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Cyber Attacks Increasing for Canadian Organizations
An alarming majority of Canadian companies reported falling victim to multiple cyber attacks, according to a recent report by Carbon Black.
8 Ways to Protect Your Identity Online [Password Rules]
Helpful strong, secure password tips for keeping your identity and data safe.
Non-Profit D&O Insurance: Examples of insurance at work
Even when acting in good faith, directors and officers of non-profits expose themselves to risks with each decision they make on behalf of their organization. In the event of a claim, non-profit leaders could suffer severe damage to their reputation and personal finances simply based on their decisions.
Of Every 10 Businesses in Canada, Only 4 Have Data Breach Policies in Place
The goal of this survey was to learn how knowledgeable organizations are on privacy issues and requirements, understand the types of privacy policies and practices they have in place, and determine their privacy information needs.
Remodeling your home
It's time to renovate your home or cottage! Whether you have hired someone to renovate or you're doing it yourself, there are some things you need to be aware.
CCOHS Launches E-Course on Marijuana and Workplace Impairment
With the federal legalization of recreational marijuana right around the corner, it’s more important than ever that employers understand the dangers of workplace impairment, particularly as it relates to marijuana usage.
Cryptocurrencies and What They Mean For Your Business
Technology has added efficiency and modern conveniences to daily life. Among these conveniences, computer experts have managed to apply digital traits to new, online currencies in what is called cryptocurrencies.
The Staggering Cost of Workplace Bullying
Almost 40% of workers report having been bullied. Bullying can cause emotional and physical damage to employees; such damage often includes feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem.
5 Construction Trends for 2018
Preparing for the year ahead can set your construction firm up for success in 2018 while simultaneously helping you avoid major setbacks. In order to stay competitive, the following are five major construction trends for 2018
Top Legal Risks to Watch in 2018
As the economy becomes increasingly complex and unpredictable, businesses continue to face serious legal risks. According to a report from Borden Ladner Gervais, this year is no exception.
Health Effects of Working in the Cold
Workers exposed to extremely cold conditions are at risk of serious health problems, including hypothermia, frostbite, dehydration, and muscle injuries.
Social Host Liquor Liability - Holiday Parties
A social host may be held responsible for the acts of their guests if their conduct creates or exacerbates a risk to the public.
How to avoid Construction Defects
Learn how to avoid defect claims. Construction defect claims are a common risk architects, engineers, and contractors five with every project they take on.
Federal Government Publishes Data Breach Reporting Requirements Draft
The Canadian government published proposed regulations relating to the mandatory reporting of privacy breaches under Canada’s federal data protection law, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.
5 Tips for Applying for Cyber Insurance
For cyber coverage to be effective, it requires a high level of due diligence on the part of prospective policyholders. To get the most out of your policy, you will want to consider these five best practices when applying for cyber insurance.
3 Business Lessons from the HBO Hack
On July 31, 2017, HBO revealed that a group of hackers had stolen 1.5 terabytes of data from the network. Following the breach, unaired episodes of “Game of Thrones,” one of HBO’s flagship shows were systematically leaking spoilers.
10 Common Workplace Hazards for Construction Workers
Hazards on construction sites can cause serious injuries or even death, making it all the more important to be aware of the most common threats facing employees.
Canada is the Second Most Expensive Country for Data Breaches
A report found that the average total cost of a data breach is approximately $5.78 million.
Cyber Exposures and the Importance of Coverage in Manufacturing
Cyber security is a top-of-mind risk for manufacturers, as it is an industry norm for organizations to quickly adopt new, more efficient technologies—technologies that are often a target of cyber criminals.
Heat Illnesses and How to Protect Employees
While it’s best not to work outside in high temperatures, the nature of certain jobs—like construction or landscaping—sometimes makes it unavoidable.
10 Steps to Follow When Moving Your Business
During a move, businesses may experience challenges that can adversely impact their bottom lines if the proper planning isn't considered. Learn what steps to take to ensure a successful move.
Slip and Fall Prevention Tips
Employee and customer slips and falls are a large liability for your company. Train employees to practice slip and fall safety using good housekeeping and prevention techniques.
Does Your Builders Risk Policy Cover Soft Costs?
Builders risk insurance provides valuable protection in the event of a direct property loss experienced by a contractor, project owner, or other insured party during the construction process.
Report Predicts Escalation of Cyber Attacks in 2017
According to a recent report, businesses can expect to see an increase in the number and severity of cyber attacks in 2017 and a large number of politically motivated cyber attacks near the end of 2016 will escalate into larger cyber attack conflicts.
5 Common Sources of D&O Liability
In today's business climate of corporate transparency and accountability, an organization's officers and directors face a myriad of employment-related 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. We now explore 5 of the most common sources of directors and officers (D&O) liability.
The Biggest Cyber Security Disasters of 2017
2017 was not without its share of cyber security incidents—incidents that impacted companies of all sizes and affected multiple industries. The following are some of the biggest cyber security disasters of 2017.