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California court to rule on amusement park injuries

Amusement parks are meant to be places where customers can kick back and have a little fun. However, accidents can happen and even when the utmost care is taken, injuries are still a possibility. As reported by the Los Angeles Times, the California Supreme Court will decide today, Monday, December 31, on whether amusement parks can be held liable for injuries suffered on bumper cars and other thrill rides. A woman filed a lawsuit after suffering a broken wrist while riding a bumper car at the Great America amusement park in ...

Report finds that data breaches should be top concern in 2013

As 2012 winds to a close, many business owners are trying to tie up all loose ends, ensuring that their year ends on a high note. One key thing to keep in mind, though, is preparation for the new year. Companies need to ensure that with technology evolving at a quick pace, their daily operations remain protected from new and unseen dangers. The Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) found that the most likely threats for the next year involve more tried-and-true vectors. These include authentication attacks and failures, continued ...

The environment, business insurance and your company: How are they connected?

As Hurricane Sandy chugged up the East Coast in late October, company owners with inadequate business insurance policies held their collective breath and hoped that the superstorm did not strike their region directly. Those in New York and New Jersey suffered the brunt of the damage, with more than $80 billion in losses. Whether those losses came from rising sea levels, extreme wind or fires caused by damages to electrical systems, many area businesses had likely never before seen such widespread destruction. As the region continues to rebuild, businesses in areas ...

Study: Business security professionals fear cyber attack over Christmas break

As businesses shut down in preparation for Christmas, most employees turn their attention toward their families and friends, in hopes they can ignore their work for a few days. Information security professionals do not have that luxury, however, and the results of a new survey seem to reflect just that. Security management company nCircle asked business professionals about whether they were afraid that their business could be harmed by a cyber attack over the holiday season, and 61 percent of information security professionals said they were. IT security experts told PCWorld ...

Customers flock to save Henry's Tacos

Henry's Tacos was built in Studio City in 1961 and has been a crowd favorite ever since, serving up heaping helpings of ground beef tacos, refried bean and orange-cheese burritos, and "taco burgers" - the only things on the menu. The eatery has been featured in shows like "Adam 12" and draws in regular citizens as well as celebrities. However, the Los Angeles Times reports that the beloved taco stand will close at the end of the year. Owner Janis Hood applied for a historical monument designation for the stand ...

Nationwide Insurance system breached by hackers

Living in the digital age comes with many perks, and businesses are not exempt from being able to experience certain luxuries. Computers make creating databases much easier and can keep customer information organized and put-together. However, it is also crucial for business owners to ensure that they are thoroughly protected against unforeseen dangers that can come with evolving technology. Working with commercial insurance specialists that specialize in technology insurance will guarantee that a company is covered should security be compromised. Even if consumers' information is not used by criminals, as ...

Washington state feels winter's wrath

With Mother Nature able to unleash unexpected conditions at any time of year, it's important for businesses across all industries to keep themselves protected. Not having commercial property insurance in place could make it more difficult for an organization to resume normal operations after bad weather. Blizzard-like conditions first started to sweep across Washington on Sunday evening, carrying over into Monday morning. According to the Associated Press, the highest winds hit Sunday evening with an 84 mph gust recorded at the mouth of the Columbia River and an 81 mph ...

Find thorough business insurance to prevent a messy aftermath

While no business owner can fully predict what will happen to their company - either from a financial standpoint or if an unexpected emergency will occur - it's important to be prepared. Without comprehensive risk analysis or working with commercial insurance specialists, decision-makers could find themselves with a costly cleanup. According to a Property Casualty 360 article, companies should guarantee that they have an insurance policy that is all-inclusive for unexpected events as well as day-to-day functions. Furthermore, it's too common of a practice for organizations to renew policies without ...

Survey: Social media creates more opportunities for security breaches

As technology continues to evolve, many business experts believe that the possibility of security breaches will also increase. With this in mind, companies across all industries need to ensure that they are taking the proper precautions to keep themselves protected. During November's Professional Liability Underwriting Society Conference in Chicago, 105 insurance professionals were surveyed. According to the results, 58 percent say they expect to see an increase in requests for media-liability policies to mitigate social-media risk. Christopher Cooper, an expert in the field, told Property Casualty 360 that while the exposures ...

Commercial insurance specialists help companies stay current

With technology quickly evolving, businesses across multiple industries are working to keep pace, ensuring that they are as up-to-date as possible. Integrating new systems and accounting for trends like bring-your-own-device (BYOD) are just a few ways that companies are adapting. However, with changes in data storage and accessibility, the risks of security breaches are also changing, and businesses need to keep themselves protected against possible liability. A recent report from the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) found that while data breaches at hospitals and health systems declined between 2009 and 2012, ...

 

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