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Preventing E-Commerce Fraud

Posted by Matt Stephens

Apr 26, 2016 10:16:28 AM

Conducting business online presents countless opportunities to enhance customer relationships, attract new business and increase revenue. However, without the security of a physical credit card and signature verification, cyber thieves have an advantage and opportunities for fraud. It is up to the e-commerce merchant to apply the right tools and controls to verify cardholder identity and the validity of transactions. With these controls, merchants can reduce fraudulent transactions and the risk of customer disputes.

 

 

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Topics: Alexandria VA, Insurance, Ecommerce, Prevention

Handling E-Commerce Risks

Posted by Matt Stephens

Apr 26, 2016 9:55:25 AM

 

 

Selling your goods online can enhance customer relationships, attract new customers and increase sales revenue. However, if you are considering expanding your business online, it is important to understand what is required to maximize information security and minimize credit card payment risks. E-commerce sites that have little or no fraud controls in place can experience a chargeback rate of 10 percent or more. It is important to understand the basics of credit fraud before opening up for business online.

 

 

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Topics: Alexandria VA, Arlington VA, Insurance, Cyber Liability, E-Commerce

Uninsured Motorist & Underinsured Motorist Coverage

Posted by Matt Stephens

Apr 14, 2016 11:57:45 AM

As if learning that an employee was involved in an accident on company time isn’t alarming enough, what happens when you find out the at-fault driver doesn’t have coverage or is underinsured? While most states require drivers to maintain auto insurance, according to recent study by the Insurance Research Council (IRC), one in eight motorists remain uninsured.

 

 

 

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Topics: Alexandria VA, Auto Insurance, Uninsured Motorist Coverage

Understanding Coinsurance

Posted by Matt Stephens

Apr 13, 2016 10:01:08 AM

Taking the time to understand your insurance policies is well worth the effort. An insurance policy is a complex contract that often contains provisions that assigns certain responsibilities to the policyholder, such as a coinsurance clause. Often misunderstood, Clarke & Sampson, Inc. has gathered the basics on coinsurance to help eliminate any potential confusion.

 

 

 

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Topics: Alexandria VA

Restaurant Insurance - Valet Service & Playing It Safe

Posted by Matt Stephens

Apr 11, 2016 9:08:47 AM

Offering valet service is an important part to any fine dining experience. However, offering a service that accepts responsibility for a customer’s property exposes your establishment to a considerable amount of risk. Educating your valet drivers with proper handling techniques and making them aware of the risk involved is a first important step to reducing your risk of an insurance claim.

 

 

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Topics: Alexandria VA, Restaurant Insurance

Pest Control - Safety Matters

Posted by Matt Stephens

Mar 10, 2016 9:59:25 AM

Exposure to toxic chemicals during storage, transportation and disposal can result in injury or illness. If spills occur, containers leak, labels are removed or if untrained employees have access to materials, the risk of injury or illness is even greater. To prevent unnecessary injury or illness from hazardous exposure to toxic chemicals, consider the following safety recommendations.

 

 

 

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Topics: Alexandria VA, Toxic Chemicals, Pest Control, Insurance

Cyber Security Guide - Mobile Devices & Your Employees

Posted by Matt Stephens

Mar 4, 2016 8:57:03 AM

If your company uses mobile devices to conduct company business, such as accessing company email or sensitive data, pay close attention to mobile security and the potential threats that can expose and compromise your business networks.

 

 

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Topics: Alexandria VA, Cyber Security

Cyber Security - Websites & Cyber Criminals

Posted by Matt Stephens

Mar 1, 2016 11:14:27 AM

Website security is more important than ever. Web servers, which host the data and other content available to your customers on the Internet, are often the most targeted and attacked components of a company’s network. Cyber criminals are constantly looking for improperly secured websites to attack, while many customers say website security is a top consideration when they choose to shop online. As a result, it is essential to secure servers and the network infrastructure that supports them. The consequences of a security breach are great: loss of revenue, damage to credibility, legal liability and loss of customer trust.

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Cyber Security Planning Guide: Emails

Posted by Matt Stephens

Feb 16, 2016 9:45:16 AM


Email has become a critical part of our everyday business, from internal management to direct customer support. The benefits associated with email as a primary business tool far outweigh the negatives. However, businesses must be mindful that a successful email platform starts with basic principles of email security to ensure the privacy and protection of customer and business information.

 

 

 

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Topics: Alexandria VA

Cyber Security Planning Guide: Network Security

Posted by Matt Stephens

Feb 8, 2016 12:09:46 PM

Get up to date with another tip on how to reduce your risk of a cyber attack! 

 

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Topics: Alexandria VA