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Natural Catastrophe Insurance November 20, 2019

Natural Catastrophe Insurance: What you need to know

Catastrophe Insurance/By Colony West/0 comments   2018 natural disasters totaled $52 billion Wildfires, heat waves and droughts account for 34% of U.S. insured losses in 2018 Tropical cyclones account for another 30% and thunderstorms with 27%   With fire season in full swing on the West Coast and the East Coast bracing for the coldest winter yet, natural catastrophes have… Read More »
October 10, 2019

These Anti-Spoofing Strategies Help Save Time and Money

Technology/By Colony West/0 comments Spoofing may sound like a funny word, but for the parties involved, the effects aren’t very laughable. The word spoofing refers to a type of cyber-attack where a hacker impersonates another device, computer and/or network to launch attacks against hosts, steal data and spread malware. There are numerous types of spoofing attacking including:   IP… Read More »
October 10, 2019

Discussing an overlooked aspect of web design – Website Accessibility

Technology/By Colony West/0 comments Whether a small mom and pop shop or a large organization, the process of building a website has its ups and downs. Throughout the development, the designer usually has a large checklist to focus on including the look and feel, customer experience, ease of use, search engine optimization and more. However, there is one critical… Read More »
October 2, 2019

The Changing Landscape of Cyber Insurance – From Property to Resilience

Technology/By Colony West/0 comments When discussing cybersecurity, IT and data resilience, we tend to put an emphasis on backups or disaster recovery. In the event of a breach or weather disaster, it is essential for businesses to be able to recover their data. As cybersecurity continues to evolve, we are seeing a shift in focus from data resilience to organizational resilience.
September 25, 2019

Assembly Bill 5 and How it Impacts Tech Companies Thriving off the Gig Economy

Human Resources/By Colony West/0 comments The ideas around freelance work aren’t something new but the term ‘gig economy’ is becoming more and more mainstream. Whether it’s the state of the economic climate or the fact that millennials place higher value on flexible work, the term gig economy has been widely accepted by startups across the United States. In this blog,… Read More »
September 11, 2019

Human Resources – Time and Attendance

Human Resources/By Colony West/0 comments The importance of Human Resources and the effect it has on the productivity of your organization cannot be overstated. This is most apparent when evaluating and developing your most important asset: Your Employees. While a healthy and efficient company/employee relationship can mean bountiful success, it is oftentimes very challenging to achieve 100% buy-in to your… Read More »
August 27, 2019

Social Engineering and how it affects your coverage – assuming you’re covered at all

Insurance/By Colony West/0 comments As successful, preventative cybersecurity methods have increased over time, cyber criminals have shifted their focus from technological attacks to attacks on employees by way of Social Engineering. Social Engineering isn’t some brand new phenomenon and can be seen in numerous examples across history. The earliest form of ‘pretexting’ comes from the story in the bible… Read More »
August 13, 2019

With wearables come privacy concerns and distractions in your workplace

Compliance/By Colony West/0 comments When the NBC television show ‘Get Smart’ debuted in 1965, a shoe phone seemed like alien technology. Today, it’s hard for most people to imagine their day-to-day lives without some sort of wearable technology i.e. a smart watch. While the advantages of ‘wearables’ in everyday life seem to outweigh the disadvantages, these technologies bring a… Read More »