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The Benefits of Telematics for Company Vehicles

By accident investigation, Auto, Business, car camera, Claims, Commercial, commercial insurance, company drivers, company vehicles, fleet claims, fleet management, fleet performance, fleet safety program, fleet tracking, Insurance, Liability, Loss Control, Risk Management, Technology, telematics

When I’m completing a risk management review for one of our commercial partners, the most common area of losses we discuss are fleet claims. Whether your company has one vehicle or 100, having drivers out on the roadway poses a…

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The “Smart” Way to Mitigate Risk in a Connected Home

By behavioral data, Cyber, exposure data, Hartford Steam Boiler, Home, Home Health Score, HSB, Insurance, IoT, Personal, Prevention, smart devices, smart home, smart phone, smart technology, smart TV, Technology, technology advances

With the continued adoption of Smart Home products, many homeowners welcome devices that promote energy efficiency, cost savings benefits, and added security. These protected homes may present a lower risk for insurers and reduce claims expenses, but a…

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Deepfakes – The New Cyberthreat for 2021

By artificial intelligence, Cyber, cyber security, cyberattack, CyberScout, deepfakes, hackers, Insurance, Personal, Personal Cyber Protection, phishing scams, Prevention, ransomware, scams, Social Media, Technology

The threat landscape of cybersecurity changes daily, with hackers and cybersecurity professionals in a perpetual cat-and-mouse chase; hackers discover new ways to infiltrate and exploit their targets, and the cybersecurity industry looks for vulnerabil…

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Time to Fall Back (and Check Your Smoke Alarms)

By Daylight Savings Time, fire extinguishers, fire prevention, fire prevention tips, Home, Insurance, low battery, National Fire Protection Association, Personal, Prevention, smoke alarm, smoke detector, Technology

This weekend marks Daylight Savings time when we “fall back” an hour. A general rule of thumb is to replace the batteries in your smoke detectors when Daylight Savings Time ends and begins (unless you have a special detector –…

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Shining a Light on the Dark Web

By Cyber, cyber attack, cyber crime, cyber insurance, cyber security, CyberScout, Dark Web, identity theft, identity thieves, Insurance, Internet, password, Personal, Personal Cyber Protection, personal information, phishing scams, Prevention, Technology, Two-Factor Authentication

It’s estimated the “Surface Web”—websites and data visible to everyone—represents less than five percent of the total information and locations on the internet. Beneath the surface lies the Deep Web—also known as the Hidden, Invisible and Dark Web. [1]…

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