The Unknowns of IT

Posted by Jon Edwards on Jul 17, 2020 12:31:00 PM

 

Most CEOs or CFOs are probably not Cyber Security experts, but are entrusted to ensure the company runs efficiently and profitably. In today’s business IOT world, having a safe and secure network is a large part of keeping the business operational. This includes ensuring that all cyber related risks are minimized as much as the budget will allow. Cyber related issues that threaten the company’s income are scary for sure, but perhaps the most frightening aspect of keeping your network and data secure are the “unknowns” of IT.

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Topics: Cyber Insurance, Cyber Security, Enterprise Risk Management, Total Cost of Risk (TCoR), risk management consultant

The Transition into the “New Normal”

Posted by The ALS Group on Jun 16, 2020 1:40:11 PM

As we are “flattening the curve” and the economy is slowly opening, employees will start to transition back to the office after nearly four (4) months of working from home. The COVID-19 pandemic forced many organizations to close and, those that did not have a disaster recovery/business continuity plan in place had to scramble to come up with a “work from home” solution in order to keep their business running while keeping their employees safe and healthy. Such “on the fly” solutions can cause serious complications as employees return to the office, and company leadership realizes that they must adjust their risk strategies to suit the “new normal”.

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Topics: Enterprise Risk Management, Total Cost of Risk (TCoR), pandemics, COVID-19, business continuity plan

Prepare Your Business for the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Posted by The ALS Group on Jun 3, 2020 2:07:09 PM

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to run from June 1st to November 30th. Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University predicted that the East Coast of the United States is likely to see a major hurricane, ranking at a category 3, 4, or 5, during the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. High category named storms bring on damages like, floods, wind damage, and power failure which may take several weeks to recover from. Though these predictions are not precise, we believe, that informed preparation is the best way to avoid costly claims, not unlike those caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.  

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Topics: Enterprise Risk Management, named storm/named windstorm, Total Cost of Risk (TCoR), hurricane season

COVID & Supply Chain Risks – Are You Prepared?

Posted by Nick Sica on May 28, 2020 1:49:42 PM

COVID-19 forced many companies to close their operations, which caused a great deal of disruption for numerous businesses on both direct losses and their revenue stream.

With America trying to “re-open” there is a host of issues that need to be wrestled with. One of the areas that, we think, might be low on the list for many companies is how their supply chain has been affected and will continue to be impacted by COVID related issues. Having latent supply chain disruption can wreak havoc on a business already challenged by the shutdown. This type of risk needs to be understood, so the company can plan for alternatives.

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Topics: Enterprise Risk Management, Supply Chain Risk, Total Cost of Risk (TCoR), COVID-19

Webinar: COVID-19 Has Shut Down Your Construction Project. Is There Insurance for That?

Posted by The ALS Group on Apr 10, 2020 2:51:24 PM

 

Most businesses in the United States have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the illness spreads far and wide, many businesses have had to comply with local and federal "stay at home" orders, as well as orders to cease all non-essential construction work, causing delays, and disruption across the construction industry.

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Topics: Claims Management, Construction, Enterprise Risk Management, pandemics, COVID-19, business continuity plan

Maintaining Business Continuity During the Pandemic

Posted by Kristen Poisler on Mar 18, 2020 11:42:04 AM

An effective risk management strategy always comes down to preparedness. The recent closings and business disruptions due to COVID-19, the illness caused by the spread of novel coronavirus, once again, demonstrate the importance of companies having a comprehensive Business Continuity Plan (BCP).  If your business is one of many that cannot simply close doors and expect to be able to re-open after the pandemic dies down,having such plan in place will insure that you can maintain the essential functions of your business during a major disruption. 

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Topics: Enterprise Risk Management, Strategic Risk Management, Total Cost of Risk (TCoR), Worker's Compensation, pandemics, business continuity plan

Don’t Get Buried with Snow Removal – Effective Risk Transfer is Key

Posted by The ALS Group on Dec 4, 2019 4:52:27 PM

This week’s unexpected snowstorm should be a reminder to be diligent in making sure your snow removal provider has the proper insurance coverage.

With winter almost here, many companies are putting the final touches on snow removal contractor agreements. Liability claims, like slip and falls, relating to the “improper removal of snow and ice”, are frequent, and in many cases, severe. Here are the facts:

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Topics: Bodily Injury, Compliance, Contracts, Enterprise Risk Management, Indemnity, Insurance, Property Risk, Safety and Compliance, Strategic Risk Management

Enterprise Risk Management | Monitor, Measure, and Evolve

Posted by Andrew Masini on May 25, 2017 11:12:29 AM

In our previous posts on Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), we defined ERM and addressed how to set up the program and use it to assess and treat risks. We have come a long way! In this post, we evaluate the program.

ERM is not a static program. An effective approach to evaluating and enhancing the performance is a three-part one: measure, monitor and, most importantly, evolve.

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Topics: Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Enterprise Risk Management, ERM, Total Cost of Risk, Total Cost of Risk (TCoR), what is total cost of risk, total cost of risk definition, what is erm, erm insurance

ERM | RISK ASSESSMENT PHASE THREE: RISK EVALUATION

Posted by The ALS Group 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

ERM | Risk Assessment Phase One: Risk Identification

Posted by The ALS Group on Feb 10, 2017 8:59:56 AM

Risk Identification is the first of three phases that make up a Risk Assessment.

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

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We manage more than a quarter billion dollars of premiums for a diverse range of clients around the globe. 

Our areas of expertise include:

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