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Exiting the commercial hard market may be prolonged: Insurers

April 5, 2022 by David Gambrill

Canada’s P&C insurers are exposed to historically-high inflation rates, which may prolong the hard market in commercial lines, Canada’s association of home, auto and business warns. “On the commercial side, I think this inflation is either going to prolong the

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Bank of Canada says near-term inflation higher amid Ukraine war

March 25, 2022 The Canadian Press

OTTAWA – The Russian invasion of Ukraine is adding to inflationary pressures around the world and in Canada, a senior Bank of Canada official said Friday. In a speech by webcast to a conference at the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank

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Updated: Canadian P&C industry offers relief to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine

March 9, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

The Canadian P&C industry is responding to humanitarian relief efforts related to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with several carriers beginning to make sizeable donations.   The situation in Ukraine has escalated since Russia’s invasion on Feb. 24, and the humanitarian needs

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Security software, data back-up most important elements of U.S. cybersecurity policies: Clutch survey

September 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Almost all polled large employers in the United States have a cybersecurity policy in place, with required security software and how to back up data being the most important elements of the policy, a recent study from research company Clutch

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New cyberattack causes mass disruption globally

June 27, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

One month after the massive global WannaCry ransomware attack, “a new and highly virulent outbreak of malicious data-scrambling software appears to be causing mass disruption across the world, hitting companies and governments in Europe especially hard,” the Associated Press reported

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Ransomware ‘WannaCry’ spreads to thousands more computers at start of workweek

May 15, 2017 Yuri Kageyama and Louise Watt - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

TOKYO – The worldwide “ransomware” cyberattack spread to thousands of more computers on Monday as people logged in at work, disrupting business, schools, hospitals and daily life, though no new large-scale breakdowns were reported. In Britain, whose health service was

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“Noticeable decline” in distributed denial of service attacks in Q1 2017: Kaspersky

May 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab has found a “noticeable decline” in the number of overall distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and a change to how they were dispersed by country. Kaspersky released late last week its Q1 2017 DDoS