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[VIDEO] Signature B&B Companies Approach to Client Management

by Ronald Brunell Ron Brunell, managing principal at Signature B&B Companies talks about their approach to client management and how it’s been strengthened through the affiliation with Acrisure. To learn more about The Signature B&B Companies and their complete approach to risk management, call 516.764.1100 or visit sbbinsure.com.

Incident Response Plan: Detection

by Adam Abresch Cybersecurity Incidents are seemingly limitless in their variety, so it is impractical and infeasible to develop instructions for handling each type of attack. In general, however, there are three main threat vectors that organizations can prepare for in order to develop different response strategies. Outside Attacks Hackers Malware Ransomware DDOS Attacks Web-based Applications […]

6 Indirect Costs of a Data Breach

by Adam Abresch People always want to pick my brain about cyber attacks. It’s kind of like being the IT guy in the family, “Can you look at my laptop? It runs slow.” Imagine that guy’s Thanksgiving. Cringe. But that’s the world we live now. Every day, sadly, there’s another headline in the news with a […]

Why the 2017 Equifax Data Breach Matters

by Adam Abresch Last night we learned that Equifax, one of the three main consumer credit reporting agencies, suffered a data breach that has the potential to expose confidential information of nearly 50 percent of the American population. This cyber security breach was discovered on July 29th and appears to stem from hackers exploiting vulnerabilities in […]

New York State Enhanced Paid Family Leave

by James Oliveri As of January 1, 2018, New York State will make mandatory of all NY employers a Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefit which will be included in an employer’s already mandatory NYS Disability insurance coverage.     Family leave use is by definition and can be an employees’ leave to provide care for a […]

EBITDA: How it Affects Mergers and Acquisitions

by Lewis Bernstein If you want to sell your agency or buy an agency then you need to understand what is EBITDA. Some people mistake EBITDA for an agency’s revenue or cash flow. Sure, revenue is part of it but there is more to your valuation. Let’s unpack this thing and understand its place in mergers […]

New York State DFS Cybersecurity Regulations Hammer Financial Industry

by Adam Abresch New York Cybersecurity regulations are here. The 23 NYCRR 500, or NYC500, is First-in-the-Nation Cybersecurity regulation requiring New York businesses to design a program to address and assess their unique risk profiles starting March 1, 2017.   This regulation applies to every business operating in NY and required to have a “license, registration, charter, certificate, permit, accreditation […]

Cyber Video Reveals Terrifying Reality

by Adam Abresch Are you aware that there are people with sinister intentions to hack your personal information? Yes. Have you or someone you know been a victim of a data breach? Probably. Do you know how easy it is for them to prey on our weaknesses and exploit our lives? You have no idea. Watch […]

Signature B&B Partner Earns CAPI Designation

by Ronald Brunell The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Chubb recently awarded 33 insurance agents and brokers the Certified Advisor of Personal Insurance (CAPI) designation. This program is designed to address the needs fo the high-net-worth household. Larger wage earners tend to live and play harder, this requires an insurance program to protect […]

Signature B&B Managing Partner Named Director of Long Island Ronald McDonald House

by Lewis Bernstein After growing up in the insurance business with modest means, it gives me great pride to be asked to serve as a Director for the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. Having experienced a financial event as an Acrisure Agency Partner, I am very fortunate to now be in a position to give back, […]

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