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Top 5 Requested Cyber Insurance Coverages

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This is a guest post from Adam Hengst cyber insurance advisor at Camargo Insurance - an independent, award-winning agency specializing in cyber insurance nationwide.

Cyber-attacks are increasingly more sophisticated and costly. As a result, cyber insurance is becoming a requirement for many businesses and helps reduce the risk of business-critical damage when a cyber-attack occurs.
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The rise in remote work spurred by the pandemic has created a 67% increase in the frequency of cyber-attacks. The costs of cyber-attacks add up quickly between attorney fees, costs of forensics and third-party security tools, as well as notification costs. The pandemic has also accelerated the rate of digitalization; rarely-targeted sectors have become some of the most targeted industries. The rapid increase in demand for cybersecurity providers has opened more jobs than people to fill them. With this increase, there's been a rise in media coverage, causing an increase in the number and size of cyber insurance policies purchased. 

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Jimmy Smogor

Top 10 Ransomware Scenarios: How Cybercriminals Are Entering Your Environment

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Mitigate risk for your environment by identifying the top 10 ransomware infection vectors and how to protect them!
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Ransomware Will Continue to Get Worse

Ransomware is a specific kind of malicious software used by cybercriminals to render data or systems inaccessible for extortion or ransom. In a standard ransomware attack, the cybercriminal achieves unauthorized access to a victim's network and installs the Ransomware in locations that typically have sensitive data. Then, they execute the attack and lock the files on that network – making them inaccessible to the victim until the ransom is paid.

Ransomware is becoming one of the most used cyber-attack methods to exploit your organization's data. Global headlines of increasingly damaging ransomware attacks are becoming more and more common – like the recent Colonial Pipeline attack. Organizations can combat ransomware by using infection vectors to identify the most common points of entry used by attackers. Infection vectors are the method in which a cybercriminal gains access or infiltrates your online network or systems to exploit private information. Once identified, an organization can adjust its security efforts accordingly – mitigating risk and potentially extremely costly ransomware scenarios.

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Eric Brophy

Prepare for Ransomware Attacks – What to Know

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Cyberattacks are starting to hit harder than ever – and they are hitting every sector.

Ransomware attacks are becoming more vicious and impactful to our clients. Here are some high-level thoughts on preparing for the next attack.

Ransomware attacks are nothing new, they have been around for ages – the first documented attack being in 1989 known as the AIDS Trojan. This attack set the stage for the more sophisticated attacks we are seeing more frequently today. Infections have steadily increased every year since 2013, reaching record levels last year in 2017.

Recently, these infections have become more advanced and more dangerous. Hackers are now making their software harder to detect. Attackers can now also combine attacks by crafting a software to first hack into a network and then build a second software to capture the keystrokes of the users. With these attacks becoming more complex, it is important to ensure your organization is actively working on security practices and adding layers of protection constantly.

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