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Internet of Things

Step By Step Analysis of a Response to Recent Ransomware Attack

Ransomware attacks are on the rise and appear to be a long-term problem. For example, last February in California, the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) suffered a ransomware attack that shut down a number of its computers, causing more than… Continue Reading →

Courts Begin to Struggle With Issues Presented by the Internet of Things

The “Internet of Things” generally describes how physical objects around us are increasingly becoming wired to the internet, providing unprecedented access to information on how we live our lives. While it is well established that the Internet of Things provides… Continue Reading →

Pokémon Go Provides Opportunity for Insurers to Start Considering New Technology

At the height of the Internet of Things, a new technology craze has thrown the insurance industry for another loop as “augmented reality” takes hold. On July 6, 2016, Pokémon Go, an interactive app-based game, is on pace to have… Continue Reading →

Home Is Where the Hacker Is: Cyber Coverage Becoming Necessary for Homeowners

There has been significant discussion since 2015 on how the “internet of things” is expected to impact our daily life, including our homes. In general, the term “internet of things” (IoT) refers to a network of “smart” devices found in… Continue Reading →

Cyber Risk: Hackers May Score Big at Super Bowl

Super Bowl 50 kicks off this Sunday, February 7 at Levi’s Stadium, Silicon Valley’s high-tech stadium in Santa Clara, CA. Super Bowl fans will be pleasantly surprised to find they are able to tweet, text and e-mail without any problems,… Continue Reading →

First-Party Insurance Claims Related to the “Internet of Things” an Emerging Issue for 2016

While the “internet of things” (IoT) is not a new concept for the insurance industry, many people outside the insurance industry are just beginning to discuss this issue. In general, the term “internet of things” refers to a network of… Continue Reading →

Hackers See You When You’re Sleeping–Hackers Know When You’re Awake: Major Data Breach Involving Children’s Information and Pictures Calls Smart Toys Further Into Question

As we go into the holiday shopping season, many questions arise about whether “smart toys,” which store sensitive data regarding children, are secure from hackers. Children are high-valued targets for hackers because they have clean credit reports and their credit histories likely… Continue Reading →

Zurich Report on Global Cybersecurity Provides Insight on Local Concerns

A recent Report entitled Risk Nexus prepared as part of a partnership between Zurich Insurance Group and the Atlantic Council examines the potential “economic benefits and costs” caused by cybersecurity on the global economy in the future. Specifically, this report… Continue Reading →

Car Owners File Nationwide Class Action Based on Allegations of Hacking a Car

Purchasers of cars manufactured by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) have filed a purported class action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois arising out of their cars’ vulnerability to hackers taking control of their cars’ functions,… Continue Reading →

Barbie Can’t Keep a Secret: Toys Cause Privacy Concerns

In recent posts we have discussed the “Internet of Things” which is used to describe how physical objects around us are increasingly becoming wired to the internet. For example, our prior posts have addressed “smart household appliances,” “smart vehicles” and… Continue Reading →

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