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Hackers, known for going after large organizations to steal data, now have an eye toward easy pickings in smaller companies, according to Markel’s IT and data-privacy underwriting expert.

Jake Kouns, Markel’s senior director of technology, left his job in IT to join Markel six years ago and is determined to rid businesses of the “it-can’t-happen-to-me” attitude toward insurance for data breaches.

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