Digital Pirates Seek More Than Free Music

How many warnings have you seen about clicking on unfamiliar links or confirming email addresses to be sure it’s a known and trusted source? Typically the goal is avoiding a computer virus, but you also need to be aware of digital pirates eager to seize computer files in exchange for a ransom fee. Sound far-fetched? Hardly; ransomware has been around since 1989 and has become more widespread in recent years. These digital pirates are becoming cleverer, making avoiding these intrusions an important defensive concern.

We’re pleased to share our most recent whitepaper titled “Minimizing the Impact of Ransomware” authored by VP & Senior InfoTech Product Manager Joe Budzyn. As you’ll read, Joe defines ransomware, how it typically appears and steps for mitigating such an attack.

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OneBeacon Expertise at Data Breach Summit

Are you attending the SANS Institute’s Data Breach Summit in Chicago today? OneBeacon’s John Wurzler will be facilitating a session this afternoon with conference host and SANS Institute instructor Benjamin Wright. Following the premise that “learning comes from doing,” attendees will break into small discussion groups, receive a fact scenario and develop an action plan. The exercise will emphasize collaboration among experts such as CISOs, lawyers and risk managers. Speakers from earlier in the day will participate.

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Pokemon GO: Fun For Some; Risks for Others

The game’s the thing this summer and that game is, of course, Pokémon GO. With anything new, emerging risks and exposures must be considered. OneBeacon Technology Insurance’s Lloyd Takata was among several technology insurance specialists quoted in Carrier Management’s  article on the game’s potential risks and exposures. We invite you to read and learn more!

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OneBeacon Tech’s Molitano at Cyber & Data Risk Insurance Conference

OneBeacon Technology Insurance’s David Molitano was a featured panelist today at the American Conference Institute’s Cyber & Data Risk Insurance Conference taking place in NYC. Now in its 13th year, this premier event gathers insurance professionals, attorneys and others specializing in technology, insurance coverages, prevention strategies and more offers. David’s panel shared expertise regarding the emerging perils affecting cyber liability, the Internet of things, collecting biometrics data and other new technologies.

OneBeacon Technology specialists are often invited to speak at leading industry conferences. View our website’s Events page for more details!

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International Privacy Governance

International privacy governance has been unsettled since last fall’s decision by a European Court invalidated the US-EU Safe Harbor program governing trans-Atlantic data transfers. The interim measure is a “Privacy Shield” program. If you have international exposures, being informed of this shifting international regulatory environment is important.

OneBeacon Technology Insurance is pleased to present a whitepaper authored by cybersecurity attorneys from Troutman Sanders LLC titled “US-EU Privacy Shield Program.” The report explains the program and its requirements, as well as the elements of the December 2015 decision to adopt the General Data Protection Regulation, which takes effect in 2018.

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OneBeacon Tech Speaking at NetDiligence Cyber Forum

The NetDiligence Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum kicked off its two-day gathering in Philadelphia this morning. This event features a broad variety of sessions and speakers addressing cyber matters from an insurance coverage, claims and litigation perspective.

OneBeacon’s David Molitano will participate in a panel discussion later today titled the Security of Payments. The group will discuss mobile payment schemes such as ApplePay and GooglePay, eCommerce shopping carts and more, relative to the risk evaluation process faced by today’s insurance underwriters.

Dave joins cyber specialists from Hyperwallet, CrowdStrike and Optiv for what should be a lively and interesting session. #NetCyberCon

Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality: Truly, the next best thing to being there

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about virtual reality and augmented reality. With a burst of new products, it’s a good time to understand these technologies, their commercial opportunities and potential risks. We’re excited to share our recent article on this topic authored by Tushar Nandwana, Risk Control Manager for OneBeacon Technology Insurance, that was recently published by Carrier Management.

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Cybersecurity Forum: How to Work Smart

On Tuesday, May 24, OneBeacon’s Dave Molitano was one of four expert panelists talking cybersecurity at the New Hampshire Business Review’s Executive Series Forum. Addressing business leaders from local small-to-midsized companies, the four panelists addressed best practices for protecting sensitive data and minimizing the risks by learning how to work smart. Dave is responsible for OneBeacon’s network security and privacy, technology E&O and media liability lines of business.

 

Managing Your Boiler’s Thirst: Safety Tips from OneBeacon Technolgy

Ensuring sufficient process heat and steam for your operation relies on properly caring for your facility’s boiler. Besides cleaning and safety inspections, simply ensuring proper water levels will minimize service disruptions. We are pleased to share our latest safety tips titled “Maintenance and Water Treatment for Your Process Boiler” authored by our partners at Hartford Steam Boiler.

These safety tips outline actionable steps for maintaining proper water levels and includes a brief Q&A on boiler operations.

For additional safety tips and risk management whitepapers, please visit our online library.

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OneBeacon Technology: Buffalo I-Day

OneBeacon Technology Insurance’s East region team participated in the recent Buffalo (N.Y.) I-Day. This annual event is presented by the Insurance Club of Buffalo. With featured speakers, exhibit space and ample networking, this hallmark event showcases industry support of the upstate New York markets.

Pictured are (l to r) OneBeacon Technology’s Teodor Dhami, Roger Loftis and Geoff Capell.

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