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Firewall efficacy improved with use of firewall management tools: study

January 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Use of firewall management tools has resulted in fewer breaches, increased productivity and the ability to respond to a breach in less than an hour, suggests a commissioned report released last week by U.S.-based FireMon. Automate Zero Trust Policy and

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Canadian railways need ‘physical fail-safe capabilities’ to reduce collision risk: TSB

January 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada reiterated Wednesday its recommendation for “additional physical defenses” on railways in case crews fail to obey signals. On Sept. 6, 2015, a Canadian Pacific freight train enroute from Revelstoke, B.C. to Saskatchewan hit a

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Aon announces alternative cyber risk transfer approach

January 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Aon Global Risk Consulting announced on Tuesday its Cyber Captive Program, which guides companies through a series of steps to help identify, assess and quantify their cyber exposures – “ultimately making more informed decisions around risk retention in a captive

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LexisNexis Risk Solutions brings advanced analytics to U.S. telematics programs

January 24, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

LexisNexis Risk Solutions has advanced its proprietary technology for insurance telematics programs in the U.S. to ensure the policyholder and driver are the same, contributing to a true picture of driver behaviour and improving consumer experience. “Up until now, U.S.

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IoT botnets present unmanageable cyber security risk: Juniper Research

January 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The scale of embedded connectivity could lead to an unmanageable cyber security risk created by botnets, Juniper Research Limited cautioned Monday in releasing data indicating the consumer Internet of Things (IoT) installed base will reach 15 billion-plus units by 2021.

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Canada needs new regulations for commercial fishing vessels of all sizes: TSB

January 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

If fishing vessel operators conduct regular safety meetings, they can review on-board hazards and remind crew of safety precautions, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada suggested in an investigation report released Thursday. TSB – a separate organization from Transport Canada

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Wider mandate for Ontario’s auto insurance regulator would be welcomed

January 19, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

A wide mandate for the body regulating Ontario’s auto insurance sector – one that promotes competition, innovation and responsiveness – would be welcomed, Karin Ots, senior vice president of regulatory and government relations for Aviva Canada, suggested Thursday during a

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82% of security operations centres of reviewed organizations vulnerable to cyber attack: HP

January 18, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Security operations centres (SOCs) south of the border are falling below target maturity levels, leaving 82% of reviewed organizations vulnerable to cyber security attacks, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) concludes in a new white paper issued Tuesday. The finding is worrisome

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TT Club offers advice on packaging, securing coiled materials in containers

January 17, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Specialist freight transport insurer TT Club has issued specific guidance on packing and securing coiled materials in containers in a bid to prevent the costly and potentially injurious consequences of improperly secured coils. Investigations into incidents along the international supply

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SGS Canada Inc., Canadian Food and Wine Institute partner to enhance food and beverage safety, risk reduction

January 16, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

SGS Canada Inc. and the Canadian Food & Wine Institute (CFWI) at Niagara College have partnered on a new offering that will target risk reduction and provide students the tools needed to demonstrate true risk-based diligence. The Food Safety Program

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Canada’s energy, utilities sectors should beef up climate change competency: report

January 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Companies in Canada’s most carbon-intensive sectors are not demonstrating “climate competency” in the boardroom and should be doing so to address climate change issues, suggests a report this week by Shareholder Association for Research & Education (SHARE). “Investors are increasingly

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Thinking outside the box key to keeping p&c industry relevant, responsive: Cook

January 12, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Those in Canada’s property and casualty insurance industry must think outside the box and understand the importance of coupling new products with new delivery methods to meet ever-increasing and ever-changing customer expectations, Philip Cook, CEO of Omega Insurance Holdings Inc.,