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Insurance industry ‘has to be ready’ for automated vehicles: Insurance Institute speaker

May 25, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

The rollout of fully autonomous vehicles for consumers “is quite a bit further off than we might expect,” and experts need to educate consumers about the limitations of the technology, but insurance providers should get ready over the next five

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LinkedIn confirms 2012 hack exposed 117M user passwords

May 20, 2016 The Associated Press

NEW YORK – LinkedIn said Wednesday that a 2012 breach resulted in more than 100 million of its users’ passwords being compromised – vastly more than previously thought. The business social network said that it believes to be true a

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Government’s response to 2015 OPM data breach hasn’t improved U.S. federal agencies’ security: study

May 19, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

More than half of polled federal cyber executives in the United States said they don’t agree that the government’s response to last summer’s massive Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data breach has improved their agency’s security. The State of Cybersecurity

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Guy Carpenter forms strategic alliance with Symantec to develop cyber aggregation model

May 18, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Guy Carpenter & Company announced on Tuesday the formation of a strategic alliance with global cybersecurity company Symantec Corporation to create a cyber aggregation model. The model will include a comprehensive catalogue of cyber scenarios from which insurers can derive

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More than half of Canadians believe their government-held personal data is at risk: Accenture study

May 11, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

More than half of Canadians believe their personal and confidential information held by all levels of government is vulnerable to a security breach, whether it’s an unauthorized internal access or an external data hack and theft, according to results of

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IBM to teach Watson computer system “language of cybersecurity”

May 10, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

IBM Security has announced that eight universities – including three in Canada – will help train its Watson computer system on the “language of security” as part of a year-long research project. Watson for Cyber Security, a new cloud-based version

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YIPT autonomous vehicles panel addresses product liability, future need for personal auto insurance

April 22, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The first fully autonomous cars could be in showrooms in a few years, attendees to the Young Insurance Professionals of Toronto (YIPT) second annual Speaker Panel Series heard last week. “You will see the first fully autonomous cars in showrooms

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U.S. energy sector sees dramatic rise in successful cyberattacks: study

April 7, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Tripwire, Inc., a Portland, Oregon-based provider of endpoint detection and response, security, compliance and IT operations solutions for enterprises, service providers and government agencies, has found that more than three-quarters of survey respondents in the energy sector in the United

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ISO to collect cyber insurance data to help mitigate risk related to cyberattacks

April 6, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

ISO, a Verisk Analytics business, announced on Wednesday that it will collect, aggregate and analyze cyber insurance data to help address a major issue facing today’s cyber insurance market: the need for more detailed underwriting and rating information. ISO said