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Cyberattacks cost large businesses in North America an average of US$1.3 million: Kaspersky

September 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The cost of a cyberattack for large enterprises in North America is US$1.3 million, up from US$1.2 million in 2016, according to a new report from cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab and market research firm B2B International. The report, titled IT

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Data the engine for innovation to improve business, serve customers, speaker suggests

August 30, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Organizations can be the driving force behind innovation that transforms their operations and helps them better serve customers, but those advances will increasingly rely on having a store of good data available, it was suggested Tuesday during the 5th Annual

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Polled security professionals in U.S. find securing disconnected systems a challenge

August 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Recently surveyed IT security professionals in the U.S. say securing systems that are disconnected from their corporate networks is a challenge, a situation that could worsen over time, reports Los Angeles-based Lieberman Software Corporation. Polled at Black Hat USA 2017,

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Applying blockchain technology could slash US$40 billion in costs for financial services: BIS Research

July 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Implementing blockchain technology could produce hefty cost savings in the billions of dollars annually for the financial services market, suggests a new report released Friday by Minnesota-based BIS Research. Characterizing blockchain as a revolutionary development, its application “could lead to

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No need for ‘massive upfront investment’ to get data analytics to work: Insurance Analytics summit speaker

June 29, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Insurance professionals who are implementing data analytics need to focus on what they want to achieve and need to deliver value quickly to senior business leaders, a Travelers Canada executive suggested Thursday at the Insurance Analytics Canada Summit. “The focus

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Companies plan to spend more on cloud computing services this year, higher prices among drivers: Clutch

June 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Companies are planning to spend more on cloud computing services in 2017, but must be cognizant that anticipated costs could balloon absent appropriate monitoring and use, suggest survey results released this week by Clutch. Reflecting input from 283 IT professionals

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Employee awareness, training key to building a solid cyber security culture: Echols

June 22, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A little competition could be a good thing, especially when it comes to building a cyber security culture, cyber expert Michael Echols suggested last week during a symposium co-hosted by the Travelers Institute and Economic Club of Canada. Developing a

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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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42% of global CEOs have begun digital business transformation: Gartner

April 25, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

More than four in 10 CEOs around the globe have begun the process of digital business transformation, according to a new study from Gartner, Inc., an information technology research and advisory company based in Stamford, Conn. Mark Raskino, vice president

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Canadian executives investing in tech skills training, but still struggle to keep up with technology change: PwC Canada

March 29, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Polled Canadian organizations are struggling to keep up with constant technology change despite executives viewing digital strategy, cyber security and data analytics as quite or highly important skills to their businesses, notes a new report issued Wednesday by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

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Need for organizations to fill culture gap when it comes to cyber risk: ICRMC speaker

March 3, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Organizations and their boards must treat cyber risk as an enterprise-wide issue to help foster a culture in which every person and every department understands it has a role to play in making the organization as cyber-secure as possible, corporate

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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