March 10, 2016
Currently, there are hundreds of thousands of tech startups in North America with this number increasing every year. Decades ago, a substantial amount of money was needed to start a technology company. Nowadays, it doesn’t require much to start a high tech company. Many people are starting their own tech companies on a tiny shoestring budget operating out of their home or tiny remote offices.
Unfortunately, tech startups can be an easy...
February 03, 2016
Over the past few years, cyber risk has taken spotlight and has become a major concern for most organizations. Many companies purchase cyber liability insurance policies to help cover their risk of computer fraud or attack. However, if not properly negotiated, some cyber insurance policies may not fully protect against all risks.
‘Voluntary transfers’ are a common and potentially costly risk that your cyber liability policy may not...
January 25, 2016
According to Cisco’s 2016 Annual Security Report, 91.3% of malware use domain name servers (DNS) to gain command and control, exfiltrate or redirect data.
DNS’s are the Internet’s equivalent of a phone book. They maintain a directory of domain names and translate them to Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. This is necessary because, although domain names are easy for people to remember, computers or machines access the websites...
January 20, 2016
Passwords are meant to keep your accounts secure, but so many of us have lots of them making it difficult to remember them all. So naturally, people to for shortcuts, choosing simple-to-remember but also easy-to-crack passwords, making them essentially worthless.
To demonstrate how bad people are at secure passwords, a password management company called SplashData has just released a list of 25 worst passwords used in 2015. SplashData created...
January 15, 2016
Many business owners are aware of the basic business insurance coverages they need including general liability coverage, property coverage, as well as workers compensation. However, there are many other types of business coverages that are available that business owners should consider but are unaware of.Auto & Home InsuranceYour regular insurance policies may not fully cover you for these assets if you are using your personal vehicle or...
December 09, 2015
On November 3rd, 2015, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) issued a joint statement notifying banks and financial institutions of the increasing frequency and severity of cyber-attacks involving extortion.
Cyber-extortion malware, sometimes referred to as ransomware, is a type of malware that infects a computer and restricts a user’s access to the infected computer. The malware is used to extort money from...