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National Insurance Awareness Day

Did you know that June 28 is National Insurance Awareness Day? We want to thank our clients for the opportunity to help protect the people and things most important to you. Your risk and insurance needs continually evolve; it’s critical that your programs and policies keep up with these changes…

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Preparing For New Mandatory Cyber Reporting Rules

Lacy Rex and Steven G. Stransky

Lacy Rex of Oswald Companies and Steven G. Stransky of Thompson Hine recently published on Law360 an article, “Preparing For New Mandatory Cyber Reporting Rules,” which can be accessed in full here. On March 15, 2022, The Cybersecurity Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act of 2022 (CIRCIA) was signed into…

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Property & Casualty State of the Market: Spring 2022

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While the hard market is not over, and areas of immediate concern certainly exist, there are signs of relief on the horizon. While rates increased across the board to close out 2021, price hikes were less severe than those observed earlier in the hard market cycle. These positive trends have…

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Cyber Risk Advisory: The Russia/Ukraine Conflict

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As the world watches the Russian invasion of Ukraine unfold, a close eye should be kept on a different kind of battlefield as well; cyberspace. While we have long known the capabilities of Russian cybercriminal groups, the lines between state-sponsored and independent criminal actors are beginning to blur. For example,…

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Unison Risk Advisors and BitSight Partner to Bring World-Leading Cyber Risk Management Tools to Businesses of All Sizes

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Unison Risk Advisors (RCM&D and Oswald), a leading independent risk management, insurance and employee benefits firm, and BitSight, the industry-standard in cybersecurity ratings, have announced a new partnership to help businesses of all sizes address cyber threats. Cybercrime rates reached new highs in 2021 as data breach rates rose 68…

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Cyber Risk Advisory: Apache Log4j Vulnerability

A maximum severity rating was recently issued for Apache Log4j vulnerability on Dec. 10, 2021. It allows cyber threat actors to use remote code execution on the servers of the open-source Java package used for logging applications. Log4j is widely used in consumer and enterprise services, websites, applications, and operational…

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Perish the Thought: Cyber Incidents & Why You Need to Start a Conversation

Steve Carey and Hussein Jaward

It starts like any other Monday morning. After brewing a cup of coffee in the office kitchen, you walk to your desk and power on your computer. You’re ready to start the workday, but when you click on the file you were working on last week, you’re horrified to find…

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[On-Demand Webinar] Business Planning and Budgeting for your Cybersecurity Investment

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WATCH FULL WEBCAST (Password: Cyber2021!) View the on-demand webinar from Nov. 3 for guidance on how to properly budget for what you need to protect your business and secure insurance coverage. October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Check out “Insurance carriers scrutinize cybersecurity controls” for the latest on multi-factor authentication, cyber…

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Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and Oswald Cincinnati Present a Four-Part Series on Cyber Security for Your Business

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CINCINNATI – Sept. 22, 2021 – The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber is partnering with Oswald, one of the nation’s largest independent insurance brokerage firms, to present a four-part series on Cyber Security for Your Business. The first program, which will be offered virtually, is Oct. 18, 8:30 a.m. The session…

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Personal Risk Advisory: Six Tips to Help You After a Cyber Incident

Katie Burger

Cyber criminals have recently begun migrating their attacks from larger businesses and organizations to private wealth clients. With information like your Social Security Number and birthdate, scammers can file tax returns, steal from investment accounts, or rack up medical bills. Be careful to protect your ‘paths of least resistance’ which…

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