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Latest Equifax breach is creating a cybersecurity fatigue

The greatest danger from massive cyberattacks like the Equifax hack is “data breach fatigue.” Data breach fatigue occurs when people simply stop paying attention to...
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WannaCry attack exposes the risks of an interconnected online world

The massive WannaCry cyberattack on 12 May 2017 demonstrates the need to insure against the risks created in today’s interconnected online world. WannaCry – also...
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The risks from election hacking

Allegations of election hacking in the United States have exposed the vulnerability of modern political systems to outside interference. The reaction to the hacking...
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Careless LinkedIn overlooked regulatory compliance risks

What were they thinking? Was there a Risk Officer on the LinkedIn ship … it’d appeared not. Earlier last month and after several warnings the...
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The Risks from the Internet of Things

The insurance industry is not ready to deal with the massive risks that the Internet of Things; or IoT is creating. Even though much...
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Payment solutions risks – Apple Pay & Co

The risks from phone-based payment solutions like Apple Pay might be far greater than many insurers assume. Despite media reports about the safety of...
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Ageas’ Back Me Up mobile-based insurance targets Millennials

Insurance giant Ageas seeks to transform how Millennials protect their gadgets and other valued possessions with the launch of Back Me Up—a Tinder-inspired mobile...
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Is InsurTech the future of Insurance

The technological revolution that has been disrupting finance is about to come to insurance with potentially dramatic results. A new generation of innovators is...
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Allianz, Nephila announced successful pilot on blockchain catastrophe risk trading

Insurance giant subsidiary, Allianz Risk Transfer AG (ART) and Nephila Capital, the world’s largest reinsurance risk investors, reportedly have managed to use blockchain-based smart...
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The risks created by Pokemon Go

The Pokemon Go craze is demonstrating how digital entertainment can create risks in the real world. At least three accidents have been blamed on...
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Tesla driver death highlights risks from self-driving vehicles

Assigning liability might be the greatest problem that the advent of self-driving vehicles poses to insurers. The first confirmed death of a motorist in...
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Bitcoin risk grows with market

The risks associated with bitcoin are increasing rapidly, because the market for the popular cryptocurrency has exploded in recent months. Growing market instability; and...
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PIB Insurance Brokers launches new telematics product

The insurance brokers PIB have launched a new telematics policy and fleet insurance product, almost immediately following their acquisition of Channel Insurance Brokers. The new...
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ABI pushing for creation of cyber-attacks database

Building on the requirements of the new European Network Information Security Directive, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) is now calling for the creation...

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