News & Updates
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). This is why*!
—Cyber-crime damage costs to hit $6 trillion annually by 2021
—Cyber-security spending to exceed $1 trillion from 2017 to 2021
—Direct attacks on individuals to effect 6 billion people by 2022
—Educational and public sector institutions are targeted—according to Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigation Report** 43% of incidents reported impacted the education and public sector.
Following are some tips to help you and your organization avoid becoming part of these statistics:
Controlling increasing costs of workers’ compensation (WC) is a concern for every member. With ASCIP as your partner and our team of experts that can help ease the burden, following are some steps you as the employer can take to mitigate increased costs.
School shootings are on our minds due to recent headlines, but we often assume these will occur elsewhere–Florida, Colorado, Virginia. It is too close to home when the headline reads “…Hostage Situation at Riverside School Ends in Deadly Shooting.” While the situation was horrific and ended with the police shooting the suspect, there were some lessons to be learned and some positive outcomes with minimal staff injuries and all students were kept safe.
This incident occurred this past Halloween to one of our ASCIP “family”. While Castle View Elementary School had a single point of entry and visitor protocols in place, an agitated parent ignored those and barged in, punching a school volunteer who attempted to intervene. The parent then grabbed a teacher holding her hostage in an empty classroom.