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May 2017

How to be Safer When Using Public WiFi

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  This post was featured in Equipment Connection – the risk management blog authored by our partners at Hartford Steam Boiler, authored by Norman Thoms. – Read more here. Public WiFi spots are everywhere these days. They’re convenient, especially when you’re on the go, but they could also leave your information vulnerable. Here are some tips to stay safer if you use public WiFi. Avoid accessing confidential information When connected to public WiFi, don’t log on…

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Life Science Cares

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On May 16, several OneBeacon Technology teammates started their morning by attending the Life Science Cares Impact Breakfast in Cambridge, Mass. The fundraiser celebrated the industry’s commitment to end poverty in the greater Boston area. By combining the industry’s human and financial resources, Life Science Cares works hard to fight poverty in the local community. Representing our team were several of our East Region’s staff pictured below, along with OneBeacon Technology President Mary Fisk-Bieker. The group was…

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Cornhole for a Cause

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Who doesn’t love a little friendly competition, especially when the games are easy and the cause is worthy. That’s exactly what motivated our southern California OneBeacon Technology colleagues on Tuesday, May 9, who formed four teams to compete at the third annual Bolton “Throw Down” charitable event. Bolton & Company is a key partner and their Foundation organized and hosted this industry-wide cornhole fundraiser at the historic Rose Bowl. All in, there were 120 teams and…

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Cry No More: Avoiding the Risks of Ransomware

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  Last Friday, May 12, a rapidly moving global ransomware attack unfolded, primarily affecting  Europe and Asia but eventually making its way to the U.S. and South America. The ransomware strain was known either as WannaCrypt, WanaDecrypt or Wanna.Cry. Once a system was attacked, it would encrypt the files and request a ransom of $300 in bitcoin to decrypt the files and revert control. Estimates suggest that over 100,000  systems were rapidly infected worldwide. The variants hit the…

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West Region Established Led by Todd Sorenson

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We’re excited to announce that our former Pacific Northwest and Southwest territories are now combined into a single West Region, led by Todd Sorenson. Todd has been with OneBeacon for 11 years and most recently served as the Southwest regional manager. Over the span of his career, he has  20+ years of underwriting experience in the technology markets. In his expanded role, he will spend considerable time collaborating with our West Region’s producers up and…

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