Reduce The Risk of Spam Emails!

About 122.3 billion email spam messages get distributed each day.
That’s about 85% of the world’s daily email traffic.
But what if we told you there was a way to have protection against spam AND have email threat protection?
We’re here to review a way that can help companies keep their email protected.

Essentials for Email Security

In today’s cyber-threat environment, email security and compliance solution is crucial. Having security that delivers comprehensive security against revolutionary attacks while being able to deploy, configure and manage can be difficult.

With Barracuda Essentials for Email Security, it provides:

  • Complete, cloud-based protection against advanced targeted attacks
  • Helps ensure email continuity
  • Scans outgoing email to prevent data loss
  • Creates unalterable email archives

This is all happening without the need to install any additional hardware or software!
Let’s go into detail on how Barracuda Essentials for Email Security works!

Comprehensive email threat protection: Protects against phishing, malware, ransomware, and other sophisticated, email-borne threats. Barracuda explains that its multi-layered, cloud-hosted scanning engines include Barracuda Advanced Threat Protection, which combines behavioral, investigative, and sandboxing techniques. Sandboxing techniques is when they execute a suspicious file or URL that is attached to an email or otherwise reaches your network and then observe what happens.
It automatically scans email attachments in real time; suspicious attachments are denotated in a sandbox environment to observe its behavior. Link protection redirects suspicious and typosquatted (a form of cybercrime that involves hackers registering domains with deliberately misspelled names of well-known websites) URLs to protect email recipients against accidental malware downloads.

Archiving for compliance: Barracuda Cloud Email Archiving Service integrates with Exchange and other cloud-based email services to create a cloud-based, itemized archive. It allows granular retention policies, extensive search, role-based auditing/permissions, legal hold, and export.

Ensuring business continuity: Barracuda Email Continuity ensures that email can still be delivered during email outages or loss of connectivity. Email operations continue by falling over to a cloud-based email service in case primary email services become unavailable.

Keeping your company secure is what we strive for!

For more information, contact PCS!

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Cyber Insurance – How Important Is It?

Cyber attacks have increased throughout the years, but within the past year, more people are becoming aware of how important it is. Many are turning to cyber insurance as a means of protection against some of the effects of an incident,
but what is cyber insurance and how does it work?
We’re here to go over what you need to know with the help of Hardenbergh Insurance Group.

Hardenbergh Insurance states, “For many years now, there has been awareness that companies should be accountable for the safeguarding of the personally identifiable information of their customers.  One particular law that helped to raise awareness was the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) of 1996.  The vast majority of states have amended their state laws to address how companies and state agencies must respond to a security breach that results the compromise or potential compromise of personally identifiable information.  Most state laws dictate that in the event of a breach, not only must the organization notify the affected individuals, but also the specific state agency.”

Businesses such as health care providers, banks, law firms, accountants, hotels, retail stores, schools, public entities, charitable organizations, mortgage brokers, insurance agents, and other professional service providers, restaurants and any other business that maintains records of personally identifiable information all have a cyber liability exposure.

Today, the vast majority of businesses rely on their computer systems to run their business and to service their customers.  The inability to operate their computer system due to a cyber attack can cause severe financial damage to the organization.

What Is Cyber Insurance?

Cyber insurance, also known as cyber-liability insurance, is an insurance policy that helps protect organizations from the fallout from cyberattacks and hacking threats. Having cyber insurance protect against losses that are related to computer- or network-based incident.

Any business with an online component or one that sends or stores electronic data might benefit from cyber insurance.

What Does Cyber Insurance Cover

Key first party insuring agreements include the following:

  • Cyber Extortion – Costs to investigate, negotiate and settle threats made against the insured related to intentional computer attacks
  • Privacy Breach Response – Expenses for breach response services such as notification, credit monitoring and identity/credit repair
  • Business Interruption – Loss of income due to interruptions in business caused by breaches of an organizations network
  • Crisis Management – Expense of retaining a public relations firm to help mitigate damage to the organizations reputation and brand image caused by a cyber attack

Key third party insuring agreements include the following:

  • Technology Errors & Omissions – Error or omission in the performance of technology services resulting in third-party loss.
  • Privacy Liability – Failure to protect private or confidential information.
  • Security Liability – Failure of network and information security to prevent the transmission of computer viruses.
  • Media/Content Liability – Libel, slander, and other forms of disparagement, etc. with respect to the display of materials as well as infringement of a copyright by your website content.
  • Regulatory Actions – Regulatory actions brought by state or federal agencies to enforce privacy regulations.

Not all cyber liability insurance policies are the same.  Coverages can and will vary depending on the carrier and the insuring agreements purchased.  When evaluating which cyber liability policy is appropriate for your organization, it is important to evaluate both the first party insuring agreements and third party insuring agreements being offered.

When evaluating cyber liability alternatives for your business, it is crucial to be sure that the policy you select to protect your business contains the appropriate insuring agreements.  The Risk Management professionals at Hardenbergh Insurance Group can work with you to evaluate your exposure and to ensure that the appropriate coverage is in place to protect your business.

Most businesses are requiring clients to get cyber insurance. 

Cyber Risk Management Techniques That Can Be Implemented To Protect Your Organization From Cyber Attacks Said By Hardenbergh Insurance Group: