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Financial Institutions – Top Risk Concerns for 2021

Source:  Insurance Thought Leadership Financial institutions and their directors have to navigate a rapidly changing world, marked by new and emerging risks driven by cyber …

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Email: Is the Digital Door Propped Open for Identity Hijackers?

In every case of email-related fraud, the critical factor is whether the recipients of scam email believe in the authenticity of the request. In many cases, such …

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Five Cyber Vulnerabilities and How to Stay Safe Online

You’ve worked hard for your success. Don’t let a cybercriminal take your money, your identity, or disrupt your home or business. You can help stop …

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Cyber Security Watching You

Hackers are getting everyone’s attention, even those that you might think as the best protected!

Imagine the Invisible Man, sitting on the armchair in your bedroom at night, watching you and listening to your private conversations. What could he do with that information? Blackmail you? Gain access to your online accounts? Jeopardize your privacy and safety? Certainly all this and more.

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Spoofing the Boss Turns Thieves a Tidy Profit

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) this week warned about a “dramatic” increase in so-called “CEO fraud,” e-mail scams in which the attacker spoofs a message from the boss and tricks someone at the organization into wiring funds to the fraudsters. The FBI estimates these scams have cost organizations more than $2.3 billion in losses over the past three years.

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Data Breaches Cost to Healthcare? $6.2 Billion

Data breaches in healthcare are increasingly costly and frequent, and continue to put patient data at risk.

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Held Hostage: Is Your Business Information At Risk For Ransom?

These days, being held for ransom has taken on a whole new meaning- and your business technology’s biggest threat is virtual, persistent, and extremely difficult to pin down. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), ransomware attacks are on the rise—and businesses are becoming increasingly targeted over individual consumers due to their ability and willingness to pay higher ransoms.

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Tax Season a Holiday for Identity Thieves

Preparing tax returns, or the information to hand over to a specialist, can be stressful enough. Unfortunately, you now have to keep in mind another tax season practice – ID theft protection!

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Cyber Risks: The Growing Threat

Amid a rising number of high profile mega data breaches—most recently at eBay, Target and Neiman Marcus—government is stepping up its scrutiny of cyber security.

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