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Equifax to update Canadians this week, still mum on number impacted by hack

September 18, 2017 Armina Ligaya - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Equifax Canada said Monday it plans to provide an update this week on the impact of its massive data breach it, but would not say how many individuals north of the border may have had their personal information

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Insurers increasingly concerned about “silent cyber” exposure: Willis Re poll

September 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

About half of polled insurance industry practitioners see the risk of “silent cyber” exposure – potential cyber-related losses due to silent coverage from insurance policies not specifically designed to cover cyber risk – as growing over the coming year, according

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Canadian companies lag in cybersecurity investments, survey finds

May 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

More than three-quarters (76%) of surveyed Canadian executives believe that the number of data breach attempts on their firms will be higher in a year, yet fewer than half said that their organization’s investments in cybersecurity will increase in that

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“Slow but steady” trend in take-up rates among U.S. cyber insurance clients: Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers

May 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

There is a “slow but steady” trend in take-up rates among cyber insurance clients and prices continue to stabilize, according to a recent survey from the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (CIAB) in Washington, DC. When it comes to

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72% of employees willing to share sensitive, confidential or regulated company info: survey

April 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Nearly three in four (72% of) employees across eight countries, including Canada, are willing to share sensitive, confidential or regulated company information, according to a recent survey from computer technology company Dell. Late last week, Dell released the results of

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Global organizations spending almost four times more budget on property-related risks than cyber risks: Aon/Ponemon report

April 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Global organizations are spending nearly four times more budget on property-related risks than cyber risks, according to a report released on Tuesday by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Aon plc. The 2017 Cyber Risk Transfer Comparison Global Report also

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One in four U.S. consumers victim of healthcare data breach: Accenture

February 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Just over one in four consumers (26%) in the United States have had their personal medical information stolen from technology systems, according to results of a survey from Accenture released on Monday. The findings related to the U.S. portion of

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Cyber attack remains top business continuity concern, preparedness for all threats urged: Horizon Scan Report

February 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Cyber attack, data breach and unplanned IT and telecom outages are the greatest concerns among business continuity professionals, concludes the sixth annual Horizon Scan Report, released Tuesday. The top three concerns remain unchanged from the last report carried out by

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Cyber Risk: The Great Unknown

February 10, 2017 Emily Atkins, Editor

Assessing the threat and understanding the consequences of cyber breaches

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Beazley expanding presence in Canada with acquisition of Creechurch Underwriters

February 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

London-based Beazley announced Monday it is expanding its presence in Canada with the acquisition of specialist managing general agent (MGA) Creechurch Underwriters, and has plans to enhance existing covers and launch new products. Creechurch Underwriter’s current team, led by its

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Determining consequential damages from data breach ‘difficult to apply in practice:’ Willis Towers Watson

December 21, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A ‘significant percentage’ of data breaches involve a loss or compromise of data in the hands of third-party vendors, and many technology vendor agreements cap those vendors’ liability to fees paid and leave customers on the hook for consequential, incidental

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Two-thirds of global organizations not prepared to recover from cyberattacks: IBM and Ponemon Institute study

November 18, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Two-thirds (66%) of respondents to a study conducted by the Ponemon Institute have reported that their organization is not prepared to recover from cyberattacks. Resilient, an IBM Company and sponsor of the report, and the Ponemon Institute, revealed the results