Surety Matters

Our blog covering the latest in bonds and insurance
Cyber 08.21.2019

Texas Retirement Plan Uses Third Party Experts to Detect Data Breach

The Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS) recently fell victim to a cyber attack resulting in a data breach and the exposure of 1.25 million retirement plan records. A flaw in its online portal was…
Read Moreabout Texas Retirement Plan Uses Third Party Experts to Detect Data Breach

Texas Retirement Plan Uses Third Party Experts to Detect Data Breach
Cyber 08.21.2019

60% of Hacked Small to Medium Businesses Fail Within 6 Months

Small and medium businesses often (incorrectly) think they’re too small for cyber attackers to attempt to hack. Only 31% of small businesses take active measures to protect against cyber attacks and breaches. But more than…
Read Moreabout 60% of Hacked Small to Medium Businesses Fail Within 6 Months

60% of Hacked Small to Medium Businesses Fail Within 6 Months
Cyber 08.12.2019

Phishing Attacks Trick Your Employees Into Giving Hackers Access

How could there be a danger in clicking a link in an email that appears to be from your coworker down the hall? Clicking that link can provide a hacker access to your company’s system,…
Read Moreabout Phishing Attacks Trick Your Employees Into Giving Hackers Access

Phishing Attacks Trick Your Employees Into Giving Hackers Access
Cyber 07.26.2019

Many Small Businesses Can’t Afford Data Breaches

Equifax recently came to a settlement agreement regarding its 2017 data breach that affected nearly 150 million Americans. Those who had their personal information exposed in the breach are eligible to file a claim, with…
Read Moreabout Many Small Businesses Can’t Afford Data Breaches

Many Small Businesses Can’t Afford Data Breaches
Cyber 07.26.2019

Equifax Data Breach Could Cost Company Thousands Per Person

With over 145 million people affected, the 2017 Equifax data breach was one of the largest and most far reaching of all time. Now, with Equifax’s settlement agreement being finalized, those affected by the breach…
Read Moreabout Equifax Data Breach Could Cost Company Thousands Per Person

Equifax Data Breach Could Cost Company Thousands Per Person
Cyber 07.23.2019

New York to Receive $19 Million in Equifax Data Breach Settlement

New York State officials announced that the State of New York will receive just over $19 million from Equifax’s settlement after its 2017 data breach exposed the data of nearly 150 million people. Nearly 8.5…
Read Moreabout New York to Receive $19 Million in Equifax Data Breach Settlement

New York to Receive $19 Million in Equifax Data Breach Settlement
Cyber 07.23.2019

Equifax Agrees to $650 Million in Largest Ever Data Breach Settlement

Two years after a 2017 data breach that exposed the data of nearly 150 million people, Equifax has agreed to pay at least $650 million, and possibly more, in the largest ever settlement for a…
Read Moreabout Equifax Agrees to $650 Million in Largest Ever Data Breach Settlement

Equifax Agrees to $650 Million in Largest Ever Data Breach Settlement
Cyber 07.22.2019

Average Cyber Attack Cost Would Close 48% of Small Businesses

Over half of small to medium sized business executives recently declared that suffering a major data breach is more of a threat to their business than a flood, fire, strike, or physical break in to…
Read Moreabout Average Cyber Attack Cost Would Close 48% of Small Businesses

Average Cyber Attack Cost Would Close 48% of Small Businesses
Cyber 07.17.2019

Cyber Attackers Can Use Your Own Systems to Steal Your Data

It does not take a computer virus or public data mining for a cyber attacker to cause a data breach at your company. They can use your own systems against you to get what they…
Read Moreabout Cyber Attackers Can Use Your Own Systems to Steal Your Data

Cyber Attackers Can Use Your Own Systems to Steal Your Data