National Cybersecurity Awareness Month- Beware Smart Devices

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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month and this year marks the 16th annual collaborative effort between government and industry to increase cyber security awareness and provide resources for online safety and security.  Read more about  the initiative and this year’s theme on the National Cybersecurity dedicated website. In support of this important risk mitigation effort, please enjoy this post about Security Risks with Smart Devices.

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Northwest Team Volunteers at Alcatraz

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Recently, members of our Northwest team – Marty Ogden, Aaron Belair, Janet Pablo, and Melissa Goto – participated in and sponsored Lockton’s “Escape to Wellness” event at Alcatraz in San Francisco. Our team, along with Lockton and its clients, volunteered in the gardens of the historic property, raking, weeding and cutting back blackberry bushes. Like many Lockton events, this one was aimed at supporting employee and client wellness. All volunteers were able to get outside,…

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New York Networking

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Nothing says summer like a sunset cruise! Recently, several members of OneBeacon Technology’s East Region enjoyed a “Carrier Appreciation” evening cruise on the Hudson River hosted by our partners at Insurance Offices of America (IOA). The event featured great weather, good friends and the always magical view of the New York City skyline and the Statue of Liberty at sunset. Our colleagues had a wonderful evening networking with our IOA partners and other industry professionals.

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Sharing our Specialized Expertise: Tech’s Elizabeth Marazzo Presents to ICANN

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We always appreciate opportunities to share our expertise with our partners and customers. Recently, OneBeacon Technology risk control specialist Elizabeth Marazzo presented at ICANN’s annual meeting in Culver City. ICANN, or the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, is a nonprofit organization with about 140 employees that helps to ensure the internet’s stable and secure operation. Elizabeth was honored for this opportunity to speak to our valued customer about ergonomics and enjoyed getting to…

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Are Hidden App Trackers Secretly Stealing Your Valuable Data?

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Recently, The Washington Post’s Tech Columnist Geoffrey Fowler conducted a privacy experiment on his iPhone that revealed 5,400 hidden app trackers collected data about him in a single week.  Apps on his iPhone sent data – such as PII (Personally Identifiable Information), phone number, email, exact location, IP address – to a multitude of third parties. Data is being sent to many companies without user knowledge.  App trackers decrease load times, squander battery life, and…

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Intern Insights: Surveying Risk

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Recently, underwriting interns Eric Benson and Jakob Krull visited TLC Electronics, Inc. to perform a risk control survey along with Technology’s Risk Control Specialist, Norine McVann and Underwriter, Andrew Doonan. They toured the facility and participated in a Q&A with the insurance buyer and facilities management team. This opportunity allowed Eric and Jakob to gain some hands on experience with this side of the insurance industry and they learned about many aspects of risk control,…

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Peaks and Perseverance

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Our people are passionate about their work solving technology risk management needs. But, they’re also passionate about a variety of hobbies and interests outside of work, which is why they make such interesting colleagues! One great example is OneBeacon Technology’s Elizabeth Marazzo, who recently traveled to Peru where she summited the Pachututek Peak at an elevation of 15,354 feet! She showed perseverance during the difficult climb and also experienced the simple ways of the Inca…

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Have a Cyber Safe Summer!

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It’s the first day of summer – and by now, school’s out and students are free to spend even more time on electronic devices. This may be the perfect time to have a “cyber safety” conversation and encourage careful online behavior. According to SavvyCyberKids.org: 92% of teens are online daily, including 24% who are almost constantly online. 92% of two-year olds in the United States have an online record. Children are often introduced to electronic devices…

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Advancements in 3D Metal Printing

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With today’s technology advancements, 3D printing has been expanding considerably in a positive direction impacting the world of manufacturing. Though 3D printing can be traced back to the 1980s, it has grown immensely with each new development, with 3D metal printing projected to be a billion dollar market by 2023, impacting fields from the production of airplanes to costume design. Not only is this technology revolutionizing the industry with its ability to print in complex…

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