Implementing ERM | Preparing Your Organization

Posted by Andrew Masini on Jan 20, 2017 1:30:29 PM

 

In our previous blog posts, we introduced Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) as a strategic discipline that affords a “portfolio view” of risk; outlined how to establish roles and context for ERM implementation; and how to establish a risk-aware culture and develop an ERM framework

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Topics: Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Enterprise Risk Management, Enterprise Risk Management, ERM, Risk management, Risk Management Blog

But, the Data was Encrypted... | California Data Breach Notification Law Amendment

Posted by Jon Edwards on Nov 22, 2016 2:52:03 PM

Back in May 2016 I posted a blog (Be Prepared – Data Breach Notification Laws are Changing), which covered how data breach notification laws were evolving.  At that time the state of Tennessee amended its law, becoming the first state in the nation to require notification of any data breach, whether the information is encrypted or not.  I also predicted that state laws would most likely become stricter in the not too distant future…

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Topics: Breach of Security, California Data Breach Notification Law; Data Brea, Cyber Breach, Cyber Liability, Cyber Risk, Cyber Security, Data Breach, Personally Identifiable Information, PII, Protection Bill AB2828, Risk management, Risk Management Blog

Presidential Election Cyber Vulnerabilities | What Can We Learn?

Posted by Jon Edwards on Nov 1, 2016 3:54:15 PM

With the Presidential Election only days away, the question remains: Will the election be hacked? In this case, a cyber breach can lead to two major issues. The first is stolen data of registered voters; the second issue and perhaps the more frightening one – manipulation of the election results.

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Topics: Breach of Security, Cyber Breach, Cyber Insurance, Cyber Liability, Cyber Risk, Cyber Security, Data Breach, Political Risk, Risk management, Risk Management Blog

What’s Behind the Counter? Enterprise Risk Management Can Be a Retailer’s Edge

Posted by Andrew Masini on Oct 19, 2016 7:06:42 PM

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) concepts can help retailers create a competitive advantage out of the business of managing risk. ERM’s “portfolio view” collects all risk and mitigation activity into a single Risk Register. This enables management to coordinate mitigation efforts across functions, rather than leaving risk to be managed in a patchwork fashion among various pockets in the organization. These are the critical areas for retail organizations where embracing an ERM approach adds value and opportunities that would likely otherwise be “missed:”

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Topics: Cyber Breach, Cyber Risk, Data Breach, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Enterprise Risk Management, Enterprise Risk Management, ERM, Reputational Risk, Retail Risk Management, Risk management, Risk Management Assessment, Risk Management Blog, Risk Register, Social Media Risk

Choosing the Right Broker – Have You Considered A Broker RFP?

Posted by Purnima Rangarajan on Sep 22, 2016 2:35:12 PM

There may be a number of times that you’ve considered evaluating your company’s insurance broker for various reasons, including:

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Topics: Broker RFP, Insurance, Insurance Broker Purchase Strategies, Insurance Broker Selection, Insurance Coverage Purchase Strategies, Insurance Coverage Selection, Request for Proposal, RFP, Risk management, Risk Management Blog

Conforming D&O Coverage for FCPA Protection – Navigating Limits and Opportunities

Posted by Andrew Masini on Sep 14, 2016 5:58:19 PM

When looking for coverage for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) costs, the Directors and Officers (D&O) Policy is often the first stop. It appears to be the policy most applicable, because it defends against complaints of wrongdoing. However, to get significant protection from FCPA costs a D&O policy has to be significantly modified.

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Topics: D&O, FCPA, Risk management, Risk Management Blog

Is Faulty Workmanship an Insurable Event? The New Jersey Supreme Court Says “Yes.”

Posted by John Mooney on Sep 8, 2016 4:23:41 PM

The New Jersey Supreme Court recently reversed its position on coverage for construction defects, affirming the Appellate Division’s decision that consequential damages caused by a subcontractor’s faulty workmanship constituted “property damage” caused by an “occurrence” under the plain language of the developer’s Commercial General Liability (CGL) policy.

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Topics: Claims Management, Commercial General Liability Coverage, Commercial General Liability Insurance Risk, Construction Project Risk, NJ Supreme Court Cypress Pointe v Adria Towers, Real Estate, Real Estate & Development General Liability, Real Estate & Development Risk Management, Risk management, Risk Management Blog

Ransomware Events are on the Rise | Protect your Networks Now (Part 2)

Posted by Jon Edwards on Sep 6, 2016 3:08:17 PM

In Part 1 of this post, I noted that ransomware events are occurring much more frequently; as many as 4,000 a day since January 1st of 2016. We took a look at some preventative measures that may protect your company and its network/data against a ransomware event.

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Topics: Breach of Security, Cyber Breach, Cyber Liability, Cyber Risk, Cyber Security, Data Breach, Incident Response Plan, Ransomware, Risk management, Risk Management Blog

Supply Chain Risk- How “Wood” You Prevent Your Companies From Being Exposed to a Financial Loss?

Posted by The ALS Group on May 19, 2015 6:03:17 PM

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal highlighted the plight of Lumber Liquidators who has been struggling to deal with the fallout from a scandal that was caused due to the use of formaldehyde in its wood.  You may have seen this on a “60 Minutes” program in early March. If you are a retailer after reading this article and watching the 60 Minutes TV spot you must be asking the question. How well do I know my 3rd party vendors and what  process, if any, does my organization have to contain a similar event?

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Topics: Claims Management, Insurance, Lumber Liquidators, Manufacturing and Distribution, Reputational Risk, Risk management, Risk Management Blog, strategic, Strategic Risk Management, supply chain, Supply Chain Risk, The ALS Group, Total Cost of Risk (TCoR)

The Battle Between "Blanket" Additional Insured Endorsement and the Underlying Contract

Posted by Purnima Rangarajan on Apr 7, 2015 2:21:47 PM

The construction and real estate industry continue to grow and so do the risk exposures from a fundamental inconsistency between a contract’s commercial intent and insurance policy language. “Additional Insured” is a very common requirement in a real estate or construction contract and many times there is a distinct lack of specificity with what is, actually, being required and why the provision is appropriate.  Additional Insured status provides vicarious liability coverage to an outside entity, usually, an owner or general contractor, under the subcontractor’s policy. It is often a requirement in construction contracts, and it can be the source of insurance disputes if not handled correctly given the changes in the regulatory framework of today’s insurance policies.

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Topics: Construction, Construction Accidents, Construction Premiums, Construction Project Risk, Insurance, Limit of Liability, Property Risk, Real Estate, Risk management, Risk Management Blog, Strategic Risk Management, The ALS Group, Total Cost of Risk

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