9 Important and Surprising Trends in Cyber Security

Posted by Jon Edwards on May 2, 2017 3:58:00 PM

The cyber security world evolves at a breakneck pace. For those not following closely, new developments can be unexpected and downright scary.

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Topics: Cyber Liability, Cyber Risk, Cyber Risk Mitigation, Cyber Security, cyber attacks

5 Activities for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Posted by The ALS Group on Apr 27, 2017 4:49:13 PM

3.5 million workplaces celebrate Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day in the United States, is yours one of them?

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Topics: Construction Workplace Safety, Workplace Safety

Newark, NJ City Computers Struck By Ransomware Attack

Posted by Jon Edwards on Apr 25, 2017 2:06:29 PM

 

Multiple sources reported yesterday that hackers encrypted files on computers belonging to the city of Newark and have demanded $30,000 worth of Bitcoin to restore them.

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Topics: Cyber Breach, Cyber Insurance, Cyber Security, Ransomware, cyber attacks

When Construction Shortcuts Become Criminal

Posted by The ALS Group on Apr 20, 2017 4:33:00 PM

Take a casual stroll in Manhattan and you can't help but notice that construction is booming. Cranes, scaffolding, and sidewalk sheds are everywhere. And this isn’t just a New York City phenomenon. Ground-up construction and renovation projects are picking up all across the country. Low interest rates and favorable building conditions are resulting in a surge in real estate & development projects.

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Topics: Construction, Construction Accidents, Construction Project Risk, Construction Workplace Safety, Real Estate & Development Risk, Risk Management Blog, Worker's Compensation

6 Strategies to Mitigate Cyber Risk in the Healthcare Sector

Posted by Jon Edwards on Apr 18, 2017 1:48:19 PM

 

The healthcare sector is without a doubt one of the most targeted industries for cyber hackers. Different industries have different types and degrees of cyber risk exposure. But hackers and malicious campaigns take aim at the healthcare sector in particular due to the private nature and black market value of the data.

 

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Topics: Cyber Breach, Cyber Liability, Cyber Risk, Healthcare, Healthcare Data Breach, Healthcare Risk Management, cyber attacks

10 Quick and Easy Ways to Boost Workplace Safety

Posted by Albert Sica on Apr 13, 2017 11:13:31 AM
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Topics: Bodily Injury, Construction, Construction Workplace Safety, Human Capital, OSHA, Workplace Safety

Customer Identity Theft: Implications & Prevention Measures

Posted by Albert Sica on Apr 11, 2017 4:05:17 PM

 

Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the United States. Each year, more than 15 million Americans fall victim. It’s also the number one consumer complaint received by the Federal Trade Commission.

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Topics: Cyber Insurance, Cyber Risk, Cyber Risk Mitigation

ERM | RISK TREATMENT

Posted by Andrew Masini on Apr 6, 2017 10:41:09 AM

In our latest posts on Enterprise Risk management (ERM), we addressed the three phases of Risk Assessment: Risk Identification and Risk Analysis and Risk Evaluation. In this post, we turn our attention to Risk Treatment.

 

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Topics: Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), ERM, Risk Register, Strategic Risk Management

Should You Pay Ransomware? No. Do These 6 Things Instead

Posted by Jon Edwards on Apr 3, 2017 11:06:10 AM

Ransomware strikes. Your critical data files have been encrypted and your business grinds to a halt.

Do you

a) spend countless hours rebuilding from backups (if you were diligent enough to ensure they'll work) or

b) pay the perpetrator to unlock your files?

Now that ransomware is spreading like wildfire through malicious emails, "malvertising" campaigns, and exploit kits, many firms and individuals face this exact scenario.

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Topics: Cyber Risk, Cyber Security, Ransomware, Risk Management Blog

ERM | RISK ASSESSMENT PHASE THREE: RISK EVALUATION

Posted by Andrew Masini on Mar 30, 2017 10:20:44 AM

In our two most recent posts in this series, we addressed the first two phases of Risk Assessment: Risk Identification and Risk Analysis. This post looks at the final phase, Risk Evaluation.

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Topics: Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Enterprise Risk Management, ERM, ERM Framework

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