Recreational Drones: What You Need to Know

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This post was authored by Elizabeth Marazzo, OneBeacon Risk Control Technology Specialist. Adoption of drones–or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)–has expanded across industries and recreationally in recent years. This proliferation has necessitated FAA regulations for public safety. However, these regulations are seen as a hurdle by drone owners and operators because of the mandated restrictions. Manufacturers also claim it has hindered market growth. The most prevalent of these restrictions is known as the “line of sight rule”…

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What is private data and how can you help protect it?

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This post originally appeared in Equipment Connection, the Hartford Steam Boiler and Inspection Company’s (HSB) blog authored by Monique Ferrarro, Cyber Practice Counsel at HSB, . Data Privacy Day is observed annually on January 28th. The purpose of this day is to increase awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices among consumers, organizations and anyone who deals with private information. Hartford Steam Boiler is proud to be a National Cyber Security Alliance Data Privacy Day Champion for the…

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Researchers Discover Two Major Flaws in the World’s Computers

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The New York Times has reported that computer security experts have discovered two major security flaws in the microprocessors inside nearly all of the world’s computers. The two problems, called Meltdown and Spectre, could allow hackers to steal the entire memory contents of computers, including mobile devices, personal computers and servers running in so-called cloud computer networks. Read the full article here.

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Happy New Year!

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We hope your holidays were festive and that you enjoyed some downtime with family and friends. As we welcome the New Year, it’s always interesting to consider the past 12 months. We found this Google look-back a compelling view of the year’s events, and a reminder of how digital resources are ever-present in our daily lives. We hope you enjoy The Year in Search 2017. All the best in 2018!

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Safer Cyber Shopping

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This post originally appeared in Equipment Connection, the Hartford Steam Boiler and Inspection Company’s (HSB) blog authored by Monique Ferrarro, Cyber Practice Counsel at HSB, . Statistics show that shoppers are purchasing online at least once a month and surfing weekly for deals. Cyber Monday 2017 (November 27, 2017) was expected to be the biggest shopping day in history. It’s clear many of us are comfortable shopping online, but maybe we’re a little too comfortable. Cybercriminals are more sophisticated…

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Safety First: Major Recall of Kidde Portable Fire Extinguishers

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Earlier this month, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of roughly 40.5 million Kidde portable fire extinguishers sold in the U.S. (37.8 million units) and Canada (2.7 million units).  The recall involves 134 different models manufactured between Jan 1, 1972 and August 15, 2017, including models that were previously recalled in March 2009 and February 2015. Kidde extinguishers are commonly sold for residential, vehicle and sometimes commercial use. Background This recall involves…

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What’s the coolest part of your insurance job?

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What’s the coolest part of your insurance job? The Insurance Journal wants to know! The Insurance Careers Movement has partnered with Insurance Journal to launch a careers contest aimed at emerging insurance professionals who are under 40 years old. Contestants are encouraged to be creative in submitting photos and short videos to share their experiences! Participants will be entered to win a prize drawing for a one-year all-access Insurance Journal Academy Membership and an Amazon…

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Happy Halloween!

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Halloween is a celebrated by people of all ages. And by following a few simple tips, you can help ensure that your Halloween is safe and “spooktacular!” Take a moment to review these reminders from our friends at PropertyCasualty360. Enjoy the holiday!  

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