My guest in this episode is Van Carlson. Van is the CEO of Strategic Risk Alternatives. Van has over twenty years of experience within the risk management industry. Van began his career with Farmers Insurance Group as an agent; eventually growing his book to be among the largest in his home state of Idaho. Van focuses at Strategic Risk Alternatives on risk management primarily and facilitates SRA to assess and solve for the risks our clients have. Van’s primary goal is to continue the upward growth of SRA and continue to develop new products to bring to market.

A data breach at a customer services provider with a name that looks like a misprint, [24], may have exposed the data of thousands of Sears department store and Delta Air Lines customers last fall, the companies disclosed this week.


Anheuser-Busch InBev today announced a voluntary recall in the U.S. and Canada of a “limited” number of Stella Artois bottles that may contain glass particles due to a packaging defect.

In a press release, A-B, the world’s largest beer manufacturer, said a packaging flaw in some 11.2 oz. bottles manufactured by an unnamed European third-party vendor “may cause a small piece of glass to break off and possibly fall into the beer.”

CADILLAC — Parties involved in the dispute over the future of Cadillac Junction have been fighting this legal battle since 2008, when Clam Lake voters turned down a request by developer TeriDee LLC to annex into the city of Cadillac.

High-end retailers Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor suffered a cyber breach that could put the financial information of millions of customers in jeopardy.

Five million credit card and debit card numbers from the department stores have been put up for sale on dark web forums, according to a note published Sunday by New York-based cybersecurity firm Gemini Advisory.


In today’s market, no growing business can isolate itself from online communications and commerce. Yet avoiding the internet entirely is the only way to guarantee your company will not be exposed to cyber threats. Once a business is online it will always be exposed to some residual risk it cannot feasibly address in a disaster recovery plan, business continuity plan, or through an information security technology solution.


ATLANTA – According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the threat posed by foodborne illnesses in the US “continues to be a substantial burden,” despite ongoing food safety measures.

NEW YORK, March 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent Deloitte poll, over one-third of respondents define their current organizations' processes to measure and monitor risks in the extended enterprise as "ad hoc" or "reactive," characterized as an "initial" or "managed" phase of extended enterprise risk management (EERM) program development.



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