OneBeacon Entertainment to Sponsor and Attend 36th Annual MUSE Awards

OneBeacon Entertainment is pleased to attend and contribute as a Platinum sponsor to the 36th annual MUSE Awards.  Hosted by New York Women in Film & Television,  the MUSE Awards is an annual gala holiday event to celebrate women in the entertainment industry.

This year’s honorees include : Actors Mary-Louise Parker, Debi Mazar and Martha Plimpton; Marcia Smith (President of Firelight Media); and Jacki Kelley (Chief Operating Officer of Bloomberg Media). The event will take place Thursday, December 8, from 11:30 AM-2:30 PM at the New York Hilton hotel.

For more information about the MUSE Awards or New York Women in Film & Television, please visit www.nywift.org.

Intelligence 2.0: Where Artificial Gets Real

There are days when we’d prefer for someone else to do the thinking for us – and these days, that wish is not so far-fetched! One of the more opportunistic developments has been the field of artificial intelligence (“AI”). With the overwhelming amount of data available to help us assess and evaluate matters, using AI to rapidly digest information presents a potential sea change in many industries. From language translation to diagnosing and treating cancer, it’s applications are far-reaching.

We’re excited to share our most recent whitepaper titled “The reality behind Artificial Intelligence” authored by Technology Risk Control Manager Tushar Nandwana. In this paper, Tushar explains the various forms of AI and how they function, describes several examples of AI and offers a view of risks and concerns.

To view our entire technology-focused whitepapers library, visit our dedicated technology insurance website.

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Why OneBeacon? Healthcare’s Hannah Schleker Weighs In

Why OneBeacon? “It’s a small company with a great community feel,” says OneBeacon Healthcare Underwriter Hannah Schleker. Watch the short clip to hear Hannah share what makes OneBeacon a special place to work.

For more employee insight on our culture and workplace, stay tuned for additional clips in the coming weeks! And for current job opportunities, please visit our Career Center.

OneBeacon’s Stacy Paquet a Panelist at the PLUS Conference

This year, the PLUS Conference is back in Chicago, taking place from November 9-11.

Later today, Stacy Paquet, President, OneBeacon Management Liability, will participate in a panel discussion titled, “Are Management Liability Exposures for Law Firms Changing?” The group will discuss the exposures that exist for firm management, including executive committees and general counsels, and how they impact management liability programs.

The PLUS Conference is considered a destination event for professional liability insurance professionals to learn and network.

Cyber Risk Claims: An Inside View

As the interest in cyber insurance products escalates, getting a clearer view of claims trends is critical. NetDiligence, a cyber risk assessment and data breach services company, recently published a comprehensive analysis of reported data breach and other cyber event losses. Titled, 2016 Cyber Claims Study, the report was sponsored by OneBeacon Technology among others. Topics include the types of data exposed, causes of loss, business sectors involved, sizes of affected organizations, insider involvement, and third-party involvement. New analyses include:

  • Cloud involvement
  • Cyber extortion/Ransomware
  • Phishing
  • Phishing and wire transfer fraud
  • POS-related/common point of purchase/CPP investigations

Additionally, the costs associated with crisis and recovery services (e.g., forensics, notification, credit/ID monitoring, legal counsel and miscellaneous other), legal damages (defense and settlement), regulatory action (defense and settlement) and PCI fines are highlighted.

We invite you to download this whitepaper and to review our technology and life science library of whitepapers, visit our website resource library.

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A Fall Tradition: the IICF’s Week of Giving

Each October we enjoy the opportunity to give back with our industry colleagues during the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s (IICF) Week of Giving (WoG). This year, members of our Boston and Canton offices prepared meals at the Pine Street Inn alongside local Guy Carpenter employees. At our Denver office, employees held a food drive to benefit the Denver Rescue Mission. Read more about our WoG activities on our Way to Give blog, and learn more about this annual event on the IICF’s website.

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Digital Pirates Seek More Than Free Music

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.

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