Medicine plays a vital role in safeguarding public health throughout the world. Pharmaceutical companies develop medicines to treat and cure sickness and disease. However, despite these noble intentions, occasionally substances created for a specific therapeutic purpose become dangerous. As such, federal and state governments have passed numerous laws to control and manage the prescription, use, storage, handling and disposal of such controlled substances.
To offer you and your clients deeper insights on this topic, we are pleased to announce the publication of our latest Technology whitepaper titled “DEA Controlled Substances & Regulatory Compliance” authored by Technology Risk Control Specialist Elizabeth Marazzo. In this whitepaper, she provides an overview of DEA requirements and controls that should be in place for organizations who handle, manufacture and/or store controlled substances.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. More whitepapers can be found on our website at onebeacontech.com/whitepapers.
We’re pleased to welcome two new members to our Technology team—David Chavez and Jason Gitlitz.
David joins us as our Information Technology Solutions™ (ITS) Product Manager, bringing more than 25 years of experience to the team. Based out of San Francisco, David is an Attorney by trade, specializing in cyber-related issues for small and mid-size companies. David has managed data breach response efforts, co-written a leading cyber policy, and underwritten scores of technology accounts. Prior to joining OneBeacon, David held senior roles at Berkley Life Sciences and Hiscox. David can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jason joins our New England regional technology underwriting team, based out of Boston. With experience as both an agent and an underwriter, Jason brings well-rounded capabilities to the team. Prior to joining OneBeacon, Jason was an underwriter at CNA in their healthcare facilities unit. Jason can be reached at email@example.com.
Welcome to OneBeacon, David and Jason!
The use of cloud collaboration apps such as Zoom, Webex, and Microsoft Teams, has grown dramatically over the past several months. As a result, application-based cyber attacks are becoming more prevalent. Capabilities inherent in applications are being used to gain unauthorized access to people’s data.
Read more about this emerging risk on our TechRisk Blog >>
As the saying goes, “the only constant is change.” Cyber criminals are constantly adapting and changing tactics to take advantage of current events and find vulnerabilities in our systems.
Check out our latest TechRisk blog post for some developments we are watching closely.
We are pleased to share our latest Technology whitepaper titled, “Autonomous Vehicles: Why Drive When the Vehicle Drives You.”
The whitepaper, authored by OneBeacon’s Tushar Nandwana, provides an overview of the history of Autonomous Vehicle development, pros and cons of the technology as well as considerations for the future of the market.
More whitepapers can be found at onebeacontech.com/whitepapers.
At OneBeacon, we continue to try and find creative methods to stay connected during this unprecedented time of social distancing and remote work. Our International Marine Underwriters (IMU) and Technology teams have both recently come up with unique ways to stay connected and bring a little fun to their days.
Ever since our company transitioned to remote work, IMU’s North Pacific Region has had regular conference calls. Recently the team decided to upgrade those calls to FaceTime.
“It’s wonderful to see each other’s faces, and feel more connected than to just a phone speaker,” says IMU’s Lauren Dixon.
The team is also participating in a 30 day song challenge, where team members pick one song a day based on a unique daily category. Learning a bit more about everyone’s musical tastes and interests has brought some unique fun.
Pictured from top to bottom: Sara Farren, Dawn Dulay, Leilani Sinkula, Candice Yi, Lauren Dixon
Technology Shows Their Work
The Technology team recently decided to put their own spin on a remote work stations selfie contest. Participants were asked to take a selfie at their home “offices”– serious and/or silly. The winner, Pam Pearson, was chosen by a neutral judge (team member spouse) and received a prize in the mail.
According to a recent Krebs on Security article, top domain name registrars, NetworkSolutions.com, Register.com and Web.com, issued a statement asking customers to reset their passwords after discovering a third-party gained unauthorized access to customer account information in August 2019.
Read more on our Tech Risk blog>>
Earlier this week, OneBeacon Entertainment, Financial Institutions, Management Liability and Technology attended and sponsored the annual PLUS Conference held in National Harbor, Maryland. It was a great forum to connect with colleagues and develop new relationships, while keeping up with the latest trends and news in the industry. Additionally, the group hosted a cocktail hour where they caught up with their producer partners, while enjoying appetizers and cocktails at the Pienza Marketplace.
Check out a few photos below!
Our Entertainment, Financial Institutions, Management Liability and Technology teams will be in National Harbor, Maryland for the 2019 PLUS Conference from November 11-13. We’re excited to catch up with colleagues and host our producer partners for cocktails and appetizers at the Pienza Marketplace. We look forward to seeing you there! #PLUS2019
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month and this year marks the 16th annual collaborative effort between government and industry to increase cyber security awareness and provide resources for online safety and security. In support of this important risk mitigation effort, OneBeacon Technology is posting informative articles on the TechRisk Blog. Check out the first two articles on Smart Devices and Deepfake videos.
For more information about this initiative and this year’s theme, please visit the National Cybersecurity dedicated website.