Insurance industry would prefer data security to tech innovation

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Cybersecurity is already among the top trends in many markets but especially among insurers. As the year is launched with the announcement of all new forms of technology, such as those being demoed at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the insurance industry is hoping that a larger focus will be placed on cybersecurity and data security. A number of high profile data breaches occurred throughout 2015, including among large insurance companies. Following the data breaches of health insurers Anthem and Premera, the insurance industry was given the evidence it needed…

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Demand for cyber insurance rises throughout Europe

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As digital attacks and data breaches spread like wildfire, European companies are aiming to protect themselves. New legislation in the European Union with regards to data privacy is giving a considerable shot in the arm to the cyber insurance industry, say specialists in that market, particularly following some very high profile attacks on companies such as Experian and TalkTalk earlier in 2015. Last week, the E.U. agreed that its data protection laws needed to be changed from their previously fragmented state. The new laws will require companies to report data…

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Insurance commissioners across the U.S. seek to combat the cyber attack threat

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They are now working with American federal legislators to help to combat the evolving nature of data breaches. State insurance commissioners have announced that they will be working in partnership with federal legislators in order to try to improve defenses against the damage being caused by the rapid evolution of cyber threats. At the same time, these industry regulators aren’t seeking to adopt new national regulations or legislation over their own authority. The insurance commissioners do want to try to combat the increasing threat from cyber attacks and data breaches,…

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Cyber insurance market is showing signs of healthy growth

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Lloyd’s of London notes that more activity is being seen in the cyber insurance market Several high-profile cyber attacks on large companies have spurred more activity in the cyber insurance market, according to reports from Lloyd’s of London. The insurance company notes that claims in the cyber market have rose by 50% for the first three months of this year. More companies are becoming concerned with the digital risks that they face. These risks could result in serious financial damage, which insurance coverage may be able to mitigate, if policies…

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Personal identity theft protection tips following a breach of your account

The past few months have clearly demonstrated that no account – no matter the organization or security measures taken – is immune to access by a determine hacker, so it is important for everyone to know what they should do in order to protect themselves once an attack has occurred. Millions of Americans experience data breaches every year, increasing their risk of various types of fraud, such as identity theft and financial fraud, as their personally identifiable information (PII) may have been obtained by an unauthorized individual. Experts are recommending…

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