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Cybersecurity Aug. 20 Forum: Changes and Trends for 2019

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Deciphering the Difference Between Cyber Insurance and Cyber Crime: What You Need to Know

Dale Kaprosy

True Costs Inconvenience, stress and the loss of information, sense of security and money are just the tip of the iceberg for companies and employees that are victims of hacking and cybercrime. The costs to recover from an incident like this are a lot more than most people think. According… The Oswald Solution Construction companies can protect themselves by working with Oswald to review both their cyber and crime insurance coverages to ensure they are protected. Oswald offers a full suite of coverages for companies and budgets both big and small. Businesses should also have their internal IT staff or…

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Preparing for the Unthinkable: Active Assailant Coverage

Susan Tobbe

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2019 Magnet Survey Overview

Growth With the prospect of growth comes a myriad of new risk that can put new profits at jeopardy. The environment has become more competitive where manufactures are pushing the expectations of their products higher as well as offering consulting services in conjunction with the manufacturing of products. When expectations are… Cyber & Technology Adoption of technology brings with it increased exposure of cyber attacks. Cost of losses can easily hit the 7 figure amount. As machines are becoming more tethered to the internet, a sophisticated cyber attack can lead to an operational shut down costing a manufacturer loss profit and…   Healthcare Costs Healthcare is the 2-3 largest expense to any employer and can be used as a tool to attract and retain employees during increasingly competitive job market. Consumer driven health plans such as HSA’s are continually growing in popularity as responsibility is placed on the employee to identify…   Political Uncertainty Political and regulatory issues have been identified as real impacts that threaten profitability for manufactures. The sourcing of raw material must be evaluated and secured in wake of unfavorable government regulations and trade skirmishes. With a further impending increase of imported materials, uncertainty of bottom and topline implications make way…   Workforce Shortage & Growth Top 3 Challenges faced when hiring new employees (50% indicated it was ‘somewhat difficult’ to hire quality candidates) Work ethic (55%) Lack of skills (68%) Lack of applicants (55%) The impact of growth as well as a shortage of qualified workers jointly compresses the strain for manufacturers to achieve the best outcome possible for every new hire. There is a renewed focus on opportunity to grow talent pools through early education involvement and training. It is becoming vital for…

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Hurricane Season: Think it’s too early to plan?

Mary Marley

Ensure that you have a communication plan to notify your people as a hurricane approaches so you can account for everyone (and don’t forget your road warriors and off-site people) and provide direction on what to do as the threat increases. It’s best to have multiple ways to contact people… If you’ve successfully kept your people and your building safe, you’ll want to have a business to resume. Ensure that you effectively communicate in advance with your customers and suppliers and advise them that you may be affected by a storm, especially if they are not in the storm’s path.…

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Real Estate Risk Management Evolves with Developers

John Mark Tichar

“Bad Boy Carve Outs” Most non-recourse loans include carve backs that convert the loan into a full-recourse liability to the borrower and the guarantor when certain “bad boy” behaviors take place. Many commercial loan transactions include a ‘bad boy guaranty’ which imposes personal liability against the borrower and principals when… Misrepresentations At every phase of a project, owners are making representations to their investors, joint venture partners, lenders, contractors, and buyers and sellers of real estate. The accurate representation of financial, operational and legal/physical condition information in a commercial real estate deal seems obvious, but that isn’t always the case.… The Oswald Solution Commercial real estate development and investment is a process that involves multiple layers of risk. Understanding the custom solutions that exist in the marketplace specifically for real estate developers can make all the difference. Oswald’s Real Estate Practice consists of 20 staff with various areas of expertise…

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Cybersecurity: When Hope is Not a Strategy: June 5 Seminar

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The Overlooked Gap in Financial Advice: May 22 Seminar

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Fire Doors: Critical protections – but some maintenance required

Keith Furnas

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Globally Mobile Workforces: Addressing Your Risks, Expanding Your Opportunities

Michael Farago and Michael Casey

In addition, the number of accidental deaths for travelers aged 15 to 44 is two-to-three times higher than rates among the same age group at home in the United States or Canada. Data from a UnitedHealth Group and the Economist Intelligence Survey further supports the need to protect globally mobile…

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