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These Two Cyber-attacks Are on the  Rise - Here's How to Protect Yourself
These Two Cyber-attacks Are on the Rise - Here's How to Protect Yourself
Although clicking on and responding to emails in the workplace is a common practice, recent research revealed it’s also a top cyber-security concern. Indeed, among the methods cyber-criminals use to attack organisations, social engineering scams and ransomware are on the rise. 

Social engineering scams, such as email attacks and phishing scams, accounted for over 25 per cent of cyber-incidents...

2018 Cyber Breaches Survey
2018 Cyber Breaches Survey
Digitising the Workplace 

In a world of continued technological advancement and increased dependence on the internet for organisational success, cyber-security has become a vital aspect of keeping businesses and charities safe from potential data disasters. 

Nearly all businesses (98 per cent) and charities (93 per cent) rely on some form of digital communication or technology...

Staying Secure: Cyber Trends 2018
Staying Secure: Cyber Trends 2018
Whether it be preventing a mass data breach or finding ways to comply with the GDPR, the need for cyber preparedness and resilience is at an all-time high. However, a recent survey from the Economist Intelligence Unit revealed that only 13 per cent of organisations feel that they’ve learned from past cyber-mistakes. Have a look at the following 2018 cyber-trends to keep your organisation safe...

GDPR Exposes Directors and Officers to Greater Risk
GDPR Exposes Directors and Officers to Greater Risk
As cyber-related requirements will become more stringent under the GDPR once it comes into effect on 25 May, directors and officers (D&O) will be exposed to a greater amount of liability. In fact, insurance experts forecasted a spike in D&O claims in 2018 over cyber-incidents. But it’s not just the GDPR—wrongful conduct resulting in company insolvency, such as Carillion’s...

Cyber-criminals Can Easily Gain Access to Your Home
Cyber-criminals Can Easily Gain Access to Your Home
Cyber-criminals may be able to gain access to your home through your smart devices. Learn how to protect your home.

A quarter of UK homes contain some kind of smart device, such as smart plugs and wireless security cameras, according to a survey from technology retailer, Maplin. What’s more, 420 million smart devices are expected to be installed in homes across the country by 2020, according...

How to Prevent a Cyber ‘Meltdown’
How to Prevent a Cyber ‘Meltdown’
Cyber-security researchers recently announced the discovery of two major security flaws that could allow hackers to bypass regular security measures and obtain normally inaccessible data. They’re called Meltdown and Spectre, and they’re both caused by design flaws found in nearly all modern processors. 

Hackers can exploit these vulnerabilities to access all of the data found...

Your Selfie Could Open the Door to  Criminals
Your Selfie Could Open the Door to Criminals

While social media can be a valuable tool for entertainment and communication, it can also open the door to crime. When you share pictures of your location or possessions on social media, you enable criminals to target you for criminal behaviour. 

None of your social media posts are ever truly private. And can you really trust all of your ‘friends’ on social media networks?...

Ransomware - what is it, what to look out for, and how to protect your business?
Ransomware - what is it, what to look out for, and how to protect your business?
What is Ransomware? Ransomware is a piece of malicious software that encrypts all of the data on a company’s or private user’s network and that can only be decrypted after paying cyber criminals a ransom—between £500 and £1,000 on average, though, according to a report by IBM, half of the 600 surveyed companies affected spent more than $10,000 (~£8,000) while...

Cyber and Data Insurance: Watch our Quick Two-Minute Videographic
Cyber and Data Insurance: Watch our Quick Two-Minute Videographic


In recent years, cyber and data attacks have emerged as one of the most significant threats facing organisations of all sizes. The Internet and other IT network operations have created risks that were non-existent less than a decade ago. When cyber-attacks (such as data breaches and hacks) occur, they can result in devastating damage, such as business disruption, revenue loss, legal fees, a...

Cyber Risks, Cyber Insurance and 10 Tips for Cyber Security
Cyber Risks, Cyber Insurance and 10 Tips for Cyber Security
WHAT HAS CHANGED?

Cyber crime is the world’s fastest growing criminal activity and is the single biggest future risk to businesses. Whilst money is the primary motivational factor for cyber criminals, other factors such as ideology, sympathy, anger and espionage are also significant drivers of cyber crime.

“Cyber Crime has overtaken the drug trade as the most profitable form...