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Understanding cyberattack techniques can improve your game

September 20, 2021 Canadian Underwriter Staff

Knowing the most common cybersecurity attacks can help brokers better advise their clients on risk mitigation strategies, a Canadian cyber insurance provider has said. Selling cyber policies remains a concern for many brokers, who are struggling to keep up with

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New data requirements will make cyber coverage mandatory

March 12, 2018 Heather Sanderson

Enacted by the European Parliament to simplify business rules for companies operating in the EU market and to strengthen the privacy rights of EU citizens, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect May 25, 2018. When it comes

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Manufacturing Protection

July 6, 2017 Jimaan Sane, Cyber Underwriter, Beazley; and Rhea Turchinetz, Cyber Underwriter, Beazley Canada

Cyber risks should be on the radar of every type of business. Manufacturing has lagged other sectors in buying insurance, revealing vulnerabilities that have not, until recently, been fully appreciated, but could lead to enormous costs. Considering all vulnerabilities is essential to building towers of coverage that provide meaningful protection.

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DDoS attacks now a threat to interior network applications: US test

March 31, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

New test research out of the United States is shedding light on emerging trends around distributed denial-of-service (DDoS), indicating related attacks are now targeting applications inside the networks of enterprise organizations. Released this week by information security research and advisory


Tech Threat

March 1, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Ransomware and malware disguised as advertising tools for web browsers are just some of the computer security threats that can trigger losses. Experts advise organizations, especially those with sensitive data, to educate their non-technical staff on defending against threats from cyberspace.