The Plexus Groupe Offers Its Year-End Cybersecurity Tips

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| Source: Plexus Groupe, LLC

DEER PARK, Ill., Dec. 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As 2016 winds down, it’s a great time for companies to take some simple steps to strengthen their cybersecurity defenses for 2017.  

The Plexus Groupe LLC, a growing, privately held national insurance brokerage offering expertise in cyber risk management, suggests these cyber safety tips for year’s end:

Review your employee education and communication regarding cybersecurity. Accidents happen — and cyber breaches can be the end result. Example: in the 2016 Cyber Claims Study, an analysis of 176 cyber insurance business claims by risk assessment firm NetDiligence, nearly a quarter of the breaches analyzed were a result of unintentional mistakes by employees.

Check that antivirus software. About 20 percent of the claims with a cause in the 2016 Cyber Claims Study stemmed from a virus or malware, with the median cost of such an attack around $100,000.

Start putting together a cyber readiness plan. Should a cyber breach occur, how will your company proceed to minimize the damage to your business and reputation? Sketching out a blueprint now could save valuable time later.

Consider cyber liability insurance. Cyber coverage can help companies cope with the costs and obligations resulting from an attack, including legal fees, customer notification and reputation management.

The Plexus Groupe helps firms get a handle on cyber risk mitigation, including securing the appropriate insurance. Interested in exploring cyber coverage? Check out our Cyber Liability Indication Request, a short, Web-based form that can get the process started. For even more information, contact a Plexus property and casualty client executive at 847-307-6100, or reach out to us via the Web.   

ABOUT PLEXUS

The Plexus Groupe is an insurance brokerage and risk management consulting firm with expertise in employee benefits, property and casualty, retirement plans, human resources administration and consulting, technology, personal lines and mergers & acquisitions. Plexus is a member of TechAssure, a select group of insurance brokers dedicated to developing risk management programs for firms with technology-related exposures.  

In each of the last seven years, Plexus has garnered Best Places to Work in Insurance honors from Business Insurance magazine. Also, The Plexus Groupe was named a Best Practices Agency for 2016 by Reagan Consulting and the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America, Inc. Headquartered in Deer Park, Ill., Plexus also has offices in Chicago (Loop), Dallas and Oklahoma City.

For more information on The Plexus Groupe, please contact the firm at 847-307-6100, or visit plexusgroupe.com.