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Cybercriminals exploiting Coronavirus

Public concern and working-from-home mandates are providing opportunities for cybercriminals. Europe has now closed its borders and it is expected that Coronavirus will continue to trigger widespread disruption globally. In an effort to protect public health, more and more governments have implemented school closures and working-from-home mandates. CFC’s in-house cyber incident response team notes, however, that the public concern about the virus’s spread as well as remote working is creating opportunities for cybercriminals. This advisory provides some background on these risks along with some easy-to-implement steps that businesses can follow to avoid falling victim. Coronavirus increasingly being used in phishing […]

ALLIANZ IRELAND ANNOUNCES 14 SUPPORT MEASURES FOR YOUR CUSTOMERS

  ALLIANZ IRELAND ANNOUNCES 14 SUPPORT MEASURES FOR YOUR CUSTOMERS Volunteers supporting the national emergency effort will receive extended vehicle cover automatically enhanced under all home insurance policies to facilitate home working. Automatic extension of ‘days grace’ at renewal to 28 days to allow more time for personal customers to be able to contact you. Maintaining existing cover on premises during business closure – businesses are advised to contact their brokers for further information. Taking action to ensure we support customers and brokers as widely, fairly and as speedily as possible across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Further […]

Why Use an Insurance Broker?

An insurance broker keeps your mind at peace. Below are seven reasons why using an authorized Insurance Broker is more beneficial and cost effective than going direct. 1. Choice Brokers have access to a variety of insurer’s products and can compare various product offerings and advise on best service provider, best cover rate from the most suitable provider – EVERY TIME 2. Independence Brokers are independent and not tied to any one provider. 3. Expert Advice Just like an accountant or lawyer, based on years of experience and training a broker can provide the same professional advice to you on […]

Warning about Cyber Attacks and Security

We received this advice from our IT consultants and thought it was worth passing on to our clients. Message from Nostra re: Cyber-attack threat – please read. Hi all, Friday’s cyber-attack, caused by a malware / ransomware named WannaCry, has affected more than 200,000 victims in 150 countries. Many businesses, including large corporations are among those affected. The malware infected the NHS in the UK on Friday which forced some hospitals to divert ambulances and cancel scheduled operations. Renault was also affected forcing the car manufacturer to stop production in both France and Slovenia. There are a number of solutions in […]

D&O – What Does It Cover?

The D&O policy covers claims against Directors or Officers of a company arising from decisions they make whilst running a company. When triggered by a claim, it does the following: Pays the directors legal defence costs upfront, including investigation costs Paying settlement costs or awards Guarantees access to appropriate legal representation Covers civil fines and penalties levied against them Provides financial comfort and piece-of-mind at a potentially very difficult time for the policyholder Can provide balance sheet protection to the company in certain situations Ultimately protects the personal assets of the Directors and Officers of a company Which product? 1. […]

Charity Walk for the Down Syndrome Centre

On 17th and 18th June 2017 Eugene Carlin, along with his friend Terry Noone, will be taking part in a Charity Fundraiser for the Down Syndrome Centre.  60 for 60 at 60 will take place over the two days starting from Dalkey. The first day will finish in Portmarnock Hotel where the group will be entertained and refreshed.  The second day will see the group walk back to Dalkey, ending in Killiney Castle where they will celebrate with food, drink and entertainment. If you would like to join our incredible team you can:- Register by contacting Aileen on 01 661 […]

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