Prevention tips let you enjoy the outdoors

Sliding glass doors can be an easy target; lock up, and place metal or wooden bars in the tracks to make entry harder.

Sliding glass doors can be an easy target; lock up, and place metal or wooden bars in the tracks to make entry harder.

Good weather gives you opportunities to get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors. It also gives some unscrupulous people the opportunity they are looking for to burglarize your home or car and take your valuable possessions. You cannot prevent 100 percent of the thefts, but there are steps you can take to minimize the potential problem.

According to the FBI Uniform Crime Statistics: “victims of burglary offenses suffered an estimated $4.6 billion in lost property in 2009: overall, the average dollar loss per burglary offense was $2,096.” Further the report indicates “burglaries of residential properties accounted for 72.6 percent of all burglary offenses.” Read More

Protect your business from data theft

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Be aware of your surroundings when using mobile devices.

Data security is a challenge faced by every business today. A 2012 survey of 2,100 businesses conducted by Applied Research revealed that 74 percent of the businesses surveyed were affected by cyber attacks in the past 12 months. Sixty-two percent indicated that they had lost at least one mobile device in the last 12 months and 100 percent admitted that at least some of their lost devices had no password protection. Confidential data had been lost in the last 12 months by 42 percent of the businesses surveyed. Most businesses, large or small, are aware of the threats to their data security, Read More

Electrifying the future: Tech careers

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From left: Doronna Vickers, Ryan Osborn and Leslie Abrenica at TechOlympics Expo 2013.

Several of us from Cincinnati Insurance spent a recent weekend volunteering with TechOlympics Expo 2013, The students we met truly embodied the theme of this year’s expo – Electrify! These millennials were completely engaged: eager to learn, willing to share and excited about their future. TechOlympics was a great way to get involved in the local community and introduce Cincinnati Insurance and our IT department to the next generation of IT talent.
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