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We continuously improve our services to the benefit of our clients and customers. Here are some recent announcements. Check back often for more cutting-edge thinking and information about CyberScout.

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July 20, 2017
Expert: cmcgarry

ABC Fine Wine and Spirits takes as good care of their customers' data as their shopping experience, with services from CyberScout. This article in Security Magazine profiles the company's smart approach.

July 20, 2017
Expert: cmcgarry

The number of U.S. data breaches tracked through June 30, 2017 hit a half-year record high of 791, a 29 percent increase over 2016 figures during the same time period. At this pace, ITRC anticipates that the number of breaches could reach 1,500 in 2017, a 37 percent annual increase over 2016, when breaches reached an all-time record high of 1,093. 

July 20, 2017
Expert: cmcgarry

 MetLife has added credit monitoring services to its group legal services employee benefit plan, MetLaw®. The service, provided by CyberScout, scours the internet and major credit bureaus to help uncover and minimize fraud in the early stages and provides members with a dashboard of credit reports to monitor their credit scores. If identity theft is uncovered, CyberScout's fraud specialists work to restore the member’s identity.

July 7, 2017
Expert: Eric Hodge

The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity has asked all 50 states, including the Commonwealth of Kentucky, to turn over their voter records to the federal government. Aside from political and legal implications, the Commission’s actions could put Kentucky’s voters at significant risk of identity theft and election fraud. Analysis by CyberScout's consulting practice.

June 28, 2017
Expert: Matt Cullina

Apple and Cisco Systems are pushing for companies using their products to receive a discount on cybersecurity insurance. Matt Cullina comments on potential impacts on the insurance industry.

June 27, 2017

As organizations cope with changes to health insurance, they are turning to voluntary benefits to help employees maintain and increase their productivity as well as keep them engaged in the organization.  CyberScout's Victoria McCoy commenbts recommends 7 voluntary benefits every business should consider.

June 22, 2017
Expert: Adam Levin

Booking vacation travel? Think before you click on that link from an airline - it could be a fake that brings you to a site loaded with malicious software. Adam Levin explains.

June 5, 2017
Expert: Eduard Goodman

With the swirl of coverage of the WannaCry ransomware "epidemic," you might expect an avalanche of claims on cyber insurance policies in the past few weeks. In fact, CyberScout has seen no more ransomware related claims activity from our U.S. and Canadian operations center than usual. Here's why this particular ransomware virus could have been worse.

June 4, 2017
Expert: Eric Hodge

When ransomware strikes, the hacker takes over control of your system. Game over, unless you've prepared in advance so that you can emerge from ransomware attacks unscathed. Eric Hodge explains how ransomware works and how organizations can prepare.

May 17, 2017
Expert: Adam Levin

It used to be that you could simply hang up on scammers who called claiming to be from the IRS because the agency contacted taxpayers only by good old-fashioned snail mail. But a policy change will make it less likely for the public to discern a scam, according to Adam Levin, since the IRS will outsource some activities to four private debt collection companies.

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