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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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The Costly Consequences of Cybercrime

While sitting in my doctor’s office, I started thinking, “What if?” What if the doctor’s computer network were hacked tonight? Does he have knowledgeable I.T. staff protecting the sensitive personal information in all those patient files, including mine? I could end…

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The Invisible Criminal

I receive e-mails periodically from industry sources that share information on various insurance topics. One thing that’s certain is that communication has changed since I entered the industry. From the not-so-green printed manuals to Facebook and digital newsletters, information flows…

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