Abbey Gallegos, Zeguro EVP of Insurance, brings Zeguro's integrated technology and cyber insurance solution to the Energy Marketing Conference in New York, September 12th. Energy Service Companies (or ESCOs) in New York are now required to carry cybersecurity insurance in the amount of $5 million per cybersecurity incident. The data security agreement (DSA) that went into effect December 1, 2018 has many companies scrambling to find a solution.
Biometrics have become the de facto standard for secure consumer authentication. Even among employers, the belief that biometrics, in conjunction with strong passwords, ensure security is common. While it is true that the use of biometric data in the authentication process significantly decreases the likelihood of credential theft, recent events have exposed some disadvantages of biometrics.
All over the country, students are heading to school unwittingly, placing their personal data at risk. Schools, universities and colleges collect a wide range of sensitive data on each of their students. Digitized student data often includes health data, social security numbers, and birth dates, as well as financial, academic, and personal contact information. If cyber criminals acquire even a few pieces of this data, the results for the student could be lifelong.
Equifax will pay at least $575 million to settle a variety of federal and state claims related to its 2017 data breach. This amount may be relatively small, especially divided by the 140+ million Americans whose data was lost, not to mention data from non-Americans. Read more from our Director of Cybersecurity.
As a healthcare provider, you are responsible for costs when your business associate suffers a data breach. The Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility Act (HIPAA) defines a business associate as a person or entity performing functions or activities that involve the use or disclosure of protected health information (PHI) or electronic PHI (ePHI).
Zeguro is an end-to-end cyber safety platform and insurance provider for small to mid-sized businesses (SMEs), offering a comprehensive suite of tools for risk mitigation and compliance, as well as insurance premiums that are tailored to the size, sector and profile of a company.
As SMEs increase their reliance on interconnected cloud-based products like Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) or Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), they add new cybersecurity risks that can impact their bottom line. This is why continuous monitoring is a core principle of a robust cybersecurity compliance program.
IoT and wearable sensors are a vital source of data in the knowledge economy. How can we start to address the risks posed by these devices? Below is a set of five key risk factors and associated countermeasures to help mitigate them.
Governments and industry standards organizations use compliance as a way to ensure security. However, security is not the same as compliance, which may leave organizations struggling to check boxes while still leaving themselves open to data security risks. Cybersecurity-as-a-Service may be the solution to their problems.