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The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed new cyber threats. Now's the time for insurance professionals and insureds to reexamine cybersecurity strategies and coverage.

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Following the killing of General Qasem Soleimani in a U.S. drone attack, Iranian hackers have issued threats of cyber retaliation. (Photo: Shutterstock) Following the killing of Iran’s top military commander General Qasem Soleimani in a U.S. drone attack, Iranian hackers have issued numerous threats of retaliation. (Photo: Shutterstock)

After weeks of unrest, tensions between the U.S. and Iran appear to be waning — just slightly. When the conflict seemed to reach the brink of open military warfare earlier this month, President Trump declared that “Iran appears to be standing down.” On the contrary, a Western diplomat told Bloomberg that Iran is not backing down, stating the Islamic Republic still wants the U.S. to pay for killing its top military commander and for strict sanctions imposed since 2018.

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Heather A. Turner

Heather A. Turner is the digital managing editor of NU PropertyCasualty360.com.

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