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How to explore the forgotten realm of personal cyber coverage

October 9, 2019 by Jason Contant

Trying to think of a new way to broach that cyber insurance discussion with your clients? Why not highlight identity theft and fraud coverage for your personal lines clients, suggests a new research paper from the Insurance Institute of Canada.

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Payouts from insurance policies may fuel ransomware attacks

September 20, 2019 Kathleen Foody - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

CHICAGO – The call came on a Saturday in July delivering grim news: Many of the computer systems serving the government of LaPorte County, Indiana, had been taken hostage with ransomware. The hackers demanded $250,000. No way, thought County Commission

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Scheer promises to create ‘Canada Cyber Safe’ certification for digital

September 9, 2019 Giuseppe Valiante - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – Conservative party Leader Andrew Scheer is trying to reassure Canadians that if elected, his government would better protect their personal information following recent high-profile security breaches at major corporations that compromised the data of millions of Canadians. A

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Three reasons why healthcare is often the target of cyberattacks

August 21, 2019 by Jason Contant

If your client works in the healthcare industry in Canada, they likely know they are an attractive target for cybercriminals. But new research from global cybersecurity company Kaspersky sheds light on some of the reasons why. The study of more

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One easy way for underwriters to find out if their clients’ data has already been breached

August 15, 2019 by Jason Contant

Underwriters can better price cyber insurance if they have a clear understanding of that user’s real risk of being breached. To do that, it’s essential to understand when a user’s email and password combination has been exposed in a previous

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New laws needed to assign cyber fraud liability: Court

August 13, 2019 Colin Perkel - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – A deputy judge is calling for passage of clear laws on which innocent party should bear responsibility for financial losses related to cyberfraud. In calling for legislation, Ontario Deputy Judge Shane Kelford said it’s clear the law has

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Holding taxpayers at ransom

August 6, 2019 James Steele, Lawyer, Robertson Stromberg LLP

How cybercriminals are stealing municipal data – and how to prevent it

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How it happened: Capital One’s $100-million cyber loss

July 30, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Credit card issuer Capital One Financial Corp. expects that a massive cyber breach affecting millions of Canadians could cost the firm more than $100 million. “Expected costs are largely driven by customer notifications, credit monitoring, technology costs, and legal support,”

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How many cyber claims result from human error?

July 3, 2019 by Jason Contant

About three-quarters of cyber claims notified in 2018 to one specialist insurer involved some kind of “easily preventable” human error. “Theft of funds, ransomware, extortion and non-malicious data breaches usually start with a human error or oversight, such as clicking

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These behaviours raise your client’s cyber risk

June 28, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Do your clients know how often their workers click on links they receive in emails that should have been flagged as suspicious? “I wouldn’t find it unreasonable for an insurer to ask questions about phishing click-through rates,” Srinath Sampath, senior

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The real reason for spike in cyber claims

June 17, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

The number of reported cyber claims has jumped significantly, but it’s not because of the major breaches you’ve been reading in the headlines. Small to mid-sized organizations are at greater risk of cyber losses than large organizations, A.M. Best Company

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How this cyber breach defendant got a six-figure cost award

June 13, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Defendants who won a class-action lawsuit were recently awarded $166,000 to reimburse them for legal costs, but the plaintiffs are appealing. Casino Rama, located near Orillia, Ont. was the target of a cyber breach in 2016 by an unknown criminal.