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June 28, 2018

National Insurance Awareness Day: Three Ways Your Small Business Can Celebrate

June 28 has been designated as “National Insurance Awareness Day.” Although the origin of this designation is unknown, it is observed each year on this day to serve as a reminder to review your insurance policies and make sure your small business has the coverage it needs.

Categories: Workers' Compensation , Loss Prevention , Cyber Liability , Industry News , infographic , Risk Management

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June 8, 2018

Is Your Customer Data Safe? How to Help Protect Customer Information

The recent news about the Chili’s restaurant data breach incident may get you thinking about your small business’s data security. If you aren’t familiar with the story, here is some background: malware (software designed to damage or disable computer systems) installed on some of the restaurant’s payment systems may have been collecting customers' credit and debit card information.

In lieu of this story and others like it, you may be wondering: is my customer data secure? What else can I do to protect it? This article will discuss ways you can help improve your data security and how to better protect your customers' data.

Categories: Coverages , Cyber Liability , AmTrust News , Risk Management

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April 17, 2018

What to Do After a Data Breach or Cyber Attack

Unfortunately, any small business could face the risk of a data breach or cyber attack. Regardless of how big or small your business is, if your data, important documents or customer information is exposed, recovering from the aftermath could be difficult.

If your business is the victim of a cyber attack and you're wondering what to do after a data breach, consider the following steps to help minimize the damage.

Categories: Agent Resources , Cyber Liability , AmTrust News , Agent

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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.

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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