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Worldwide IT spending set to rebound in second half 2017, led by cloud and mobile upgrade cycles: report

July 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Worldwide IT spending is expected to rebound in the second half of the year, led by cloud and mobile upgrade cycles, International Data Corporation (IDC) said in a new report. According to the latest edition of IDC’s Worldwide Black Book,

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One in four hide cybersecurity incidents from employers, global Kaspersky survey finds

July 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Forty per cent of employees around the globe hide IT security incidents to avoid punishment, according to a new report from cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab and market research company B2B International. The report, titled Human Factor in IT Security: How

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CSIO announces eSlips, “an industry solution for the digital delivery of proof of auto insurance cards”

June 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO) has announced what it is calling “an industry solution for the digital delivery of proof of auto insurance cards, or eSlips.” CSIO announced the solution at Gore Mutual Insurance Company’s Fast Forward

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BlackBerry expanding channels of distribution via cyber security initiative with Allied World

April 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Ontario-based BlackBerry Limited is growing its footprint in the insurance industry through a new initiative with Allied World Assurance Company Holdings in which the latter’s U.S. cyber policyholders will gain direct access to the former’s cyber security expertise through an

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Facebook a ‘critical part’ of financial service providers’ marketing strategy: CSIO speaker

April 17, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Insurance providers need to consider mobile computing devices and targetting prospective customers at certain stages of their life, a Facebook Canada official recently told members of the Centre for Study of Insurance Operations. “Think mobile first,” said Robert Geller, a

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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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New mobile app allows policyholders to self-serve auto, property insurance policies through their mobile devices

January 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

KTX Insurance Brokers Ltd. is looking to respond to consumer demand to interact online with the launch of a new mobile app that allows policyholders to access both advice from licensed brokers and self-serve their insurance policies online. Through the

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NHTSA proposes guidelines to address driver distraction from electronic devices

November 25, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released proposed guidelines to help address driver distraction caused by mobile and other electronic devices in vehicles. The announcement, on Wednesday, covers the second phase of voluntary guidelines to address driver distraction on roads

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One in three Ontario drivers admit to distracted driving: survey

October 25, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

About one in three (32%) drivers in Ontario admit to driving distracted because of their mobile devices, “and the number one reason for not focusing on the road is because someone called,” according to a recent Ipsos survey conducted for

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Network attacks hit a third of executive mobile devices in second quarter of 2016: Skycure

September 27, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Just shy of a third of executive mobile devices were exposed to network attack during the second quarter of 2016 and almost as high a percentage were infected with malware, leaving valuable, sensitive data vulnerable to cyber criminals, notes a

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Drop in traditional malware and rise in mobile malware, but vigilance still key: U.S. research

August 19, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The number of active malware families attacking business networks fell by 5% in July – representing the first such decrease in four months – while mobile variants rose, notes new threat research from Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. Check Point

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Cyber security awareness training critical for businesses, data breaches changing online behaviours

May 27, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Employees need to become advocates of cyber security to reduce associated risks and help better protect the businesses for which they work, suggests Joe Ferrara, president and CEO of Pittsburgh-based Wombat Security Technologies. “Security awareness training has become a business-critical