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Global organizations spending almost four times more budget on property-related risks than cyber risks: Aon/Ponemon report

April 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Global organizations are spending nearly four times more budget on property-related risks than cyber risks, according to a report released on Tuesday by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Aon plc. The 2017 Cyber Risk Transfer Comparison Global Report also

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Global insurance industry to see “slightly increased” growth by 2018, P&C premium volume to grow by 4% on average: Munich Re

April 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The global insurance industry is likely to see slightly increased growth by 2018, Munich Re reported on Thursday. Munich Re said in a press release that better economic prospects in the United States and in many emerging markets will offset

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“New normal” may be emerging in global energy insurance markets: Willis Towers Watson

April 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The energy sector is still beset by some significant challenges, including low oil prices, but there may also be a “new normal” emerging in the global energy insurance market, according to global advisory, broking and solutions company Willis Towers Watson

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Toronto Transit Commission probes potential future use of automated vehicles

March 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is recommending to its board that staff continue to monitor the technological and legislative progress of automated vehicles (AVs) and report back with a recommendation for potential future use of AVs at the transit agency.

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Global private companies seem underprepared for cyberattacks: PwC report

March 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Global private companies seem to be more at risk of cyber threats, but less prepared to protect themselves against cyberattacks, according to a new report from professional services firm PwC. Released late last week, the report, titled Undaunted, but underprepared?,

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One in four U.S. consumers victim of healthcare data breach: Accenture

February 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Just over one in four consumers (26%) in the United States have had their personal medical information stolen from technology systems, according to results of a survey from Accenture released on Monday. The findings related to the U.S. portion of

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IT decision makers, C-suite executives each believe the other is responsible for cyber breaches: study

February 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

IT decision makers and C-suite executives each believe the other is responsible in the event of a cyber breach, according to new research from BAE Systems, a provider of technology defence, aerospace and security solutions. According to BAE Systems’ 2017

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Kaspersky finds “invisible” cyberattacks in 40 countries using legitimate software

February 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Global cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab has reported that it has found “invisible” cyberattacks in 40 countries, attacks that are using only legitimate software. The series of targeted attacks use “widely available penetration-testing and administration tools, as well as the PowerShell

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Number, sophistication and severity of cyberattacks on Canadian companies on the rise: study

February 9, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The number, sophistication and severity of cyberattacks on companies in Canada are each on the rise, with the average number of reported cyberattacks rising to 44 attacks per year, according to the findings of a new study. Scalar Decisions Inc.

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Increase in smart home devices adds new hacking risks: HSB cyber survey

January 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Eight out of ten consumers in the United States have a home data network and more than one-third connect entertainment systems, gaming consoles and other smart devices to the Internet, increasing the risk of home cyberattacks, according to a new

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Equipment failure, cyberattacks and natural disasters top operational risks in the U.S. over the past five years: FM Global

January 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Equipment failure, cyberattacks and natural disasters have negatively affected operations at companies based in the United States over the past five years, according to a new FM Global-commissioned study on operational risks. The study, titled Finance’s Role in Operational Risk

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One in three cyberattacks in the past year resulted in a security breach for Canadian companies, new Accenture survey finds

January 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Roughly one in three targeted cyberattacks over the past year resulted in an actual security breach for Canadian companies, according to a new survey from global professional services company Accenture. Despite these breaches – which equate to three effective attacks