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“The Roundup” is Origami Risk’s weekly bulletin of headlines and resources impacting risk, compliance, safety, P&C insurance, and healthcare.

Mon, January 24 | 3 reasons why humans are the strongest defense against phishing attacks 

According to Deloitte, 91% of all cyber-attacks begin with a phishing email. Are employees the weakest link or is technology failing us? (Continue reading) 

Tue, January 25 | Hospital argues that the coronavirus causes property damage 

In a unique case involving COVID damages, a US District Attorney sided with a Seventh Circuit decision to dismiss a medical center’s suit alleging property damage associated with COVID. (Continue reading) 

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Wed, January 26 | World’s First Crypto Mortgage? Homeowners’ Insurers Don’t Hate It 

A fintech company operating out of Miami announced what may be the world’s first crypto-based mortgage. Clients will not need a down-payment and will be able to pledge Bitcoin assets to qualify for 30-year loans. (Continue reading) 

Thu, January 27 | The need persists to better protect homes from climate change 

Flooding is the most costly type of natural disaster in the US and research from Stanford University found that between 1988 and 2017, nearly $75 billion in damage from floods was due to climate change. Find out how “Risk Rating 2.0” seeks to make more equitable and improved pricing structure for insureds. (Continue reading) 

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Thu, January 27 | New York Will Require Employers to Disclose Monitoring to New Hires 

Many companies have turned to online tools to increase worker productivity. A law in New York state will now require employers to disclose electronic monitoring to employees in a push for greater privacy protections. (Continue reading) 

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