Due to a winter storm expected to hit the Northeast on Tuesday, several of our offices will be closed including:
- Connecticut- Farmington
- Massachusetts- Boston, Canton and Quincy
- New Jersey- Holmdel and Morristown
- New York- New York City
- Pennsylvania- Blue Bell
Employees able to work from home should be reachable by phone and email. All offices are anticipated to be open for business as usual on Wednesday, March 15.
After-hours networking for Technology Risk Control Manager Tushar Nandwana recently meant sharing insights on the fast-developing state of artificial intelligence. Tushar was among several speakers featured at the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) Regional Series in Phoenix. His technology underwriting colleague Denise Oppelt was also there, along with Nate Call from USI Phoenix (pictured below). Visit the ECIA website for insights on this association and the Regional Series.
Our Financial Services and Financial Institutions teams are in San Diego, CA this week for the annual American Bankers Association’s (ABA) Insurance Risk Management Forum. This conference is designed specifically to address risk management challenges facing the financial services industry.
If you are attending the event, we invite you to visit with OneBeacon Financial Services’ President Craig Collins and Vice President Gary Tannenbaum, or OneBeacon Financial Institutions’ President Kevin Koehler and Underwriting Manager Carly Mayer. We hope to see you there!
Finding your way in a new work environment can be both challenging and exciting. According to Ryan Sardelli, OneBeacon employees can easily navigate our company due to its size and structure. Ryan, who joined our Management Liability group as Vice President earlier this year, shares what makes a career at our company special in our latest Why OneBeacon clip.
How many warnings have you seen about clicking on unfamiliar links or confirming email addresses to be sure it’s a known and trusted source? Typically the goal is avoiding a computer virus, but you also need to be aware of digital pirates eager to seize computer files in exchange for a ransom fee. Sound far-fetched? Hardly; ransomware has been around since 1989 and has become more widespread in recent years. These digital pirates are becoming cleverer, making avoiding these intrusions an important defensive concern.
We’re pleased to share our most recent whitepaper titled “Minimizing the Impact of Ransomware” authored by VP & Senior InfoTech Product Manager Joe Budzyn. As you’ll read, Joe defines ransomware, how it typically appears and steps for mitigating such an attack.
. Our complete library of technology-focused whitepapers is available on our website.
Are you attending the SANS Institute’s Data Breach Summit in Chicago today? OneBeacon’s John Wurzler will be facilitating a session this afternoon with conference host and SANS Institute instructor Benjamin Wright. Following the premise that “learning comes from doing,” attendees will break into small discussion groups, receive a fact scenario and develop an action plan. The exercise will emphasize collaboration among experts such as CISOs, lawyers and risk managers. Speakers from earlier in the day will participate.
The game’s the thing this summer and that game is, of course, Pokémon GO. With anything new, emerging risks and exposures must be considered. OneBeacon Technology Insurance’s Lloyd Takata was among several technology insurance specialists quoted in Carrier Management’s article on the game’s potential risks and exposures. We invite you to read and learn more!
OneBeacon Technology Insurance’s David Molitano was a featured panelist today at the American Conference Institute’s Cyber & Data Risk Insurance Conference taking place in NYC. Now in its 13th year, this premier event gathers insurance professionals, attorneys and others specializing in technology, insurance coverages, prevention strategies and more offers. David’s panel shared expertise regarding the emerging perils affecting cyber liability, the Internet of things, collecting biometrics data and other new technologies.
OneBeacon Technology specialists are often invited to speak at leading industry conferences. View our website’s Events page for more details!
OneBeacon Financial Institutions’ Chris Luca is excited to be a part of the 10th Annual Errors & Omissions (E&O) Liability Insurance ExecuSummit this week in Uncasville, CT. Chris is sitting on a panel titled, “Are Stock Brokers Fiduciaries? Depends on who you speak with – The Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule.” The panel will examine stock brokers and their duties to their clients, as implementation of the rule requiring advisors to put their clients’ interest above their own financial gain when offering advice cascades to those in the financial planning sector.
This ExecuSummit is an educational event specifically designed for errors & omissions insurance professionals. It offers thought-provoking sessions presented by industry-leading experts who provide E&O insurance underwriting and claims intelligence.
OneBeacon Healthcare Group’s David Pulley is a presenter for a webinar taking place this week. Hosted by the National Association of Certified Professional Midwives (CPM), this hour-long session will focus on best practices for risk management and discuss aspects of liability related to midwives, homebirth and birth center-based practices. David will also speak about ways to help minimize liability, documentation of the medical record, processes and action plans, reporting adverse events to appropriate parties, transporting mothers and/or infants and collaboration with physicians.