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Silent cyber a big issue, most companies with insurance book have exposure: AIR Worldwide’s Stransky

April 25, 2017 Angela Stelmakowich

PHILADELPHIA – Silence is decidedly not golden when it comes to cyber risk, Scott Stransky, assistant vice president and principal scientist for AIR Worldwide, suggested to Canadian Underwriter in advance of the RIMS 2017 Annual Conference & Exhibition. Silent cyber

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Common language holds promise of advancing risk management efforts: Seaman

April 24, 2017 Angela Stelmakowich

PHILADELPHIA – Risk managers are developing a language that translates worldwide, an advance that bodes well for both the profession and the organizations risk professionals are serving, RIMS president Nowell Seaman suggested during the opening session of the RIMS 2017

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Risk professionals should move to fill the understanding gap around disruptive technologies

April 24, 2017 Angela Stelmakowich

PHILADELPHIA – Risk managers will need to take the lead in organizational efforts to address complex challenges and opportunities in an environment that increasingly features rapidly advancing disruptive technology risks, suggests a joint report from broker and risk advisor Marsh

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Investments to fight cyber breaches must include technology, people and risk transfer: WTW cyber head

April 24, 2017 Angela Stelmakowich

PHILADELPHIA – Considering human risk is essential when determining how best to combat data breaches and associated costs, but the human element is routinely overshadowed by technology in organizational efforts to bolster cyber security, says Anthony Dagostino, global head of

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RIMS supports charity in its fight against childhood cancer

April 23, 2017 Angela Stelmakowich

PHILADELPHIA – RIMS, the risk management society, has announced that Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is the beneficiary of the society’s 2017 Community Service Day Project, sponsored by ESIS. The project, which this year focuses on combating childhood cancer, is

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BlackBerry expanding channels of distribution via cyber security initiative with Allied World

April 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Ontario-based BlackBerry Limited is growing its footprint in the insurance industry through a new initiative with Allied World Assurance Company Holdings in which the latter’s U.S. cyber policyholders will gain direct access to the former’s cyber security expertise through an

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Transportation Safety Board calls on aviation firms to have “clearly defined” go-around policies

April 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Commercial aviation firms are at increased risk if they do not have a “clearly defined go-around policy” during approach and landing, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada suggested in a report released Thursday, the same day the agency announced a

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Intact Ventures becomes strategic investor in Canadian IoT technology company Alert Labs

April 20, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Intact Ventures has made its first investment in Canada Alert Labs Inc., an Ontario provider of easy-to-install technology that offers residential and commercial property owners real-time water use, flood, leak, temperature and power alerts. Not only do the alerts generated

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Warm summer means increased risk of forest fires, meteorologists say

April 17, 2017 The Canadian Press

Nearly a year after the massive wildfire that devastated Fort McMurray, Alta., a climate scientist says there may be more forest fires in Canada this summer. “If the forecast’s right that it’s a warmer than normal summer, we’ll probably have

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Carriers should more fully explore potential in episodic insurance, CIAA event hears

April 17, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Insurance carriers need to more seriously consider the potential that exists in episodic insurance and how such an approach could alter offerings, Mukul Ahuja, leader of insurance strategy and innovation at Deloitte Canada, suggested Thursday. “Not nearly enough carriers are

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Construction of mitigation infrastructure to protect against flood should be seen as nation-building projects: Australian insurers

April 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) cited the Canadian government’s budget commitment to create a Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund in a recommendation to its own federal government to treat the construction of mitigation infrastructure to protect flood-prone towns as

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Willis Towers Watson launches new cyber product for global airlines

April 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Global advisory, broking and solutions company Willis Towers Watson (WTW) announced on Tuesday that it has introduced a new “flexible insurance solution” specifically tailored to cover cyber exposure affecting the global airline industry. CyFly forms part of WTW’s integrated approach