Tamala Whitaker

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Tamala Whitaker is a Senior Product Developer in the Target Markets department, focusing on research and development of new insurance programs and products. A Cincinnati associate since 1986, Tammie holds the Associate in Management (AIM) designation from the Insurance Institutes of America.


Early detection key to managing data theft risk

Every business, large or small, should consider the growing exposure to loss or theft of personally identifying information of customers or employees and be prepared to respond to an unfortunate event. Data security is one of the top risks that any organization faces. Based on a Trend Micro-sponsored Ponemon Institute study, more than 78 percent of organizations have suffered at least one data breach over the past two years. We discussed some basic steps that any organization can take to protect sensitive data and to control technology practices in our[…..]


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When water is not your friend

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Refrigerators, water heaters, dishwashers, washing machines and toilets can be sources of leaks that can cause significant damage if not detected early. A burst pipe with as little as a one-eighth-inch crack can release 250 gallons of water a day, according to the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety. The most effective way to prevent costly water damage in your home is to install a leak detection and water shut-off system. There are several levels of protection that can meet the needs and budgets of all homeowners:


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Protect your business from data theft

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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,[…..]


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