber breach than what we usually write about. Instead of a company pitted against an unknown hacker whose identity will probably never be known, this one is about the cyber fight of one company, LabMD, with another, Tiversa. It started nearly ten years ago, and the saga

Overcoming Client Objections to Cyber Coverage – Part 1

By |2018-05-09T13:58:28+00:00May 12th, 2016|2016, General|

“Cyber Liability... What is that, exactly? Do you mean data breach insurance? That has something to do with technology, right? Like, internet insurance?” These were some of the questions we saw in the early years of cyber liability products. Today though, the questions have changed. High profile breaches at Target, Home Depot, Sony, and many

Physical Security is Vital to Defend Against Hacking

By |2018-05-09T14:06:44+00:00March 14th, 2016|2016, General|

There are a lot of things that a business can do to from a digital standpoint to boost its IT security, and we’ve written repeatedly about some of these methods. But physical security of computer resources, and particularly laptops, is also critical in maintaining a strong defense against cyber criminals. According to Cybersecurity for Businesses,

PCI and The C suite

By |2018-01-17T22:51:47+00:00September 10th, 2015|2015, General|

Cyber security and pre breach planning need to be a priority of the C Suite.  Executives who think they can leave these issues solely to the IT team do so at their own peril