Cyber Risk

Organizations in our globalized economy are increasingly at risk from vulnerabilities in technology.

If your company handles sensitive data such as customers’ personal information, intellectual property or proprietary corporate documents, you are at risk of a data breach. We can help to identify susceptible areas and to recommend coverage to protect your business in the event of an incident.

SOME EXPOSURES FACED BY ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Mobile Workforce and Devices
  • Disgruntled Employees
  • Cloud Applications
  • 3rd Party Service Providers
  • Physical Data Breach Within the Office
  • Social Engineering
  • Reputation Risk in the Aftermath of a Breach
  • Internet Content
  • Personal Record Disclosure
  • Internet Liability – Software Malfunction
  • Cyber Liability – Missing Data
  • Technology E&O – Service Interruption
  • Ransomware

10 Ways to Prevent Cyber Attacks

Even if you don’t currently have the resources to bring in an outside expert to test your computer systems and make security recommendations, there are simple, economical steps you can take to reduce your risk of falling victim to a costly cyber attack:

  1. Train employees in cyber security principles.
  2. Install, use and regularly update antivirus and antispyware software on every computer used in your business.
  3. Use a firewall for your internet connection.
  4. Download and install software updates for your operating systems and applications as they become available.
  5. Make backup copies of important business data and information.
  6. Control physical access to your computers and network components.
  7. Secure your Wi-Fi networks. If you have a Wi-Fi network for your workplace make sure it is secure and hidden.
  8. Require individual user accounts for each employee.
  9. Limit employee access to data and information, and limit authority to install software.
  10. Regularly change passwords.

In addition to the listed tips, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) provides a tool for small businesses that can create and save a custom cyber security plan for your company, choosing from a menu of expert advice to address your specific business needs and concerns. It can be found at www.fcc.gov/cyberplanner.

 

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