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Category: Business

09 Aug

Cyber Protection Questionnaire

By Stephen Paulin

In today’s business environment there is a belief that cybersecurity is an IT issue, but that is narrow-sighted. Cybersecurity is really a business risk with mission critical ramifications. And as we know, risk is a domain of the C-suite. Diligent executives are now asking more and tougher questions about cybersecurity. Understanding your Cyber Maturity Score […]

26 Jul

15 Fundamental Controls for Ransomware Readiness and optimize the placement of Cyber Insurance coverage

By Stephen Paulin

While threat actors continue to vary attack methods, these fundamental security controls can significantly improve your security posture, therefore increasing opportunities to obtain the most favorable Cyber insurance coverage. Validated by seasoned cyber security experts from Kroll, we present key takeaways for each of the controls presented here. 15 Ways to Protect Your Business from […]

26 Jul

Cyberattack Interview

By Stephen Paulin

Cyberattacks are a threat to every business and organization. Intrusions can come through the business itself, or from third parties, such as clients or vendors. As hackers become more sophisticated and increase their financial demands, it becomes increasingly critical for organizations to understand their specific vulnerabilities, have a risk prevention and mitigation plan in place […]

05 May

7 steps to help small businesses obtain cyber liability coverage

By Stephen Paulin

Information security is a critical business asset and must be a top priority for all organizations — large and small. Yet many small businesses underestimate the potential for cyber risk and have inadequate coverage (or none at all) to protect them from cyberattacks. Ransomware attacks are on the rise and are a serious threat to […]

05 May

China’s Most Valuable Import: Stolen U.S. Technology

By Stephen Paulin

Russia, North Korea, Iran and China are the primary nation states trafficking in cybercrime. Each has different motives. Russia: reconnaissance to enable access to critical industries (for use if needed, rather than specifically as a first strike); and destabilizing societies. Responsible for the destructive NotPetya attack. North Korea: it has a strong motivational need for money, […]

24 Aug

Cybersecurity as a Differentiator to Gain a Competitive Advantage

By Stephen Paulin

Cybersecurity, long thought to be unnecessary and costly, is becoming top-of-mind as the C-Suite gives more consideration by weaving into budgets, value propositions & future planning without a second thought. There are still many businesses in unregulated industries, such as, manufacturing, construction, distribution and retail who lag behind this trend. One obstacle is the prevailing […]

27 Jan

Workers’ Comp Market Stable, but Uncertainty Looms

By Stephen Paulin

As 2021 approached, Workers’ Compensation insurance was a national outlier in an otherwise hard market for Property and Casualty insurance, showing only a narrow range between moderate decreases and increases in rates while remaining stable in terms of availability, capacity and underwriting scrutiny/selectivity. But uncertainty loomed, amid questions arising from COVID-19. To what extent would […]

22 Nov

Know Your Numbers

By Stephen Paulin
06 Oct

Captive Insurance: Turning Risk to Profit

By Stephen Paulin

All companies have risk. Successful businesses control their risk and make it work for them. Captive Insurance Companies and other Alternative Risk Transfer techniques enable entrepreneurs to reduce their Total Cost of Risk, by focusing your risk management activities, protecting your assets, allowing for the generation of additional profits while reducing taxes. This special purpose […]

22 Jul

6 Steps to Create an Effective Cybersecurity Strategy

By Stephen Paulin

After numerous conversations with C-suite executives about assessing their company’s cybersecurity posture, I am no longer surprised by the quick response delegating this conversation to the IT Department. While recent studies indicate Cyber Risk is gaining equal footing as a business’ traditional exposures to loss, there appears to still be a disconnect with many organizations […]