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What is Ransomware?

Ransomware is a type of malicious software that makes your computer or its files unusable and demands a fee for access. But paying a ransom is no guarantee you will regain access to your files, and it could make you vulnerable to further attacks.

Australia finally has mandatory data breach notification

Australia will have a mandatory data breach notification scheme in place within the year after several aborted attempts, following the passage of legislation through the senate today. The Labor and Liberal parties today united to pass the government’s Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 into law. Learn what the rules mean for your organisation. The […]

Australian Government My Guide helps minimise your personal online security risk: Alert Priority Moderate

An increase in online scams and frauds reported to authorities in the leadup to Christmas has reinforced the importance of safe online security practices. The Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN) received 2,608 reports of online scams and fraud from 1 December to 21 December 2016. There were 1,415 reports to ACORN from 1 December […]

Would your business stand up to a Ransom attack?

What Are They and How Do I Deal With Them? CryptoLocker and CryptoWall are examples of ransomware, a trojan than locks up your files and threatens to destroy the key unless you pay a ransom to enable the files to be unlocked again. You are given only a limited time to hand over the ransom […]

City Rural principal voted No.1

Principal of City Rural, Andrew Benda, has been named SA/NT Broker of the Year in NIBA’s prestigious broker awards. The award, sponsored by Zurich, was presented at the NIBA SA Gala Lunch at the Adelaide Oval with 400 insurance industry staff attending. Key criteria in choosing the winner included peer interviews, a review of the nominee’s relationships with […]

SMSF investments in Collectibles

Are you aware that there are regulations for SMSFs who invest in artwork and collectibles to insure the collectibles in the name of the fund? If your SMSF has invested in collectibles or is considering doing so we recommend you download the Hoodsweeny Accountants PDF for further information.

Underinsurance

Underinsurance – Don’t risk it At City Rural we work with our farming and rural clients to ensure the policies we arrange on their behalf provide the right cover for their needs. This is why when you’re with City Rural and a claim arises, there are no surprises. It’s all about making sure that you […]

Fire Safety in Rural Areas

Bushfire season – be prepared City Rural is fortunate to have CGU Insurance as one of our selected insurers for our rural and farming clients. With CGU, our clients get additional benefits and useful tools that are not available with other insurers. These tools help to ensure safety on the land and that the insurance […]

Womadelaide Fire

City Rural take the heat! Dateline: early hours of 11 March 2014 Location: Womadelaide event-sound stage in Botanic Park Fire breaks out at the rear of one of the event stages. The owner of the sound and PA system equipment had packed up and stored his gear in the transport boxes at the rear of […]