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July 8, 2021
News Affecting You
July 4th Ransomware Attack May Be the Largest Ever
A ransomware attack by the Russian-based REvil gang on the eve of the July 4th US holiday weekend may end up being even larger than the recent SolarWinds hack, an Israeli cybersecurity expert has told The Jerusalem Post.

The supply-chain attack on IT management software provider Kaseya has been under-reported in the media due to the holiday, but may set a new precedent for future cyberattacks, said Demi Ben-Ari, Co-Founder & CTO of Tel Aviv-based security management company Panorays.

Source: The Jerusalem Post
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Yesterday, July 7, 2021, Trusted Choice Independent Insurance Agents granted a wish to a 5-year-old boy named Branch in Henry County. The Make-A-Wish team and a handful of Kentucky agents were able to make his wish a reality. Branch's very own treehouse was built, decorated and revealed to him all in one day.

Check out a few of our photos from yesterday. You can even find the story on WDRB!
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How New LinkedIn Features Can Help Build Your Brand
LinkedIn rolled out several new features in the last few months designed to help members boost their profile visibility and brand awareness. Two of these new features, the cover story video introduction and creator mode, are dynamic tools members can use to build thought leadership, gain followers, and enhance their personal or business brand. 

LinkedIn has steadily evolved from its original purpose as a job seekers’ resource into a professional networking and social site. Savvy LinkedIn members use their profiles to reach new business prospects, find new clients, and build their personal and business brands. These new tools will allow members to create a memorable brand message that can help them stand out from their competition.

Source: Agency Nation
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