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  • CISA Insights—Ransomware Outbreak

    Ransomware has rapidly emerged as the most visible cybersecurity risk playing out across our nation’s networks, locking up private sector organizations and government agencies alike. And that’s only what we’re seeing – many more infections are…
  • Ransomware Attacks Are Testing Resolve of Cities Across America

    HOUSTON — At the public library in Wilmer, Texas, books were checked out not with the beeps of bar code readers but with the scratches of pen on notebook paper. Out on the street, police officers were literally writing tickets — by hand. When the entire…
  • AMCA Bankruptcy Filing in Wake of Breach Reveals Impact

    In a case underscoring the potential financial havoc wreaked by data breaches, the 42-year-old parent company of American Medical Collection Agency has filed for bankruptcy just weeks after disclosing a data breach that affected its largest clients and millions of patients.
  • Ransomware Attack Strikes 20 Texas Local Governments

    More than 20 local governments in Texas were targeted in a coordinated ransomware attack of unprecedented size.The Texas Department of Information Resources said in a statement that it believes a single source is behind all 22 of the attacks. It didn’t name the…
  • Cyber Security—The Importance of Vetting

    Is everyday communication putting your company at risk? Many insureds are facing substantial loss by falling victim to requests received from fraudulent email addresses; in fact, oftentimes, the email address is identical to the legitimate one used in-house, making it…
  • Workplace Violence Insurance is the "New Normal"

    We wanted to take this opportunity to inform you as to a relatively new coverage that is available. The product is Active Assailant Insurance that provides coverage for claims of premeditated malicious physical attack by an Active Assailant at a covered location who…
  • Cyber Thieves Steal Your Funds Via Wire and Other Not Legal Methods

    Theft by cyber thieves has taken on a whole new wrinkle in the last year by using “spoofed” email addresses, thus duping honest companies and individuals trying to pay their bills.A local church in Cleveland, Ohio is a new victim; cyber thieves stole $1.75…
  • American Manufacturing Continues to Grow at a Good Pace

    The American Supply Management Institute points out in its September 2018 Report on Business that “economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September and the overall economy grew for the 113th consecutive month.” There are shortages of workers…
  • Freeze Your Child's Credit to Prevent Identity Theft

    Your child's financial identity may be enticing identity thieves. Not only is your child's clean slate tempting enough but many years down the road your child's going to try and get credit. What if during those years between adolescence and adulthood, an…
  • New York Sexual Harassment Training Deadline Moved back to October 9, 2019

    As you’ve likely heard by now, the State of New York recently passed sweeping legislation, requiring all employers (with employees in the State) to: adopt a sexual harassment prevention policy and provide an interactive training that includes: