IT security

IT Security Is a Top Challenge for Firms Around the World

Anthea Business Insurance

A recent survey conducted by Protiviti and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), found that cyber security, privacy issues, infrastructure management and emerging technologies rank as the top IT challenges facing organizations today. The annual survey—A Global Look at IT Audit Best Practices—gathered responses from over 1,000 IT audit professionals and focused on emerging technology, IT implementation, audits, …

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CASL Provisions Come Into Force July 1, 2017: Is Your Business Ready?

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Canada’s Anti-spam Legislation (CASL), which regulates the sending of commercial electronic messages (CEMs) and requires entities that distribute them to obtain prior consent, came into force on July 1, 2014. While many aspects of CASL have been in effect for years, key provisions—including the private right of action (PRA)—will be imposed beginning July 1, 2017. What Does This Mean For …

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5 Ways to Make Your Business Meetings More Productive

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Meetings are a key component to any high-functioning workplace and growing your business. Not only are they are a primary method for employees to interface and discuss ongoing projects, but they can also encourage team building. However, meetings can quickly become unproductive if the proper precautions aren’t considered. This can lead to delayed projects and frustrated employees. Make Your Meetings …

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Is the Air in Your Home Safe?

Anthea Healthy Living

Your home’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system maintains the air quality of your home. However, your HVAC system will only work properly if its air filter is regularly inspected and changed. As your HVAC system works to circulate the air in your home, its filter will remove dust and pollen particles from the air. According to Energy Star, …

How to Stay Healthy into Your Senior Years

Anthea Personal Interest

Staying Healthy for Life: Tips for Seniors You can have a positive influence on how you think, feel and act when you are older simply by changing how you think, feel and act now. Staying healthy, fit, active and happy are the keys to aging gracefully. This commercial give an interesting and vivid perspective on how our actions can influence …

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The 25 Most Often Stolen Passwords: Is Yours One of Them?

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How clever is your password? If it’s on the list below, your password is just as easily stolen as it is remembered. How to Create a More Secure Password To create a more secure password, make sure you are not relying only on numbers or letters – use a mix of both. Also, try to avoid simple keyboard patterns like …

Internet of Things

“The Internet of Things” Becomes a $1 Trillion Dollar Industry?

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Today, there are more digitally connected devices than there are people on the planet. These immense networks are capable of supporting an array of applications—from the mundane to the sophisticated—and can help propel economic opportunities. This vast interconnected system of devices, vehicles and even buildings are all part of the Internet of Things (IoT)—and more and more businesses are investing …

Directors and Officers Liability

5 Common Sources of Directors and Officers Liability

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In today’s business climate of corporate transparency and accountability, an organization’s officers and directors face a myriad of exposures. Regardless of your company’s size or mission, the legal costs associated with a lawsuit can be crippling for both the organization and your directors and officers. Directors and Officers Liability The following are five of the most common sources of directors …

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What Are You Using Your Vehicle For?

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What do you use your vehicle for? Do you use it primarily for running errands? Do you drive it to and from work each day? Or, do you use it for business as well as personal use? This question may not seem like a big deal, but not properly disclosing how you use your vehicle can have serious insurance repercussions. For example, …

How Healthy Is Your Family

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Family Health Assessment and Action Plan Teaching your children healthy behaviours can be challenging, and it takes the effort of the entire family to help your children maintain a healthy lifestyle. This assessment can help you gauge where you stand now, and the action plan will help your family move toward healthier habits. Assessment Healthy Eating How many fruits/vegetables do …