Are you Cyber Ready? Is your Business??? If your answer is not “YES”, visit our new Cyber Resource Center and read on.
With more and more people working from home in 2020, it is becoming a bigger challenge for Individuals and Businesses to manage Technology Risk. But it was not always this way. Join me on a short trip down Memory Lane to see how “the world of work” has changed in my lifetime.
When I was in high school, I had a job. I got a pay cheque every two weeks, went to the bank to deposit it and take out cash for the weekend. When I went to University, inter-branch banking was a brand new thing. When you moved cities, most people were forced to close their bank account at home and open a new account at a branch close to your new home at school. When I was in 4th year, the first ATM opened on Campus, which meant a lot of late night runs for an extra $20 to pay for a tray of beers for last-call at the pub. I interviewed with IBM in the fall of 1984 when the first Personal Computer was unveiled. It was showcased at the Markham Head Office under glass. The people I was interviewing with looked at each other, chuckled and shrugged. This was going to change the world? I did not take the IBM job but I often reflect on seeing that IBM PC in 1984. It feels like just yesterday, but so much has changed!
If you grow up with tech, you assume that it, and you, are safe, until you are not. The more connected we become, the more ways the gaps in the tech can be exploited. How cyber-safe are you and what are you teaching your kids? As a volunteer with Scouts, we have a saying, “Be Prepared”. It is truer now than ever because the speed with which things can unravel is increasing exponentially. Quick! How many connected devices do you have in your home… count up all the laptops, desktops, tablets, gaming devices, mobile phones, home security systems and appliances (tv, fridge, dishwasher, washer, dryer and more). And don’t forget your friends Alexa, Siri and Google! You can stop counting at 20, but keep in mind that every device is a Cyber Criminal’s Door into your Digital World.
Cyber Crime is a Trillion Dollar Business in 2020. I am an optimist but I have seen and done enough in my life to be practical, realistic and skeptical. If this is the kind of perspective you, your clients and business associates can appreciate, I would welcome introductions to share my presentation “Something Phishy is Going on Here“. This presentation is especially relevant for the Non/Not-for-Profit, Professional or Financial Services sector. Organizations who are Exempt Market Dealers or working to become IIROC compliant are especially good referrals as they have increased Compliance requirements.
Many other Industries are adding Cyber Compliance as a requirement. Cyber and Digital Privacy planning is not optional anymore. If you are the victim of a Cyber Attack or Privacy Breach, do you know what your obligations are? Case Insurance Brokers offers a range of Cyber Support which include both Free and Paid options.
If you need help getting started, click here to download a Cyber Risk Self-Assessment, and find out what a Cyber Risk Program could look like for your organization by completing this Application for Cyber Insurance. If you would like to take a deeper dive because due to your scale or scope, book a Meeting with Case Insurance Brokers Cyber Risk Team.
We would be happy to discuss a Cyber Ready Assessment Review which includes a personal meeting to review a number of Cyber Risk Areas in your Organization. On completion of the Assessment Review, we will provide you with a Status Report on Cyber for your Organization touching on the following areas:
- Organizational understanding and knowledge of Cyber Risk
- Social Engineering and Cyber Crime Risk
- Data Security
- Physical Protection of Cyber Assets
- Mobile Device Security and Disposal of Devices
- Email, Website and Network Security
- Cost of a Cyber Incident for your Organization
Of course, we are always available to share real-world insight gained from clients and industry on the real cost of a Cyber Attack and what you can do to understand, mitigate and manage the potential damage.