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Protecting the privacy of clients’ data

Research shows that 81 of the top 100 non-Google websites are using Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) to make their sites a safer place for individuals. HTTPS encrypts communications that are sent between an individual’s browser and the website they’re connected to, meaning that information submitted is harder to intercept and understand. (more…)

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How to choose the right group risk cover for your clients

It’s no secret that the world of work, as we know it, is changing. In a 2017 employee benefits study, US insurer MetLife found that 58% of employees surveyed “want customised benefit options based on their personal information”. And according to the same study, 73% of employees believe their employers are responsible for their health […]

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How harmful is a bribery or corruption scandal to a company?

Corruption involves a wide range of activities including bribery and dishonest or fraudulent practices by relatively powerful people. With the prevalence of corruption globally, the UK Bribery Act 2010 requires companies to mitigate financial penalties and reputational risks associated with these illegal acts within their organisation and third-parties, through adequate preventative measures. However, despite strict […]

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Fighting fire by managing risk

Property and business interruption losses as a result of wildfire have increased dramatically in South Africa. Managing fire risk is every property owner’s responsibility as experts warn that the world is becoming warmer and drier, increasing the chances of unwanted wildfire. (more…)

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Aon study reveals ‘true potential’ of blockchain for insurance industry

Aon plc. (NYSE: AON), the leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, today announces the launch of the first article in its 2018 Global Insurance Market Opportunities series. The article, Blockchain: Mechanics and Magic, written by risk academic and former Chief Executive Officer of Aon Benfield Analytics, […]

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Maarten Ackerman

Determining your appetite for risk

As investors continue to be buffeted by uncertainties in the market, the importance of an appropriate, disciplined and strategic investment strategy is increasingly evident. Emotions are among an investor’s biggest enemies, particularly when faced with challenging and unpredictable events. (more…)

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The rise of multi-factor authentication

While passwords alone do not provide adequate levels of security, their convenience means that they are still widely deployed. Although they will be phased out as the primary method of authentication on mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) devices in 2018, they are unlikely to disappear completely. (more…)

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Samantha Baleson

SA becoming ‘an ever more litigious country’

South Africa is aligning itself with the rest of the international community’s legal inclination and becoming an ever more litigious country. With attorneys doing work on a contingency, or a “no win, no fee” basis, it is becoming easier and easier to sue and hold a wrongdoer liable. (more…)

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