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Protecting Your Jewelry Store Against Cyber Attacks

The Plumb Club Presents a valuable webinar by Jewelers Mutual to help protect your business.




(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK — The Plumb Club presents a valuable and timely retail-learning webinar presented by Jewelers Mutual. The webinar will take place virtually at the Jewelers Resource Center Auditorium on Wednesday, October 25th, 2023, at 2pm EDT.

The webinar, titled “Cyber Security Simplified: Staying Safe in the Digital Age”, will be presented by Jewelers Mutual’s Chief Information Security Officer, Grant Hansen. He will discuss the current state of cyber security, providing statistics and outlining key threats. Additionally, he will demystify a Ransomware attack, walking attendees through how an attack typically works. Further, he will outline key measures that an organization can take to protect themselves against Ransomware and other online threats. The webinar will tie-up with a Q&A period, allowing retailers to ask direct questions.

Grant Hansen is the Chief Information Security Officer at Jewelers Mutual, where he leads Information Security and Governance efforts. Grant has over 25 years of experience in technology and security leadership roles across diverse industries and company sizes. His professional passion is establishing business enabling Information Security programs. Grant holds certifications in Information Security and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

This virtual presentation is open and free to the entire jewelry industry. Register now and learn more about protecting your store against these surging threats!

About The Plumb Club

This year, The Plumb Club proudly celebrates 40 years of educating and innovating within the jewelry category, and creating productive connections between jewelry retailers and our world-class manufacturing members. Founded in 1983 by a small group of distinguished manufacturers as a social club, The Plumb Club has evolved into one of the jewelry industry’s leading supplier organizations. Today, The Plumb Club is a unique coalition of leading, responsible and important suppliers spanning all facets of the jewelry, diamond and watch industries. The purpose of the organization is to connect its members and their customers and help shape the future of the jewelry industry. The Plumb Club’s membership accounts for a significant percentage of the domestic fine jewelry market. For more information, visit here.

About Jewelers Mutual Group

Jewelers Mutual was founded in 1913 by a group of Wisconsin jewelers to meet their unique insurance needs. Later, consumers began putting their trust in Jewelers Mutual to protect their jewelry and the special memories each piece holds. Today, Jewelers Mutual continues to support and move the industry forward by listening to jewelers and consumers and offering products and services to meet their evolving needs. Beyond insurance, Jewelers Mutual’s powerful suite of innovative solutions and digital technology offerings help jewelers strengthen and grow their businesses, mitigate risk, and bring them closer to their customers. The Group insurers’ strong financial position is reflected in their 36 consecutive “A+ Superior” ratings from AM Best Company, as of November 2022. Policyholders of the Group insurers are members of Jewelers Mutual Holding Company. Jewelers Mutual is headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, with other Group offices in Dallas, Texas and Miami, Florida. To learn more, visit here.




When There’s No Succession Plan, Call Wilkerson

Bob Wesley, owner of Robert C. Wesley Jewelers in Scottsdale, Ariz., was a third-generation jeweler. When it was time to enjoy life on the other side of the counter, he weighed his options. His lease was nearing renewal time and with no succession plan, he decided it was time to call Wilkerson. There was plenty of inventory to sell and at first, says Wesley, he thought he might try to manage a sale himself. But he’s glad he didn’t. “There’s no way I could have done this as well as Wilkerson,” he says. Wilkerson took responsibility for the entire event, with every detail — from advertising to accounting — done, dusted and managed by the Wilkerson team. “It’s the complete package,” he says of the Wilkerson method of helping jewelers to easily go on to the next phase of their lives. “There’s no way any retailer can duplicate what they’ve done.”

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