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08 Apr

Cyber Protection Reimagined: The Holistic Approach to Cybersecurity

By Stephen Paulin

My Educate-Innovate-Collaborate for Results program includes unique, proprietary and even disruptive insurance and risk management approaches that forward-thinking business are adopting. By stepping away from the status quote, organizations are benefiting from deploying a more cost-effective use of capital to not just protect assets but in certain situations generate more profit and shareholder value. As […]

12 Aug

Cyber Protection Reimagined Are You Playing Cyber Offense or Defense?

By Stephen Paulin

Recently, while discussing with a client the need for Data Breach / Cyber Liability insurance, he made an insightful and impactful statement about protecting his two most important business assets – employees and data. His 328 employees enjoy a robust benefits plan, including health, dental, vision, life insurance, long and short term disability, access to […]

29 Jul

5 Ways to Protect Against Being a Cyber Spoofing Target

By Stephen Paulin

Early one morning, a distraught client’s Controller called to report she had authorized an $18,000 electronic transfer to an unknown party posing as the company’s CEO. She was a victim of spoofing, one of several fast growing Social Engineering practices, which facilitates the ability for hackers to steal money. Spoofing is to cybersecurity what camouflage […]

11 Jul

What is Cyber Resilience and Why is it Important to a Company’s Survival

By Stephen Paulin

Cyber insurance underwriters are focusing more and more on an organization’s resilience. The most common definition is the ability of an enterprise to limit the impact of security incidents. This is a broader approach that encompasses cyber security and business continuity management, which aims to not only defend against cyber-attacks, but also ensure that the […]

02 Jul

Key Cyber Security Trends to Watch in 2019

By Stephen Paulin

For the past 12 years I have observed cyber risk evolve from a malicious, disruptive tool used by hackers to interfere with a company’s ability to transact business, stealing personal identifiers, and credit card information that would be sold on the Dark Web to the type of insidious and existential risks like viruses, ransomware and […]

02 Oct

Managing Risk to Avoid a Near Miss: You Can’t Always Count on Luck

By Stephen Paulin

The “near miss” experience is a well-known issue in the risk management world because as you might expect, eventually it can result in an injury or accident. I learned at an early age the lessons that can be taught when I was almost ran over by a car when I darted out on a bike […]

11 Jun

Aren’t All Insurance Policies the Same?

By Admin

Of course, the answer is “absolutely not.”  When talking about commercial insurance policies, the truth is that some insurance policies are far different from others…but not in a good way! To illustrate, I’d like to relate a recent experience I had when placing coverage for a construction client. They are a distinguished general contractor/ homebuilder […]

13 Dec

Orion Risk Management Named a Top Workplace for Second Consecutive Year

By Admin

Orion Risk Management, a Newport Beach-based insurance broker, has been recognized as a Top Workplace by the Orange County Register for its second year in a row. This honor recognizes the top 140 companies in Orange County, California that have created a positive environment for employees. Orion is proud to have been in the top […]

17 Nov

How Prepared Are Your Employees to Protect Your Company From Ransomware?

By Stephen Paulin

Last month, an unprecedented array of malware and ransomware attacks took place on global networks, and this time it wasn’t just giant corporations that were hit. First “Wanna Cry,” then “Petya” followed closely by “Not Petya.” These attacks are different than typical hacks of the past because these infections rely heavily on social engineering. This […]

15 Aug

Orion Risk Management Welcomes The Friedmann & Friedmann Insurance Services Team

By Admin

Orion Risk Management announced this month its association with Friedmann & Friedmann Insurance Services, another Southern California-based insurance broker, to enhance its already extensive client and employee network. Friedmann & Friedmann Insurance Services will now operate under the Orion Risk Management brand. Both companies have a wide ranging expertise across multiple insurance sectors, including workers’ […]