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Concerns about rising cyber threats not translating to bigger IT budgets

Despite feeling they face information security threats, 42% of Canadian businesses have no plans to increase their IT security budgets next year, according to a report from EY Canada.
Nov 21, 2014 4:08PM


ICLR event to look at tackling hailstorm losses

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction will be hosting a seminar on tackling hailstorm losses.
Nov 21, 2014 3:16PM


U.S. safety agency tells Chrysler to speed up Jeep recall; gas tanks can rupture in crash

DETROIT - The nation's auto safety agency is telling Chrysler to speed up a recall of 1.5 million older Jeeps with gas tanks that can rupture in a rear collision.
Nov 21, 2014 2:52PM


Companies urged to 'consider the risks' of non-computing devices connected to global networks

There is an increase in the number of cars, industrial control systems and other non-computing devices that are connected to a global computer network, some of these devices are sold without "thorough security and functional testing" and are...
Nov 21, 2014 11:31AM


U.S. senators pound executives, but get no clear answer on safety of automotive air bags

WASHINGTON - There were apologies and long-winded explanations, but after nearly four hours of testimony about exploding Takata air bags, senators never got a clear answer to the question most people have: whether or not their cars are safe.
Nov 21, 2014 10:40AM


Minivans do poorly in new crash tests by the insurance industry

DETROIT - The Honda Odyssey was the only minivan to earn the highest safety rating in new crash tests by the insurance industry.
Nov 20, 2014 3:49PM


With 5th record hot month, NOAA says 2014 likely to be globe's hottest year

WASHINGTON - Despite a bitter U.S. cold snap, the globe is rushing hell-bent toward its warmest year on record with last month setting the fifth monthly heat record of year.
Nov 20, 2014 3:02PM


Quoting, analytics technology top priorities for Canadian insurance industry in 2015

Technology, particularly to enhance underwriting, was ranked as the highest priority for 2015 by nearly half of Canadian insurance industry respondents in a recent survey, and most said their IT spend would increase next year.
Nov 20, 2014 2:36PM


Small firms want 'increasingly rapid responses to commercial insurance questions'

Insurance buyers in small and mid-sized businesses are "comfortable" doing online research, but insurance carriers "rarely" offer online quoting for small businesses, Conning Inc. suggested in a report.
Nov 20, 2014 2:19PM


IBC, brokers pleased auto insurance bill passes in Ontario

The Insurance Bureau of Canada said Thursday it welcomed the news that the Ontario legislature has passed Bill 15, the Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile Insurance Rates Act.
Nov 20, 2014 1:17PM


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