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Cyber Risks

Cyber-attacks and politics

Submitted by Dean on 18 November, 2019 - 10:49 with 0 comment

After supposedly thwarting a cyber attack on Monday 11th November 2019, the Labour Party suffered a second attack just the next day.

What type of attack was it?

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Can hacking be used for good rather than evil?

Submitted by Dean on 2 September, 2019 - 10:03 with 0 comment

When you hear the word ‘hacker’ what do you think of? Most of us would typically associate hackers as hooded figures sat in dark rooms, working hard to infiltrate our computer systems in order to wreak havoc.

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Are you voiding your Cyber policy?

Submitted by Dean on 27 August, 2019 - 14:49 with 0 comment

It’s no wonder that small businesses are waking up to the reality of cyber security risks, with 875,000 SMEs in the UK hit by a cyber-attack in the 12 months leading up to July 2017.

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Phishing for small fish: Why SMEs need cyber insurance

Submitted by Dean on 21 August, 2019 - 12:21 with 0 comment

Justin Clarke, Director of Underwriting and Pricing at NIG, explores the threat of cybercrime to small and medium-sized businesses, and explains why comprehensive cyber insurance coverage is essential.

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How to deal with paperwork

Submitted by Dean on 23 June, 2019 - 11:40 with 0 comment

There’s no hiding from paperwork.

Whether it’s for your personal life in the form of mortgage, tenancy or car agreements, utility bills and payslips, or for business admin, paperwork gets everywhere.

People have drawers of the stuff. Some people even have entire cabinets for it.

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A world without smartphones only a decade away?

Submitted by Dean on 22 May, 2019 - 10:50 with 0 comment

Since their revolutionary inception, smartphone brands like Apple and Samsung deploy a seemingly unending line of new-but-not-too-revolutionary smartphones ready for hungry techies to snap up.

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The truth about the rising cost of data breaches

Submitted by Dean on 15 April, 2019 - 11:23 with 0 comment

Whilst many businesses are increasingly vigilant in amending their work policies to mitigate the risk of cyber-attacks, many still don’t have adequate protective measures against cybercrime in place. 

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How to check that your wireless router is secure from cyber criminals

Submitted by Dean on 28 February, 2019 - 14:23 with 0 comment

Despite routers becoming increasingly easy to use and configure, most people don’t amend the settings of their router having set their Wi-Fi name and password. Yet without updating your router and security settings, you could be leaving your router open to cybercriminals and malware.

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The steady evolution of cyber crime in 2018

Submitted by Dean on 18 January, 2019 - 13:27 with 0 comment

In 2018, more major hacks took place from huge companies, including HSBC, British Airways and Facebook. In the first half of the year alone, it’s thought that around 4.5 million records were stolen.

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Hacks can occur at any time, from anywhere, by anyone!

Submitted by Dean on 29 August, 2018 - 12:03 with 0 comment

A common theme that springs to mind when picturing a computer hacker is a fast-typing criminal in a dark room lit by a laptop screen, perhaps, for some reason, wearing a balaclava.

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Watkin Davies Insurance Consultants are one of Wales’ largest Independent Insurance Brokers, established in 1978 by Roger Watkins. Since this time we have become one of the leading Commercial and Personal Insurance Brokers in the region and the trusted insurance advisor to hundreds of Welsh and UK businesses and individuals.

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