Tag: cybersecurity

Why NJ Insurance Agencies Need Cybersecurity Insurance (and 2 Steps to Boost Security)

As an independent insurance agency in New Jersey, you understand risk. You help your clients mitigate theirs every day. But what about your own? In today’s digital landscape, the biggest threat you face might not be a fire, a flood, or a bad driver – it could be a cyberattack. Data breaches are on the […]

A Business Plan is Crucial for Independent Insurance Agencies

In the ever-evolving landscape of the insurance industry, independent agencies face a myriad of challenges and opportunities. Next year alone, artificial intelligence and machine learning are expected to be used more widely to improve efficiency and reduce costs. Insurtech companies are expected to continue to grow and offer new products and services. And cyber insurance […]

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. In keeping with this theme, let’s talk about the upcoming holidays and some ways to avoid holiday scams. 1. Be careful about what you click on. Phishing scams are one of the most common types of holiday scams, and they can be very convincing. Phishing emails and text messages […]

Small Business Lessons from the Casino Cyber Incidents

It came to light this past week that both Caesars and MGM suffered cybersecurity incidents (https://bit.ly/3EJ8kho). While we don’t yet know the full details of either incident, there are still lessons we can take away from the information we do have. Let’s take a look. Preliminary information in the MGM case leans towards social engineering […]

Why Should You Protect Your Business with Cybersecurity Insurance?

The threat landscape for small businesses is rapidly evolving, with cyberattacks becoming more frequent and sophisticated. As a small business owner, it’s essential to take proactive steps to protect your company from these potential threats. Cybersecurity insurance, also known as cyber liability insurance or cyber insurance, can be valuable for small businesses with 10-50 employees […]

3 Essentials for Secure and Balanced Remote Work on Vacation

Working remotely while on vacation is common in today’s world, but requires some extra precautions. If you’re someone who works remotely while traveling or on vacation, it’s essential to take the necessary steps to protect your data and maintain a healthy work-life balance. Here are three tips to help you do just that. Firstly, it’s […]

Ransomware, Macs, and LockBit: A Common Misconception

There is a common misconception that Macs don’t get malware. While Macs are generally considered to be more secure than Windows PCs, they are not immune to malware. Like any operating system, Macs can be vulnerable to security flaws and can be compromised by malware if they are not properly protected. As the popularity of […]

April Fool’s Phishing (how to avoid getting pranked)

April Fool’s is fast approaching (where has this year gone?!?!?!), so it seems like a good time to review some phishing email tips so the joke isn’t on you. Email is still the number one communication method, which makes it the perfect avenue for scammers and other malicious actors looking to get the highest return […]