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Cyber Tug of War—Win, Lose, or Draw?

Cyber Tug of War—Win, Lose, or Draw?

The opposing forces of privacy and safety are at it again. This time, it’s Apple v. The Feds—heels in the mud, each hoping for victory. On the sidelines, fans make known their stake in the game. But in this tug of war, maybe the real win is when both sides keep their jerseys clean. Get Upfront and Personal Something for…
Annual Cybersecurity Update

Annual Cybersecurity Update

Another Year of What Seems Like So Much Cyberwocky One more 365, come and gone. Our hyperconnected lives keep us always on the lookout for the next update, the hottest feature, the latest trends for the new year. But then that's also just how we're wired. Yet while we love to leap ahead, a look back can be beneficial too—good,…
Overlooked and Underinsured: A Study in Umbrella Insurance

Overlooked and Underinsured: A Study in Umbrella Insurance

Like toting an umbrella on any given sunny day, protection begins with a 'just-in-case' mentality. In our daily lives, proverbially changing winds can pick up, and conditions can quickly take a turn for the worst. Put simply, "Accidents can happen, even to careful people." So protection from the unexpected, unanticipated, even unbearable is a fundamental need that unites us all.…
Opposites Distract: Successfully Confronting the IT / C-Suite Struggle

Opposites Distract: Successfully Confronting the IT / C-Suite Struggle

For today's business, things have reached critical mass. Not only are we seeing data breaches at every turn, but we're also finding fractured camps at their root—'civil war' within an already raging 'cyber war.' If this sounds familiar, take heart—big problems, both real and perceived, can be worked through and neutralized. It comes down to communication, to going beyond department…
Renters 101: Back-to-College Insurance Basics

Renters 101: Back-to-College Insurance Basics

Crisp, cool mornings mean fall is on its way, and students are back in class. But with this year's projects and papers already looming, your favorite students probably aren't thinking about protecting what's theirs. So let's talk it out and see how back-to-college can mean taking a fresh look at your insurance. Left, Right, or Justified? If you own a…
Home Valuation: Why Your Homeowner’s Policy Differs from the Market Value

Home Valuation: Why Your Homeowner’s Policy Differs from the Market Value

( Image caption: Dirk impassively assumes his newfound gargoyle heritage. ) Whether a distant memory or yesterday's ordeal, ultimately, buying your home was worth it. You have a place that's truly your own. And while, over the years, your home's intrinsic value compounds, you can't always say the same for its market value. So when your homeowner's policy comes time…
Employee Fraud Prevention

Employee Fraud Prevention

Finding Your Bermuda Triangles ( Image caption: Emmet’s fraud prevention diorama, “Ant Eye Theft”, stole the show. ) From birth to retirement, and everything in between, we plan. Unfortunately though, we tend to downplay the negatives. You know—those pesky 'what-ifs' and disasters we hope to keep at bay. Ironically, it’s in this world of unknowns that a solid plan is…
Offensive Cyber Defense

Offensive Cyber Defense

It's More than Just Crude Security As we round January’s corner into the new year, there’s so much to think about, from ambitious goals and adventurous plans, to lingering concerns. One thing’s for sure, with a slew of unprecedented data breaches, 2014 did what it could to keep cybersecurity on the brain. So whether it’s still taxing our nerves, or…
The Individual & Business Health Coverage Review

The Individual & Business Health Coverage Review

Fundamental changes to the nation’s healthcare system march along to completion, and proponents wave banners extolling the benefits to citizens. Assertions of widespread, fair coverage and goals being achieved are prolific. However, beyond denying, in some circles differing opinions have escalated to a full-on theoretical war. Sorry to say, conscientious consumers are often the casualties, left confused and wary. If…
8 Steps to Cyber Savvy

8 Steps to Cyber Savvy

Your Cybersecurity Survival List This last week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), the focus has been on small businesses and the part they play in the great cyber debate. Let’s sum it up. By taking a look at the numbers, evaluating research, and gleaning advice, we can help your business to flex in the shifting winds. Especially as…