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Threat Intelligence highlights: Ransomware threats increase as old attacks are retooled, data breaches escalate, and more

Will 2019 be the year of the cyber criminal? Read about today's most urgent security risks in the Threat Intelligence highlights from August where we reveal current cyber events that impact both businesses and individuals.

Hands-free driving law creates potential exposures and legal implications for employers

On August 1, 2019, the expanded “hands-free” technology-while-driving law went into effect in the State of Minnesota. This means when a motor vehicle is in motion or a part of traffic (yes, that means while stopped at a stoplight), the driver is prohibited from using a wireless communication device without hands-free technology. Penalties are $50 for a first offence (plus court fees) and $275 for each offense thereafter. 

The opioid crisis and its costs

U.S. employers are not immune from the effects of the opioid crisis. The potential workplace impacts which stem from employee opioid abuse include an increase in employee absenteeism, excessive sick day use, low productivity, mistakes, errors and accidents, workplace stress, increase in healthcare costs, and high employee turnover. Because of these negative effects, many employers have decided to take a proactive approach to combat these problems.