Cyber Attacks

Ransomware Attack Sweeping the Globe

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Another global cyber attack was activated over the past few weeks leaving companies across Europe, Australia and the United States struggling to respond. This outbreak may be the most sophisticated of a series of attacks initiated after hacking tools were stolen from the National Security Agency and leaked online in April. Similar to the WannaCry attacks in May, the most recent …

Cyber Insurance

Cyber Insurance: 6 Things You Need to Consider

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In today’s interconnected world, it seems that no organization is immune from experiencing a cyber attack. In fact, there is a saying in the cyber security community that there are two types of businesses: those that have been breached and know it and those that have been breached and just don’t know it. As more and more companies have experienced …

Federal Budget

Can the 2017 Federal Budget Impact Your Employees’ Benefits?

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The Liberal government recently tabled the 2017 federal budget, which Finance Minister Bill Morneau says will put Canadians to work and make the country more innovative and globally competitive. The full budget details how the government will spend $330 billion ($1 billion of new spending) on programs, services and paying down Canada’s debt. Included in the 280-page budget are a …

IT security

IT Security Is a Top Challenge for Firms Around the World

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A recent survey conducted by Protiviti and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), found that cyber security, privacy issues, infrastructure management and emerging technologies rank as the top IT challenges facing organizations today. The annual survey—A Global Look at IT Audit Best Practices—gathered responses from over 1,000 IT audit professionals and focused on emerging technology, IT implementation, audits, …

Directors and Officers Liability

5 Common Sources of Directors and Officers Liability

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In today’s business climate of corporate transparency and accountability, an organization’s officers and directors face a myriad of exposures. Regardless of your company’s size or mission, the legal costs associated with a lawsuit can be crippling for both the organization and your directors and officers. Directors and Officers Liability The following are five of the most common sources of directors …

Workplace injury

Watch Out! Avoid These 4 Common Workplace Injuries

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Research indicates that the most common workplace injuries across all industries are repetitive strain injuries (RSIs), falls, overexertion and road accidents. Watch this quick video to see how “harmless” situations can quickly turn into injury: Thankfully, such injuries can be avoided by following a few simple steps: 1. RSIs To avoid RSIs, make sure your desk and chair are adjusted …

Benefits of Creating a Workplace Wellness Program

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Workplace Wellness Programs: An Employer’s Guide to Promoting Wellness at the Workplace There are many different types of wellness programs. The purpose of these programs is to promote healthy lifestyle wellness initiatives and can include smoking cessation programs, on-site gyms, healthy food initiatives, wellness education, disease management and much more. While some businesses have instituted very comprehensive health programs, others …

Social Engineering

Social Engineering Fraud Coverage

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Social engineering fraud (SEF) is a type of fraud that’s become increasingly common over the last several years. However, even though many instances of this fraud transpire over email communications, it’s a company’s crime policy—not a cyber policy—that would often provide coverage in the event of an SEF loss. That’s why it’s especially important to understand your crime policy, how …

Construction Hazard

Mandatory Construction Hazard Awareness Training

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Ontario’s Ministry of Labour (MOL) is seeking input on proposed amendments to the province’s Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training Regulation. The amendments, if approved, would require employers in the construction industry to ensure that workers complete a construction hazard awareness training program. The proposed amendments are part of the MOL’s larger Construction Health and Safety Action Plan and …

Group Benefits – The Gift That Keeps On Giving!

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Group Benefits: An Ongoing Gift For Your Employees It’s that time of year when we reflect on what we should be doing. We plan. We set goals for better performance. This season, why not discover the real gift of a Group Benefits Plan for you and for your employees. Employee Gifts: Peace-of-Mind and Well-Being It’s clear that group benefits are …