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Business Travelers Not Taking Cybersecurity Precautions, Survey Finds

Business Travelers Not Taking Cybersecurity Precautions, Survey Finds

Business travelers using unsecured networks and personal devices while away from the office could be putting their companies at greater risk for cybercrime, new data suggests. According to a World Travel Protection survey, just 36% of American companies require two-factor authentication on employees’ devices, 32% use antivirus software, and 30% have their employees use a virtual private network, or VPN,…

P&C Report: 2024 Forecast

P&C Report: 2024 Forecast

Many of the primary factors that influenced the status of the Property & Casualty (P&C) market in 2023 are likely to remain in 2024. We continue to operate in a comparatively hard environment marked by rising but moderating rates on some lines of business, where it is often necessary to layer available capacity that includes carefully worded terms and conditions…

‘DNA Relatives’ Data Exposed: 6.9 Million Impacted By 23andMe Breach

‘DNA Relatives’ Data Exposed: 6.9 Million Impacted By 23andMe Breach

Family members\' names, birth years, relationship labels, shared DNA information and more were recently exposed in a data breach against genetic testing company 23andMe in an attack that impacted 6.9 million individuals. While the biotech firm explained in an announcement that less than 0.1% of user accounts were accessed in the October breach, this gave hackers access to about 5.5…

Cyber & Privacy Liability Insurance Market Overview

Cyber & Privacy Liability Insurance Market Overview

Organizations face a multitude of risks at any given time, yet the top cause of stress for business leaders, for the third time in four years, remained cyber risks. Given mounting concerns, the demand for risk mitigation efforts and Cyber & Privacy Insurance policies have drastically increased. While security tools and training have become much more advanced in their effectiveness,…

Survey Shows 50% of Businesses Are Not Prepared to Face Rising Cyber Risks

Survey Shows 50% of Businesses Are Not Prepared to Face Rising Cyber Risks

The risk of a cyberattack is a leading concern for a majority of business owners, yet many have not taken some of the key steps needed to prevent or respond to a cyber incident, according to a new survey of business leaders. The Travelers Risk Index, an annual report that studied more than 1,200 business decision-makers, found that cyber risks…

Cyber Liability Risk & Security

Cyber Liability Risk & Security

During this webinar, our experts gathered for a discussion on the current state of the Cyber Liability market. Our panel explored cybersecurity controls, discussed claims examples, and provided tips for brokers and agents.   https://vimeo.com/864574556/afa5fa8144?share=copy

Property & Casualty Report: Q2/Q3 2023

Property & Casualty Report: Q2/Q3 2023

The title of this quarter’s overview and forecast could easily be: “Profitability Matters.” That is especially true in the Property space for both Personal and Commercial policies. The industry faces daily challenges from CAT storms and events, making every state subject to immediate loss from hurricanes, wildfires, and convective storms—defined as severe local storms associated with wind, thunder, lightning, heavy…

P&C Market Outlook: Q3 2023

P&C Market Outlook: Q3 2023

During this webinar, our experts gathered for an outlook into Q3, including high-level market overviews and insights. https://vimeo.com/845283560/f772266f72?share=copy

Copyright Battle: Music Publishers Launch $250 Million Lawsuit Against Twitter

Copyright Battle: Music Publishers Launch $250 Million Lawsuit Against Twitter

The social networking site Twitter is the target of a $250 million lawsuit recently filed by a group of 17 music publishers over alleged copyright infringements. According to a June 14 report from Forbes, the lawsuit was filed by the National Music Publishers’ Association and seeks up to $150,000 for each of the 1,700 songs that Twitter is claimed to…

AI in the Workplace: What Businesses Need to Know About Data Security

AI in the Workplace: What Businesses Need to Know About Data Security

As artificial intelligence is increasingly integrated into the business landscape, experts are raising concerns over the risks it could introduce to data security — particularly with the rise of generative AI models such as ChatGPT. Forbes recently reported on how the platforms could affect the data privacy of businesses, and companies like Apple and Samsung have taken steps to prevent…

Property & Casualty Report: Q1/Q2 2023

Property & Casualty Report: Q1/Q2 2023

We have seen few changes in the Property & Casualty (P&C) marketplace from Q1 through Q2 of 2023, however, the broader picture is becoming clearer now that 2022 year-end financial filings are available. According to ALIRT Insurance Research, the discrepancy between Personal and Commercial Lines Composite underwriting is historically wide. Namely, the Personal Lines Composite combined ratio of 109 percent…

Data Insecurity: Hospital Imposter, School Cyberattacks Highlight Vulnerabilities

Data Insecurity: Hospital Imposter, School Cyberattacks Highlight Vulnerabilities

Global cyberattacks grew 38% between 2021 and 2022, and experts believe the risk will only continue to escalate. In the news, a steady stream of reports detail the myriad ways that sensitive data can be exposed — and show that the risk can come from outside an organization or within it. Earlier this month, Kris 6 News reported that a…

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