Entries by D9

Timing is Everything

In an earlier post, we mentioned the importance of cyber liability insurance — and the importance of putting the necessary cybersecurity protections in place so you can qualify for a comprehensive policy at an affordable rate. Well, as they always do, the market has continued to evolve, demand has continued to increase, and so have […]

Security is a Culture, Not a Cult

The March/April edition of Claims Magazine contains an article called, “Build a Strong Security Culture to Guard Against Risks”. The article says this, in part: A security culture supports the objectives and values related to security – protecting the data and technology the company uses to do its work while protecting employees, customers, vendors and […]

Structure Your Cabling

When most people think of cabling, they probably think of the spaghetti under their desks, the cable that comes in from the street for their internet connections, or the jungle of cables that connect their TVs to their home theater systems. This post is not about those cables. Rather, it’s about structured cabling. According to […]

The Reality of Disaster Recovery

According to Techopedia, disaster recovery is defined as: a set of policies and procedures which focus on protecting an organization from any significant effects in case of a negative event, which may include cyberattacks, natural disasters or building or device failures. Disaster recovery helps in designing strategies that can restore hardware, applications and data quickly […]

A Matter of Direction

In one of its cybersecurity predictions post, Gartner wrote this: By 2024, 30% of enterprises will adopt cloud-delivered Secure Web Gateway (SWG), Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB), Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) and Firewall As A Service (FWaaS) capabilities from the same vendor. In contrast, Forbes published an article — “How Cybersecurity Companies Can Become […]


Don’t Get Burned

History is full of famous last words. There’s some controversy as to the famous last words of a daredevil: They’re either, “Watch this,” or “What could go wrong?.” And the famous last words of many surfers and swimmers have been, “Are you kidding? “I’ll never get bit by a shark.” Likewise, the famous last words […]

Pickpockets At the Carnival

Vulnerable is one of those words that seems to get thrown around a lot without much attention being paid to what it actually means. Everybody knows Superman is invulnerable (except for Kryptonite, of course). But what about the rest of us? We don’t have to go any farther than the first definition at dictionary.com to […]

This is Your Wake-Up Call

If you’re an insurance company — especially if you sell cyber liability coverage — and if you’re not yet awake to the fact that your data, all of your digital assets (including personally identifiable information or PII), and some of your hardware are at risk, this would be a good time to get up and […]

Head in the Clouds?

Some instances of cause and effect are easier to see than others. Case in point: The proliferation of cloud computing and the corresponding rise in cybercrime. Add a global pandemic and the necessity for remote work and the networks, the cloud-based infrastructures, the file sharing, and the digitalized service required to enable that remote work, […]

Just When You Thought it Was Safe …

Those of you who remember the 1975 film, Jaws, likely remember the line from one of its trailers: “Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water.” Along similar lines, just when you thought it was safe to imagine the cyber insurance market was coming under control, there was this from […]