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February 10, 2015 Article 1 min read

One of the largest health insurance companies in the United States has been the target of a cyber attack. Still think it can’t happen to you?

According to a recent study on data breach preparedness, a staggering 43 percent of U.S. companies experienced some type of breach in 2014. These attacks are increasing in frequency and in the level of damage they can inflict.

Many companies consider information security to be an IT issue. It’s not—it’s a business issues. This will require a cultural shift for many companies, but it’s an important distinction. It’s also important that technology roles are appropriately segregated and that staff are appropriately trained.

Our recent article Cybersecurity Demystified provides some insight into steps that insurance companies can take to protect their organizations from IT security breaches. The article is a recap of Joe Oleksak’s presentation during the fifth annual Plante Moran Insurance Conference.

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