Aviva calls on brokers to play key role in protecting clients from cyber risk

Cyber crime

Aviva has urged brokers to help educate customers on how to improve resilience and ensure they have taken reasonable steps to protect themselves following alerts from government agencies that the commercial world faces an increasing risk of an online attack.

Last month the National Cyber Security Centre asked organisations in the UK to bolster their online defences in light of recent viruses and hacking against Ukrainian organisations.

According to the insurer, most cyber-attacks are not specifically targeted and therefore all businesses are at risk – regardless of shape, size or sector. Aviva cited research showing that 91% of UK companies asked had at least one successful email-based attack in 2021.

Brokers, the provider argued, can play a key

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