Category: Cybersecurity

Krack Attack and Insurance Agents

Nov 16, 2017 / Cybersecurity

A recent article posted on InsureTrust talks about a dangerous new “KRACK Attack” and what it could mean for insurance agents. Fortunately, the exploit addressed by the article has not actually been found “in the wild,” which means that it is likely more theoretical (or at least it hasn’t been implemented in widespread use). As the article addresses, many internet of things, IoT, devices will be more vulnerable to this […]

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NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act Passes In House

Oct 25, 2017 / Cybersecurity

Small businesses will soon receive much-needed help with cybersecurity. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which previously developed the 2014 NIST Cybersecurity Framework and 2016 publication “Small Business Information Security: the Fundamentals,” has been intricately involved in building our nation’s cyber-resiliency. Earlier this month, the 2017 NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act passed in the House of Representatives. The NIST Act’s companion bill in the Senate, the MAIN STREET […]

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Deloitte Reports Cyberattack on Monday

Sep 29, 2017 / Cybersecurity

Ian Fleming, author of the legendary James Bond series, once observed (speaking through the character Auric Goldfinger): “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time, it’s enemy action.” A disturbing pattern may be emerging with Monday’s news of yet another high-profile data breach directed towards America’s financial backbone. Over the preceding three weeks, Equifax (one of the three major consumer credit reporting bureaus) and the Securities and Exchange Commission […]

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SEC Victim of Cyberattack

Sep 26, 2017 / Cybersecurity

The Securities and Exchange Commission, the critical, independent government agency that oversees our stock markets, regulates the securities industry, and enforces federal securities laws, reported on Thursday that a cyberattack may have permitted criminals to trade on insider information. Only two weeks after Equifax suffered what we dubbed an “unprecedented data breach,” new precedent may have been set. Our securities laws are premised on the belief that equal access to […]

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