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Cybercriminals used WannaCry epidemic to promote fraudulent services, Kaspersky report says

August 22, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Cybercriminals involved in spam distribution tried to capitalize on public fears of the WannaCry ransomware epidemic with spam and phishing emails offering cyber protection, a new report from Kaspersky Lab has found. The Spam and phishing in Q2 2017 report,

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Canada second most expensive country for data breaches: IBM and Ponemon Institute study

June 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Canada was the second most expensive country for data breaches, costing an average of $255 per lost or stolen record in 2017, according to a new report sponsored by IBM Security and conducted by the Ponemon Institute. Released on Tuesday,

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Autonomous vehicles will add US$81 billion in new premiums for U.S. auto insurers by 2025: report

May 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Insurance coverage for autonomous vehicles will bring US$81 billion in new premiums to the auto insurance industry in the United States over the next eight years, according to a new report from Accenture and Stevens Institute of Technology (SIT). The

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50% of citizens in large cities will share personal data with smart city programs by 2019: Gartner

December 16, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Half of citizens in million-people cities will benefit from smart city programs by voluntarily sharing their personal data by 2019, according to new research from Gartner Inc., an information technology research and advisory company based in Stamford, Conn. Gartner noted

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Feds failed to assess privacy implications of Bill C-51 info sharing: watchdog

September 27, 2016 Jim Bronskill - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – The government hasn’t done enough to protect the privacy of “law-abiding Canadians” from new information-sharing powers in the omnibus security legislation known as C-51, says a federal watchdog. Privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien said Tuesday he was surprised that

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Kaspersky researchers find multiple “smart” components of modern cities vulnerable to cyberattacks

September 16, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Researchers from cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab said on Thursday that they have found vulnerabilities and security deficiencies in digital kiosks, interactive terminals and speed cameras that make them susceptible to cyberattacks. Modern cities are complicated ecosystems made up of hundreds

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Nearly half of polled firms with cyber insurance unsure if their policies are up-to-date for covering new attacks

June 7, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Almost half of firms with cyber insurance are unsure if their policy is up-to-date for covering new cyber social engineering attacks, according to research from Mimecast Limited, an email and data security company. Research from the company into the growing

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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