15 Aug

How cyber insurance responds to GDPR requirements

Earlier this year, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect, placing new obligations on companies and organizations that are doing business in the EU, or with European citizens. North Americans are becoming used to privacy breach notification requirements from government, including PIPEDA, CASL, and soon the Digital Privacy Act here in Canada, but GDPR extends well beyond any regulatory measures in place on this side of the Atlantic. It also requires that users have the ability to access, edit, and delete their private information, restricting how companies gather and store data.

10 May

Why cyber criminals target small and medium sized businesses

The news is peppered with stories about cyberattacks on large corporations and even large municipalities like Atlanta. These stories make it clear that although the digital age has made it easier than ever to transact business, it also comes with a new set of threats that businesses should prepare for.

12 Mar

Cyber liability claims examples - Why your business needs coverage

 When you hear about cyber attacks and "data breaches, many people think of a rogue hacker infiltrating a computer system to steal people's information.

19 Feb

Cyberattacks top list of biggest threats to businesses in 2018

On the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) list of things businesses around the world should be on the lookout for this year, cyberattacks took third place, following natural disasters at number two, and extreme weather events at the top.

12 Feb

North American CEOs among the most optimistic: report

Cyber threats top the list of worries from corporate leaders 

Corporate optimism about short term prospects rose to record heights this year, according to PwC’s annual CEO survey

21 Nov

Cyber security a growing threat to small and medium sized businesses

While cyberattacks on large corporations are becoming ever more common in the news, smaller and medium sized businesses are equally at risk, and are generally less aware of the danger.

06 Nov

Cyber Insurance becomes a necessity

[This article was originally published in Roofing BC magazine.]

It's hard to avoid the headlines about cybery crimes; every week brings news of another hack, online attack, or data theft. 

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