Category: Cyber


The growing threat of a cyber attack
January 20, 2020

The growing threat of a cyber attack

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As we become increasingly reliant on technology, the potential impact of cyber-related incidents continues to grow. Yet the cyber insurance market is relatively new in comparison to other lines of cover. So, what do we mean when we talk about cyber risk & what do you need to do to protect your business against this…

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Is cyber insurance right for my business?  
January 15, 2020

Is cyber insurance right for my business?  

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Have you considered cyber insurance for your business? Cyber insurance is finding its way onto the agendas of businesses everywhere, but it’s still a relatively misunderstood class of insurance. Because of this, many companies find themselves confused about how cyber insurance actually works and are skeptical about whether it makes sense for their business to…

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Insurance Times Awards Double Win
November 30, 2019

Insurance Times Awards Double Win

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Ascend crowned gold winner in Customer Champion of the Year 2019 and bronze in Independent Broker of the Year The Insurance Times awards are often referred to as the Oscars for the general insurance industry and this year the ceremony took place at the spectacular Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s West End on 22nd November…

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Marriott faces £100m fine over cyber-attack on its data
October 21, 2019

Marriott faces £100m fine over cyber-attack on its data

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The massive hacking of Marriott International reservation databases could lead to a £99m fine as the UK cracked down on privacy breaches with its second major penalty notice in two days. The cyber-attack, which Marriott disclosed in 2018, exposed information on 339-million guest records, including seven million related to British residents, the UK Information Commissioner’s…

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According to IT services cyber-attacks are on the rise
October 14, 2019

According to IT services cyber-attacks are on the rise

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With hundreds of thousands of Cyber-attacks per year, it is little wonder that some challenges are successful. We all know that Cybercrime is on the rise, but the reality is that we are only aware of the successful attacks on our practices, or the obvious attempts of attacks such as phishing or ransomware. According to…

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The Broker Innovation of the Year Awards 2019 – Winner
September 5, 2019

The Broker Innovation of the Year Awards 2019 – Winner

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The Broker Innovation Awards – Start-up Broker of the Year 2019 WINNER We are delighted to have been crowned Start-up business of the year 2019 at The Broker Innovation Award 2019 held at Leonardo Royal Hotel, Tower Bridge in London. We also were finalists in another 3 categories including: • Commercial Broker of the Year…

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Terrorism and Cyber Crime Event – 10th September 2019
August 19, 2019

Terrorism and Cyber Crime Event – 10th September 2019

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On the 10th September 2019 in partnership with Counter Terrorism Policing, National Counter Terrorism Policy & Essex Police you are invited to an engagement seminar for business of all sizes to be held at the Anglian Ruskin University, Chelmsford, Essex. The event will focus on the current threat from terrorism to the United Kingdom and…

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Ascend begin fundraising for The Belsteads RDA
July 23, 2019

Ascend begin fundraising for The Belsteads RDA

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Ascend are delighted to support The Belsteads RDA, a local charity based in Chelmsford providing disabled children in the local community the opportunity to learn to ride and interact with horses. The Belsteads School is situated within 11 acres of paddocks and links directly to a 150-acre nature reserve. The curriculum will take advantage of…

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More than half of British firms ‘report cyber-attacks in 2019’
April 23, 2019

More than half of British firms ‘report cyber-attacks in 2019’

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The proportion of UK firms reporting a cyber-attack has jumped, despite most businesses admitting they are under-prepared for breaches, according to research from Hiscox. The insurer found 55% had faced an attack in 2019, up from 40% last year. But almost three quarters of firms were ranked as “novices” in terms of cyber readiness. Hiscox…

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Commercial Insurance Awards 2019 Finalist
December 21, 2018

Commercial Insurance Awards 2019 Finalist

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Congratulations to the whole team at Ascend Broking Group for our recent achievements in the Commercial Insurance sector. We are shortlisted for SIX awards at the annual Commercial Insurance Awards 2019 hosted by CIR Magazine.   Categories: Broker of the Year Categories: Regional Broker of the Year Categories: Growth Business of the Year Categories: Initiative of the Year Categories: Claims Team of the Year Categories: Social…

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