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For Insurers, Mobile App Piracy Could Mean Mobile 'Oops'
April 11, 2014 @ 09:50 AM | By Haydn Simpson- NetNames

Mobile apps expose both carriers and policyholders to a very real threat of fraud and security breaches.

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Heartbleed: Examining The Impact
April 11, 2014 @ 09:04 AM | By Tim Sapio- Bishop Fox

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.

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Underwriting Data Privacy Breach Coverage for SMBs
March 19, 2014 @ 11:04 AM | By Eduard Goodman- IDentity Theft 911

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.

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Don’t Avoid Risk − Understand, Quantify and Capitalize on It
February 21, 2014 @ 08:08 AM | By John Vercellino- SunGard

By supporting their risk strategies with business intelligence, insurers can more effectively capitalize on risk.

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Is The World Too Cynical For Insurance Innovation?
January 08, 2014 @ 13:11 PM | By Nathan Golia

The industry is excited by the potential for new technologies to change the business, but there's a thin line to walk between adding value and appearing intrusive.

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This is What Text-Blocking Looks Like
December 12, 2013 @ 12:11 PM | By Nathan Golia

New technology from Cellcontrol, a common partner of insurance companies, can block phones only in the driver's seat, leaving passengers free.

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3 Places to Look for Underwriting Fraud Risk
November 27, 2013 @ 05:00 AM | By James Ruotolo- SAS

At a time when insurers are looking to cut expenses, things like straight-through processing have resulted in increased application fraud risk.

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Insurance: Irresistible to Cyber Criminals
November 01, 2013 @ 06:15 AM | By James Ruotolo- SAS

As insurers aggressively move into new online territory through agency portals, online policy applications, Web-based claims-management systems and mobile apps, they introduce new vectors of cyberfraud risk.

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3 Untapped Data Sources for Nonstandard Underwriting
September 26, 2013 @ 10:38 AM | By Grant Brown- Profluent

The nonstandard auto insurance market can be a profitable growth area for insurers who recognize its unique traits.

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Washington State Insurance Exchange Beset by Domain Squatters
September 20, 2013 @ 11:20 AM | By Nathan Golia

A local TV station reports that at least one opportunistic insurance broker has taken advantage of the state's lax domain registration.

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Video: Sentry Takes Risk Management Portal Mobile
April 23, 2013 @ 12:49 PM | By Nathan Golia

The mobile version of Sentry Insight is meant to give commercial lines customers greater access to their claims information.

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Making ERM Part of an Insurer's Culture Requires People, Not Just Technology
February 08, 2013 @ 10:32 AM | By Jeffery Brown- Infogix- Inc.

Effective risk management is not about trying to avoid risk; it is about striking a balance between minimizing risk and maximizing reward.

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Perspectives on Changing Global Risk, Natural and Otherwise
January 25, 2013 @ 11:25 AM | By Anthony O'Donnell

AIR Worldwide and Willis counsel against increased risks from natural catastrophe, cyber risk, reputational risk and the potential consequences of abandoning ERM efforts.

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Data Security Will be 2013's Story of the Year
December 20, 2012 @ 08:45 AM | By Nathan Golia

Channel and device proliferation, as well as hunger for big data, mean insurers must be more vigilant than ever about securing policyholders' personal information.

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Nationwide Security Breach Raises Priority of IT Security
December 05, 2012 @ 12:14 PM | By Anthony O'Donnell

Nearly a million Nationwide customers' personal information was compromised, but the fact that businesses report that cyber risk is their biggest concern shows that hackers present both threat and opportunity to the industry.

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Sandy's Lesson: There's No Substitute for Real Data
November 02, 2012 @ 16:39 PM | By Nathan Golia

All insurers -- not just P&C -- should learn from Hurricane Sandy that you can always better understand the risks to which you are exposed.

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The View from Twitter: Can Insurers Handle Sandy Claims?
October 29, 2012 @ 17:08 PM | By Nathan Golia

Whether you believe insurers are adequately capitalized for Sandy claims or not, you'll find someone to back you up on Twitter.

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Sandy Appears to Be That Once-in-a-Lifetime Storm
October 29, 2012 @ 09:34 AM | By Kathy Burger

Sandy appears to be that once-in-a-lifetime storm; it's too early to know what the costs will be, but insurers' responses will be in the spotlight.

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Is Climate Change Altering Insurers' Hurricane Risk?
October 26, 2012 @ 15:54 PM | By Nathan Golia

Hurricanes Irene and Sandy -- not to mention the "Frankenstorm" into which Sandy might develop -- are clear indicators that it's not just Florida at risk for major hurricane damage anymore.

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Pirate Financiers See Robust Returns in Tough Economy
September 19, 2012 @ 10:34 AM | By Anthony O'Donnell

Political transition in Somalia offers faint hope that pirate ransom will cease to be a cost of doing business for marine insurance clients for some time to come.

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