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Stilling quake risk in eastern Canada demands greater focus, awareness and effort: Swiss Re

July 11, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Risk awareness is severely lacking and not enough attention is being paid to quake risk in eastern Canada, a region with “huge” loss-inflicting potential that a Swiss Re model projects could produce the country’s largest nat-Cat loss ever if the

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VirtualArmour expands penetration into energy sector cyber protection

July 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

VirtualArmour International Inc. has partnered with a global architectural design and engineering firm that services the energy industry to design new security infrastructure in light of the sector increasingly becoming a target for cyber attacks. Under the terms of a

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Some CEOs, enterprises missing the boat on mobile technology: SOTI study

July 7, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Efforts to manage mobile transformation continues to be a struggle for some interviewed enterprises, with almost a third reporting they are not investing in mobile technology, notes a new study released Thursday by SOTI Inc. Commissioned by SOTI and conducted

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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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Cyber-related disruption as business advantage developing in manufacturing sector: Verizon

June 30, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Manufacturing is witnessing a significant hike in internal cyber threat actors linked to nation state schemes to disrupt operations and allow chosen businesses to gain competitive advantage and market share, David Ostertag, global investigation manager for Verizon’s investigative response unit,

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Mobile telematics data can offer rich insights into distracted driving and impact loss trends, Insurance Analytics Canada speaker suggests

June 28, 2017 Jason Contant, Online Editor

Mobile telematics data, while sometimes providing “noisy,” or meaningless information, can also offer rich insights on distracted driving that could impact loss trends, a speaker suggested on Wednesday at the third annual Insurance Analytics Canada Summit in Toronto. Ted Gramer,

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Majority of global financial institutions to ramp up transformation initiatives over next year, Accenture survey finds

June 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

An Accenture survey of nearly 800 financial services executives across Europe, Asia and North America found that more than half of financial institutions plan to increase their investments in major corporate transformation initiatives, or “change programs,” over the next 12

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AIR Worldwide releases probabilistic crop hail model for Canada

June 26, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

AIR Worldwide has released what the catastrophe risk modelling firm calls the industry’s first crop hail model to provide stakeholders across the crop insurance value chain with a probabilistic view of the effects of hail on Canadian crops. Currently available

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Companies plan to spend more on cloud computing services this year, higher prices among drivers: Clutch

June 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Companies are planning to spend more on cloud computing services in 2017, but must be cognizant that anticipated costs could balloon absent appropriate monitoring and use, suggest survey results released this week by Clutch. Reflecting input from 283 IT professionals

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U.S. company launches cloud for insurance, brings drone platform to p&c sector

June 22, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

California-based Kespry is moving deeper into vertical markets with its formal entry into the insurance sector south of the border. The move follows extensive field tests and insurance-specific improvements designed together with customers and industry leaders, reports the aerial intelligence

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Employee awareness, training key to building a solid cyber security culture: Echols

June 22, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

A little competition could be a good thing, especially when it comes to building a cyber security culture, cyber expert Michael Echols suggested last week during a symposium co-hosted by the Travelers Institute and Economic Club of Canada. Developing a

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Canadian firms may be overconfident in their cybersecurity preparedness: FICO survey

June 21, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Canadian firms, particularly those in the telecommunications sector, may be overconfident in their cybersecurity preparedness, according to a recent survey conducted by research and consultancy firm Ovum for Silicon Valley analytics firm FICO. For the survey, Ovum conducted telephone interviews