Friday June 14, 2013
Do you know who's covered under your commercial auto policy? If you don't, be sure to read my article.
Most cyber-attacks are directed at large companies, right? Wrong! Small companies are generally more vulnerable than large ones since small firms tend to have fewer controls. In a survey of small businesses conducted by the Ponemon Institute, almost a third of the respondents reported they had been hit by a virus, trojan, malware or hacker attack within the last year. Only a quarter of the victims were able to recover all of their data. That means 75% suffered a permanent loss of data! Has your firm suffered a data loss? If it has, please share your experience.
Thursday June 6, 2013
Does your company occasionally sponsor social events, like an employee Christmas party, at which alcohol is served? If so, be sure to check out my article on host liquor liability coverage.
Berries contaminated with hepatitis? When I heard about the latest incident of food-borne illness my first thought was here we go again. Cantaloupes, peanut butter, spinach. The list keeps getting longer. Are these incidents becoming more common or are they just getting more press coverage? What do you think?
Friday May 31, 2013
Residents of Moore, Oklahoma are in the process of gathering, sorting and hauling away debris created by the huge tornado that struck on May 20. If you like trivia, you might be interested in this tidbit from the Huffington Post. If the debris from the tornado was loaded into a single pile the stuff would reach over a mile into the sky. That's an awful lot of debris!
Thursday May 23, 2013
It's late May and tornado season is in full swing. A "super cell" thunderstorm that hit northern Texas last week generated 16 tornadoes. Can you imagine the wind power of 16 twisters? One of those tornadoes packed winds up to 200 miles per hour. Five days later an even stronger tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma. The devastation is horrendous. The one good thing about tornadoes is that they are covered by property insurance. Insured losses in Moore may exceed $3 billion.