Technology Archive

Video Teleconferencing Hijacking (VTH) or Zoom Bombing Reported

Video Teleconferencing Hijacking (VTH) or what is now being called Zoom Bombing has started to increase with the numerous video calls being made due to the numerous states’ “Stay At Home” policies.  Zoom Bombing, as this has come to be known, is when an individual hacks into a video call to obtain proprietary information, disrupt

Think Before You Click: Beware of COVID-19 Scams

With the media consumed with COVID-19 information and the economic stimulus package passed by Congress, hackers are having a field day. What a great opportunity for hackers to engage with people during this stressful time. They are hoping to catch people off their guard and get them to click on a fake link or give out personal

Cyber-Security Tips for Working From Home

Over the past week, many agency owners have been searching for resources to setup their staff with a remote work environment due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As part of this process, we should take into consideration cyber-security techniques that will help to prevent a potential data-breach. Below are a few suggestions that should help your agency

Tech Tips: Windows 7 Is No Longer Supported – Here Is What You Need To Know

As of January 14, 2020, Microsoft Windows 7 Operating System is no longer being supported by Microsoft. What does this mean for your agency?  Security Concerns First and foremost, Microsoft will no longer be providing security updates to Windows 7. What this really means is Windows 7 will be vulnerable to potential hackers, because security

A Look Ahead to 2020… and Reflections on Our Past Year

For many of us, birthdays and anniversaries that end with “0” seem to have an added sense of significance. I think the same is true for calendar years as well. As we enter the decade of the twenty-twenties, I’ve found myself thinking back to the last decade change and recalling what some of the big

Insights for Independent Agents

Thanks to our recent partnership with IntellAgents LLC, a new industry-specific analytics-driven organization, we are excited to offer your agency access to the R.I.S.E. (Relevant Insights for Strategic Execution) Report at a discounted price exclusive to IIANC members! IntellAgents is focused on leading the industry, paving the way for independent agents to build a culture

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October has been selected as National Cyber Security Awareness Month.  Over the past year, we have seen a rise in Ransomware attacks that have crippled hospitals, municipalities and even insurance agencies.  Ransomware attacks lock down your network preventing access to your data until a ransom is paid to the attackers usually via Bitcoin or gift

Tech Tips: Ransomware… It Could Happen to Your Agency

Tech Tips will be a regular feature on our blog, courtesy of IIANC Technology Consultant, George Robertson, CISR. George has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance and technology industry, with 12 of those being a fellow independent agency owner. Over the past few years, we have seen a rise in the number

Where Insurance Meets Technology

The following blog post was written by Delwin Clark, of Trapp Insurance Group in Cary, NC. Delwin currently serves as a member of IIANC’s iLEAD committee. Agents throughout the country work hard every day to find the competitive edge to gain and retain clients, whether it’s the growth of their network, or becoming an expert

Three Steps to Improve Your Own User Experience

The following blog post was written by Kitty Ambers, Chief Growth Officer of AVYST, the company that pioneered the eForms Wizard, a product to help you save time with your agency’s data input. IIANC members can receive the eForms Wizard Bronze package at no cost! Click here to learn more. Our industry spends a lot