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Marsh Develops Commercial Blockchain Solution for Proof of Insurance

Marsh announced it is collaborating with IBM, ACORD and its client, ISN, to develop a commercial blockchain solution for proof of insurance. By using blockchain, or distributed ledger technology, Marsh said the certificate of insurance process will be transformed “from …

Israeli Firm Among Those Seeing Profit in Telematics Data

The road to profits is paved with good data. Every hour, a modern car processes about 25 gigabytes of information — the equivalent of about seven full-length high-definition movies — on everything from engine temperature and tire pressure to what’s …

Siemens Joins 8 Industry Partners (Including Allianz) to Counter Cyber Attacks

Siemens AG is joining with companies including Airbus SE and IBM to try to counter large-scale hacking attacks that threaten to cost $8 trillion in damage over the next five years. The group signed a charter Friday at a security …

Hyperledger Project Releases Blockchain Code for Large Firms Building Software

The Hyperledger Project, a group led by the Linux Foundation, has released its first blockchain code that can be used by large businesses to build software. The group, whose more than 120 members include International Business Machines Corp, Cisco Systems …

Brave New World: 1st Reinsurance Product Heads to the Blockchain

Second of Two Articles There has been a lot of press – and perhaps hype – about blockchain and its potential to revolutionize the industry’s processes and ultimately improve the customer experience. However, the efforts of the industry’s B3i initiative …

Driver Privacy at Risk when Telematics Data Stored in the Cloud: Researchers

Drivers’ private information can be compromised when stored in the cloud for usage-based insurance (UBI) programs, according to researchers. Using connected-device, or telematics, functions in vehicles, UBI programs determine a consumer’s or fleet’s insurance premium rate by considering several driving …

UK Insurance Software Provider Innovation Group Wins Major Contract

British insurance software company Innovation Group said on Wednesday it had secured a 46 million pound ($72.3 million) contract with a major client, its third and biggest new business win this year. The deal, which will see Innovation’s products used …

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions & IBM Offer Protection Against Cyber Attacks

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions joins forces with IBM Security to provide advanced cyber risk protection products and services to companies worldwide, aiming to help businesses defend themselves against increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks. The IBM-Swiss Re Corporate Solutions agreement combines IBM’s …

IBM’s ‘Internet of Things’ Unit to Offer Insurers Online Data Service, Analysis

IBM is investing $3 billion to build an “Internet of Things” division aimed at harnessing the massive trove of data collected by smartphones, tablets, connected vehicles and appliances and using it to help companies better manage their businesses. IBM estimates …

Risk Modelers Aim to Gauge Risks of ‘Cyber Hurricane’

Even as the Sony Corp. cyber attack laid bare the kinds of vulnerabilities that typically drive companies to buy insurance policies, the lack of a risk model for insurers means such protection is not always easy to get. Unlike earthquakes, …