Standards for Establishing Business Interruption Economic Damages Claims for Litigation

The author explains some of the important nuances of establishing business interruption economic damages for an insurance claim or for litigation.When an unfortunate occurrence such as the recent Hurricane Sandy causes damages that result in a disruption to a business, some of the loss – usually around 80% – may be covered by Business Interruption… Continue reading Standards for Establishing Business Interruption Economic Damages Claims for Litigation

The Top ten financial services cyber risk trends for 2013

Booz Allen Hamilton works with financial services firms to identify and benchmark best practices and challenges for long-term cybersecurity prevention and protection. This process is part of Booz Allen’s Cyber M3 (Measure, Manage, Mature) capability, which evaluates the maturity of a firm’s cybersecurity programs. This work gives Booz Allen a good insight into upcoming trends… Continue reading The Top ten financial services cyber risk trends for 2013

One Month In: Jersey’s Road to Recovery from Sandy

It’s hard to believe I have been working alongside our disaster relief team in New Jersey for more than a month.  Thirty-five days have passed since Hurricane Sandy first made landfall on the New Jersey coast on October 29th.  This marked one of the most damaging disasters in state history – battering the coastline with… Continue reading One Month In: Jersey’s Road to Recovery from Sandy

Using the Cloud to Ensure Business Continuity

In today’s fast-paced society, companies of all sizes need affordable ways to deliver quality IT services reliably and continuously.  One of the key benefits of cloud computing, one that is also often overlooked, is how cloud computing can help ensure business continuity, as well as speedy disaster recovery.  Cloud hosting offers a low-cost disaster recovery… Continue reading Using the Cloud to Ensure Business Continuity

Keep In Touch With FEMA; Update Your Contact Information

Release date: December 2, 2012Release Number: NR-069 NEW YORK – Hurricane Sandy survivors who have already registered with FEMA are urged to keep in touch and keep their contact information current, especially if they have been displaced by the disaster. After survivors register for assistance, FEMA will reach out to them to set up housing… Continue reading Keep In Touch With FEMA; Update Your Contact Information

Keep In Touch With FEMA; Update Your Contact Information

Release date: December 2, 2012Release Number: NR-069 NEW YORK – Hurricane Sandy survivors who have already registered with FEMA are urged to keep in touch and keep their contact information current, especially if they have been displaced by the disaster. After survivors register for assistance, FEMA will reach out to them to set up housing… Continue reading Keep In Touch With FEMA; Update Your Contact Information

A ‘No’ from SBA May Open Doors to More Assistance

Release date: December 1, 2012Release Number: 032 WINDSOR, Conn. – Some survivors of Hurricane Sandy are discovering that getting turned down for a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration may lead to other forms of assistance. “In most cases, referral to these resources is automatic if SBA rejects your loan application,” said… Continue reading A ‘No’ from SBA May Open Doors to More Assistance

Hurricane Season Ends, but Preparedness is Year Round

Release date: November 30, 2012Release Number: RIV-12-033 Hurricane Season Ends, but Preparedness is Year Round ATLANTA – Today marks the end of the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season, but disasters aren’t limited to hurricanes or a specific time of year.  Emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere, and it’s important to be prepared year round. “While today is… Continue reading Hurricane Season Ends, but Preparedness is Year Round