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Friday, January 26, 2018Half of all small and midsize businesses (SMBs) in the U.S. experienced a data breach in the past year — and 55% experienced a cyber attack. So why are so many SMBs not making cyber insurance a priority? According to the Insurance Information Institute, 34% of SMBs do not believe they will be the target of an attack, while 37% cited cost as a reason. READ MORE >>
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 The role of cell phones in our society faces greater scrutiny in recent years, particularly when it comes to the world of driving. Distracted driving can happen in a number of ways, but smartphones are often behind a case of distracted driving more often than not. READ MORE >>
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
This year’s top six cyber risks for businesses, according to The Chertoff Group principal Adam Isles, include: increase in destructive attacks targeting industrial control systems; expansion of IoT as a threat vector; evolution in nation-state activity tradecraft, advances in identity s... READ MORE >>
Monday, January 22, 2018 Data Privacy Day is observed annually on January 28th. The purpose of this day is to increase awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices among consumers, organizations and anyone who deals with private information. READ MORE >>
Friday, January 19, 2018 There's something uniquely exhilarating about snowmobiling. The excitement of speeding through snowy landscapes makes the freezing cold winter weather barely noticeable. All that matters is the powerful machine that roars beneath you and the wildly fierce rush of adrenaline within you. READ MORE >>
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 Snow season is upon us and it’s time to dust off the snow blowers once again. Each year, thousands of people suffer serious injuries to their hands, fingers, and backs due to the improper handling of snowblowers. Injuries typically occur when the snow is heavy, wet or has accumulated several inches. READ MORE >>
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Sexual harassment scandals loom large among the events that shaped 2017.
Fueled by revelations that longtime movie producer and studio executive Harvey Weinstein forced himself on dozens of women — including such A-list celebs as Salma Hayek, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Judd and Angelina... READ MORE >>
Monday, December 18, 2017 As last-minute holiday shopping ramps up, the Boston-based nonprofit World Against Toys Causing Harm, Inc. (W.A.T.C.H.) has released its annual list of the 10 worst toys of 2017, informing shoppers of this year’s most potentially hazardous toys. W.A.T.C.H. READ MORE >>
Monday, December 11, 2017 Perhaps you’re finally earning enough to leave your family’s home and get your own place. Or maybe you’re tired of roommates or recently uncoupled with your partner. In any case, you’re a part of the rising demographic of people living by themselves with no partner, no kids and no roommate. READ MORE >>
Friday, December 8, 2017 Without a plan you can do major damage to your finances. Every year it seems like the holiday shopping season gets a little longer and a little more intense. What once began on the Friday after Thanksgiving and then crept to the holiday itself now begins as early as the start of November. READ MORE >>