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IBM and Majesco form five-year partnership to accelerate new global insurance services

October 3, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Technology company IBM announced on Monday a five-year partnership with Majesco – a global provider of core insurance software, consulting and services for insurance business transformation – to jointly offer a new cognitive, cloud-based platform to help insurance carriers worldwide

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Cyber and data privacy breaches top risk for global transportation industry executives: Willis Towers Watson study

October 3, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The increased security threat from cyber and data privacy breaches is the number one risk on the minds of executives in the global transportation industry, according to a new report released on Monday by Willis Towers Watson (WTW). Willis Towers

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Defining the Threat

October 2, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Brokers need to determine both the true threats and true opportunities.

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Brokers’ challenges presenting opportunities: new IBAC president

October 1, 2016 Jason Contant, Online Editor

The issues facing the broker channel – such as the regulatory environment and technology – are collective, but the channel is strong together, Robert Harrison, new president of the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC), said during the association’s annual

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Organizations starting to show greater openness to enlisting experts to help with cyber security: NICC speaker

October 1, 2016 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

VANCOUVER – Cyber attackers are becoming increasingly sophisticated – employing better techniques and targeting information that could prove particularly damaging – but that may be balanced by a greater openness to use expertise and not go it alone, it was

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Global connected car production to grow rapidly over the next five years: Gartner

September 29, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Connected car production is growing rapidly in both mature and emerging automobile markets and that growth is expected to continue over the next five years, according to the latest forecast from Gartner, Inc., a Stamford, Conn.-based information technology research and

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Aon cyber coverage to include business interruption resulting from network failure

September 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Aon plc announced Wednesday its Cyber Enterprise Solution, suggesting that the policy wording on the insurance policy is proprietary to Aon and could cover property damage arising out of a network security breach. Aon Cyber Enterprise Solution “can address emerging

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50 Canadian brokerages score 100% on tech scorecard: CSIO

September 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Centre for Study of Insurance Operations announced Tuesday it has identified 50 brokerages from across Canada as CSIO technology leaders. “These brokerages have been deemed top performers because they achieved a score of 100% on their CSIO technology scorecard

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Focus on behaviours of Generation Z to digitally engage consumers, Kanetix conference hears

September 28, 2016 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Although insurers have often looked at the purchasing actions of Millenials, they would do best to start examining the behaviours of the following generation – Generation Z – to digitally engage their customers, attendees to the Kanetix Insights 2.0 conference

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B.C. earthquake warning technology ShakeAlarm goes global

September 28, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Two Canadian companies have entered into a global preferred service provider agreement that will bring “affordable and reliable” British Columbia-developed earthquake early warning system (EEWS) technology to countries with high seismic risk that currently do not have proven systems in

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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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Password breach could have ripple effects well beyond Yahoo

September 27, 2016 Raphael Satter - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LONDON – As investors and investigators weigh the damage of Yahoo’s massive breach to the internet icon, information security experts worry that the record-breaking haul of password data could be used to open locks up and down the web. While