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Security Matters: It Starts With the Whole Industry

This post is part of a series sponsored by ITC (Insurance Technologies Corporation) Your first concern should not be what comparative rater or management system to use. Your first concern should be your security plan. Many recent articles and seminars …

Last Year’s Fatalities Prompt New Safety Features at Austin’s SXSW

Snoop Dogg, J. Cole and TV on the Radio are on the schedule, but what’s really getting attention at this year’s South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, is safety. After a driver plowed through a barricade and into …

Louisiana River Boat Parade Back On, Town Taking Responsibility

The False River Fourth of July Boat Parade in Louisiana is back on after event organizers feared they would have to cancel it this year. New Roads Mayor Robert Myer told The Advocate the city is stepping in to take …

Hiscox Launches Protection for Security Risks to Small, Medium-Sized Businesses

Hiscox has launched a new proactive program addressing a variety of increasing security risks faced by small and medium sized organizations and their employees. Hiscox Special Protection Solutions insurance coverage allows these organizations to address growing domestic exposures, backed by …

GAC Maritime Security to Provide PirateFenceā„¢ Vessel Protection

GAC Maritime Security announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Mobile Defense Systems LLC “to provide PirateFenceā„¢ anti-grapple razor wire to protect vessels from attacks by sea criminals. This marks the latest addition to GAC Maritime Security’s …

Insurers Face Tougher Times as Somali Piracy Drops

A dramatic fall in pirate attacks off the Somali coast is forcing down the cost of piracy insurance for commercial ships, taking the shine off a fast-growing and lucrative market for London-based insurers. International navies have cracked down on pirates, …

Bank Group Warns of Heightened Risk of Cyber Attacks

A financial services industry group warned U.S. banks, brokerages and insurers on Wednesday to be on heightened alert for cyber attacks after Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase experienced unexplained outages on their public websites. The Financial Services Information Sharing …

Efforts to Tackle Somali Piracy Paying Off Says IMB

Tougher action by international navies and the use of private armed guards on ships have more than halved the number of Somali pirate attacks, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) said on Monday. Last year, Somali piracy in the busy shipping …

UK’s MI5 Chief Talks about Threats before Olympic Games

Britain has seen a credible terrorist attack plot about once a year since the Sept.11 attacks – a worrying pattern as security officials brace for an array of threats ahead of next month’s summer Olympics, the head of the country’s …

Ongoing Pirate Menace Triggers Special Coverage, Security Measures

“Pirates of the Caribbean” they aren’t. They are for the most part desperate men from a failed state that have discovered that one of the world’s oldest professions offers wealth and power, if you’re willing to take the risks. In …