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Strong Passwords/Phrases and Account Protection

May 5, 2021 |

In honor of World Password Day on Thursday, May 6, 2021, the FBI is encouraging the public to strengthen their passwords/phrases and account protection. Passwords are used for everything; we use them for our phones, computers, email, even financial information. Unfortunately, many use the same simple passwords, like 1234 or Password1, for multiple accounts. Simple…

Commercial Auto Insurance: It’s Hard To Find Coverage

May 5, 2021 |

Commercial auto is widely regarded as one of the most challenging insurance markets in the United States. Many years of sustained losses, inadequate rates and unhealthy combined ratios (in the region of 105% and over) have taken their toll on the market – but the winds of profitability are slowly changing. Loss ratios in the…

How To Stay Safe When A Flood Threatens

March 5, 2021 |

Flooding is a temporary overflow of water onto land that is normally dry. Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States. Failing to evacuate flooded areas or entering flood waters can lead to injury or death. Floods may: Result from rain, snow, coastal storms, storm surges and overflows of dams and other water…

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Phishing and ransomware can be your worst nightmares, how can you prevent these evolving threats?

December 30, 2020 |

Toward resilience against phishing and ransomware attacks Over the past years, phishing and ransomware have become the most rampant form of cybercrime and an exponentially increasing threat to organizations. The vast majority of organizations have been targeted by phishing or ransomware. Ransomware, a form of malware designed for the sole purpose of extorting money from…

The Evolving Threat of Ransomware

December 29, 2020 |

The meteoric rise of ransomware has garnered substantial attention over the past decade and for good reason: the malicious software attacks can cripple their intended targets. Now, recent data is shedding light on an evolving threat – while overall ransomware infections have decreased, enterprise infections have grown by nearly 12 percent in 2018 and account…

15 Effective Cybersecurity Strategies For Your Remote Workforce

December 29, 2020 |

When you’re operating a remote team, one question that often comes up is how to keep your business information safe. Employees don’t always have the same security measures in place on their home Wi-Fi networks as you do in the office, so there may be an increased risk of a data breach.You need to help…

Recovering from Identity Theft

December 28, 2020 |

Is someone using your personal information to open accounts, file taxes, or make purchases? Visit IdentityTheft.gov, the federal government’s one-stop resource to help you report and recover from identity theft. Data Breach? Lost Info? Did you get a notice that says a company lost your personal information in a data breach? Did you lose your…

Don’t Let Ransomware Hold Your Business Hostage

December 28, 2020 |

It can be as easy as an employee opening an email attachment. Once they do, a virus can infect their computer, lock their files and tell them to pay a ransom if they want to regain access. This is a type of cyberattack known as ransomware, one of the most important cyber risks businesses need…

Identity theft and cybercrime

December 28, 2020 |

The scope of identity theft Identity theft continues to pose challenges for consumers as criminals develop new mechanisms to commit fraud. According to the 2019 Identity Fraud Study from Javelin Strategy & Research, the number of consumers who were victims of identity fraud fell to 14.4 million in 2018, down from a record high of 16.7 million…

Auto Liability Coverage Contains Two Insuring Agreements

November 30, 2020 |

Any business that uses autos needs commercial auto liability insurance. This coverage protects the business against third-party claims that arise out of auto accidents. Claims from vehicle accidents can generate large damages awards against businesses. If a business lacks adequate liability insurance, it may not survive an auto-related lawsuit. A business may be liable for…

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