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Web conferencing platforms at risk of being lure for phishing emails: consultant

March 27, 2020 David Paddon - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – With the use of web-based video conferences proliferating during the COVID-19 crisis, cyber security experts warn they pose a threat as well as an opportunity in the age of telework. “In the past, we have seen certain teleconferencing

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These clients are especially disadvantaged by COVID-19 precautions

March 20, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Smart phones and high-speed Internet makes it easier to do business when offices are closed and staff are working from home, but what about the client who doesn’t have the latest and greatest technology gadgets? Some clients, especially some elderly

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How cybercriminals are targetting employees working from home

March 19, 2020 David Paddon - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Cybersecurity experts are renewing their warnings that the COVID-19 crisis is a huge opportunity for criminals to take advantage of confusion as people are forced to work away from the office. A U.S. security firm says at least

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Tech Partnerships

March 12, 2020 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Does Aon’s recent acquisition of CoverWallet signal a trend towards brokerages buying insurtechs?

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One business interruption risk from COVID-19 that your clients may overlook

March 11, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Will your business get interrupted because people working from home due to COVID-19 cannot log into their computer systems? “If you are asking staff to work from home, make sure that the technology systems to enable them to do that can

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Hitting the Target

March 9, 2020 Robyn Croll, VP, Goose Digital

How data, strategy and technology can help you drive growth from your existing cutomer base during a hard market

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Canadian military equipment vulnerable to cyberattacks, officials say

March 6, 2020 Lee Berthiaume - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Canada and the United States are working together to make their high-tech military equipment less hackable, top defence officials said in Ottawa Thursday, but they have a lot of work to do. Speaking to the Ottawa Conference on

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What happens when insurance, technology and healthcare collide?

March 5, 2020 by Jason Contant

The convergence of healthcare and technology could have a knock-on effect for the Canadian property and casualty insurance industry, a specialty insurer said recently. “For healthcare providers, they can largely model what the risks have been for the last 100

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How high-tech venture capital funding leads to better cyber insurance pricing

March 4, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

Recent advances in cybersecurity, driven in part by a spike in venture capital funding, are helping insurers price cyber more accurately, an insurance industry consultant suggests. “There is a huge advancement around the use of artificial intelligence and advanced analytics

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Selling your brokerage? What your potential buyers are looking for

March 4, 2020 by Jason Contant

Brokers who can best balance online distribution with personal advice will reap the benefits in the current merger and acquisition (M&A) environment, a brokerage M&A expert noted recently. “In Canada, brokers have generally been successful in defending against pure direct

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What are Canadian insurtechs doing with their new venture capital funding?

March 3, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

A sharp rise in venture capital funding to Canadian fintechs has spawned investments in technology intended to improve property and casualty claims management, the insurance leader with PwC Canada suggests. “There has been a broad-stroke move to have significantly more

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How to negotiate the nuanced world of email fraud coverage

March 3, 2020 by Jason Contant

Your commercial client may think they are covered for all types of business email compromise (BEC) fraud automatically, but policy triggers are often nuanced, a speaker said recently at NetDiligence’s Cyber Risk Summit in Toronto. “The biggest misconception of our