Cryptocurrency fortunes have been...Read More
Through a website bug, LifeLock, Symantec’s identity theft protection service, has reportedly exposed millions of customers email addresses exposing millions to possible identity thieves and phishing scams.
In wake of this news, we would like to share tips on how to protect yourself from phishing scams:Watch for... Read More
In a revelation that is sure to send shockwaves through the cybersecurity community, investigative journalist Brian Krebs has reported a vulnerability on LifeLock’s website permitted the indexing of email addresses associated with millions of its customer accounts.
The bug makes it possible to unsubscribe LifeLock users from company dispatches, but of much more serious import here is the inexpert way the LifeLock leaked what is an increasingly vulnerable piece of personally...Read More
The most successful employee benefits brokers know that change is their friend. Rather than wrapping themselves in a cocoon of familiarity, they must embrace marketplace shifts, be willing to step out of their comfort zone, and take on a bigger role as an expert adviser making trustworthy recommendations.
By now, most insurance brokers know that voluntary benefits are a mandatory addition to their portfolios. In a...Read More
Individuals are becoming more aware—and concerned—about their personal cyber risks in this age of the data breach.
Once a product for commercial lines, cyber insurance is emerging as the next frontier for personal lines coverages. Cyber threats such as data theft, system compromise and social media risks are no longer exclusive to businesses; they happen to people, too.
The costs are high,...Read More
As the incidences of identity theft continue to skyrocket, it’s easy to see how people are impacted at the personal level. However, businesses also bear the brunt of these breaches in less obvious ways. Hidden costs add up in the form of work absences due to stress, productivity loss, unpaid bills and reputational damage.
As employers start to become more aware of these pitfalls, insurance brokers can do themselves and their...Read More
By Denise Szott
Brokers, now more than ever, need a proactive strategy to help employer clients meet a growing demand for enhanced employee benefits.
To do so, brokers must be ready to leverage their resources. An expanded employee benefits voluntary products portfolio, which may include identity theft protection, financial counseling or casualty coverage, among others, will help them meet their clients’ demands and desire to boost worker...Read More
You can spot a Nigerian email scam without opening it. You know what you’re doing when it comes to keeping ID thieves from conning you. And if someone tried to get the kind of personal information needed to open credit in your name, well, it just wouldn’t happen.
Except it would.
Credit gets stolen using personal information all the time. In the wake of the Equifax breach it’s happening even more than usual.
The Identity Theft Resource Center tracks data breaches every...Read More