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Personal and health-related information most desirable breach target, big risk for insurance: KPMG speaker

December 12, 2016 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

Data breaches involving personal and health-related information are a “huge risk for those in the insurance industry” given that the shelf-life of the data likely runs as long as the affected individual remains alive, Kevvie Fowler, national leader of cyber

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Fifth of surveyed U.S. businesses have not done any recent security testing for vulnerabilities

September 15, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

About a fifth of surveyed businesses south of the border admit not having done any security testing for at least six months despite the lion’s share of respondents also reporting their organizations have encountered at least one security issue, notes

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Cyber criminals are even filtering out specific countries when designing cyberattacks; Canada has low threat exposure rate: Sophos research

May 5, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Network and endpoint security company Sophos Ltd. said that its research has revealed a growing trend among cyber criminals to target and even filter out specific countries when designing ransomware and other malicious cyberattacks. Research from SophosLabs, which includes information