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David Kruse

David’s goal is to help clients think no more about their insurance than they want to, and effective customer service is the tool he uses to accomplish that goal. Prior job experience in the banking industry instilled in David a high sense of urgency around everyday matters. He knows that until a problem is solved, clients are using valuable downtime that could be better spent running their business. Before becoming a Commercial Account Manager in 2015, David spent time at Hausmann-Johnson as a Select Lines Associate and a Commercial Lines Associate. His current area of expertise lies in insuring life science businesses. Additionally, he is well-versed in the ins and outs of cyber liability insurance. David holds Bachelors of Arts degrees in Theology and Philosophy from Marquette University. He is an avid hiker, kayaker, birder, and nature documentary watcher. He enjoys sharing his passion for nature with his wife and their dog, who often to join him on hikes in state and national parks.
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The Importance of Crisis Communications During a Cyber Breach

Hausmann-Johnson's Vice President of Human Resources, Mary Jo Spiekerman, recently sat down with me to discuss a common phenomenon in the world of hiring: Ghosting. You can watch the full interview below, or read on for the transcript. 

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The Cyber Paradox

Author: David Kruse

Category: Cyber Liability

Sometime during my sophomore year at Marquette University, in between classic college trips to the dining hall and walking down to throw a Frisbee around by the lake, I made the decision to add a philosophy major to my degree.

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School Districts: How Pairing Cyber Security and Cyber Insurance Can Keep Your Finances on Track

Author: David Kruse

Category: Cyber Liability

On Thursday, February 14th, HJI's Cyber Practice Leader, David Kruse, will be speaking at the 2019 National Conference on Education in Los Angeles. Along with one of the nation's leading voices in K-12 cyber security, Ryan Cloutier (CISSP, Principal Security Architect at Sourcewell Technology),..

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"Ghosting" During the Hiring Process

Author: David Kruse

Category: Human Resources

Hausmann-Johnson's Vice President of Human Resources, Mary Jo Spiekerman, recently sat down with me to discuss a common phenomenon in the world of hiring: Ghosting. You can watch the full interview below, or read on for the transcript. 

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Hackers Aren’t Looking For You. That Doesn’t Matter.

I sometimes have to take a step back and remember that not everyone’s LinkedIn feed is filled with cyber insurance companies, digital forensics firms, information security systems providers, and the like. I see news reports on breaches, network extortion attacks, and computer fraud on a daily..

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Take the Regulators Out to the Ballgame

This week, we celebrate one of the very best days of the year: Opening Day for Major League Baseball. I’m from Milwaukee and grew up going to County Stadium/Miller Park to watch the games. Whenever I’d go, I always admired the catchers. I was impressed by their ability to crouch behind the plate..

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There’s Risk in Them Thar Contracts (or Lack Thereof)!

Author: David Kruse

Category: Cyber Liability

If data is the new oil, as one article from The Economist states, then coding is the new construction. If carpenters, bricklayers, and ironworkers built (literally) this country, then developers, network engineers, and computer scientists are building the systems we need for the future. And..

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If You Want to Destroy my Sweater…

…hold this thread as I walk away; so goes the Weezer song.

The LA punk band may not be known for their risk management prowess (shocking, right?), but they were on to something that can be useful in understanding the future of cyber security risk.

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PCI Fines/Penalties Coverage can be Critical for the Hospitality Industry

The hospitality industry is often thought of as one of the most attractive targets for a data breach. It doesn’t take much thought to understand why: the sheer volume of credit card and personally identifiable information that runs through restaurants, bars, hotels, etc, is daunting. When you..

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