Data Breach Response – Why Planning is the Key.

BY: Justine Avera, EPB&B Producer/cyber Security Professional Data Breach and ransomware attacks are on the rise, but many companies are still struggling with having an effective breach response plan.  Planning starts with knowing where your key digital assets are, what is operationally the most critical, and what type of sensitive data is being processed, transmitted […]


Cyber Security: The Crucial Importance of Two-Factor Authentication

In today’s digital age, where the majority of our lives are intertwined with technology, safeguarding our online accounts and sensitive information has become paramount. One of the most effective methods for enhancing online security is two-factor authentication (2FA). This additional layer of protection, also known as multi-factor authentication (MFA), plays a pivotal role in fortifying  […]


Five common scams to put on your watch list

In today’s interconnected world, where technology and communication have reached unprecedented heights, scams have evolved and adapted, becoming even more sophisticated. Here, are five  common scams that continue to plague individuals, businesses, and even governments. To protect yourself from falling victim to these scams, several preventive measures can be taken: Scams continue to exploit the […]


Artificial Intelligence Highlights The Need For Cyber Insurance

Artificial Intelligence reduces human error, drives innovation and allows for faster decision-making, but it can also make it easier for cybercriminals in certain ways. While AI is not inherently malicious, cybercriminals can exploit its capabilities to conduct more sophisticated and efficient attacks. Some of the ways cybercriminals could use AI include:   However, it’s important […]


CYBER BREACH ALERT: Has Your Information Been Stolen?

Please be on alert that password management app LastPass and cyber security company NortonLifeLock have been compromised.  Between the two, they may store a list of your usernames and passwords to multiple accounts. Be aware that access to any of those credentials may allow a cyber-criminal to spread the attack out to other accounts and […]


Five Signs Your Phone Has Been Hacked 

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Free Webinar Series: Is Your Company Cyber Ready?

Are you Cyber ready?  65% of all U.S. businesses experienced a breach or ransomware attack in the previous 12 months.  Is your company prepared to meet the challenge?  Here’s your chance to ask the experts.  Justine Avera of EPB&B Insurance , Peter Talmage and Etay Maor of CATO Networks are teaming up in a dynamic series of webinars to help you become Cyber […]


Identity Theft Insurance:  Do This Immediately If You Fall Victim

Identity theft insurance can help you if you have unauthorized charges on your account, a credit card bill missing from the mail, or a loan or credit application being denied despite your good credit. Any of these could be a sign your identity has been stolen.  At Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker we have shared […]


Three Ways To Protect Your Business From Data Breach and Cyber Crime 

By: Justine Avera, Producer Several recent high-profile breaches of trusted Oregon brands like Yoshida, McMenamins, and Bob’s Red Mill have exposed employee data and brought operational software and reservation and booking systems to a standstill.  Insurance companies are reacting to the increase in E-Crime and data breaches by toughening up their requirements before an offer […]