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The real risk to SMEs from data breaches

December 4, 2018 by Jason Contant

Changes to Canadian privacy laws expose small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Canada to potentially higher compliance costs and civil liability in the event of a data breach, according to a new report from commercial insurer Aon. On Nov. 1,

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A new tool for small businesses in the fight against cybercrime

June 14, 2018 by Jason Contant

The federal government has unveiled its National Cyber Security Strategy, with which it will establish a voluntary, recognizable certification intended to enable small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to demonstrate to both businesses and consumers that they meet a baseline set

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New cyber product covers pre-policy breaches, personal phone use for work

May 24, 2018 by Jason Contant

Addressing two major gaps in cyber coverage for small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) inspired the launch this week of Cyberboxx by new managing general agent (MGA) Boxx Insurance. CyberBoxx addresses: 1) breaches before the policy commencement date, and 2) employees

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New MGA promises to “redefine” cyber risk business in Canadian P&C market

May 22, 2018 by Jason Contant

Boxx Insurance, a new managing general agent (MGA) based in Toronto, has launched its flagship product Cyberboxx to help customers comply with the new data privacy legislation expected to become law in November. Federal mandatory data breach regulations will take

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Consolidation of employee benefits firms among hot trends affecting P&C commercial lines

May 11, 2018 by David Gambrill

What are some of the hottest trends in Canadian P&C commercial lines right now? Insurtechs in the SME [small and medium sized enterprise] customer segment is a key driver in today’s commercial market, says Jim White, chief sales officer and executive vice president

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Employees, employers faced with increasingly sophisticated ransomware attacks often opt to pay

November 2, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The current approach to ransomware education is not sticking, with employees and employees alike opting to pay ransoms in record numbers because they do not have a firm grasp of what should be done when attacked, notes new research out

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Endeavour launches cyber facility, cyber protection becoming key to risk management

October 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Endeavour Insurance Services is looking to facilitate easier management of risks in the small-medium enterprise (SME) cyber space – while also supporting MGAs, brokers and clients in the U.S. and Canada – with the launch of a new technology and

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Beazley expanding presence in Canada with acquisition of Creechurch Underwriters

February 6, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

London-based Beazley announced Monday it is expanding its presence in Canada with the acquisition of specialist managing general agent (MGA) Creechurch Underwriters, and has plans to enhance existing covers and launch new products. Creechurch Underwriter’s current team, led by its

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Unexpected threats should be a concern to SMEs in U.K.: RSA

December 2, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

More than a quarter of polled small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the United Kingdom reported being hit with an unexpected £50,000 bill would put them out of business, notes a new report released this week by RSA. And while

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SMEs’ cyber risk awareness on the rise: Zurich study

November 23, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Cyber risk awareness among small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is on the rise, according to Zurich Insurance Group’s fourth annual global SME survey. The survey found that just 10% of SMEs said that they were too small to be at