Posted on 4/3/2018 7:58 AM Wedgwood Insurance Limited
A voter-profiling company was able to harvest data of 50 million Facebook profiles even though only about 270,000 users agreed to hand over their information. So maybe now is a good time to check your privacy settings and take a few other steps to safeguard your data.
Posted on 3/21/2018 4:38 AM Wedgwood Insurance Limited
In the near future, the use of cannabis for recreational (non-medical) purposes will be legal across Canada. The legalization of marijuana not only affects the general public, but it will also have a sweeping influence on how employers manage their workforce. As such, it’s crucial that employers adopt clear policies on the use of drugs and alcohol to prevent workplace accidents, increases in sick claims and decreases in employee productivity.
To respond effectively to the legalization of marijuana, employers need to have a basic understanding of the impact of the Cannabis Act itself and what steps they should take to ensure a safe and healthy workplace.
Posted on 2/21/2018 4:53 AM Wedgwood Insurance Limited
The number of drivers on Canadian roads is now around 8 million and rising every day, which means more and more opportunities for accidents and injuries. However, with more driver-assist technologies to help prevent accidents and, ultimately, injuries these opportunities should be decreasing. Are they? Well, not yet but there is hope.
Posted on 2/9/2018 5:29 AM Wedgwood Insurance Limited
Bill Buckingham and Katie Fisher of Wedgwood Insurance talk about the realities of cyber attacks on small businesses. Think it could never happen to your business? Think again.
Posted on 1/29/2018 12:23 PM Wedgwood Insurance Limited
For many, the idea of working from home sounds fantastic; there’s no commute, you can wear what you like, feet up on the couch with your laptop on your lap listening to your favourite music. And while this sounds great, there are some real concerns that many people overlook. The freedom of working anywhere you like in your house means you’re likely on WIFI. WIFI, while convenient is far from secure and carries some inherent risks, especially when working with sensitive information.
Unlike a wired network, WIFI transmits data wirelessly from a wireless router to your laptop or smartphone and back. Anyone with the right antenna and knowhow could easily access your information. It’s easy to stick your head in the sand and assume everything is fine, but in reality, this is a real threat. However, there are some ways for businesses and their employees who work from home to safeguard themselves.
VPN: If you work from home and handle sensitive information, consider using a virtual private ...
Posted on 1/15/2018 9:56 AM Wedgwood Insurance Limited
What do Uber, Best Buy Canada, Rogers Communications have in common? All these companies have been victims of a data breach totaling millions of stolen records that include personal information such as social insurance numbers, credit card numbers and bank account numbers.
If your company handles critical assets such as customers’ personal data, intellectual property or proprietary corporate data,
Posted on 1/4/2018 6:12 AM Wedgwood Insurance Limited
Weather Bomb. Cyclone Bomb. Snowmageddon. Geez sounds like we’re in for a rough couple of days, eh? Well, if the meteorologists are correct, we are. So, what can you do to batten down the hatches and ride out the impending storm? Wedgwood Insurance has some helpful tips to get you through the first major winter storm of 2018 as safe as possible – there’s no saving the storm chips, though. They’re as good as gone…
Posted on 12/11/2017 9:33 AM Wedgwood Insurance Limited
Recently, a local call-in radio show posed the question “Should winter tires be mandatory?” While we understand there are always demands on your hard-earned money, we are unequivocally for anything that keeps drivers, passengers and pedestrians as safe as possible. When it comes to reducing risk, let’s look at some winter driving statistics:
Posted on 11/29/2017 3:43 AM Wedgwood Insurance Limited
In the illustrious words of Beyoncé, ‘If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it”. Well, it’s obvious Prince Harry liked it, as he recently proposed to Meaghan Markle, star of the hit TV show Suits with a diamond ring designed by him. Perhaps right about now you’re thinking “Hang on, what does Queen Bey and the Royal family have to do with insurance?!” It’s simple – the ring.
Posted on 11/22/2017 10:41 AM Wedgwood Insurance Limited
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When you think of Newfoundland & Labrador, fishing may come to mind, and why not? It’s what the province was founded on when the first settlers discovered our rocky shores - intrepid fishermen, baiting their lines and casting their nets. Fast forward 500 years and a new form of baiting – called phishing - is on the rise and the financial implications are huge.