Fortifying Foundations: Navigating Cyber Risks in Construction Projects

Posted by The ALS Group on Mar 29, 2024 11:09:25 AM

Cyber Risk is not the first [risk] you think about with construction projects but it is something that merits consideration. The attached article shows that safeguarding sensitive data exchanged between owners and construction managers is paramount. 

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Preventing Swatting: How to Defend Against Cyber Attacks

Posted by The ALS Group on Mar 25, 2024 1:57:59 PM

At The ALS Group, we are acutely aware of the evolving threats in the digital landscape, and swatting represents a particularly malicious form of cyber-attack with real-world implications. As a risk advisory firm, our mission is to illuminate the dangers of such activities and provide strategic risk mitigation strategies to safeguard businesses and individuals alike.

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Topics: Cyber Risk

Builders' Risk Insurance – An Often-Misunderstood Coverage

Posted by The ALS Group on Feb 21, 2024 2:17:14 PM

When a company starts a construction or renovation project the subject of Builders’ Risk inevitably comes up. It could be when the Construction Management Agreement (CMA) is being drafted or when reviewing lender insurance requirements, but it is bound to happen.

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Topics: Insurance

Navigating the Cybersecurity Landscape in 2024: Priorities, Risks, and Resilience

Posted by The ALS Group on Feb 7, 2024 9:13:59 AM

As we launch 2024, we, once again, recognize the escalating significance and pressing demand for treating cybersecurity as a priority, for organizations, individuals, and governments alike. Cyber insurance underwriters continue to look for their insureds (or prospective insureds) to have a myriad of IT security controls in place to mitigate various cyber exposures. One particular emerging technology that is giving the risk management and insurance industry reason for concern is Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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Topics: Cyber Risk

Crane Collapse Incidents and Lessons for Risk Management in Construction

Posted by The ALS Group on Jan 16, 2024 11:53:43 AM

While there is a bit of a pause in the construction development activity these days, there is some recent news out of New York and Texas regarding crane safety.

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Topics: Construction and Development

What is your Snowstorm Response Plan

Posted by The ALS Group on Dec 13, 2023 3:17:05 PM

US weather patterns continue to be unpredictable and the Northeast is getting its first taste of snow, so I thought it would be good to reinforce how important it is to have a comprehensive storm response plan.

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Topics: Seasonal & Weather

Thanksgiving- Roast Your Turkey- Please

Posted by The ALS Group on Dec 12, 2023 12:14:04 PM

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. We all know this is a time for getting together and enjoying a meal with family and friends.

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Topics: Holiday

Hired and Non-Owned Automobile Coverage - "but I have no autos"

Posted by The ALS Group on Nov 7, 2022 6:25:02 PM

An often misunderstood insurance coverage that is very important for a business, is Hired and Non-Owned Automobile ("HNOA") coverage. Most of the time, the company that is considering such coverage doesn’t think it has exposure to this particular risk since they do not own any automobiles. This could not be further from the truth... Recently, there was a tragic accident in NYC Times Square, where a delivery vehicle on its way to a jobsite fatally injured a pedestrian

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Topics: Insurance

L&L Secures Financing Package for 425 Park Avenue

Posted by The ALS Group on Dec 22, 2021 3:02:38 PM

The ALS Team congratulates, our client, L&L Holding Company on completing $9111.4 million financing on the iconic 47-story office tower at 425 Park Avenue.  The finance package, obtained through a consortium of lenders led by Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies, replaces 425 Park’s original construction loan and will cover the final stages of the project, including full lease-up, prior to being replaced by permanent financing.  

We are proud to have had the opportunity to support risk management needs of L&L Holding Company on this project! 

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Topics: Client Event

CISA/FBI Holiday Cyber Advisory

Posted by The ALS Group on Nov 23, 2021 1:57:29 PM

As air travel for the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend spiked to pre-pandemic levels and AAA estimates over 53 million people will hit the road this holiday, the Cybersecurit

y & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and FBI issued an advisory yesterday, warning critical infrastructure partners that malicious cyber actors tend to strike during holiday weekends.

“Although neither CISA nor the FBI currently have identified any specific threats, recent 2021 trends show malicious cyber actors launching serious and impactful ransomware attacks during holidays and weekends.”

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Topics: Cyber Risk

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