Monthly Archives: February 2017

What’s Killing Your Office Productivity?

The genius that happens every day in the offices of the world requires a certain amount of focus. Unfortunately, most offices are awash with both physical and mental distractions that pull our attention away from the task at hand. To help you identify common pitfalls, we’ve zeroed in on the top five productivity killers in… Read more »

Renters Insurance – Don’t Gamble with Your Property

A recent nationwide survey found that only 34% of tenants carry a Renters policy which means that most renters are taking a financial gamble with all of their belongings. The three leading reasons that respondents gave for not buying Renters insurance show that many people don’t understand what this policy covers – and doesn’t cover:… Read more »

Weddings and Mishaps – Protect the Big Day

As the average cost of getting hitched keeps rising (to $27,000 in 2012), more and more couples are using Wedding Insurance to protect their investment against mishap – and help ensure peace of mind on this special day. Wedding policies will reimburse you for losses due to: Weather: The cost of rescheduling if the event… Read more »

The Need for Cyber Privacy Liability

In today’s high-tech world, individuals can carry thousands of client files on flash drives in their pockets or purses. People are conducting business on the go and sensitive information is accessible at the click of a button. Managers are using their laptops or tablets through “hot spots” at local coffee shops to access customer databases…. Read more »

Security Tips Provided by a Professional Hacker

“Cybersecurity is definitely no longer a server room issue,” says David Finn, Executive Director at the Microsoft Cybercrime Center. “It’s a boardroom issue.” He notes that on average, it takes 243 days before an organization even knows that it was penetrated by a cybercriminal. Today, when one in five businesses are the target of a… Read more »

Good Viruses?

By definition, there’s nothing really wrong with viruses. They’re just self-replicating, that’s all. If the cash in your wallet was self-replicating, you probably wouldn’t complain. Virus researcher Fred Cohen has even put out a $1,000 bounty for the first developer who can come up with a truly helpful virus. So far, he hasn’t paid out, but theoretically, a… Read more »

Customer Service Evolution in the New Age

Technology has advanced the speed and scale at which consumers can communicate about their brand interactions. As a result, businesses have had to determine how to respond to customers on a personal level in what is now a very public, digital space. If a person had a poor customer experience at a restaurant a few… Read more »

Building Your First Home

If you’re building a new home, congratulations! However, if you don’t insure your new residence during construction, you’re exposing yourself to a huge risk if a fire, theft, or other event damages or destroys your partially-completed home. You can protect yourself by buying a standard homeowners policy on the new dwelling. This will cover you… Read more »

Minimize Damage of a Scorned Employee

It’s always difficult to terminate an employee – especially in this age of employment litigation and privacy concerns. Even if a worker leaves voluntarily, you need to make sure that he or she no longer has access to confidential information The key to making sure that you’ve covered all bases of your bases is to… Read more »

The Surprise Risk Management Tool: Social Media

Given the dramatic impact of social media on the speed and delivery of news and information, it makes sense to make this fast-growing technology part of your risk management program. More and more reputational crises — such as the recent stranding of the Carnival Triumph cruise ship — are born on social networking platforms and… Read more »