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John Hancock Rolls Out ‘Genius Bar’-Style IT Help Desk
News  |  11/17/2014  | 
Many Manulife divisions are taking the walk-in approach to IT support, according to VP of end-user services Jacques Ouimet.
A Secure Approach to Data Privacy
Commentary  |  11/10/2014  | 
With the increasing importance of information security and recent cyber attacks, it's time for businesses to make strategic privacy decisions.
Making The Commercial Personal
News  |  11/3/2014  | 
Analytics investment and implementation separates the most effective companies from the laggards, says Zurich North America's Tom Peach.
The Once & Future Insurance IT Leader
Commentary  |  11/3/2014  | 
Insurance & Technology’s 2014 Elite 8 CIOs have what it takes to lead in a changing and challenging business environment.
Changing the Security Mindset
Commentary  |  10/29/2014  | 
As cyber attacks evolve in number and complexity, financial services organizations must embrace proactive security strategies.
Why You Shouldn't Count On General Liability To Cover Cyber Risk
News  |  10/20/2014  | 
Travelers Insurance's legal spat with P.F. Chang's over who'll pay breach costs will likely illustrate why enterprises shouldn't think of their general liability policies as backstops for cyber risk.
Connected Cars Vs. Cybercrime: Tough Fight
News  |  10/13/2014  | 
Automakers should consider adding real-time intrusion detection and response capabilities, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says.
Cyberinsurance Resurges In The Wake Of Mega-Breaches
News  |  10/3/2014  | 
Insurance policies customized for cyberattack protection are on the rise as businesses worry they could be the next Target.
Leverage Analytics for Improved Fraud Detection
Commentary  |  9/26/2014  | 
Insurers must counter smarter and more sophisticated defrauders through tech approaches that leverage data analytics.
Progressive Selects BAE Systems to Detect Fraud
News  |  9/15/2014  | 
The solution will be used to enhance the recognition of claims fraud in auto insurance.
What Have We Learned About Risk Management Since 9/11?
Commentary  |  9/11/2014  | 
Technology has transformed the practice of risk management, but with threats growing more complex and sophisticated, has anything really changed?
Will Apple Legitimize Mobile Payments?
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
The company announced its new mobile payments system, Apple Pay.
HealthCare.gov Breach: The Ripple Effect
News  |  9/8/2014  | 
Hackers breached a HealthCare.gov test server, reportedly affecting no records, but the repercussions could spread across many medical organizations.
4 Hurdles To Securing The Internet Of Things
News  |  9/5/2014  | 
Why locking down even the tiniest embedded devices is a tall order.
Celeb Hack: Is Apple Telling All It Knows?
News  |  9/4/2014  | 
Did Apple have a system-wide data breach? No. Was it complicit through an appalling security lapse by not defending against brute force attacks? You're darn tootin'!
Apple Not Hacked In Celebrity Nude Photo Breaches
News  |  9/3/2014  | 
'Very targeted attack' on celebrities' Apple usernames, passwords, security questions -- iCloud, Find My iPhone not breached, Apple says.
Getting Social: Top Tips for Establishing a Social Media Plan
Commentary  |  9/2/2014  | 
As the influence of social media channels continues to grow, organizations must have a handle on the regulations and the risks social can introduce to a firm.
BYOD Policy: Don't Reinvent the Wheel
News  |  8/28/2014  | 
Financial firms still feel overwhelmed by BYOD risks and challenges. But these can be addressed by a good policy, and the guidelines are already out there.
Business Continuity 2.0: We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat
News  |  8/25/2014  | 
What would happen with a long-term outage to financial systems or the nation's critical infrastructure? Businesses aren't even close to being prepared.
Improving Claims Management With Advanced Integration
Commentary  |  8/22/2014  | 
The technology improvements achieved through advanced integration can boost adjuster efficiency, empower better decisions, and deliver a better customer experience.
Driving Information Security, From Silicon Valley to Detroit
Commentary  |  8/21/2014  | 
As software interacts with more and more of our daily lives, technology providers may be liable for more damages than they have in the recent past.
Tech Insight: Hacking The Nest Thermostat
News  |  8/15/2014  | 
Researchers at Black Hat USA demonstrated how they were able to compromise a popular smart thermostat.
Talent Acquisition Low on Insurers’ Priorities
News  |  8/12/2014  | 
An Xchanging poll from this year’s Acord-Loma conference revealed insurers’ plans to spend little on attracting qualified employees.
CEO Report Card: Low Grades for Risk Management
News  |  7/21/2014  | 
Dark Reading's latest community poll shows a stunning lack of confidence in chief execs' commitment to cyber security.
Vigilante Justice on the Digital Frontier
News  |  7/15/2014  | 
In the face of slow government action, Wild West-style justice has moved to the digital realm, and private organizations risk being caught in the crossfire.
