Tag Archives: Cyber insurance


Covid-19 has caused a surge in cyber crime
July 29, 2020

Covid-19 has caused a surge in cyber crime

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With offices re-opening with eased lockdown restrictions, many are fearing that difficulties may arise in stopping cyber crime while part of the workforce remains at home. With over 75% of companies saying that a large proportion of their employees will remain working from home, remote-working issues will remain for some time. A top worry for…

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£10 million in losses due to COVID-19 cyber scams
April 24, 2020

£10 million in losses due to COVID-19 cyber scams

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£10 million in losses due to COVID cyber scams The COVID-19 pandemic surging around the world has evolved into a full-blown scam epidemic since fraudsters have started exploiting coronavirus fears. Scams have included an impersonation of local and international health authorities such as the World Health Organization, as well as creating bogus online shops selling non-existent face…

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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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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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10 reasons why you should consider D&O Cover
September 29, 2019

10 reasons why you should consider D&O Cover

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Being a director is often challenging and potentially lucrative, but if the prospect of being sued is looming, it can be a lonely and alarming position. Directors and officers cover (D&O) provides a suit of armour in the face of legal action, with the insurer stepping in to provide guidance at the first sign of…

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Ascend Facilitate Counter Terrorism Advice for SMEs
September 4, 2019

Ascend Facilitate Counter Terrorism Advice for SMEs

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Ascend have featured in a recent article in the Essex magazine about our Terrorism and Cyber Crime event on the 10th of September being held at Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford. The article gives details about the event and what the day will include. The event will give insights into protection from Cyber Crime and Terrorism…

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Take charge of your online reputation
June 17, 2019

Take charge of your online reputation

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More than half of British businesses suffer unfair negative reviews, according to research by online reputation management expert Igniyte, but 40% of SMEs never bother to check whether any damaging reviews about their business have been posted online. These worrying figures suggest many of today’s SMEs, lacking an in-house IT or marketing department that can…

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Nightmare Car-Hacking: The remote controlled car
June 3, 2019

Nightmare Car-Hacking: The remote controlled car

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Hostile interventions by hackers in vehicle technology are not science fiction, as various cases have proven with different car manufacturers in the last few years. But what can be done about it? THE NIGHTMARE Imagine you’re driving with 100 other vehicles on a main road. As if by magic, the central locking engages, the radio…

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