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Equifax Data Breach Anniversary: Why It’s Time to Check Your Identity Defenses

Greater than 50%. Those are the odds your important personally identifying information (PII) was exposed in the 2017 Equifax data breach. You are forgiven, if the September 2017 announcement of the breach now seems like ancient history, but it’s critical…

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Does Your Cyber Insurance Have the Right Coverages?

Amanda, only four months on the job as the new risk manager of a large manufacturing company, was walking into a crisis management meeting with the company’s senior leadership. The issue was serious: the company had suffered a data breach.

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Responding to a Data Breach: What’s Your Plan?

When the storm sirens sounded last year, I scooped up my 4-year-old grandson and headed for our “safe closet.”  Have you ever sat in a closet with a 4-year-old with the door closed?  I suggest you have a flashlight available, because…

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Defending Against the Scut Farkus of the Internet World

Many of you may remember the V-8 juice commercial where someone forgets their daily dose of tomato-flavored goodness, proceeds to initiate the face palm, and exclaims, “Wow, I could have had a V-8!”   We have all done this at some…

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Don’t Deny the Threat of Denial of Service Attacks

Dawn walked into her office on Black Friday. Thanksgiving had been a lot of fun. It was good to catch-up with the family, some of whom had flown in from different parts of the country. Dawn, the CFO of a…

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Combating the Devastation of a Data Breach

Its 5:42 p.m. on a Friday. John, the owner of a small manufacturing company, is leaving work to meet with Jennifer, his banker, for dinner. After five years in business, John’s company is profitable and moving in the right direction. He is…

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Identity Theft: Yes, It Could Happen to You!

Shortly after the Thanksgiving rush, my daughters and I were watching the news broadcast about the data breach of payment information of 40 million holiday consumers. My number one favorite retailer, Target, was the target. My daughter said “Mom, I know your…

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