Category

Risk control

A New Decade, Same Cyber Problems

By | Blog, Cybersecurity, OneBeacon Technology Insurance, Risk control, Safety Tips, Trends | No Comments

It’s a new year and a new decade, a time for predictions and resolutions. But we don’t need a crystal ball to predict that keeping pace with the increasing number of ever-evolving cyber threats will be challenging for businesses, governments and individuals this year and beyond, and that demand for cyber security skills will continue to be on the rise.

Read More

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

By | OneBeacon Technology Insurance, Risk control | No Comments

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…

Read More

Intern Insights: Surveying Risk

By | Risk control | No Comments

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,…

Read More

Hurricanes, Before and After

By | OneBeacon Technology Insurance, Risk control, Safety Tips | No Comments

This article was authored by Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB) and originally published on their online Knowledge Center.  Planning for a Hurricane Take action now to help protect equipment and prevent property damage. Wind: A hurricane is defined and classified by wind velocity. Any hurricane force wind is capable of doing damage to structures and exposed equipment. Every structure and exposed equipment item should be evaluated as to its susceptibility to hurricane damage. It is best…

Read More

#RIMS2019

By | Conference insights, Risk control | No Comments

We’re in Boston this week attending the RIMS 2019 Annual Conference and Exhibition! This is the largest risk event of the year, which includes educational sessions on risk-related topics, in addition to thought leadership and innovation presentations. We’re looking forward to this eventful week, and the opportunities for collaboration and networking with industry colleagues.

Read More

Traveling with Company-Issued Devices

By | Blog, Cybersecurity, Risk control, Safety Tips | No Comments

Traveling with Company-Issued Devices When traveling for business, we typically travel with company-issued devices such as laptops, mobile phones or tablets.  During these trips it is important to be mindful that your device could be targeted for access to both corporate and personal information. According to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, economic espionage is a growing threat that costs the U.S. economy billions of dollars annually. Theft attempts by foreign competitors and…

Read More

Data Privacy Day

By | Blog, Cybersecurity, OneBeacon Technology Insurance, Risk control | No Comments

Today is Data Privacy Day, an annual international effort led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), to promote awareness among businesses and individuals about the importance of privacy. Privacy is the ability to control access to our personal information.  Many people are unaware and uninformed about how their personal information is collected or shared in today’s digital society.  Some don’t realize that “free” services are not always free, and can be paid for through…

Read More

Beware: Apple Vishing Scam

By | Blog, Cybersecurity, OneBeacon Technology Insurance, Risk control, Safety Tips | No Comments

The tactics employed by internet scammers continue to become more sophisticated. Recently, KrebsOnSecurity reported a new phone-based scam that “spoofs” Apple Inc. and its customer service phone number for iPhone users. Spoofing disguises the caller’s identity by using fake caller ID information. This particular vishing scam starts with an automated phone call that displays Apple’s logo, correct address and their correct phone number. This scam warns about a data breach at the company, and requests…

Read More