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How to sell cyber to small business owners

August 12, 2018 by David Gambrill

There is a very large untapped market for selling cyber insurance to small businesses. How can brokers best approach small business owners to offer them cyber coverage? A recent 2018 study of Canadian “smaller businesses” by Scalar Security* found that

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Cyber tip to keep your large retailer clients secure

July 22, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Computer systems that many retailers use to accept payment and manage inventory can pose a liability risk if they store credit card numbers, and the “ultimate” solution could be expensive. Many “point-of-sale” systems are installed on computers running Microsoft Corp.’s

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Why marijuana legalization could impact cyber risk

July 17, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Commercial brokers looking to place insurance for cannabis providers should be paying close attention to the information their clients keep on medical marijuana patients. Cannabis regulations announced last week will supersede the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations once

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Cyber criminal interest in electrical utilities on the rise

July 16, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Electrical and utility firms in North America continue to be a target for cyber criminals, the head of a cyber loss modelling provider suggests. Over the past few months, there has been an “uptick in threat actor activity around energy

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Cyber catastrophe bonds: Coming soon?

July 13, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

With computer security incidents causing business interruption and privacy breaches, there is a “very real possibility” that a catastrophe bond covering cyber risk might be available, the head of a cyber risk modelling vendor predicts. Catastrophe bonds are a form

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Data breach defendant must hand over computer forensics reports: court

June 26, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

An Ontario casino facing a class-action lawsuit over a data breach has lost its bid to prevent plaintiffs from getting their hands on part of a computer forensics investigation report. The casino claimed the report was protected by litigation privilege

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The thinking behind BFL’s ‘turnkey solution’ for cyber clients

June 25, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Brokers looking to sell cyber insurance to commercial clients should be looking to partner with non-insurance firms specializing in security and risk assessment, one Quebec-based broker advises. “Brokers need to look at not just selling insurance but partnering, and how

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Insuring the Intangibles

June 7, 2018 Adrian Hall, CEO; Corrinne Pollard, Head of Claims; and Sarah Kestle Head of Sales, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Canada; and Xavier Tinguely, Senior Corporate Development Manager, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, USA

A shift in the global economy has changed the risks facing Canadian businesses. Companies are now calling for insurance solutions that protect their intangible assets.

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Major Canadian retailer finds cyberattacks “more difficult to detect”

May 31, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Cyber threats are becoming “more difficult to detect,” a major Canadian retailer suggested Tuesday. Indigo Books and Music Inc., whose holdings include the Chapters and Coles book chains, “may be required to expend significant additional resources” to protect against threats

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The latest home insurance product for brokers to figure out

May 19, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

With equipment breakdown and other new coverages available from homeowners’ insurance carriers, brokers need to make sure their clients or prospective clients are aware of their options, a Regina-based broker warns. “There are so many new products” available in homeowner

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How fear of ‘jackbooted brownshirts’ complicates cyber risk management

May 11, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Managing the risk posed by the “dark web” is made all the more difficult by some people’s mistrust of police, a former top Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer suggested Thursday. “Cyber crime requires a different approach than just the preventative

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New opportunities for commercial brokers in cyber

April 20, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Brokers selling commercial insurance need to ask clients what they use their computers for and what happens if they lose access to that data, an executive with a Bermuda insurer says. Computer security (also known as cyber) risk, “will impact