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May 2019 Blog

  • July 1 Deadline Fast Approaching!

    If you are an insurance carrier or TPA licensed in South Carolina, don’t let the July 1 deadline pass you by!  Under the South Carolina Insurance Data Security Act, licensees must have an extensive risk assessment and a written information security plan complete by July 1.  The penalties for non-compliance are steep.  To learn more,…

    Posted 5/15/2019
  • Opioids and the Employer’s Right to Direct Medical Treatment in South Carolina

    Opioid use continues to be a problem throughout the United States, impacting the health of millions of people and contributing to skyrocketing medical costs. In the context of workers’ compensation claims, employers and insurance carriers should continue to closely monitor claims in which care providers prescribe opioids to treat chronic pain. When it becomes evident…

    Posted 5/7/2019
  • My target was the company, not the customers

    A recent hack of two GPS tracker apps (iTrack and ProTrack) yet again demonstrates not only the necessity for user awareness and proper cyber hygiene, but also the need for software and hardware providers to increase their security spend. According to a report by motherboard.vice.com, a hacker answering under the name of “L&M” was able…

    Posted 5/1/2019
  • Ransomware Targeting Enterprises Increases 500% Year Over Year

    Cybercriminals are targeting Business Entities as they redirect their attacks from individuals to enterprises with presumptively deeper pockets.  This is especially true for Ransomware attacks, which have seen an increase of 189% from Q4 2018 and 508% from Q1 2018. As detailed by Malwarebytes, and as reported by bleepingcomputer.com, this astonishing uptick in the detection…

    Posted 5/1/2019