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Audit finds ‘no formal tracking’ of IT security incidents at Public Safety Canada

February 17, 2021 by Jim Bronskill - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – An internal review has uncovered weak security practices when it comes to information technology at Public Safety Canada – from lax controls on the use of portable flash drives to inadequate awareness and training. The review found employees

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How brokers can help personal cyber go mainstream

February 16, 2021 by Adam Malik

Although it will take some time, selling personal cyber insurance will come as naturally to brokers as selling home and auto insurance to customers, an expert predicts. Until that happens, however, it’s up to brokers to make sure that personal

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Internal data show surge in harassment complaints at Canada Revenue Agency, RCMP

February 11, 2021 by Christopher Reynolds - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Complaints of workplace harassment and violence have risen sharply at several federal departments and agencies in recent years, according to internal data. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) saw harassment complaints jump 82 per cent to 166 between 2016-17

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What the P&C industry is telling Wall Street about cyber risk

February 9, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Commercial insurers are taking a good look at their exposure to widespread cyber events and some are forming partnerships with tech vendors in the hopes of improving their clients’ cyber risk management. “The next pandemic – the exposure that looks

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B.C. health authority’s cybersecurity lacking on medical devices, says audit

February 9, 2021 by Jason Contant

VICTORIA – British Columbia’s auditor general says the Provincial Health Services Authority is not effectively managing cybersecurity threats for medical devices and has not evaluated the risk to patients. Michael Pickup says ineffective cybersecurity management means the authority can’t apply

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Brokerage executives to examine COVID impact today and beyond

February 8, 2021 by Adam Malik

Brokers have been on the front lines while the global COVID-19 pandemic has tightened its grip on the economy and, in turn, brokers’ clients. Four leading national brokerage executives will take a look at what Canadian brokers can expect as

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Why there is very little MGA consolidation

February 8, 2021 by Jason Contant

Managing general agencies (MGAs) in Canada are currently engaging in very little mergers and acquisitions activity among themselves because the market is still growing organically and is less mature than in other countries, the managing director of the national MGA

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Two Toronto-area seniors homes limit visits over COVID-19 variant risk

February 4, 2021 by Holly McKenzie-Sutter - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Two Toronto-area retirement homes imposed restrictions on visitors coming from an Ontario region at the centre of a more potent COVID-19 outbreak over the weekend as officials in another district said the more contagious U.K. virus variant had surfaced there

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What’s lurking behind all of the financial and pandemic risks…

February 1, 2021 by David Gambrill

Risk managers globally are scrambling to respond to a number of financial risks related to the pandemic and the related economic meltdown, making credit risk one of their chief concerns for 2021, as reported in a new study by Deloitte. But

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COVID’s impact on aviation insurance could be worse than you think

February 1, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

The drop in international air travel is not causing a corresponding decline in aviation insurance claims costs, a Calgary-based commercial specialty expert warns. Meanwhile, airlines will not see sales return to pre-pandemic levels even after most Canadians get their COVID

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Will NatCats cause your business clients to leave hot spots?

February 1, 2021 by Adam Malik

After going through a wildfire and multiple flooding events over the last few years, it’s reasonable to believe that businesses are re-thinking about being in Fort McMurray, Alta., says a Canadian P&C insurance executive. The executive’s comment applies to more

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Kidnap and ransom coverage: What you should tell your clients

January 28, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Clients can buy insurance that would cover the financial risk of a kidnapping or hijacking, but brokers should be aware of several things. “In the event of a kidnapping, the onus is on the client to finance the ransom payment