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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

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Only 43% of Canadian companies could detect a sophisticated cyberattack, EY study finds

February 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Only 43% of Canadian companies could spot a “significant cybersecurity incident,” compared to 50% globally, according to EY’s Global Information Security Survey, released on Wednesday. The survey captured the responses of 1,735 participants around the globe from more than 20

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Cloud security company discovers new cyberattack targeting Office 365 business email users

December 15, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Experts with New York City-based cloud security platform Avanan reported on Wednesday that they have discovered a new cyberattack targeting business email users of Microsoft’s Office 365. Avanan said in a blog post that the phishing attack was found using

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Seven in 10 polled organizations expect to do away with passwords within five years: U.S. survey

October 14, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Reliance on largely ineffective traditional authentication techniques is building as efforts to do away with passwords – cited by 69% of polled respondents in the United States – is ebbing, note new survey results from SecureAuth Corporation. Commissioned in conjunction