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July 24th, 2017 by Associated Insurance Services

RANSOMWARE

The damage caused by global ransomware is predicted to exceed $5 billion in 2017, according to researcher Cybersecurity Ventures. Up from $325 million in 2015, the costs represent not just the amount of the ransom, but also the costs of downtime and lost productivity. Ransomware is any type of malicious software that infects a computer and either prevents it from working as it should or... Read Article

OSHA Proposes Delay to Electronic Reporting

OVERVIEW The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) electronic reporting rule requires certain establishments to report information electronically from their OSHA Forms 300, 300A and 301. The rule also requires OSHA to create a website that can be used to submit the required information. Under the rule, the first reports are due by July 1, 2017. However, on a recent update to its recordkeeping webpage,... Read Article

It’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

As technology becomes increasingly important for successful business operations, the value of a strong cyber liability insurance policy will only continue to grow. The continued rise in the amount of information stored and transferred electronically has resulted in a remarkable increase in the potential exposures facing businesses. In an age where a stolen laptop or hacked account can instantly compromise the personal data of thousands... Read Article

A Safety Alert from Associated Insurance

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that falls from ladders are one of the most common injuries suffered by American workers each year. Most of these incidents occur because victims violate the basic rules of ladder safety. To help prevent ladder injuries on the job, be sure to practice the following safety tips. Always use caution when using a ladder—they are tools. Don’t use... Read Article

Foothills Fireworks Ban

Did you know?    There’s an ordinance in Boise (Title 7 of Boise City Code) that restricts ALL fireworks in certain areas of the Foothills. See the below note from the Wildfire Mitigation Coordinator Capt. McAdams from City of Boise: With Fireworks at the forefront of everyone’s mind, and our nation’s foremost patriotic holiday coming up on the 4th of July, it is important to remind everyone... Read Article