Lockton Affinity, LLC, Author at Cyberlock Defense

About Lockton Affinity, LLC

Lockton Affinity, an affiliate of Lockton Companies, was formed in 1987 to meet the dynamic, specialized insurance needs of affinity groups, non-profits, associations and franchises.

The Importance of Multi-Factor Authentication and Strong Passwords

The importance of multi-factor authentication and password security is critical. Often, it is your best line of defense for protecting all your data, devices and systems from unauthorized access. Unfortunately, many don't take password security seriously, which makes them especially vulnerable to hackers. Good password security can help protect you from data breaches, network intrusions, [...]

By | February 24th, 2021|Industry news|0 Comments

Increasing Cyber Attacks against Small Businesses

Cyber attacks against small businesses are increasing each year. Whether you are answering email, storing data files or running a website, your small business faces risks from doing business online. Most recently, hackers have been focused on stealing money directly from small businesses. Some cyber criminals are using tricks to commit cyber fraud and drain [...]

By | January 25th, 2021|Industry news|0 Comments

Increased Ransomware Attacks Targeting Law Firms

News about the outbreak and spread of Covid-19 dominated headlines in 2020. Yet for many law firms, Covid-19 has not been the only kind of virus threatening their businesses. In the past year, there has been a massive surge in ransomware attacks targeting law firms, costing law firms hundreds of millions of dollars, exposing sensitive client [...]

By | December 1st, 2020|Industry news, Insurance details|0 Comments

Forming a Cyber Attack Response Plan

Cyber attacks are common and damaging for businesses. Yet many businesses do not have a sufficient cyber attack response plan in the event of a cyber attack. Even with the increasing frequency and cost of cyber incidents, as many as 34% of businesses don't have a formal cybersecurity incident response plan applied uniformly across their [...]

By | September 25th, 2020|Insurance details|0 Comments

Top Business Risks Are Cyber Related

Businesses face a variety of risks in the 21st century. But for many, no threat is more pressing that the risk of a cyber-attack. A recent industry report has announced that the world's top business risks are cyber related. The dangers of cyber-attacks, data theft and cyber fraud are expected to be a concern for [...]

By | September 25th, 2020|Industry news|0 Comments

Cyber Crime Ring Uses Ransomware Attacks against Small Firms

Your firm may not do as much business volume as the corporate giants, but you can still face big risks from cyber crime. A new hacker group dubbed Maze has made waves in the business community with a string of nearly 30 ransomware attacks in the last few months. The cyber crime ring targets small [...]

By | May 20th, 2020|Industry news|0 Comments

FBI Reports Rising Cyber Attack Costs

A new law enforcement report reveals rising cyber attack costs again in 2019. The FBI's 2019 Internet Crime Report documents internet-facilitated criminal activity reported to the government's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). More than 467,000 complaints were submitted in 2019, with business losses estimated at $1.7 billion. Both complaints and costs have risen significantly over the [...]

By | April 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How the Maze Cyber Attack Is Impacting Law Firms

The nature of cyber attacks continues to evolve, often in ways that put your business at even greater risks of damage. Ransomware attacks are nothing new in cybersecurity, but now one group of hackers known as Maze is publicizing the names and document contents of ransomware victims. Learn how the Maze cyber attack is impacting [...]

By | April 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Defending Against Cyber Criminals

Businesses know how to defend against ordinary criminals. Door locks, safes, security cameras and more. Yet defending against cyber criminals is just as important given the risk to today's businesses. Cyber criminals commit crimes online by targeting computer networks and devices. While ordinary crime levels may be relatively low, the cyber crime risk is rising [...]

By | February 28th, 2020|Industry news|0 Comments

Crypto-Jacking Risks and Tips

As one of the latest cyber dangers facing the business world, a crypto-jacking risks and cyber attack can interrupt business, cause reputational damage and may even lead to data loss, legal claims or regulatory fines. Technology companies are at a greater risk, but any company with a website is vulnerable. Here's what to know about [...]

By | February 6th, 2020|Industry news|0 Comments