Cybersecurity Starts In The Workplace; Here’s How to Reduce The Risk

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According to research sponsored by International Data Corporation (IDC), businesses worldwide will spend more than $100 billion on cybersecurity software, services and hardware in 2020. Of this amount, IDC estimates one-third will be spent by businesses in the United States. To a certain degree, fear is driving this financial commitment. No management team wishes to […]

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The Basics Of Arc Flash; And Why You Really Don’t Want To Perform The Arc Flash Hazard Analysis Yourself

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By Glenn Eglinton and Bob Dietzel, ARM, CIC Hotter than the sun, with temperatures that soar as high as 35,000°F, the “arc flash” produces a blinding flash of light – followed by a dynamite-level explosion – that can vaporize metal and seriously injure anyone in its path. In this article, we’ll explain the arc flash and […]

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The Benefits of Enterprise Risk Management

The benefits of enterprise risk management provide company leaders and other stakeholders with a structured intellectual framework to help plan for and cope with the vicissitudes of a constantly shifting business environment. The benefits of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), a plan-based business strategy, enable business executives and senior staff members to achieve key organizational goals: Identify potential […]

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WannaCry Ransomware: Everything You Need to Know

Risks in a business from data breaches and other malicious cyber acts just keep on growing. Due to potential limitations of standard liability coverage when dealing with the evolving cyber environment, forward thinking organizations are transferring their risk to cyber insurance products. While WannaCry ransomware cyber-attacks have slowed since being initiated on Friday, vigilance remains the […]

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Updates to OSHA’s HazCom Standard – Safety Data Sheets – NOW IS THE TIME!

OSHA HCS Safety Data Sheets 2017

With the first anniversary of the final stage of the revised OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) approaching on June 1, it’s time to review requirements instituted under this revision – including updated Safety Data Sheets. The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard was revised to align with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification of the Labeling […]

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‘Volks’ Recordkeeping Rule Struck Down

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This rule made recordkeeping requirements a continuing obligation and effectively gave OSHA the ability to issue citations to employers for failing to record work-related injuries and illnesses during the 5-year retention period, contrary to the six-month statute of limitations. Now that the resolution has been signed, the Volks rule cannot take effect and OSHA is prohibited from […]

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Cyber Insurance – Public Wi-Fi Risks

Wi-Fi hot spots can leave you, your colleagues, and your staff wide open to hackers. Once hackers penetrate your server, your company’s information is vulnerable. This makes transferring risk through cyber liability insurance a critical component of your company’s risk management program. 95% of Wi-Fi data traffic is unencrypted. T-Mobile and AT&T— the largest providers […]

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Risks Ahead. Cyber Risk – Midsize business owners/executives view data breach as a minor risk.

According to Hartford’s Midsize Business Monitor, midsize business owners/executives responded as follows regarding cyber risk: 82% view data breach as at least a minor risk 81% report storing sensitive data 68% believe they are at least somewhat likely to experience a phishing incident in the next three years 45% experience a phishing incident in the […]

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