Cyber Risk

Reducing Supply Chain Cyber Exposure

Reducing Supply Chain Cyber Exposure

Cyberattacks on global supply chains can cause irreparable harm to an organization’s operational, financial and reputational wellness. These incidents can occur even if your organization is practicing proper cybersecurity methods. Instead of attacking your organization directly, these cybercriminals take advantage of vulnerable suppliers or vendors in your organization’s supply chain to wreak havoc on key …

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Double Extortion Ransomware Attacks

Double Extortion Ransomware Attacks

In recent years, ransomware attacks have steadily been on the rise. These incidents—which entail cybercriminals compromising a device or server and demanding a large payment be made before restoring the technology (as well as any data stored on it) for the victim—are one of the most damaging cyberattack methods, incurring an average of $1 million …

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How to Prevent a Malware Attack

How to Prevent a Malware Attack

Malware is a form of malicious software that cybercriminals deploy via unsafe links, downloaded attachments or other virus-ridden programs with the intention of disrupting normal computing operations, collecting sensitive information and controlling your organization’s technology system resources. Malware programs are being produced at an alarming rate and are consistently changing in form and purpose, making …

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The Importance of Promoting Strong Passwords

The Importance of Promoting Strong Passwords

Cyberattack methods continue to grow and evolve over time. One specific tactic that cybercriminals frequently utilize is hacking victims’ accounts or devices by cracking their passwords. This tactic is often all too easy for cybercriminals when their targets fail to create strong enough passwords to ward off password-cracking technology or—in some cases—simple guesses. Nevertheless, cybersecurity …

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Top Cybersecurity Takeaways From 2020

Top Cybersecurity Takeaways From 2020

According to a recent report from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), cyberattacks currently reign as the fastest growing form of crime. In addition to security and reputational repercussions, these attacks can often cause significant financial disruption—with global cybercrime costs estimated to reach a startling $6 trillion during 2021. No organizations are immune …

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Cyber Liability Trends for 2021

Cyber Liability Trends for 2021

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic forced many businesses to send employees home to perform their jobs. Cybercriminals have found this new remote workforce a tempting target, unleashing phishing, malware and ransomware attacks. These threats exploit the weaknesses of many businesses’ cybersecurity systems. In 2021, businesses will see a continuation of these attacks and new, emerging vulnerabilities, …

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Staff Client Education Key to Success

Staff, Client Education Key to Success

“Frankly, I think education is the biggest thing we do,” says Jeff Eiserman, Certified Insurance Counselor working in Property and Casualty with Ollis/Akers/Arney Insurance and Business Advisors. “People come to us because insurance is really complicated, and they need good expert advice.” One of the biggest costs for some employers is workers’ compensation. “On an …

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