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Ransomware attacks continue to rise, but accidental data breaches remain a major cause of loss: Beazley

August 1, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Ransomware attacks continued their rise in the first half of 2017, up by 50% over the first half of 2016, but accidental breaches continue to be a major problem and account for 30% of breaches overall, specialist insurer Beazley reported

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Ransomware, alternative crypto-currencies and increased deception tactics among key cyber threats: Accenture Security

July 31, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Destructive ransomware, alternative crypto-currencies and increased use of deception tactics are among the threats driving the lucrative cybercriminal marketplace, the security branch of professional services company Accenture said in a recent report. “The first six months of 2017 have seen

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U.S. data breaches increased at record pace during first half of 2017

July 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The number of data breaches in the United States tracked through June 30 hit a half-year record high of 791, according to recent numbers release by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and CyberScout, a provider of identity protection solutions.

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Multi-factor authentication central to helping reduce data breaches: Ostertag

July 4, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Taking a multi-layered approach to cyber security – including authentication – is likely the most important single thing to help combat access that then results in data breaches, David Ostertag, global investigation manager for Verizon’s investigative response unit, advised last

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Gains, losses in efforts to combat cyber crime in 2016: Trustwave

June 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The fight against cyber crime showed both advances and retreats in 2016, with improvements on the intrusion detection and breach containment fronts matched by cyber crime increasingly being treated as a business, suggests a Trustwave report released Tuesday. Findings in

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ENCON Group announces standalone cyber policy for Canadian companies

June 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Canadian managing general agent (MGA) ENCON Group Inc. announced on Thursday the introduction of a standalone cyber insurance policy that provides coverage for network business interruption, ecommerce trading exposure, crime and intellectual property risks. Ottawa-based ENCON Group said in a

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Generali Global Assistance launches identity protection platform in Canada

June 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Generali Global Assistance (GGA), part of the Generali Group, announced on Tuesday that its proprietary identity protection platform is now available for the Canadian marketplace. The offering provides an integrated approach to the four pillars of identity protection: prevention, monitoring,

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73% of U.S. businesses believe their organizations are highly protected from cyber threats, but “low cyber IQ” remains: Willis Towers Watson

June 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Nearly three-quarters (73%) of businesses in the United States believe that their organizations are highly protected from attempts by outsiders to gain access to their systems and data, but “low cyber IQ” among employees poses a threat, according to a

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Biggest risk with mass email theft is phishing, malware distribution, NuData Security says following Bell Canada hack

May 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The biggest risk with mass email theft is phishing and malware distribution, the vice president of business development with Vancouver-based NuData Security said in a statement on Wednesday, two days after Bell Canada confirmed an “illegal access” of customer information.

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Cyber Aware

April 1, 2017 Hershel Sahian, Partner; and Andrew Cottreau, Student-At-Law, Hughes Amys LLP

Cyber crime is on the rise. A study released by Juniper Research in mid-2015 projected that by 2019, the global cost of cyber crime will reach more than US$2 trillion, increasing to almost four times the estimated cost of breaches

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Almost 40% of industrial computers worldwide faced a cyberattack in the second half of 2016: Kaspersky

March 29, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Two in five computers around the globe related to the technological infrastructure of industrial enterprises faced cyberattacks in the second half of 2016, according to cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab. Research from Kaspersky released on Tuesday showed that the percentage of

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Half of all phishing attacks in 2016 aimed at stealing money: Kaspersky analysis

February 22, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Almost half of all phishing attacks registered in 2016 by Kaspersky Lab were aimed at stealing victims’ money, the cybersecurity company reported on Wednesday. According to the Financial Cyberthreats in 2016 report, 47.48% of all phishing attacks – fraudulent email