Businesses of all sizes can benefit from cyber liability insurance

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Quality coverage includes both first-and third-party financial losses from cyberattacks in various forms. These days, it’s virtually impossible to fail to understand that a cyber liability insurance policy could benefit any company that does business online to any degree and in any way. Also known as cyber risk insurance or just cyber insurance, it protects against security breaches. Headlines announcing various types of hacks, data breaches, ransomware and other cyberattacks have become commonplace. No company, organization or even government is entirely safe from a particularly determined and skilled cybercriminal. That…

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Unemployment fraud up 17,000 percent says Allstate Identity Protection

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AIP found that as the pandemic sent more Americans online, cybercriminals took advantage of the opportunity. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans used the internet more frequently and for more purposes than ever before, while cybercriminals took the chance to steal identities for unemployment fraud. The simple fact that people were using the internet so often and broadly opened many doors to criminals. According to Allstate Identity Protection (AIP) data, unemployment fraud took off by over 17,000 percent year over year, a staggering figure to say the least.…

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The impact of cyber insurance on cybercrime as a whole

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While companies seek to protect themselves against losses from digital attacks, policies aren’t solving the problem. If there is anything that companies have had to come to accept, it is that cybercrime is real and one of the best ways that they are able to protect themselves against the losses associated with those digital attacks is through cyber insurance. However, the coverage is currently dealing only with the symptoms of the issue and not the problem, itself. At the same time that companies are using cyber insurance to protect themselves…

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Electronic medical records present high risk to insurance industry

As per new federal laws, the nation’s medical records will soon be stored electronically. These new electronic records will be a part of the state-run health insurance exchange programs that are designed to help consumers find affordable health care. Insurers participating in these programs will have access to a person’s medical records to help price insurance policies. Going electronic has some major risks, however, and these risks have never been more apparent than they are today. While the advancement of technology has brought many benefits to humanity as a whole,…

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Congress wants to take a bite out of cyber crime

It is possible that the U.S. could see the first strategic, cybersecurity law proposed, being up for a vote in Congress. No administration has ever suggested a major law, outlining specific plans for increasing computer security for citizens, businesses and government entities. An investigative report shows that data breaches reached an all time high last year, with more than 760 breaches. This may not sound too bad, but the number of affected records from that 760, equaled over 4 million. Cyber criminals have adapted to most types of security applications…

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