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Misconfigured cloud-based file repository exposes personal information of as many as 14 million U.S. Verizon customers

July 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A “misconfigured cloud-based file repository” exposed the names, addresses, account details and account personal identification numbers (PINs) of as many as 14 million U.S. customers of telecommunications carrier Verizon, according to a recent blog from computer security company UpGuard. The

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Manufacturing Protection

July 6, 2017 Jimaan Sane, Cyber Underwriter, Beazley; and Rhea Turchinetz, Cyber Underwriter, Beazley Canada

The onward march of cyber risk gives Canadian businesses – including manufacturers – much to be concerned about. But they should find some comfort in the way in which insurers are confronting the problem. The first reaction of most business

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Technological change and cyber risk overtake regulation as top risks for global insurers: study

May 31, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The global insurance industry’s ability to confront structural and technological changes is now the greatest risk it faces, according to a new survey of insurers and close observers of the sector, released on Tuesday. The Centre for the Study of

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“Slow but steady” trend in take-up rates among U.S. cyber insurance clients: Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers

May 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

There is a “slow but steady” trend in take-up rates among cyber insurance clients and prices continue to stabilize, according to a recent survey from the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (CIAB) in Washington, DC. When it comes to

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Cyber security a ‘key aspect’ of risk management for medical professional liability insurers: A.M. Best

May 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Medical professional liability insurers who retain cyber risk need to limit their exposure “through strong policy language,” A.M. Best Company Inc. warned in a report released Wednesday. The ability to “identify emerging risks in areas such as cyber security,” is,

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Simultaneous cyberattacks on multiple companies likely in 2017, financial services industry key concern: AIG study

May 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Nine in 10 global cybersecurity and risk experts believe that cyber risk is systemic and that simultaneous attacks on multiple companies are likely in 2017, according to a study issued on Wednesday by global insurer American International Group, Inc (AIG).

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Threats of cyberattacks, natural disasters and supply chain failure most pressing global business performance risks: FM Global

May 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Cyberattacks, natural disasters and supply chain failure are three of the most pressing risks to global business performance in the 21st century, according to the 2017 FM Global Resilience Index. The online, interactive annual index ranks 130 countries and territories

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Cyber risk management starts with preparing children ‘around a whole different mindset,’ says former Toronto deputy police chief

March 6, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Cyber security is more of a human resources issue than a technological issue, while cyber security threats are often detected more than six months after they occur, speakers told insurance professionals at a conference last week. “The nature of IT

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Captive Audience

March 1, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

There is an increased interest in using captives to cover cyber risk. With cyber risk changing so rapidly, contributing to making the risk difficult to underwrite, some industry experts expect that interest to grow.

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Strategic planning of Canada’s p&c industry must extend to five, 10 years: Cook

January 11, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Canada’s property and casualty insurance industry must look farther ahead in its strategic planning than it may be used to ensure it fully grasps developing conditions and can address related changes, Philip Cook, CEO of Omega Insurance Holdings Inc., suggested

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Munich Re posts profit of 684 million euros in third quarter

November 10, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Munich Re has posted a profit for 684 million euros in the third quarter of 2016 ending Sept. 30, up from 525 million euros in the same quarter last year. For the first nine months of the year ending Sept.

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FM Global creates dedicated cyber risk engineering, underwriting units

September 26, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

FM Global is looking to bolster its expertise in first-party cyber solutions for the benefit of its mutual policyholders with its move to form integrated engineering and underwriting units dedicated to doing just that. The move seeks to address the