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How a $395 gadget can prevent a $43,000 flood claim

July 16, 2018 by David Gambrill

Amid a wave of sump pumps, backwater valves and other methods designed to keep home basements dry comes a new, simple way to mitigate flood risk – an e-sensor. George Tsintzouras, CEO and co-founder of Canadian water tech company Alert

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Are you leveraging IoT data?

March 23, 2018 by Jason Contant

Insurers may recognize the importance of collecting and mining data, but a recent U.S. study shows few currently have an IoT strategy, are collecting IoT data, or have dedicated resources. LexisNexis Risk Solutions released a white paper Tuesday entitled, Are

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How Internet of Things will change product liability

February 19, 2018 by David Gambrill

Product liability could look very different in the future once the Internet of Things (IoT) connects a variety of insured household and business products, Clyde and Co. litigator Prachi Shah told Canadian Underwriter Friday. In existing IoT literature, we hear

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What you need first, before chatbots and blockchain

January 15, 2018 by David Gambrill

Canadian property and casualty insurers must address their IT data collection systems in order to profit from more IT glamorous solutions such as chatbots, blockchain, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT), says Sven Roehl, who facilitates The Cookhouse

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Massive botnet could “take down the Internet,” researchers warn

October 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A massive botnet is forming to create a cyber storm that could “take down the Internet,” researchers at cyber protection company Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. warned on Thursday. Check Point said in a blog post that they have discovered

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Construction industry ‘particularly vulnerable to cybercrime,’ Northbridge warns

September 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Large and small construction contractors are vulnerable to cyber crime, with “smart” building devices and lucrative engineering drawings in particular presenting vulnerabilities, Northbridge Insurance warns. “Major advancements in digital connectivity have left the construction industry particularly vulnerable to cybercrime,” Northbridge

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Shipments of “connected wearables” up 75.1 million devices to 96.5 million last year: Berg Insight

September 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Shipments of connected wearables will reach 262.5 million in 2021, with Bluetooth remaining the primary connectivity option in the coming years, Internet of Things (IoT) analyst firm Berg Insight said in a statement on Thursday. The Gothenburg, Sweden-based machine-to-machine/IoT market

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North America world’s most advanced smart home market: Berg Insight

July 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

North America is the world’s most advanced smart home market, with an installed base of 21.8 million smart homes at the end of 2016 – a 47% year-on-year growth, according to machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) analyst firm

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Incremental disruption in insurance industry “like death by a thousand cuts”: Insurance Analytics Canada speaker

June 30, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

The insurance industry has been very incremental in dealing with disruption and needs a drastic shift from historical analysis to predictive, future risk models, a speaker suggested on Wednesday at the Insurance Analytics Canada Summit. “You cannot disrupt with incrementalism,”

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Global Internet of Things market expected to grow to US$561 billion by 2022: report

June 8, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The global market for the Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to grow from US$170.57 billion in 2017 to US$561.04 billion by 2022, according to a new market research report published this week by MarketsandMarkets. The market research firm said

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Lack of oversight regarding security of third-party IoT implementation: survey

May 31, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A gap in understanding how best to mitigate and communicate risks around the Internet of Things (IoT) persists despite organizations reporting high concern about related security, notes a new report from Ponemon Institute and Shared Assessments Program. Released Wednesday, The

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“Noticeable decline” in distributed denial of service attacks in Q1 2017: Kaspersky

May 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab has found a “noticeable decline” in the number of overall distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and a change to how they were dispersed by country. Kaspersky released late last week its Q1 2017 DDoS