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“Antivirus on steroids:” One way to protect your clients from ransomware

March 16, 2022 by David Gambrill

To help clients detect their cyber exposures, insurers are recommending ‘powerful’ preventative measures such as endpoint detection responses (EDR) — dubbed ‘antivirus on steroids.’ Used in combination with multi-factor authentication, EDR is deemed superior to traditional anti-virus software because the

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Will cyber insurance become mandatory?

October 7, 2021 Canadian Underwriter Staff

Cyber insurance is set to become as essential as workers’ compensation insurance in the near future, a cyber insurance provider CEO has predicted. Vishal Kundi, CEO and co-founder of Toronto-based cybersecurity and insurance specialist MGA BOXX Insurance, told Canadian Underwriter

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What smaller brokerages need to sell cyber to SMEs

May 21, 2020 by David Gambrill

Smaller brokerages need improved tools to sell cyber insurance to small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs), a cyber insurer told Canadian Underwriter recently. The industry is currently working to provide those tools, which may include a scaled version of the third-party

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Cyber risk management starts with preparing children ‘around a whole different mindset,’ says former Toronto deputy police chief

March 6, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Cyber security is more of a human resources issue than a technological issue, while cyber security threats are often detected more than six months after they occur, speakers told insurance professionals at a conference last week. “The nature of IT

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Cyber Risk: The Great Unknown

February 10, 2017 Emily Atkins, Editor

Assessing the threat and understanding the consequences of cyber breaches