Protect Your Most Cherished Gifts from Identity Theft

By | Central, Claims, Education, Holiday, holiday safety tips, Home, identity fraud, identity theft, Insurance, Personal, phishing, Prevention, privacy settings, Risk Management, Social Media, social media profile, stolen credit card, stolen identity, Technology

The holidays are about so much more than exchanging presents…it’s a time to reflect on precious gifts in our lives. Family and friends gather around tables or in front of the fireplace laughing, remembering, and cherishing time together. This hol…

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Parents Must Be Firewall for Young Online Users

By | Communication, cyber criminals, cyber hygiene, CyberScout, Education, Employees, Home, Insurance, National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Personal, Personal Cyber Protection, Risk Management, Technology

Parents, do you break out in a cold sweat when you see your child surfing the internet? Do you worry about what sites they’re visiting or who’s interacting with them? Is your teen or tween’s smartphone use a cause for…

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Teach Your Kids Cyber Hygiene (and Freeze Their Credit)

By | Central, credit freeze, cyber hygiene, Education, Home, Insurance, malware attack, National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Personal, phishing, Risk Management, Technology

Just in time for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Identity Theft Resource Center in conjunction with CyberScout has released a survey entitled “Social Media Habits and You.” The survey focuses on how parents and guardians monitor their kids’…

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Equifax Data Breach Anniversary: Why It’s Time to Check Your Identity Defenses

By | Business, Central, credit monitoring, data breach, data compromise, Education, equifax data breach, identity fraud, Insurance, Personal, Prevention, protect, protecting your data, Risk Management, Technology, Two-Factor Authentication

Greater than 50%. Those are the odds your important personally identifying information (PII) was exposed in the 2017 Equifax data breach. You are forgiven, if the September 2017 announcement of the breach now seems like ancient history, but it’s critic…

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Backing Up Your Computer is More Important Than You Think

By | backup solutions, Business, computer attacks, computer storage, data backup, Education, Insurance, malicious software, malware attack, Personal, Personal Cyber Protection, Prevention, Risk Management, Technology

We keep a lot of important information stored safely away on our computers. We trust that the next time we power on the device, it will be there for us to use…until it’s not. For me, the situation became all…

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Don’t Let Cyber Criminals Outsmart Your Smart Technology

By | Central, cyber attack, Cyber Insurance, cyber insurance coverage, cyberbulling, Home, Insurance, Personal, Personal Cyber Protection, Risk Management, smart phone, Technology

For a number of years, businesses have had the option to purchase cyber liability insurance. This type of coverage protects them against threats like malware attacks, cyber extortion, online fraud, and data breaches. In fact, this coverage continues to…

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Ride-Sharing: “Uber” Convenient or “Uber” Risky?

By | Auto, car insurance, Insurance, Liability, Lyft, National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, Personal, ride-sharing, Risk Management, Safety Tips, Technology, Transportation Network Driver Coverage, Uber

  With the price of taxi services in most cities rising, people are relying on a new form of transportation called ride-sharing. Companies like Uber and Lyft can be very convenient for those who don’t own a car or quickly…

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