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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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How much Canadian insurers have lost on cyber liability so far in 2021

August 31, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Private passenger personal accident insurers have experienced a loss ratio of nearly 70% so far in 2021, while the loss ratio for cyber liability is more than 100%. The federal Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions has posted the

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This insurer has ‘much more stringent underwriting criteria’ in cyber

August 18, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Aggregation and systemic risk in cyber insurance means commercial carriers need to build up more capital for large widespread losses, suggests the CEO of a Bermuda insurer. Within cyber lines, Axis Capital Holdings Limited reduced its limits and increased deductibles,

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How does North America’s cyber risk compare to other regions?

August 16, 2021 by Jason Contant

If your client thinks they are more at risk of a cyberattack in the future, they may not be imagining things. According to a recent survey from global cybersecurity company Trend Micro, 80% of global organizations report they are more

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5 ways to overcome barriers to cyber insurance

August 6, 2021 Canadian Underwriter Staff

The Insurance Bureau of Canada says 99% of Canadian organizations have reported an increase in cyberattacks since COVID-19 began, but many brokers appear to be struggling to sell cyber. “Anecdotally, Canadian brokers have indicated that many clients don’t believe a

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CEOs becoming easy targets of ‘spear-phishing’: cyber insurance provider

August 3, 2021 Canadian Underwriter Staff

With C-Suite email credentials sold on the dark web for as little as $250 per user, Canadian CEOs could become increasing targets for “spear-phishing” attacks, a cyber insurance provider warns. The digital scam involves sending fraudulent emails from what appears

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How much ransom demands are increasing for your cyber clients

July 27, 2021 by Jason Contant

Average ransom demands have increased nearly threefold and smaller companies are experiencing more cyberattacks, according to the results of Coalition Inc.’s latest cyber insurance claims report. From the first half of 2020 to H1 2021, the average ransom demand made

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How the cyber threat landscape is evolving

July 16, 2021 by Jason Contant

Cyberattacks used to traditionally target specific industry sectors like healthcare, but one cyber insurance writer is now seeing a wide range of sectors in the line of fire. “When you look at our 2020 stats, we see a big difference

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How your commercial clients should be monitoring their cyber risk

July 9, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

With a large number of employees working from home during the pandemic, commercial clients need some way of assigning a risk score to the cyber exposure posed by their users, software applications, and hardware devices, a Canadian information technology security

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Cyber insurance experts debunk conspiracy theories

May 26, 2021 by Adam Malik

One cybercriminal recently mused online that hackers are incentivized to launch cyberattacks because companies have cyber insurance coverage, a theory recently debunked by cyber insurance experts. The cybercriminal’s rationale? Since insurance exists for the victims, the hackers will be paid.

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Small business clients are making these cyber security errors

April 16, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Failure to install patch updates, relying too much on passwords, and failure to train employees are three sources of cyber security losses all too common among small business clients, a technology vendor suggests. One of the most common cyber security

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Cautionary tale for brokers when payment time quickens

April 12, 2021 by Adam Malik

Since insurance brokers act as intermediaries between client and insurer, the risk of them falling victim to fraud increases as payment turnaround time decreases, says a cyber insurance expert. In fact, brokers “regularly top our list of industries that are