Category: DPSI

DPSI
// March 4, 2021

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The attack on many major businesses and federal agencies via SolarWinds software was first made public in December 2020, and the reverberations are still being felt. In one of the largest security breaches of its kind, SolarWinds’ Orion software, a software used by businesses and government agencies to monitor their computer networks, was hacked. This…

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DPSI
// March 4, 2021

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In today’s fast-paced society, consumers want their purchases delivered right to their doorstep — and quickly. Companies like Amazon have completely changed the way people shop, allowing for the click of a button to bring anything, from a pair of socks to a flat screen TV, to your doorstep in less than a day or…

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DPSI
// December 3, 2020

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Even with the growth from bullish markets over the past few years, manufacturers have faced unique challenges that jeopardize their financial stability and long-term sustainability. The emerging effects of COVID-19 have accelerated and exacerbated these obstacles. A recent COVID-19 impact survey conducted by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) reported: 78.3% of manufacturers anticipate a…

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DPSI
// December 3, 2020

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This year has brought unforeseeable challenges to many business owners.  Across the country, businesses are slowly reopening, but it could be some time before things return to normal. Some businesses might progress better than others. Experts predict that the construction industry could emerge from the pandemic even stronger than before. According to Associated Builders and…

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DPSI
// September 3, 2020

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Ransomware continues to be a vexing problem for businesses. Ransomware is a special type of malware designed to encrypt a victim’s computers, where the only hope of restoring their computer systems is by paying a ransom to the hacker. Ransom demands can range from the tens of thousands of dollars up to multi-millions depending on…

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DPSI
// September 3, 2020

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The way we work and vacation in 2020 has changed drastically. With most people currently working from home instead of an office, many have realized that “home” can be anywhere. Additionally, current social distancing guidelines have vacationers shying away from crowded cruises and hotels and opting for more private getaway lodging. This combination has made…

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DPSI
// June 8, 2020

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There is no question that the COVID-19 pandemic that has rocked society over the past few months will leave a lasting mark worldwide. It will change many things, from how we wash our hands to how we do business to how we shop. In a recent report from Capgemini Research Institute, a global research firm,…

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DPSI
// June 8, 2020

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On March 18, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed into law to assist employees who are unable to work for specific COVID-19-related reasons. FFCRA mainly applies to certain public employers and private employers with fewer than 500 employees. Small businesses with fewer than 50 employees may qualify for exemptions. In general,…

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DPSI
// March 5, 2020

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Cybercrime continues to be a vexing problem for businesses. Criminals are using a variety of techniques, some sophisticated, some very basic, to penetrate networks, steal money and generally cause confusion in the workplace. In particular, losses from social engineering continue to mount. Social engineering is an attack on a person or an organization involving manipulation…

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DPSI
// March 5, 2020

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In today’s society, it’s more common than ever for liability settlements to reach the million-dollar mark or higher. It’s impossible to predict jury awards; however, purchasing excess liability insurance is an inexpensive way to protect your insureds’ financial futures and established assets. Excess liability insurance provides coverage limits that exceed the underlying liability policy. The…

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DPSI
// December 5, 2019

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Every January 1, thousands of people set personal goals for the new year. The majority of these New Year’s resolutions — two-thirds according to Bodybuilder.com — are health-related, such as eating better and losing weight. The fitness industry spends substantially more advertising money toward the end of each year to capitalize on this resolution trend….

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DPSI
// December 5, 2019

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Over the past year, we have witnessed many forms of event-driven litigation as a result of the #MeToo movement, cyber security breaches, wildfires, power shutdowns, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) scrutiny in pre-initial public offering (pre-IPO) companies, and the rise of shareholder activism. These events have consequently given rise to professional and management liability…

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