Focusing on cyber security

Stay Vigilant Against Social Engineering
In our recent survey asking what you’d like to see covered in this column, many agents asked us to discuss social engineering. Social engineering is a catch-all term for different types of cybercrime and is based on the natural human inclination to trust other people. There are several types of social engineering.
5 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft
According to identity theft expert Rob Douglas, approximately 15 million U.S. residents have their identities stolen each year, with losses totaling upwards of $50 billion. One billion records containing personally identifiable information were leaked in 2014. The identity theft problem continues to grow.
As cyberattacks on small businesses continue to increase, it is more important than ever to understand how your business could be impacted by an attack and how cyber coverage could respond. Illustrating the risks of cyberattacks with real claim scenarios may help.
As our definition of office has evolved, so have some of our remote work habits. While many of us have settled into a new routine or home office at least part time, the need for cybersecurity remains unchanged. According to a 2021 Gallup survey, 45% of employees were doing at least some work from home, and over 90% plan to continue doing so.
With increased risk of cyber threats, cyber-related terms like cyberattack, hacking, ransomware, and phishing have become part of our everyday vocabulary. Protecting businesses from these threats has become more complex—and that doesn’t stop at the big guys.

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