We Are In This Together! Hawley & Associates’ 1st Quarter Newsletter

1st Qtr. Newsletter - 2020

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Sex Abuse Claim Laws Have Changed in 15 States

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According to The Insurance Journal, dated December 4th, 2019, fifteen states have revised their laws in the past two years extending or suspending statute of limitations to allow child sex abuse claims stretching back decades, unleashing potentially thousands of new lawsuits against the U.S. Roman Catholic Church.

Click here for the full story.

Giving Tuesday Is Here! What Will You Give?

 

Giving Tuesday

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world on December 3, 2019 and every day.

One of the best ways to give is to get involved is in your own community. We have supplied a link to a directory to help you find organizations, events, and ways to give back in your own community.

Thank you for giving! 

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2019 Wayne Hawley Giving Grant Winners Announced!

TheWayneHawleyGivingGrantThe Wayne Hawley Giving Grant is exclusive to Hawley & Associates’ clients, and has help support programs, projects and organizations whose focus is to benefit children, families, and our communities.

We would like to thank everyone who applied for the grant in 2019.  We had a record number of applicants and it was so difficult to make our selection!  Everyone was so deserving! Thank you to all our clients for the amazing things they are doing to help make the world a better place for so many. 

Please click here for information on this year’s recipients.

 

 

10 Steps To Minimize Risk When Employees Work Remotely

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Many organizations are embracing a remote working lifestyle and this trend is only rising. Nearly 3% of the US workforce works remotely in some capacity.  This is a 115 percent increase from 2005.

For all the benefits it may bring, it is opening your business up to an increased risk of a serious data breach.  There are many factors that can contribute to your business becoming the next victim of a cyber attack:

  •          Inability to enforce security protocols
  •          Remote workers risky behavior
  •          Not adhering to security best practices
  •          Sharing devices with family and friends
  •          Not recognizing suspicious behavior

So, what can you do?

Cyber threats will always be a part of our reality, and cyber security has a hard time keeping up in this ever-changing environment.  If you have employees that work remotely, now is the time to take another hard look at the security of your data.  Here are 10 steps you can take to help minimize your risks:

  1. Establish written company security protocols
  2. Restrict or limit the use of public Wi-Fi
  3. Use a Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  4. Raise awareness by educating workers on how to recognize suspicious behavior
  5. Monitor company issued devices (check your state statutes)
  6. Apply cloud services
  7. Enable data protection software on all devices
  8. Restrict employees use the internet and not to use device for personal reasons
  9. Proper password management
  10. Do not share devices with friends or family

Contact Hawley& Associates today for information on Commercial Cyber Insurance and how it can protect your organization in the event of a data breach.

Happy 125th Anniversary Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day. USA flag. American holidayThis year we celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Labor Day holiday. Has it really been around that long?!

Labor Day officially became a federal holiday in June 1894 and was enacted to honor the American labor movement.  Oregon was the first state to make Labor Day an official public holiday.  By the time it became a federal holiday, thirty U.S. states officially adopted and celebrated Labor Day.

Labor Day has often been called “the unofficial end of summer”. Many families take their yearly vacations around this time of year, just to have one last ‘fling’ before the kids go back to school and the season changes. 

So, here’s to the hard-working American; the backbone of our country! Enjoy the long holiday weekend! 

Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. – Thomas Jefferson