"Cyber" Archives

  1. Privacy and Cyber Security

    by Cameron Bramwell

    Know the Risks The first step in protecting your business is to recognize basic types of risk: Hackers, attackers and intruders. These terms are applied to people who seek to exploit weaknesses in software and computer systems for their personal gain. Although their intentions are sometimes benign, their actions are typically in violation of the […]

  2. Cyber Liability Insurance: Leading Cause of Data Breaches- Employee Error

    by Cameron Bramwell

    When people think about data breaches, they tend think more about the illegal hacking into computer networks by individuals, criminal enterprises or even nation states, than they do about simple employee error. This makes some sense as hacking incidents seem to be more interesting and draw more media attention. Holding this belief, however, can cause […]

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  3. Cyber Security Biggest Concern Among Businesses

    by Cameron Bramwell

    Cyber-related concerns grew by more than 20 percentage points among consumers from last year, moving from the fifth-ranked to the third-ranked concern overall, in the third annual Consumer Risk Index conducted by  The Travelers Companies. One in four Americans say they have been the victim of a data breach or cyber attack, according to the […]

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  4. Cyber Liability Insurance

    by Cameron Bramwell

    Cyber Liability Insurance Cyber liability is a relatively new kind of insurance product, dominated by a handful of insurance carriers. Despite the current level and severity of data breaches, losses have not yet hit the levels previously forecast by IT security experts, and as such, there has been a general decline in cyber liability insurance […]

  5. 8 Ways to Stop Cybercriminals from Attacking Your Small Business

    by Cameron Bramwell

    Outsource payment processing. Avoid handling card data on your own. Reputable vendors, whether it’s for Point-of-Sale or web payments, have dedicated security staff that can protect that data better than you can. Separate social media from financial activity. Use a dedicated device for online banking. Use a different device for email and social media. Otherwise, […]

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