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Update: Cyber Attacks Increasingly Prevalent at Universities, Reputations at Risk

Posted on: October 16, 2014 by Caitlin Morgan

Update: Cyber Attacks Increasingly Prevalent at Universities, Reputations at Risk Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research, recently commented on the prevalence of cyber attacks at colleges and universities across the United States and the reputational risks these institutions face as a result of media attention. We saw several significant breaches over […] Read More

Posted in: Educational Insurance

Importance of a Robust School Risk Management Program

Posted on: July 16, 2014 by Caitlin Morgan

Importance of a Robust School Risk Management Program Educational institutions face risks that threaten the successful delivery of their objectives to teach and protect their students. These risks come from a variety of sources, whether as a result of a natural catastrophe or a man-made event, incident or accident. We see examples of what can […] Read More

Posted in: Educational Insurance Risk Management School Insurance

Risk Management: Preventing School Fires, Keeping Students Safe

Posted on: November 14, 2013 by Caitlin Morgan

Risk Management: Preventing School Fires, Keeping Students Safe The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) cites that between 2007 and 2011, on annual basis U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 5,690 structure fires in educational properties. These fires caused an annual average of 85 civilian fire injuries and $92 million in direct property damage. […] Read More

Posted in: Educational Insurance Educational Risk Management Property

Risk Management: Bus Transportation Safety for Special Needs Schools

Posted on: September 27, 2013 by Caitlin Morgan

Risk Management: Bus Transportation Safety for Special Needs Schools School security and safety is a number-one issue for school districts, administrators, teachers and parents across the country – right up there in importance with providing a good educational program for our children. In previous articles, we discussed security and the need for schools at every […] Read More

Posted in: Educational Insurance Educational Risk Management Insurance School Insurance

School Security: Critical Component of Educational Risk Management

Posted on: September 23, 2013 by Caitlin Morgan

School Security: Critical Component of Educational Risk Management In the aftermath of the shootings that took place one year ago this December at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, school security became a front-and-center and often heated issue. State and local governments, school districts, supervisors, educators and parents have been struggling to come up […] Read More

Posted in: Educational Risk Management

University Exposure to Cyber Attacks Extends Beyond Identity Theft

Posted on: July 31, 2013 by Caitlin Morgan

University Exposure to Cyber Attacks Extends Goes Beyond Identity Theft and Fraud to Patents, Intellectual Property Back in April we covered some the privacy exposures that educational facilities face, including employee fraud and on-line payment risks. Now, a recent article in the New York Times further puts the spotlight on the extent of the cyber […] Read More

Posted in: Educational Insurance School Insurance

School Security and Safety at the Forefront After Newtown Shootings

Posted on: January 14, 2013 by Caitlin Morgan

School Security and Safety at the Forefront After Newtown Shootings The entire country sat in disbelief and horror as the events of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut unfolded on December 14th when 20 six- and seven-year old children and six adults were gunned down. No words can adequately describe the […] Read More

Posted in: Educational Insurance

Educational Institutions Increasingly Face Cyber Crime and Fraud

Posted on: December 11, 2012 by Caitlin Morgan

Educational Institutions Increasingly Face Cyber Crime and Fraud Just like any other industry, including for-profit companies, colleges and universities are increasingly facing exposures when it comes to cyber crime, occupational fraud, and other types of losses. At a recent conference of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Massachusetts (AICUM), the topic of fraud […] Read More

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Educational Institutions Increasingly Vulnerable to Student Identity Theft, Data Breaches

Posted on: January 17, 2012 by Caitlin Morgan

When insuring an educational facility – whether a public school, private and charter schools, special need schools, or universities – as their broker you understand the broad range of exposures they face and the coverages and loss-control solutions they need to help mitigate risk. One exposure that is gaining traction in the news, along with […] Read More

Posted in: Educational Insurance

Risk Management: Penn State, Syracuse University Sheds Light on Sexual Abuse Exposure at Schools

Posted on: December 13, 2011 by Caitlin Morgan

Our jaws dropped as revelations came to light regarding Penn State’s retired defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky’s alleged sexual molestation and child-sex crimes. On the heels of this disturbing news, Syracuse University fired associate head basketball coach Bernie Fine for allegedly molesting young boys. Sandusky was charged with abusing eight boys over 15 years, sometimes on […] Read More

Posted in: Educational Insurance Risk Management