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Cyber Risks

The internet of things and how it might affect insurance

Submitted by Dean on 21 September, 2020 - 14:05 with 0 comment

In Mark Weiser’s essay, ‘The Computer for the 21st Century’, he comments: “The most profound technologies are those that disappear. They weave themselves into the fabric of everyday life until they are indistinguishable from it.”

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How to hack-proof your smartphone

Submitted by Dean on 21 September, 2020 - 13:36 with 0 comment

To access your personal stored information, including bank details and your address, all a hacker needs is your phone. If this is not adequately secured, their mission is even easier. Of the principle causes of security breaches, unsecured mobile phones are among the top seven.

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Technology jargon buster: 101

Submitted by Dean on 21 September, 2020 - 12:47 with 0 comment

Do you know your GIFs from your Gigabytes? To you, does RAM still bring up connotations of a sheep rather than computer memory? If you’re not up to date with technological lingo, you’re not alone.

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Dealing with social media defamation

Submitted by Dean on 10 August, 2020 - 13:01 with 0 comment

As quickly as social media can build people up, it can tear them down just as fast. Where platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram can all be platforms for good, equally, they can be used to post comments targeting individuals in an attempt to tarnish their reputation.

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Contact tracing and data protection: What the hospitality industry needs to know

Submitted by Dean on 10 July, 2020 - 14:07 with 0 comment

In June, the Government launched their contact tracing scheme which, equipped with 25,000 NHS contact tracers, aimed to track 10,000 new cases of COVID-19 a day.

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#NoFilter: The benefits of starting a business Instagram

Submitted by Dean on 26 June, 2020 - 12:10 with 0 comment

If you own your own business, you’ve undoubtedly opened a Facebook page in its name as part of your marketing strategy. You may even have delved into Twitter, or staked its place on LinkedIn.

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How secure is your Wi-Fi?

Submitted by Dean on 15 June, 2020 - 15:44 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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Five technologies which could transform insurance

Submitted by Dean on 18 May, 2020 - 10:18 with 0 comment

While before the coronavirus struck, the world was very much in the throes of a ‘digital age’, now more than ever, industries are doing what they can to keep up with the latest technologies and innovation.

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Could virtual offices be the future?

Submitted by Dean on 18 May, 2020 - 09:00 with 0 comment

With most office workers currently working from home, many businesses are seeing this as the catalyst towards taking the plunge towards making their business fully virtual.

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The rise of video conferencing hacking

Submitted by Dean on 7 May, 2020 - 12:22 with 0 comment

As we have transformed our way of working across the nation over the past couple of months, video conferencing has become the norm when it comes to holding both business meetings and personal catch-ups.

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About Us

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.

Head Office

15 & 19 Penlline Road
Cardiff, CF14 2AA
029 2062 6226
Opening Hours
Mon-Fri: 9am to 5.30pm
Sat: 9.30am to 1pm
Sun: Closed

Official Insurance Partner

Official Insurance Partner of the FAW Trust

Official Insurance Partner of the WSA

Membership & Accreditation

Chwarae Teg FairPlay Employer Award

Member of British Insurance Brokers Association