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A cyber security expert answers your ransomware questions

What is ransomware? Who is vulnerable? And most importantly, how can you protect your small business from the havoc it can wreak? 
We sat down with Meghan Hannes, Head of Cyber and Tech Errors and Omissions for Hiscox USA. Meghan has been underwriting and managing cyber security and privacy-related risk since 2004. She is a noted author, speaker, and award-winning product head in the cyber insurance space. 

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