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Coalition Launches Cyber Insurance and Security Coverage in Canada

Coalition, the cyber insurance and security managing general agent, announced it is offering its products and services to Canada-based businesses. The San Francisco-based company described the offering as proactive cyber-security products and services as well as cyber and technology error …

Some of World’s Largest Companies Warn About Security of Zoom Conferencing App

Some of the world’s largest companies have advised against the use of Zoom Video Communications Inc.’s conferencing app, fueling a growing backlash against a service that shot to prominence during the Covid-19 pandemic. Daimler AG, Ericsson AB and NXP Semiconductors …

Health-Care Providers See Surge in Ransomware Attacks in Europe, U.S.

When hackers broke into computers at Hammersmith Medicines Research, a London-based company that carries out clinical trials for new medicines, it was a nightmare scenario for managing director Malcolm Boyce. The coronavirus crisis was just beginning to take hold in …

UK, U.S. Banks and Regulators Warn of Wave of Coronavirus Scams

UK banks are stepping up fraud prevention measures to protect customers from scammers eager to exploit the coronavirus pandemic with a whole range of new tricks, including fake sales of medical supplies and bogus government relief schemes. With British households …

Employers Beware: Working from Home Creates New Cyber Risks

As companies and government agencies send their employees home to avoid contact with the coronavirus, many cyber-security teams are facing the unenviable challenge of securing sprawling, vulnerable networks. Every time an employee connects to their corporate network from home, they’re …

Businesses Face Higher Cyber Risks via Mobile Devices – But Few Take Precautions

Although businesses are increasingly at risk for cyber attacks on their mobile devices, many aren’t taking steps to protect smartphones and tablets. That’s one of the conclusions of a report on mobile security released last week by Verizon, which found …

HDI Group Takes Stake in German Cyber-Security Start-Up Enginsight

HDI Group, the Hannover, Germany-based subsidiary of Talanx Group, has taken a stake in the cyber-security start-up Enginsight in Jena, Germany. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Enginsight offers companies fully automated protection against attacks on their data …

Insurtech Firm CyberCube Calls on Insurers to Set Global Cyber-Security Standards

CyberCube, an insurtech focused on cyber risk analytics, is calling on the insurance industry to set global cyber-security standards as the world digitizes. “Internet-connected technologies is a prime opportunity for the insurance sector to be at the forefront of understanding …

Cyber Ranks as Top Peril for Companies Globally for 1st Time: Allianz Survey

Cyber incidents rank for the first time as the most important business risk globally, pushing the perennial top peril, business interruption (BI), into second place, according to the ninth Allianz Risk Barometer 2020. Cyber incidents were named by 39% of …

Climate Change, Cyber Warfare Risks Are Key London Market Issues for 2020: IUA

Climate change and cyber warfare risks are two key London market issues highlighted by the International Underwriting Association (IUA) in its business plan for 2020. The association said it is establishing a new market group to examine the growing impact …