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April 6, 2017
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It’s no secret that cybersecurity has become a more pressing issue over the past decade. According to a PWC Global State of the Information Security Survey in 2015, the number of cybersecurity incidents has increased at an annual rate of 66 percent. Both the range and complexity of cyber threats are expanding—from ransomware to compromises of critical infrastructure.

Yet, when those threats materialize, too few businesses and...

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March 31, 2017
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Two bold pronouncements—one in the United States and the other in the U.K.—have poured kerosene onto the flickering debate about privacy vs. the need for surveillance.

First came President Trump’s executive order, issued March 6, signaling that travelers entering the U.S.—including attorneys with cloud access to client information—could have their digital devices ...

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March 25, 2017
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Employees today expect benefits to go beyond physical health to a broader concept of wellness.

The employee benefits industry has answered the call, giving employers and brokers more benefits that offer employees tools to better navigate their lives.

Here are the top seven benefits to consider for upcoming enrollment periods that help look after employees personal well-being:

1. Legal protection - Employees may require costly...

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March 14, 2017
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Chances are your organization has made critical investments in technology to deliver convenience and cost savings to customers.

But for these investments to work, you need to make sure the new technologies also safeguard your customers’ identities and privacy.

In this webinar from Aberdeen Group and CyberScout, cyber security experts came together to disucss how changing user expectations...

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March 14, 2017
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The countdown is on. Financial institutions doing business in New York must comply with new cyber security rules from the state’s financial regulator by March 2018.

These revamped regulations—the first of their kind nationwide—will impose stringent cyber security requirements on banks, insurers and other institutions regulated by the state’s Department of Financial Services.

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March 1, 2017
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Small and midsize businesses are increasingly at risk for data breach class action lawsuits that typically have targeted large corporations.

Large companies are learning to address cyber threats. Hackers are responding by setting their sights on SMBs. It’s simply more productive and efficient to attack poorly protected companies that could take weeks or even months to notice they’ve been breached.

The changing litigation landscape

As the risk...

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March 1, 2017
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Despite awareness that hackers are relentlessly launching cyber attacks, most companies say they don’t have a clearly defined risk strategy or one that applies to the entire company, a new survey finds.

The survey, conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by RiskVision, polled 641 individuals involved in risk management activities within their organizations. More than half held executive and management positions.

“There is a big disparity between awareness and...

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March 1, 2017
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By now, most in the finance and insurance sectors have been introduced to the New York Department of Financial Services’ (NYDFS) imminent cybersecurity regulations. Rather than proffering a construct for another “voluntary” framework to accurately gauge cybersecurity risk, New York boldly sets forth a set of minimum standards by which to judge the...

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March 1, 2017
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The most common credentials are a combination of username and password, but those have lost a good bit of their protective powers. Next-generation credentials also are edging toward a precarious place. Here’s what you need to know about the dangers of compromised credentials and how to mitigate those risks.

The speed of work these days puts enormous pressures on InfoSec, IT and workers alike to rush the credentialing process. Employees, contractors and...

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January 27, 2017
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The 2017 Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, hosted by the Federal Trade Commission, will take place from Jan. 30 to Feb. 3.

This event will help consumers understand what tax identity theft is, starting with what happens when someone files a phony tax return using your personal information to get a fraudulent tax refund from the IRS. This type of crime can also occur if someone uses...

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