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William Blount & Associates Blog: 10_2017

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Recently, Mathy Vanhoef, a researcher from a Belgium university, discovered a security flaw in Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) - a protocol that secures almost all modern, protected Wi-Fi networks. Through this newfound vulnerability, hackers can potentially gain access to encrypted information using what is called a key re-installation attack (KRACK). READ MORE >>

Every insurance policy starts with an application, and cyber liability insurance is no different. While the underwriting process in long-established insurance lines is streamlined, this is not the case for cyber liability insurance. Currently, application forms for cyber insurance are not standard and can be complex - often consisting of dozens of pages. READ MORE >>

According to a recent Gallup survey, 73% of parents with children under the age of 18 worry about paying for college more than any other financial issue.[1] And with good reason: Over the last 30 years, inflation-adjusted wages have essentially remained flat, while the cost of attending a public, four-year university has more than tripled. READ MORE >>

Most business owners want to grow their business and maybe even pass it on to the next generation. But how many owners actually succeed? Relatively few, as it turns out. Studies show only a third of family firms make it to second generation and just a sliver get passed onto the third generation. READ MORE >>

Across the U.S., millions of middle-aged adults struggle with the dual responsibility of financially supporting a child and caring for an aging parent. In fact, a 2013 Pew Research report found that 33% of baby boomers and 42% of GenXers are now members of what is commonly called “the sandwich generation. READ MORE >>

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All business owners can benefit from some level of estate planning. Building protection into your business plan is one of the most important decisions you can make to safeguard your partners, your employees and your family. Here, we will discuss the four key components of estate planning to make sure you are well set up for success. READ MORE >>

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