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February 12, 2018

5 Ways to Help Jumpstart Your Small Business in 2018

2017 was an interesting year for the small business owner. Between recent tax law changes and public policy overturns, the business landscape is completely changed in 2018. What hasn’t likely changed, however, is the desire of small business owners to continue to grow their enterprises.

Are you looking for ways to help jumpstart your small business this year? Here are five hot tips to consider from the team at AmTrust.

Categories: Cyber Liability

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January 30, 2018

3 Tips for Identifying Your Client’s Potential Cyber Exposures

In a recent survey from Deloitte University Press, 64.9% of participants said news of cyber-related losses experienced by others was the biggest driver of cyber liability insurance sales.1 But why does it take another company losing millions of dollars for small and mid-size businesses to take note of their own exposures?

Categories: Cyber Liability

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January 2, 2018

Nonprofit Cyber Security Risks: Common Attack Methods [Infographic]

Nonprofits do some of the noblest work for the at-risk communities in the world. Between financially supporting children and families going through the worst times in their lives, to providing education funding for students who might not otherwise have opportunity, charitable organizations change the world one person at a time. Unfortunately, the perceived abundant coffers of these organizations and the innate risks involved with daily business can put nonprofits at risk for a cyber attack.

Categories: Cyber Liability

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July 18, 2017

The Rising Cost of Containing a Data Breach in the US

In June 2017, IBM Security and Ponemon Institute released the 2017 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Overview. The study provides a snapshot of the cost of a data breach across the globe, using data from 419 companies in 11 countries and two regions, which includes the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Categories: Cyber Liability , Industry News

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June 12, 2017

Insurance Industry Evolves with Increasing Exposures and Losses

On December 21, 2016, the social media team at Netflix woke up to see their Twitter account had posted the following tweet:
"Hey, it's OurMine, Don't worry! We are just testing your security. Contact us to tell you more about that."

Categories: Cyber Liability

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April 12, 2017

How to Avoid Public Wi-Fi Security Risks

By Robert Pizarro

It seems easy and convenient to use public Wi-Fi – there are free connections in almost any airport, hotel, restaurant or coffee shop – but for your clients, it's important to remember the risks. Can your client really afford to expose valuable business or personal data? There’s no need to if agents and clients use these safeguards to avoid becoming a victim and putting business data at risk.

Categories: Agent Resources , Cyber Liability

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