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Author: Keith Savino


Broadfield Insurance 158 Years… young

Broadfield insurance agency kicks off 2022, as its 158th year located in Warwick NY.  The same location at 68 Main Street has serviced local, and now national clients since 1864. … a few decades ago (in the previous century), well know insurance industry visionaries Richard and Keith Savino met John Sanford and they together decided […]

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How dangerous is the The Apache Log4J vulnerability ?

How dangerous is the The Apache Log4J vulnerability ?  How does a 10 out of 10 CVSS Severity level ( CVSS is an industry-standard vulnerability metric) “Various information security news outlets reported on the discovery of critical vulnerability CVE-2021-44228 in the Apache Log4j library (CVSS severity level 10 out of 10). Millions of Java applications use […]

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The importance of MFA or 2FA, recent threats and public guidance

Recently, Microsoft released public guidance regarding a series of targeted attacks coordinated by the  Russian linked hacking group Nobelium.  Nobelium is the state sponsored group that is thought to have facilitated the massive attacks on the company SolarWinds that was first reported to the public in 2020. As we have seen with attacks of a similar nature, the action […]

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Data Compromises for 2021 up 17pct over 2020

Data breach publicly reported through the first 3 quarters of 2021 are up 17% over the same period in 2020. According to the Identity Theft Center, a non profit focused on collecting such data since 2005. ITRC’s Q3 First Half Data Breach Analysis, the number of publicly-reported data compromises through September 30, 2021 has exceeded […]

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FEMA assistance links for IDA

If you were impacted by IDA, the following information will be valuable.  Hurricane Ida | FEMA.gov   Apply for assistance: Individuals affected by Hurricane Ida in Louisiana, New Jersey, and New York now can apply for assistance. Online at DisasterAssistance.gov Call 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-800-462-7585. Hours: 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. ET, 7 days a week. If you use a relay service […]

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Insurance Advice – Getting Away from the “One and Done” Mindset

Everyone is rushed. Each day people are constantly fighting the clock and dashing through their day, crossing chores off of their checklist and scrambling to get things done. The problem with the modern speed of life, is that every responsibility is not created equal. Consumers can sometimes equate purchasing insurance with signing up for cable […]

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Deeper than I thought! Surviving a Flood When Driving

  If this weekends’ serious snow melt and heavy Sunday rainstorm demonstrated anything, it is that a seasonal thaw can lead to an almost instantaneous flood. In certain low-lying areas, drivers were caught driving through large puddles of water, some that were much deeper than anticipated. As I watched one driver struggle through the water, […]

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