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Threat Intelligence: Uptick in ransomware in 2019 plus new tactics to force victims to pay up and other cyber risks

This month's Threat Intelligence report covers an uptick in Ryuk ransomware activity, charges on Russian hackers, sophisticated phishing techniques, and more. How safe is your organization? Take the Cyber Risk Scorecard survey to assess your current cybersecurity standing and find additional steps your organization can take to protect against common cyber threats.

Trend Study: MarketPulse 2020

Introducing our 2020 MarketPulse trend report, where we discuss what our clients and other employers are doing to manage risks, promote employee productivity and morale, reduce costs and improve their organizations as a whole. In this year's report, we explore various employee benefit strategies, such as prescription rebates, financial wellness, executive benefits, and non-traditional benefits such as paid parental leave, as well as other trends designed to combat increasing healthcare costs while improving employee engagement and productivity. In addition to a discussion of each trend, you will find supporting materials at

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Successful families have more at stake in securing personal data

With mega breaches exposing millions of consumer records every year, it’s not a matter of if, but when identity theft will occur. The 2018 Marriott International breach exposed nearly 400 million customer records, while a 2019 Capital One breach exposed the financial records of over 100 million cardholders and applicants. The number of exposed consumer records containing sensitive personally identifiable information (PII), such as name, address, and other information, increased 127% from 2017 to 2018, with totals hitting 446 million, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) 2018 End-of-Year Data Breach Report.