You’ve Just Been Hacked – Now What?

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Imagine the following scenario:

It’s 4:30pm on what has been a seriously busy Friday afternoon.  You’re just starting to think about the great tickets you scored to the game this weekend when an incoming call is transferred to your office.  It’s an agent from the Secret Service (yes – that Secret Service) calling to inform you that they have identified a computer on your network which has been communicating with a server linked to a hacking group operating in the Ukraine.

Top Ten Ways to Reduce Your Risk of a Data Breach

cyber liabilityIt seems like every week brings news of another major company getting hacked and compromising the personal data of thousands of customers.  Cyber crime is one of the fastest-growing criminal activities in the world.  While it may be nearly impossible to completely prevent a skilled criminal from breaching your system there are some very simple things you can do to drastically reduce your risk of experiencing such an event.

The Four Most Common Types of Data Breach

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According to a report published the New York State Attorney General’s office 95% of data breaches reported in NY between 2006 & 2013 fell into one of these 4 categories:

Anthem can survive a Data Breach, but can your business survive?


In early February 2015, Anthem, Inc., the second largest health insurance company in the U.S., announced that its computer systems had been breached. Hackers broke into a database containing information on 80 million customers. They stole large amounts of personal information, including names, birthdays, Social Security and medical ID numbers, street and email addresses, employment records, and even income data.

Preventing Falls in the Workplace


Slips and falls are one of the leading causes of workplace injury, and they are responsible for numerous deaths and disabilities each year. Medical experts indicate that approximately 30 percent of adults 65 years of age or older will fall each year.

Why Should I Use an Independent Insurance Agent?

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In today’s marketplace most major insurance companies are spending millions of dollars advertising how they can help you “Save 15% or more in just 15 minutes!” At first glance it seems like a great idea – getting insurance coverage on the cheap by cutting out the middleman. But before you entrust your future to some faceless call center representative at a huge corporation it’s a good idea to make sure you know exactly what you might be giving up.