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Mandatory data breach notification scheme

Cybercrime and its potential impact on business operations is well understood today with reports about data breaches, malware attacks and email scams of all kinds making the the news almost daily. Businesses with websites, and that’s just about every business, hold data and information about customers. This sensitive information is at serious risk of being […]

Sponsorship Announcement

City Rural has developed specific niche insurance products for Large Arts organisations, Artist support groups, individual artists and a wide range of Art Forms. To continue our support of the Arts, I am proud to announce that we have extended our sponsorship of the Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition and the City Rural/Helpmann emerging artist award. […]

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 – 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 […]