Facebook hacking

Facebook Security Breach Affects Nearly 50 Million Accounts

Anthea Cyber Crime

On Sept. 28, 2018, Facebook announced that nearly 50 million user accounts were compromised in a data breach. The breach, which can be traced back to July 2017, is one of the largest in the company’s 14-year history. While investigations are ongoing, the company said hackers exploited a software vulnerability in Facebook’s “View As” feature to steal access tokens and …

cyber safety traveling

5 Cyber Safety Tips for Business Travelers

Anthea Cyber Crime

Whenever an employee travels for business, it’s likely that cyber security is one of the last things they’re thinking about. However, cyber security is not only important in the home and office, but on the road as well. Business travellers are particularly vulnerable, as they often carry multiple devices (e.g., smartphones, laptops and tablets) that all store sensitive data—both personal …

Distracted Driving Ontario

Ontario to Increase Distracted Driving Penalties Starting January 1, 2019

Anthea Auto

In an ongoing effort to create safe roadways, Ontario is increasing its penalties for distracted driving infractions beginning Jan. 1, 2019. Distracted driving is a continued safety concern across Canada. However, the widespread increase in cellphone use over the past decade has brought the issue to the forefront. In fact, in Ontario alone, deaths from collisions caused by distracted driving …

Architect Insurance Certificates

Architect Insurance: Why Do Architects Need Insurance Certificates?

Anthea Business Insurance

If you own your own architectural firm or have entered into a bidding process on behalf of the firm you work for, chances are good that you have been asked to provide or obtain an insurance certificate. An insurance certificate should be required from people and organizations that you enter into agreements with or who supply products and services to …

Private Company D&O Insurance

True Stories: Private Company D&O Insurance

Dave Smith Business Insurance

With today’s emphasis on corporate transparency and accountability, an organization’s directors and officers face a countless number of exposures. Regardless of your company’s size or mission, the legal costs associated with a lawsuit can be devastating for both the organization and your directors and officers. Many wrongly assume that directors and officers (D&O) insurance is only necessary for publicly traded …

Poor Air Quality in Your Home

Is Poor Air Quality in Your Home Making You Sick?

Anthea Healthy Living

Air circulation in your home is easily restricted, often leading to poor air quality and adverse health effects. In fact, indoor air can have higher levels of pollutants than outdoor air and can cause environment-related health problems. Among other conditions, poor indoor air quality can lead to upper respiratory irritation, skin irritation, chills, fever, cough, chest tightness, congestion, sneezing, runny …

contractor insurance

Renovation Tip: Verify Your Contractor’s Insurance

Anthea Personal Property Insurance

When taking on a home repair or improvement, you may hire a contractor to ensure the work gets done right. However, during a project of any size, accidents can occur, potentially leading to worker injuries or property damage. What’s more, if that contractor isn’t carrying the proper insurance coverage, you may have to pay thousands of dollars to remedy the …

Employment Practices Liability Insurance

True Stories: Employment Practices Liability Insurance

Anthea Business Insurance

From hiring new workers to assigning duties, each of your decisions affects employees in a unique way. Although these actions are critical to running your business, they also create exposures that could lead to costly claims by employees or governmental regulators. Even if they are not warranted, claims for wrongful employment practices can disrupt operations, damage your business’s reputation, hurt …

sun car damage

6 Key Tips to Protect Your Car from the Sun and Heat

Anthea Auto

If you don’t take the proper precautions, the sun can severely damage key components of your vehicle. In fact, it’s not uncommon for the exterior of cars to reach 90◦ C when exposed to direct sunlight in the summer. This amount of heat can not only wreak havoc on your car’s finish, but its interior as well. To protect your …

Family Vacation

10 Steps to Keep Your Home Safe While You’re On Vacation

Anthea Personal Property Insurance

When preparing to leave for a vacation, it’s easy to overlook basic home safety precautions. To protect your residence while you’re away and enjoy a worry-free trip, keep in mind the following tips. Preparing For Vacation There are a number of hazards that could affect your home while you’re away, including lightning, theft and flooding. In order to keep your …