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Are You Prepared? 2017 Cyber Attacks

Posted by Matt Stephens

May 15, 2017 9:37:48 AM


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Topics: Cyber Security, Cyber Liability, cyber insurance, Ransomware, Cyber Safety, Cyber Attack

25 Most Commonly Stolen Passwords

Posted by Matt Stephens

Feb 10, 2017 9:50:48 AM

How clever is your password?  If it’s on the list below, your password is just as easily stolen as it is remembered. Protect yourself by making sure you’re not using one of the top 25 most commonly stolen passwords of 2016, as determined by IT security firm SplashData.

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Topics: Cyber Liability, Common passwords, cyber breach, password protection

Recent Study Predicts Escalation of Cyber Attacks

Posted by Scott Jefferson

Jan 20, 2017 11:26:33 AM

According to a recent report from Experian, a global information services group, businesses can expect to see an increase in the number and severity of cyber attacks in 2017. The report also predicts that a large number of politically-motivated cyber attacks near the end of 2016 will escalate into a larger cyber attack conflict, and that businesses in the financial, security and health care industries will be the most frequently targeted.

Major Predictions

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Topics: Cyber Security, Cyber Liability

Social Engineering Fraud Coverage

Posted by Matt Stephens

Jun 7, 2016 10:45:10 AM

Social engineering fraud (SEF) is a type of fraud that’s become increasingly common over the last several years. However, even though many instances of this fraud transpire over email communications, it’s a company’s crime policy—not a cyber policy—that would often provide coverage in the event of an SEF loss.

That’s why it’s especially important to understand your crime policy, how it might cover SEF, why it might not, and what endorsements you might want to obtain to make sure SEF doesn’t leave your company exposed.


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Topics: Arlington VA, Washington DC, Alexandria, Cyber Liability

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