Recently, several business and government agencies in Alaska have been targeted by sophisticated cyber attacks, resulting in damage to their IT systems and significant business interruption. The AMLJIA uses a computer services provider, AlasConnect, which sent the advice below and the attached slide deck to their clients. I am distributing this because the advice is sound.
Cyber Liability coverage is provided for all AMLJIA members. If you have any suspicions that you have become the target of a cyber attack, you can call Beazley Breach Response Services at 866-567-8570. Explain that you are a member of the AMLJIA and why you suspect a problem.
Cyber Security Tips from AlasConnect:
We recommend that you be on alert for any potential telephone or email scam (including phishing emails). Specifically, we recommend that you and your employees:
- Do not open email attachments from untrusted or unverified sources
- Do not authorize payments or bank transfers on the basis of email alone (please call and verify), even if those email messages appear to originate from inside your organization
- Do not enable "macros" on Word or Excel documents sent to you by email or from unverified sources, including those from individuals applying for job openings
- Do not authorize payments due to a telephone call you receive. Make sure to call back at a number you previously had on file.
Click the link below to download a PDF document which contains a more comprehensive list of security best practices that may be useful to you and your employees.
I understand you may be hesitant to click any link after the warnings above; if so, please email Sharon Tunnell, email@example.com, to request a copy.
Alaska Municipal League Joint Insurance Association
807 G Street, Suite 356
Anchorage, AK 99501