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Alberta, Ontario premiers announce MOU on cleantech initiatives

May 27, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Premiers of Alberta and Ontario announced on Thursday a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to accelerate the development of cleantech initiatives. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne met in Edmonton on Thursday to discuss new opportunities

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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

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Insurance industry ‘has to be ready’ for automated vehicles: Insurance Institute speaker

May 25, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

The rollout of fully autonomous vehicles for consumers “is quite a bit further off than we might expect,” and experts need to educate consumers about the limitations of the technology, but insurance providers should get ready over the next five

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Internet fragmentation among top emerging risks for the reinsurance industry, society: Swiss Re

May 25, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Internet fragmentation is among the top three emerging risks – of the 21 detailed in Swiss Re’s latest SONAR report released Wednesday – with the highest potential impact on the reinsurance industry and society. “Firewalls, special software to filter out

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Judge: Substantial progress in Volkswagen emissions talks

May 25, 2016 Sudhin Thanawala - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN FRANCISCO – Volkswagen and attorneys for vehicle owners affected by the company’s emissions cheating scandal are on target to meet a June deadline for a final settlement proposal, a federal judge said Tuesday. Senior U.S. District Court Judge Charles

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Some challenges remain in accessing, using valuable business intelligence data: U.S. survey

May 24, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A new survey out of the United States shows wide agreement that business intelligence (BI) data can provide a company with a competitive edge, but ongoing challenges remain about how best to get and use that information. Washington, D.C.-based B2B

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Global media and telecom executives rank data protection fines and penalties as top risk to their industries: Willis Towers Watson

May 24, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Global media and telecommunication executives both ranked regulatory fines and penalties arising from data protection breaches as the primary risk facing their respective industries, according to new research released on Tuesday by global advisory, broking and solutions company Willis Towers

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Young British drivers understand emoji road signs better than real road signs, new poll finds

May 20, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Young drivers in Britain understand emoji road signs better than real road signs, new research from MORE TH>N, a trading name of Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc (RSA), has found. The research was conducted by OnePoll on behalf of

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Designated highway texting zones bill passes second reading in Ontario legislature

May 20, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Ontario politicians from all three parties spoke Thursday in favour of an opposition private member’s bill that proposes to allow the transportation minister to “create designated highway texting zones.” Bill 190, the Safe Texting Zones Act, was referred Thursday to

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LinkedIn confirms 2012 hack exposed 117M user passwords

May 20, 2016 The Associated Press

NEW YORK – LinkedIn said Wednesday that a 2012 breach resulted in more than 100 million of its users’ passwords being compromised – vastly more than previously thought. The business social network said that it believes to be true a

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North American organizations experiencing slow shift to public cloud: Softchoice study

May 20, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Transitioning to public cloud is a slow-moving process for most businesses, according to a new study by Softchoice, a North American IT solutions and managed services provider. Released on Tuesday, the study, titled The State of Cloud Readiness: Transformation and

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Government’s response to 2015 OPM data breach hasn’t improved U.S. federal agencies’ security: study

May 19, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

More than half of polled federal cyber executives in the United States said they don’t agree that the government’s response to last summer’s massive Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data breach has improved their agency’s security. The State of Cybersecurity