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Revealed: The Leading Causes of Underinsurance and How to Fix It
Revealed: The Leading Causes of Underinsurance and How to Fix It
No matter how bright the future looks for your business, you never know when disaster will strike. Whether it be a flood or destructive building fire, it is vital to have proper insurance policies to protect your business from any interruptions—especially if you are a SME with minimal financial flexibility. As a result, many businesses purchase business interruption (BI) policies for peace of...

25 Most Commonly Stolen Passwords
25 Most Commonly Stolen Passwords
Protect yourself - and your company - by making sure you're not using one of the top 25 most commonly stolen passwords of 2017, as determined by password management software firm, Keeper.

Additionally, do not use the same password for several accounts, as this practice significantly increases the risk of your accounts being compromised.

1. 123456
2. password
3. 12345678
4....

Long read: The Overlooked Physical Exposures of a Cyber-attack
Long read: The Overlooked Physical Exposures of a Cyber-attack
More than ever before, organisations are aware of the potential financial impact of a cyber-attack. Many wrongfully assume that the steep, monetary burden of a cyber-attack (exacerbated by new, higher fines under the GDPR) is exclusively tied to damaged digital assets, lost records, and the price of investigating and reporting a breach. While those expenses represent a considerable hit, damage to an...

Protect Your Business with Crime Cover
Protect Your Business with Crime Cover

You may think that your employees would never steal from you or that your business would never be the victim of theft, but the harsh reality is that nearly every business is eventually victimised by fraud or theft. 

Thieves (including your employees) do not need direct access to cash to steal from you—merchandise, supplies and securities are all vulnerable. Criminals...

Combatting CEO Fraud Email Scams
Combatting CEO Fraud Email Scams
Fraud and cyber crime—which includes any criminal act dealing with computers and networks—are the most common criminal offences in the United Kingdom, according to the most recent data from the Office for National Statistics. In fact, in 2015, approximately 8,000 people and companies each month reported being the target of a phishing scam, which involves fraudsters accessing valuable personal...

Following this Weekend's Ransomware Attacks - Here are 5 Tips to Keep Your Business Safe
Following this Weekend's Ransomware Attacks - Here are 5 Tips to Keep Your Business Safe
Following the highly publicised wave of Ransomware attacks over the weekend, which hit the NHS among 200,000 other victims in 150 countries according to Europol, ICB Group have put together 5 Tips to Keep Your Business Safe, to help you avoid being the subject of a Cyber or Ransomware attack.

1. Understand what a Cyber Ransomware attack is:
➤ Read our article 'What is Ransomware?'...

Don’t Let Social Media Tarnish Your Organisation’s Reputation
Don’t Let Social Media Tarnish Your Organisation’s Reputation
Seventy-four per cent of board members believe that reputational damage is the most concerning repercussion of an incident, according to research from the Economic Intelligence Unit. Regardless of your organisation’s size, your reputation, which is intrinsically linked to your brand, is a precious commodity that is just as important to bolster and protect as your goods and services. Those tasks...

A New Year’s Resolution for 2017 - Achieve Better Business Continuity
A New Year’s Resolution for 2017 - Achieve Better Business Continuity
The threat landscape is changing and management teams must now consider a wider range of scenarios to ensure that their business can effectively respond and continue priority activities when faced with unexpected events. The risks associated with cyber security, technological changes, severe weather events and increasing supply chain dependencies need to be considered alongside the traditional “what...

5 Social Engineering Strategies That Threaten Your Company
5 Social Engineering Strategies That Threaten Your Company
 Regardless of how much your company may have invested in its cyber security, there will always be one glaring vulnerability — the people that work there. Instead of using sophisticated and malicious computer codes, cyber criminals employ social engineering strategies to gain access to your company’s confidential information. These strategies are meant to persuade, trick, blackmail,...

Ransomware - what is it, what to look out for, and how to protect your business?
Ransomware - what is it, what to look out for, and how to protect your business?
What is Ransomware? Ransomware is a piece of malicious software that encrypts all of the data on a company’s or private user’s network and that can only be decrypted after paying cyber criminals a ransom—between £500 and £1,000 on average, though, according to a report by IBM, half of the 600 surveyed companies affected spent more than $10,000 (~£8,000) while...

What is Trade Credit Insurance? Watch our Quick Two-Minute Videographic
What is Trade Credit Insurance? Watch our Quick Two-Minute Videographic

Watch our quick 2 minute videographic, which explains what the benefits of having a Credit Insurance Policy are, and why you should consider it for your business.


For more information on Trade Credit Insurance, please visit the Credit Insurance section on our website at: https://www.icbgroupuk.com/sectors-services/credit-insurance