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Data Breach Insurance sold by Yetter Insurance Agency

Protect Your Business Against a Data Breach

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In today’s world, technology plays an enormous part when it comes to having a positive impact, but it also has its risks, like the risk of a data breach.

A data breach is when confidential information is stolen, copied, viewed, transmitted, or used by an unauthorized person. Since many businesses are doing their transactions online with a constant internet connection, you are more accessible to a data breach. This is not the only reason data breaches occur.  A common reason for data breach is due to employee mistakes and carelessness in business operations.

Data breach insurance helps to cover a variety of your liability and response expense losses.  Here are 10 things you can do to prevent a data breach from happening and safeguard your important information.

  1. Make sure all computers are secured by password protection and update passwords frequently. You should also keep multiple levels of passwords in order to access databases that are storing any kind of personal information.
  1. You should always make sure your important data is stored in an encrypted database. This is the process of converting data, within a database, in plain text format into a suitable algorithm. This may be costly and requires more storage space than unencrypted data, but it offers superior protection.
  1. You should also always make sure that your firewalls are up and secure. It is important that you have malware detection software active on all servers and workstations. These should be kept up-to-date!
  1. When you collect information, make sure to keep only what you need by minimizing the places you store personal data and retain only what is necessary.
  1. Educate your employees on what information is sensitive and what their responsibilities are when it comes to protecting that data. You can do this by providing a written policy about the importance of privacy and the security of data.
  1. The use of portable media, such as CDs, DVDs, and USB flash drives are more vulnerable to theft. You should only allow encrypted data to these portable storage devices.
  1. Never use social security numbers or client account numbers as employee identifications.
  1. All physical records should be locked in a secured location, with restricted access to only the employees who need to obtain personal data. The employees who are accessing this information should be given a background check beforehand.
  1. Before disposing of any private information, all paper files containing private information should be shredded, all portable media should be destroyed. If you are trying to delete files from your computer, or reformat hard drives, use a software design to permanently wipe the files clear.
  1. Lastly, call your Yetter Insurance Agent today to apply for data breach insurance coverage.

For a more thorough analysis of your risk exposures and what you can do to help minimize your exposure, talk to your Yetter Insurance Agent. We’ll help make sure you get the best coverage possible. Contact Yetter Insurance today at our Milford office; visit www.yetterins.com or call 570.296-8329.

 

Sources: Central-Insurance.comForbes


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Make sure your business is protected with Workers Compensation insurance

10 Tips to Keep the Workplace Safe and Lower Costs

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Even though employment can contribute positively to a worker’s physical health, each year, many workers experience a work-related injury or illness. Not all industries are the same, so safety tips for work environments are different according to the type of work and potential injuries. Here are things you can do throughout the year that will help you keep your workplace safe and your workers’ compensation premiums low.

1. Safety procedures should be enforced. Having safety-training programs available for your employees and rules in the work place is a way of showing your employees you care for their wellbeing while keeping insurance costs down.

2. In addition to safety training programs, it’s just as important to review the safety policies with employees on a regular basis.

3. Train employees what to do in case of emergencies. Establish protocols for different types of emergencies, like fire, injury, or hazardous spill, and practice drills regularly.

4. Make sure that spills and other potential hazards are cleaned up immediately to avoid any slips or falls.

5. Allow your employees frequent breaks when necessary so you are not working them to the point of overexertion! Tired employees are more at risk for injury or to cause an accident.

6. Suitable training on how to use industry tools and materials should be done before employees start work. This could include proper lifting techniques for heavy objects and using all necessary safety equipment, such as goggles, gloves and respirators when necessary.

7. Listen to your workers about any concerns they may have on potentially hazardous processes and unsafe conditions. Assess the situation and consider what safety improvements can be made.

8. Reducing repetitive motion disorders can help keep premiums at a minimum in preventing workplace injuries. Here are a few ways to avoid this:

• Train your employees about the repetitive motion disorder risk factors in the workplace
• Include frequent breaks
• Vary tasks so that repetitive hand movements are alternated with other work
• Set reasonable deadlines

9. Keep a safety checklist with all potential hazards in your workplace in order for the managers to discover potential hazards.

10. Give an honest representation right away of what your employees do in their occupation to avoid the risk of cancellation after an “audit” or inspection.

Talk to your Yetter Insurance agent about ways to lower workers’ compensation insurance costs. We’ll help make sure you get the best help possible and will get you in contact with our loss control consultants to create an account with Grainger online Safety Manager. Contact Yetter Insurance Agency today at our Milford office. Visit www.yetterins.com or call 570.296-8329.

Sources:
http://www.jvrcinsurance.com/business-insurance-blog/safety-tips-work
http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/pubs/ergonomics/is_ergonomics.php


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