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Cyber Crime – Protecting Against Online Fraud

Cyber Crime – Protecting Against Online Fraud – While computers have improved the speed and efficiency of how we work, they have also allowed thieves and con artists an easier avenue by which to steal from people and businesses. One of the ways these cyber criminals use computers to steal is through online fraud, one of the fastest-growing crimes today. (more…)

Cyber Security for Small Businesses

High-profile cyber attacks and data breaches at Sony, Honda Canada and Target have raised awareness of the growing threat of cyber crime—yet surveys conducted by Symantec suggest that many small business owners are still operating under a false sense of cyber security. (more…)

Personal Lines Insights – September 2021

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Securing Your Personal Devices

Every day, individuals of all ages spend a significant amount of time on tablets, laptops and other smart devices. That being said, it’s critical this technology remains secure from cybercriminals and malware. Any device left unprotected could easily be targeted in a data breach, leading to compromised personal information and—in severe cases—identity theft. (more…)

The Fake President Fraud

The “fake president fraud” is a type of scam in which a criminal posing as a company executive convinces an employee to voluntarily transfer a large sum of money directly to the criminal’s account. It may be hard to imagine that any of your employees would authorize a wire transfer to an unknown account, but law enforcement officials have seen a marked rise in the occurrence of this scam over the past several years. (more…)

Cyber Attacks – A Growing Business Interruption Threat

Cyber Attacks – A Growing Business Interruption Threat

Cyber Attacks Business Interruption – When you think about what usually causes a business interruption, natural disasters such as fires, earthquakes and floods probably come to mind first. These events can physically damage your property and equipment, making your workspace unusable for a time. The damages from Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy are prime examples of how a natural disaster can put a halt to a business’ day-to-day operations. Many of the businesses affected by these storms remain closed to this day. While natural disasters are still the main reason for an interruption, another cause has made a quick move up the ranks: cyber attacks. As businesses continue to rely on computers and digital storage of essential data, cyber attacks will continue to be a potential exposure. Read on to learn how a cyber attack could lead to a business interruption and what you can do to mitigate the risk. (more…)

Cyber Risks & Liabilities News Bulletin

The Dangers of Spear Phishing

Cyber Crimes and The Dangers of Spear Phishing – While regular phishing campaigns go after large numbers of relatively low-yield targets, spear phishing scams are aimed at specific targets and utilize specially crafted emails for their intended victims. Cyber crime and spear phishing cybercriminals often make use of background information in order to create a credible narrative. They can utilize information found on social media to decide who is best to both target and impersonate. (more…)

Hot topic: Summer Safety

Summer safety is a time for family road trips, outdoor fun in the sun and hopefully lots of great weather.

Here are some simple reminders to prepare for safe summer days! (more…)

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