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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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Most Canadian IT professionals report some security solutions “outdated and inadequate”: study

February 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Most IT professionals in Canada (73%) feel strongly that some of their security solutions are outdated and inadequate, according to the Canadian results of a global study released last week. The Need for a New IT Security Architecture: Global Study

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Reinsurers face challenging market conditions, technology to play important role: Novarica

January 31, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Reinsurers can expect huge losses from man-made and natural catastrophes, open-ended liabilities like asbestos and terrorism, and developing creative technology solutions to become increasingly important in future, Novarica notes in a new report. The new challenges are in the wake

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IoT botnets present unmanageable cyber security risk: Juniper Research

January 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The scale of embedded connectivity could lead to an unmanageable cyber security risk created by botnets, Juniper Research Limited cautioned Monday in releasing data indicating the consumer Internet of Things (IoT) installed base will reach 15 billion-plus units by 2021.

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Wider mandate for Ontario’s auto insurance regulator would be welcomed

January 19, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

A wide mandate for the body regulating Ontario’s auto insurance sector – one that promotes competition, innovation and responsiveness – would be welcomed, Karin Ots, senior vice president of regulatory and government relations for Aviva Canada, suggested Thursday during a

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More than 40% of data science tasks will be automated by 2020: Gartner

January 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

More than 40% of data science tasks will be automated by 2020, resulting in increased productivity and broader usage of data and analytics by “citizen data scientists,” according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner, a Stamford, Conn.-based information technology research and advisory

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2016 deadliest year on Manitoba roads in a decade: MPI

January 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) reported on Wednesday that it has recorded the deadliest year on provincial highways in a decade. Based on preliminary data, there were 101 fatal collisions on public roadways in Manitoba in 2016, resulting in the deaths

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Seven of 10 global consumers would welcome robo-advice for banking, insurance and retirement services: Accenture

January 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Seven in 10 consumers around the world would welcome robo-advisory services – computer-generated advice and services that are independent of a human advisor – for their insurance, banking and retirement planning, according to a new report by Accenture. The 2017

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Research on earthquakes, tsunamis and climate change to benefit from federal investment of $46.6 million to Ocean Networks Canada

January 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The federal government has provided a five-year $46.6 million investment to the University of Victoria’s (UVic) Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) to support its continued research and development. ONC pioneers ocean observatories that stream live data 24/7 to researchers across Canada

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Carpooling apps could reduce traffic 75% in New York City and help with pollution, energy usage: MIT study

January 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Using carpooling options from companies like Uber and Lyft could reduce the number of vehicles on the road in the New York City by a factor of three without significantly impacting travel time, according to a new study from the

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Sustainability in insurance gaining steam: KPMG speaker

December 9, 2016 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Although the issue of sustainability in insurance is a relatively new concept in Canada, it is one that is gaining ground throughout the world, a speaker said on Wednesday at KPMG’s 25th Annual Insurance Conference. Houston Cheng, consulting actuary and

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Growing trend toward seeking punitive, personal legal action against corporate leaders: AGCS

November 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

New and emerging risks are putting corporate leaders under more pressure of falling foul of investigations, fines or prosecution over alleged wrongdoing, notes a new global report issued Monday by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). “There is a growing