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Creating a Cybersafe Workplace Culture

Cyberattacks are on the rise, and 90 percent of security leaders say their organization is falling short in addressing cyber risk. And while corporate leaders understand the importance of developing a cybersafe workplace culture to combat the problem, few know how to make it happen. At Oswald, we have guided…

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Cyber Protection Webinar Series: Hygiene, Incident and Breach Response

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Join us for a four-part cyber webinar series as we discuss cyber security from an insurance, legal and technical perspective. Our panel will discuss current potential threats, the importance of cyber insurance, and the protocols to adhere to that can help your business avoid or overcome cyber and ransomware attacks.…

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Why Implementing the Wrong Technology Can Increase Your Vulnerability for Cyber Attacks

Evan Morris

Tracking devices seem like a great way to manage fleet operations or even save money on auto insurance. After all, they’re commonly used to track the location of our cell phones, family, friends, and our personal vehicles. However, choosing the safest technology is critical to avoid costly cyber attacks. Among…

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Cyber Risk: Preparing Your Organization Against the Growing Number of Insider Threats

The computer emergency response team (CERT) defines ‘Insider Threats‘ as: The potential for an individual who has or had authorized access to an organization’s assets to use their access, either maliciously or unintentionally, to act in a way that could negatively affect the organization. Insider threats can come in many…

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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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