Cyber Insurance

Cyber Insurance: 6 Things You Need to Consider

Anthea Business Insurance

In today’s interconnected world, it seems that no organization is immune from experiencing a cyber attack. In fact, there is a saying in the cyber security community that there are two types of businesses: those that have been breached and know it and those that have been breached and just don’t know it. As more and more companies have experienced …


Phishing Scam: The Attack We Witnessed at Our Office

Douglas Personal Interest

With the constant news stories about computer hacking, online security breaches, and cyber security issues in general, you’ve no doubt heard the term, “Phishing.”If not, here’s a quick definition…“Phishing,” a type of cyber attack in which a hacker disguises him- or herself as a trusted source online in order to acquire sensitive information, is a common and technologically simple scam …

Hire an Intern

Are You Hiring an Intern? Follow These 4 Tips

Anthea Business Development

For businesses large or small, internship programs can have many benefits. First, there are major savings involved when you compare the cost of hiring full-time employees. Second, internships provide great opportunities to young, local talent, allowing organizations to give back to their communities. Want to see how hiring an intern could help your business? Consider this: While starting an internship …

Time Theft

Are Your Employees Stealing Time?

Anthea Business Development

Time theft is a type of employee fraud where a worker receives payment for tasks he or she has not completed. There are several examples of time theft, all of which take an employee away from his or her assigned work—costing companies time and money. 3 Types of Time Theft As an employer, it’s important to be aware of the …

Positive Thinking

4 Steps to Turn a Bad Day into a Great One

Anthea Healthy Living

Life is full of unexpected frustrations. Running late, spilling coffee on yourself or getting into an argument can start your day off on the wrong foot. The good news is that, to a certain extent, you can control your mood and prevent these obstacles from ruining your entire day. Benefits of Keeping Positive The most important thing you can do …

Federal Budget

Can the 2017 Federal Budget Impact Your Employees’ Benefits?

Anthea Business Development, Business Insurance

The Liberal government recently tabled the 2017 federal budget, which Finance Minister Bill Morneau says will put Canadians to work and make the country more innovative and globally competitive. The full budget details how the government will spend $330 billion ($1 billion of new spending) on programs, services and paying down Canada’s debt. Included in the 280-page budget are a …

ATV Regulations in Canada

Anthea Miscellaneous

If you own an ATV or plan on using one this summer, it’s important that you understand the regulations that govern ATV use. Regulations allow certain All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) to have greater access to the shoulder and paved portions of some Ontario highways. This change became effective July 31, 2003 and applies only to ATVs with the following characteristics: Four …

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, …


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

Anthea Business Development

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 …

More Productive Meetings

5 Ways to Make Your Business Meetings More Productive

Anthea Business Development

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 …