October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

Information for this blog is cited from the Massachusetts Insurance news website. The month of October has been designated as cyber security month. We have certainly heard much information of late about cyber espionage and hacking of personal accounts. Following the lead of the US Department of Homeland Security, the office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation hosted a Cybersecurity conference. Cyber Crime has grown 19 percent globally over the last year. There are also significant costs associated with data breach incidents. “Cybersecurity is not just about keeping personal and financial information secure, said Jay Ash, Secretary of the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Dev

Dangerous Animal Collisions

Recently, Farmers Insurance published a document on the amount of animal collisions that occur in the fall on US highways. Surprisingly, more than 36% of auto claims come from animal collisions. According to Farmers Insurance, “ animal migration patterns, especially among larger animals such as deer and elk results in a 67% increase of animal collisions during the fall months.” Farmers has also provided the following tips for drivers who may live in areas where deer and elk are more likely to venture on to our roadways. These tips while valuable when thinking about animal collisions are simply good driving habits. Tune the radio, set the GPS and avoid the use of cell phones while you are

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