Risk & Business Magazine General Insurance Services Spring 2020 - Page 27

CYBER RISKS 4. Download and install software updates for your operating systems and applications as they become available. 5. Make backup copies of important business data and information. 6. Control physical access to your computers and network components. BY: NICOLE VAN DUYN, CLCS BUSINESS RISK ADVISOR GENERAL INSURANCE SERVICES 7. Secure your Wi-Fi networks. If you offer free Wi-Fi to your guests make sure it is secured as well or you could be putting them at risk of a cyber attack 8. Require individual user accounts for each employee. 9. Limit employee access to data and information, and limit authority to install software. 10. Regularly change passwords using a phrase or sentence, not just one word. + Nicole Van Duyn was raised in Crown Point, IN graduating from Crown Point High School and earning a Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University Northwest’s Hospitality and Tourism Management Program. She now resides in Hobart with her husband, Adam, and their pets, Finn and Louie. Prior to joining GIS, Nicole has gained a background in hospitality, banking, as well as in the non-profit sector as a Community Development Manager. She is a member of the Hobart Chamber of Commerce, Hobart Kiwanis, Full Circle Young Professionals, Purdue Northwest Hospitality and Tourism Management Advisory Board, and Secretary of the Merrillville Rotary Club. In her free time Nicole enjoys the beach, day trips to Michigan with her husband and volunteering. Striving to make every day better for business. For information about UnitedHealthcare group plans, and how we’re working to lower costs and improve health outcomes, go to uhc.com/employer. MT-1178974 7/18 27