Archive For The “Technology” Category

Cyber Risks & Liabilities: Lessons from the Target Data Breach

By | February 27, 2014

In late 2013, Target, the large American retailer, was the victim of a massive data breach that affected as many as 110 million customers. Cyber attackers installed malicious software on point-of-sale devices at Target stores and were able to steal the financial information of 40 million customers and the personal information of 70 million. From […]

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Cyber Risks & Liabilities: Responding to a Data Breach

By | January 22, 2014

No company, big or small, is immune to a data breach. Many small employers falsely believe they can elude the attention of a hacker, yet studies have shown the opposite is true. According to Verizon Communication’s 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report, 72 percent of the 855 data breaches analyzed were at companies with 100 or […]

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Cyber Risks & Liabilities: Valuing Your Intangible Assets

By | January 22, 2014

Intangible assets are increasingly important in today’s service-based economy, but being able to identify and value those assets in order to insure them can be difficult.   What Are Intangible Assets? Intangible assets are, at their most basic level, assets that are not physical in nature. Intangible assets include legally protected intellectual property—patents, trademarks, copyrights […]

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Cyber Risks and Liabilities: Privacy and Cyber Security

By | January 22, 2014

With the enormous amount of sensitive information stored digitally, companies need to take the proper measures to ensure this data is never compromised. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of business owners to protect their clients’ data. Failing  to do so can result in a data breach, which costs companies billions of dollars every year. Understanding […]

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Cyber Risks and Liabilities: Understanding and Preventing Data Breaches

By | January 22, 2014

What do the New York State Electric & Gas Co., Global Payments, Inc., the California Department of Child Support Services, Emory Healthcare, Inc. and Apple have in common? All these companies have been victims of a data breach in 2012, totaling millions of stolen records that include personal information such as Social Security numbers, credit […]

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Clinical Trial Insurance: Advantages of Blanket Coverage in Clinical Trials

By | April 30, 2013

Configuring all the details to launch a clinical trial is a cumbersome task for most companies.  When it comes to purchasing an insurance policy for a clinical trial, there are many factors that are important to understand.  As is often the case with insurance policies, the details can be daunting.   Are we better off […]

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