Corvus Insurance Announces Alerts for BlueKeep Cybersecurity Vulnerability

BOSTON (PRWEB) December 09, 2019

Corvus Insurance, the leading provider of AI-driven commercial insurance, has released an update to its Corvus Scan™ technology that alerts policyholders to a critical security vulnerability known as BlueKeep. With the update, prospective and current Corvus policyholders and their insurance brokers are notified of the vulnerability so that affected organizations can take steps to protect their systems from possible cyberattacks.

The update, released in November, identifies vulnerability CVE-2019-0708 — which goes by the nickname BlueKeep — in any organization’s IT system. BlueKeep is a vulnerability within certain server software that could enable a cybercriminal to launch ransomware, cryptojacking, or other types of attack if it were exploited. The first documented attack activity on BlueKeep was reported in November 2019, increasing the urgency with which organizations should identify and patch the vulnerability.

“Sharing this critical information with policyholders is another example of the power of data-enabled, ‘Smart’ commercial insurance,” says Phil Edmundson, Founder and CEO of Corvus Insurance. “The alerts empower brokers to deliver significant value to their clients by providing them with immediate and actionable information, helping them to reduce the risk of a potentially devastating cyberattack.”

The Corvus Scan gathers data from any organization’s web-facing IT infrastructure. It compares this data to Corvus’s database of cyber events in order to provide a detailed risk profile that informs the underwriting of the company’s insurance products: Smart Cyber Insurance®, Smart Tech E&O™, and Smart Cargo + Cyber™. This underwriting process, automated and powered by machine learning, allows Corvus to offer brokers a shorter Cyber Insurance application. Today’s update ensures the notification of policyholders when BlueKeep is identified by the Corvus Scan.

The Corvus Scan also drives Dynamic Loss Prevention®, a program that delivers actionable IT security recommendations throughout the policy year, enabling commercial insurance brokers and their clients to better predict and mitigate risk.

ABOUT CORVUS

Corvus Insurance is the leading provider of AI-driven commercial insurance, empowering brokers and policyholders to better predict and prevent complex risks through data-driven tools and Smart Commercial Insurance® policies. With each policy, Corvus supplies its proprietary Dynamic Loss Prevention® reports, which inform policyholders of critical risk areas and provide actionable recommendations. Founded in 2017 by a team of veteran entrepreneurs from the insurance and technology industries, Corvus is backed by Bain Capital Ventures, Hudson Structured Capital Management, and .406 Ventures. The company is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, and has offices across the U.S.

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Cars may be the new cybersecurity risk, according to an analysis by Zimlon

NEW YORK (PRWEB) December 09, 2019

Zimlon, a data-driven enterprise, has published an article that highlights different scenarios of how modern cars can be hacked by cybercriminals. The list of attack scenarios was created after analyzing data published by the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA).

Zimlon has represented the various attack scenarios in an infographic format that is easy to understand. With the rapid advancements in technologies, today’s cars are, in a sense, behaving like personal computers, considering the amount of personal data stored on them. A simple act, such as selling your car to a new person, could result in personal data getting compromised.

Zimlon classifies the attack scenarios into 3 categories:

  • Large scale deployment of a rogue firmware after hacking OEM back-end servers
  • Hacking/altering a V2X application that allows access to the car
  • Sensor fooling by adversarial perturbation

These attack scenarios have the potential to cause large scale accidents and chaos if taken advantage of. The loopholes also highlight the possibility of stealing a vehicle and showing a different vehicle location to law enforcement officials. Another example is how RSUs and V2V interfaces could be the target of hackers to create traffic jams and other disruptions by sending incorrect information on traffic conditions and other functionalities.

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Interstate Connecting Components (ICC) Now Offering Cinch Connectivity’s Omega MIL-DTL-26500 Connectors with 2-Day Assembly

LUMBERTON, N.J. (PRWEB) December 09, 2019

Interstate Connecting Components, (ICC), a division of Heilind Mil-Aero and premier distributor of military-aerospace connectors and accessories, has expanded its portfolio of MIL-SPEC interconnects with Cinch Connectivity’s Omega MIL-DTL-26500 connectors. The Omega series is the latest addition to ICC’s portfolio of value-added connectors assembled in-house and available for two-day shipment.

Omega connectors are not only qualified to MIL-DTL-26500 general purpose specification, but also meet numerous Boeing BACC45/BACC63 qualifications. In addition, these high-performance connectors feature attributes like shielding, environmental sealing, fluid resistance, vibration and resistance to extreme temperatures of -55 degrees Celsius to +200 degrees Celsius.

The Omega series offers aluminum or stainless steel shells in sizes 8 through 28. Finishes include anodized aluminum, electroless nickel and cadmium over nickel. Customers can also choose from a wide variety of configurations, including custom board mount, flex circuit and soldered wire options available with fixed contact receptacle connectors.

Because of their versatility and superior performance in military and aerospace environments, Omega MIL-DTL-26500 connectors are ideal for applications like avionics, aircraft and missile systems. Visit ICC’s website for more information about Cinch Connectivity’s Omega MIL-DTL-26500 connectors.

About Interstate Connecting Components (ICC)

A division of Heilind Electronics, North America’s largest interconnect distributor, Interstate Connecting Components (http://www.connecticc.com) is an AS9100D-certified value-added distributor for the entire spectrum of electronic connectors, fiber optic connectors, backshells, tools, identification solutions and connector contacts. ICC specializes in the military-aerospace market and offers T'DA® 2-day assembly on 26482, 26500, 5015, D38999, M28840, M83513 and many other MIL-SPEC connector lines. Follow ICC on Facebook at facebook.com/connecticc and on Twitter at twitter.com/connecticc.

About Bel

Bel designs and manufactures a broad array of products that power, protect and connect electronic circuits around the world. Bel's product groups include magnetic solutions, power solutions and protection; and connectivity solutions. These items are primarily used in the networking, telecommunications, computing, military, aerospace, transportation and broadcasting industries.

About Cinch Connectivity

Cinch Connectivity Solutions, a Bel Group company, is a vertically integrated supplier of high quality, high performance connectors; fixed length and semi-rigid cable assemblies from DC to 50 GHz; and custom solutions. Cinch’s products support military and aerospace, oil and gas, test and measurement, wireless communications, data networking, telecommunications and other harsh environment applications.

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