Protecting Your Business from Cyber Breaches

Breaches are beginning to become more and more common like any other disaster, and the after-effects of a breach can be long-term. Last year, there were 1,579 data breaches, exposing nearly 179 million records. That represents a 44% increase in the number of cyber breaches and a 389% increase in records exposed. In this blog we’re looking at how your business needs to plan for these incidents like any other workplace safety issue, using plans, policies, and insurance to keep you and your bottom line safe. Let’s start with terminology.

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Types of Insurance Every Tech Startup Needs

Types of Insurance Every Tech Startup NeedsWhen launching your tech startup, make sure that you have covered all the basics. This means more than just stocking the break room with awesome snacks and game tables. It also means ensuring that your company doesn’t suddenly get hit with crippling costs. Ensuring that you have what you need to weather future storms will be vital to the survival of your company, so you can keep doing what you love to do. [Read more…]

Holiday Shopping Online: 5 Safety Tips

Person shopping online.Shopping online has made getting things for yourself and gifts for others easier than ever. This is true all year long, but especially during the holiday season where gifts for family, friends, and co-workers means your credit card and internet can be working overtime. And while all this money is flying around, there will be those online who want to take advantage of your spending spree. Keep your wallet and your gifts safe with these cyber safety tips for holiday shopping online. [Read more…]

The Importance of Cyber Insurance

Computer security compromised.In 2011 Sony experienced a PlayStation hack breach with costs around $171 million. Sony only had general liability insurance. Sony’s policy only covered the physical property damage not any cyber damages. If Sony had invested in cyber insurance the company could have had that $171 million offset. Cyber insurance is relatively new but, it is a necessity in a world that is becoming increasingly dependent on technology. [Read more…]