Cyber Security Awareness

Updated: Oct 4, 2018

FACT: 76% of organizations reported they experienced phishing attacks in 2017 with the average individual receiving 16 malicious emails a month.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and 2018 marks the 15th year of this awareness campaign to ensure that every individual stays safe and secure online. Cyber incidents can and will happen to organizations of all types and sizes. Here are helpful resources and tips to mitigate cyber risks organizations may face.

  • Claim Reporting: Notify your Conner Strong & Buckelew claims representative immediately if you suspect or know of a cyber incident! Waiting to report a cyber incident can result in uncovered claim expenses. If your business tries to remediate a cyber incident prior to reporting to your insurance carrier, you could be jeopardizing coverage. Cyber Awareness Month is a good time to remind your IT Department and Cyber Security Committee that immediate reporting is critical.

  • The Other Side of Cyber Breaches: Read how organizations can prepare for the potential physical damages cyber breaches can cause, as well as the business interruptions that could lead to significant financial loss. Interest in learning more? Join us on October 11, 2018 for a webinar that will further discuss this topic including securing the proper insurance to reduce gaps in coverage should a cyber breach occur. Register here.

  • Email Dos & Don’ts: Don’t Get Phished! Be on the lookout for suspicious activity when receiving emails. Spotting one or more is an indicator that an email could be harmful.

  • Phishing Attacks Guide: It’s more important than ever to understand the different types of phishing attacks, how to identify them and preventive measures you can implement to keep your organization safe. This guide includes a variety of sample phishing emails, which can help you better identify and delete dangerous messages before they do irreversible damage.

  • STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ This global online safety awareness campaign helps organizations and individuals stay safer and more secure online. Their website provides cyber tips and resources for organizations to utilize.

  • Staying Ahead of Ever Changing Cyber Threats: This webinar examines potential cyber risks, breakdowns cyber coverage (including emerging coverage options) and discusses effective risk management techniques.

  • Risk Management Services: Under cyber liability insurance policies, risk management tools, resources and services are offered. These resources can include incident response planning, best practices guidelines, employee training and access to additional services at discounted rates. Please contact a member of your service team for more details about the resources available under your policy.

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