Category: DPSI

DPSI
// June 6, 2019

Privacy has become a front-and-center issue for consumers and businesses over the past couple of years. Huge concerns have emerged about how companies protect or fail to protect consumer data. While criticism has brewed over Google’s and Facebook’s lax privacy protections for years, the situation came to a head with the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal that…

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DPSI
// June 6, 2019

According to Shorr Packaging Corp., 54 million tons of freight move across the U.S. every day. Furthermore, the U.S. Department of Transportation projects that by 2040, 29 billion tons of freight will be transported every year, mostly on the back of a truck. Many experts attribute the rise in shipping to the so-called “Amazon effect,”…

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DPSI
// March 7, 2019

Social engineering fraud comes in many forms. As tax season approaches, W-2 fraud becomes a favorite of many criminals. The common scam is to steal the identity of an individual, file a false tax return in their name and have the tax refund rerouted to the thief. After many years of stealing individuals’ identities through…

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DPSI
// March 7, 2019

According to Zillow Research, more new home listings come on the market in spring than any other time of year. Buyers are most active after winter, and sellers benefit because real estate typically spends less time on the market and sells for the highest price. On average, real estate listed for sale in the spring…

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DPSI
// December 6, 2018

Don’t click that link! How many times this year have you received a spam email or a notice from IT advising you not to click a link you just received? According to Symantec, 50 percent of email worldwide is spam. Social attacks are tactics most commonly used by hackers in the information and professional services…

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DPSI
// December 6, 2018

In today’s society, it’s common to see several active construction sites as you drive down the street. The truth is the construction industry is booming, and research indicates that it will continue to grow rapidly in the next few years. According to Statista, new construction projects are expected to reach $1.4 trillion by 2021. Many…

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DPSI
// September 6, 2018

Summer may be winding down, but back-to-school season is in full swing. This annual tradition of purchasing clothing, stationery and electronics is the second biggest shopping event of the year. According to the National Retail Federation, total spending for this season is projected to reach $82.8 billion. In an era of smartphones, it might be…

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DPSI
// September 6, 2018

Directors and officers can be held personally liable for decisions they make on behalf of a company. Many companies purchase a Directors and Officers (D&O) policy to protect both the entity and individual directors and officers. A typical D&O policy form includes three insuring agreements known as “sides”: Side A – Provides coverage to directors…

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DPSI
// June 7, 2018

Now is the time when millions of families and individuals from all across the country are starting to plan getaways for summer vacations and long holiday weekends throughout the year. You would be one of 115 million Americans, over a third of the population, traveling at least 50 miles from home to enjoy some time…

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DPSI
// June 7, 2018

According to the State of the Nonprofit Sector study performed by the Nonprofit Finance Fund, the top challenge nonprofit organizations face is achieving long-term financial sustainability. Nonprofits need funding to accomplish their mission and keep their doors open. The need for budget cuts or potential reductions in funding could impact the financials of organizations significantly….

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DPSI
// March 8, 2018

A carveback provision is a clause in an insurance contract that overrules an exclusion. Directors and Officers (D&O) policies often contain carvebacks to invoke coverage under the policy for certain situations that may have otherwise been excluded. These carvebacks can be very important to individual directors and officers to ensure they have the insurance coverage…

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DPSI
// March 8, 2018

Every January 1, thousands of people set a personal goal and make a promise to do something differently during the year ahead. The majority of these resolutions are health-related, such as eating better and losing weight, and worth sticking with throughout the entire year. Sadly, most people don’t stick with their resolutions. According to University…

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