Southern Loss Association Articles

The AIDS Trojan and Father of the Ransomware

By Kerry Sapet, SDC CPAs, LLC In 1989, during the World Health Organization’s AIDS conference, the world’s first ransomware virus was released. Ransomware is a piece of malicious software designed to infect a computer and prevent the user from accessing their files until a set of demands has been met. This first ransomware virus, now … Read more

Managing Unplanned Events in Healthcare Facilities

The disasters of 2020 will likely live in infamy for decades to come. There were 22 disaster events last year that caused, at a minimum $1 billion in damage. The total count for those 22 disasters? $95 billion and 261 people dead. If that cost and death toll seems low, it’s because it is. The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are still being counted. While many industries suffered throughout 2020, healthcare has shouldered a continuous burden.

P&ID’s, If You Please – Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams Explained

When investigating an industrial incident, one piece of information I always ask for is the relevant P&ID’s for the process. P&ID stands for Piping and Instrumentation Diagram and is defined as “A schematic diagram of the relationship between instruments, controllers, piping, and system equipment.” The information from the P&ID’s covering the vessel or vessels involved in an incident can be very useful.

Other Resources

Atlanta Claims Association - https://www.atlantaclaims.com/

Casualty Adjusters Guide - https://www.cagworld.com/

Claims Magazine - https://www.propertycasualty360.com/claims-magazine/

Georgia Defense Lawyers Association - http://www.gdla.org/

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association - https://www.gtla.org/

Honorable Order of the Blue Goose, Intl - http://www.bluegoose.org/

How Stuff Works - https://www.howstuffworks.com/

Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) - https://disastersafety.org/

Mapquest - https://www.mapquest.com/

National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) - https://www.nafe.org/

International Association of Insurance Professionals (IAIP) - https://www.internationalinsuranceprofessionals.org/

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - https://www.weather.gov/

Property & Liability Resource Bureau (PLRB) - https://www.plrb.org/

Risk and Insurance Management Society - https://community.rims.org/

Ultimate Insurance Links - https://tonysteuer.com/