Cyber Intelligence

Privacy in the Digital Age

Earlier this month, I had the privilege of attending the 2014 Privacy Xchange Forum , my first cyber event not specifically about insurance. The forum, presented by IDT911, was a well-planned,...

Payment cards: Is the PIN more dangerous than the pen?

President Obama recently announced that, starting next year, all federal government credit and debit cards will feature microchips and require the use of PIN numbers . The technology, called “chip...

Raising Awareness about Cyber Risk

To develop a new product, the first step to success is always the same: Understand the customer’s need. But the need is not the product you’re selling. It’s the problem your product is trying to...

Does Cyber across the Pond Differ from Cyber in the United States?

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of attending the HB Litigation NetDiligence ® Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum in Santa Monica. In addition to enjoying the wonderful California fall...

The Internet of Things — Back To The Future … All Over Again

When I was growing up, I was a huge fan of the Dick Tracy comic strip and television shows like The Jetsons and Star Trek . Back then, in the days of rotary dial telephones and party lines, I thoug...

The Dangers of Data Breach Fatigue

There was a time, not so long ago, when we used fax modems to surf the Internet, stored our data on diskettes, and needed to possess both extraordinary intelligence and lightning fast typing skills...

October: Baseball, Pumpkins, and Cybersecurity

To many of us, October is when the baseball playoffs begin, when costumes and pumpkins fill store shelves, and when red, yellow, and purple foliage heralds the coming of winter. But for more than a...

Big or Small, Businesses Must Be Cyber-Ready

A  survey conducted last year by the National Small Business Association (NSBA) found that 44 percent of small businesses had been the victim of a cyber attack. If that doesn’t surprise you,...

Is Cyber Insurance for All Unrealistic? Or Is It Our Destiny?

In the rapidly changing world of cyber risk, you have to think ahead. So when I read that Ari Schwartz, the White House Director of Cyber Security, had offered his views on the future of cyber...

Medical Identity Theft Becoming Lucrative Cyber Crime

The big data breaches in the news today often focus on the theft of personally identifiable information (PII), such as names, addresses, and credit card numbers. But it’s another kind of confidenti...