American Insure-All is always ready to provide businesses with commercial insurance in Bothell, as well as individual needs. But we would like to make our customers aware of an area of concern for all insurance companies, as well as the businesses, homes and individuals we protect.
Cyber hacking has become big business. It isn’t just computer-savvy kids seeing how much mischief they can get into. It can be organized criminals or even terrorists who like to grab Internet accessible computers or personal information for their own use. One particular group, known as Darkode, was recently shut down by the FBI. This was a Forum where cyber criminals could exchange information about how to break laws and get into sensitive information storage. Knowledge is power – and when that knowledge includes access to business accounts, medical information and personal data – it can be used to shut down businesses, steal assets, and rob people of personal information. In March of 2012, Robert S. Mueller, Director of the FBI, in an address to the RSA Cyber Security Conference, noted that technology is changing so rapidly that it is hard to keep up with it. The software and connectivity that can allow creative artists, businesspersons, scientists and writers to collaborate on products to enhance quality of life can also be used by those whose intent is to cause harm.
American Insure-All would like to remind everyone that there is no such thing as complete computer security. But using good security practices, such as never sharing your passwords and maintaining a reputable antivirus program or subscribing to insurance that protects your identity can help. If you would like to learn more about cyber security and commercial insurance in Bothell, give us a call at (888)411-AUTO.