Mexican Insurer Qualitas Taps SAS for Fraud
News  |  7/8/2014  | 
The insurer will use SAS Fraud Framework to identify problematic claims.
Former FBI Agent Talks Cyber Security With Deloitte
Commentary  |  6/27/2014  | 
Vigilance can take security only so far. It's time to focus on resilience.
Cybersecurity Lessons from Former FBI Director
Commentary  |  6/25/2014  | 
Robert Mueller describes how security initiatives within the Bureau are applicable to financial services.
Big Data and the Cloud: Making Theoretical Weakness Real Strength
Commentary  |  6/24/2014  | 
In becoming cyber resilient, insurers can help protect their financial and reputational interests through a cyber insurance policy.
Aon Affinity Plans to Acquire National Flood Services
News  |  6/16/2014  | 
The agreement between Aon U.S. Holdings and StoneRiver National Flood Services will expand Aon's client base in the flood insurance sector.
How P&C Insurers Can Benefit from the Cloud
Commentary  |  6/16/2014  | 
By adopting cloud services, insurers can reduce operating expenses, improve productivity, enhance customer satisfaction and unlock new revenue opportunities.
How To Resolve The Security-Convenience Conundrum
Commentary  |  6/12/2014  | 
Insurers have been stymied by the challenge of balancing digital channel convenience with concerns about cyberrisks, but it doesn't have to be a trade-off.
For Better Security, Keep Password Policies Simple
News  |  6/11/2014  | 
Password proliferation leads to bad data security habits. Here's how insurers are stemming the tide.
Insurers In Tough Battle For SMAC Talent
News  |  5/21/2014  | 
More than one-third of insurance IT pros are looking for new jobs, according to the 2014 InformationWeek Analytics IT Salary Survey.
6 Essential Skills for SIU Analysts
Commentary  |  5/15/2014  | 
The speed and volume of information necessary for modern SIU analytical efforts has created a need for analysts with specialized skills.
Study: Data Breaches Make Huge Impact On Brand Reputation
News  |  5/15/2014  | 
Consumers rank data breaches and poor customer service high in their effects on brand perception.
Why the Target Breach Matters to Insurers
Commentary  |  5/9/2014  | 
Three things insurers can do to shore up their cyber risk.
White House Big Data Report: 5 Privacy Takeaways
News  |  5/5/2014  | 
Big data raises serious privacy concerns that need to be addressed, sooner rather than later, report says.
Mobile & Social: The Tipping Point For Cybercrime
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Spamming and scamming has moved to social media in full force, according to new research on the Twittersphere from Trend Micro.
SEC Requests Financial Firms' Security Details
News  |  4/28/2014  | 
SEC asks 50 businesses for copies of their security policies, procedures, and controls in an effort to help the industry bolster cybersecurity protection.
Employees Slacking on Security of Their Mobile Devices
News  |  4/25/2014  | 
A survey says that 15% say they had a password compromised.
Willis: Some Retail Firms Still Don't Recognize Cyber Security Risks
News  |  4/24/2014  | 
Nearly 10 percent of retail firms have not reported any cyber security exposure to the SEC since 2011, Willis Group says.
For Insurers, Mobile App Piracy Could Mean Mobile 'Oops'
Commentary  |  4/11/2014  | 
Mobile apps expose both carriers and policyholders to a very real threat of fraud and security breaches.
Heartbleed: Examining The Impact
News  |  4/11/2014  | 
There's little hope of knowing if an asset was breached, if a breach can be identified, or if any data was leaked. Here's how to defend against future attacks.
Heartbleed Will Go On Even After The Updates
News  |  4/11/2014  | 
What's next now that the mindset is 'assume the worst has already occurred?'
More Than A Half-Million Servers Exposed To Heartbleed Flaw
News  |  4/10/2014  | 
What the newly exposed SSL/TLS threat really means for enterprises and end-users.
Underwriting Data Privacy Breach Coverage for SMBs
Commentary  |  3/19/2014  | 
Insurers should rethink their approaches to underwriting risks for the small and mid-sized business market, which has unique and urgent needs for data breach coverage.
How Apple iPhones Could Thwart Attackers
News  |  3/14/2014  | 
Apple patent application suggests the company is looking to add personal security features to its mobile devices.
The 5 Biggest Challenges Facing IT Professionals
News  |  3/13/2014  | 
Almost two-thirds of executives surveyed by Protiviti report their businesses are undergoing a major IT transformation -- and with these efforts come big challenges around security, data management and new channels.
Obamacare Vs. Patient Data Security: Ponemon Research
News  |  3/13/2014  | 
Healthcare professionals worry that healthcare regulations mandating patient data exchange are luring more data thieves, says Ponemon study.
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