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HSB hosts hacker demo for business owners

“No business is ‘too small’ for a hacker”

How does a hacker break into a business computer? What can an owner do to help prevent a data breach or cyber attack?

“White hat” hackers reveal their tricks

HSB recently teamed up with two “white hat” hackers to reveal how cyber criminals work — and what a business can do to help protect their sensitive information.

What they do once they’re in control

The multimedia presentation in New York City used a simulated small business system to demonstrate how hackers choose their targets, how they enter the system and what they do once they’re in control.

Watch this video to learn more about their methods and how to protect a business.

“I’ve learned a lot”

“I’ve learned a lot about what we should be doing,” said a woman responsible for the data security practices at her commercial building renovation firm. “I can’t wait to get back to work and start acting on this information.”

Do your customers keep up with data security?

The “Hacker Lab” was presented by HSB and Trail of Bits, a New York City-based cyber security firm. It was designed to help inform small to mid-size business owners, who collect personal information but don’t always keep up with data security.

“No business is ‘too small’”

“No business is ‘too small’ for a hacker,” said Eric Cernak, HSB vice president who moderated the hacker event. “All businesses are vulnerable.”

10 ways to prevent a data breach

Key suggestions for small business owners included:

  • Cybercriminals view your small business both as a target and as a conduit to attack your clients.
  • Identify your assets and the data you have that’s valuable to others; keep only what you need and use a dedicated device for financial activity that’s not used for email or social media.
  • Most cyber attacks enter your company through your email and browser. Ensure you’ve taken steps to secure both.

Click here for a PDF version of the list of 10 top security recommendations that you can share with your customers.

HSB provides insurance protection

HSB can help you protect your small business customers with a suite of coverages, including HSB Data Compromise, HSB CyberOne™, HSB Identity Recovery and equipment breakdown insurance for data equipment.

Contact your HSB representative for more information.

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HSB hosts hacker demo for business owners