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Raley, Watts & O’Neill Insurance

Since 1950, Raley, Watts & O’Neill has been serving the insurance needs of our clients. We started as a one person operation in Lexington Park, MD and are proud of our small town heritage. We have worked hard to maintain the fundamental principles of our roots while we have grown into a company that serves clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic, the United States and Internationally. We pride ourselves on getting it right and taking care of the needs of our clients. We simplify the insurance process and take the time to make sure each of our clients understand their options, what they are buying and where their money goes. Our committed staff has the expertise and extensive experience in a broad range of insurance products and services like Commercial, Personal, Bonding, Safety/Risk Management, Group Health, Life and Financial Services. We would welcome the opportunity to demonstrate to you how working with Raley, Watts & O’Neill is about more than just insurance; it is about a long term relationship. We always strive to never veer from our values – C.A.R.E

Cyber Security

Gordon O’Neill Gordon O’Neill , 12/3/2014
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Cyber SecurityCyber security continues to be a hot button topic and this trend will only continue. As cyber hackers become more ingenious, it is important that businesses continue to take steps to protect any vulnerable information they collect. While they likely collect some information from their clients via online forms, the segment of the population that is most likely to be affected are their own employees. Provide Employees With Clean Computers Use only the latest in security features such as antivirus software. Ensure that the software updates are downloaded automatically each time they are released. Set up the programs so that each computer is scanned automatically at least once a day. Train Employees on Proper Security Measures Basic Internet security measures should be part of every employee's training program and should be updated each year. Some items to cover include the importance of strong passwords and how to make one, why employees should change their passwords and how often they should do so. Setting guidelines for proper Internet etiquette is imperative. This should include those websites that are not allowed to be accessed during business hours. Control Computer Access Each employee should have a separate login when it comes to their computer use. Discourage the sharing of passwords and implement consequences for this offense. Only those employees whose jobs require it should have administrative access to the business network. Keep backup copies of all important information but store them in a safely locked up location. Laptops and other portable devices such as mobile phones pose a special security risk. Require that these devices be locked once they are no longer being used. This helps to reduce the likelihood that someone who is not authorized to do so will be able to access the information that is located on them.