Marriott data breach costly despite cybersecurity insurance coverage

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The massive hotel chain’s cyberattack could affect as many as 500 million of its customers. The Marriott data breach is now believed to affect as many as 500 million of its customers. The hotel giant is protected by cybersecurity insurance, but the cost of the cyberattack’s cost could be in the billions over coming years. These types of mega-breaches are becoming more commonplace and more costly all around. Based on data from other similarly sized breaches, the Marriott data breach will come with a multi-billion dollar price tag over the…

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70 Percent of US health care companies don’t have cybersecurity insurance coverage

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Though the percentage of covered firms is rising, the vast majority are not protected from cyber attacks. A tremendous 70 percent of health care companies in the United States don’t have cybersecurity insurance. This was among the results reported by FICO in a recent study commissioned by the analytics firm. Health care is among those that could be most affected by a cyber attack such as a data breach. The FICO report showed that 7 out of every 10 firms in the American health care industry are not protected by…

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Technology is becoming more important to the insurance industry

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Technology may direct the future of the insurance industry as a whole in the coming years Technology is beginning to play a very important role in the insurance industry. 2015 was the first year in which technology issues took up a significant degree of discourse within the industry. During the recent Property/Casualty Insurance Joint Industry Forum in New York, several insurance experts noted that change is coming quickly to the industry. Insurers will have to prepare to tackle challenges concerning technology in order to continue operating effectively. Volume of data…

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Insurance news is undergoing a massive evolution from technology

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to be a driving force behind massive changes to the industry. Technology has been making insurance news for many years, but it is only of late that the changes have been at an exponential rate, as smart devices have become a typical part of the average household, and as the Internet of Things begins its own expansion. The solutions offered by the IoT can be as simple and practical as they are personalized. This means that insurance news generated by the IoT is…

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Software is making the insurance industry more efficient

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Technology is becoming a powerful tool for insurance companies IBISWorld, a global business intelligent organization, has released a new report concerning the effect that new technology is having on claims processing in the U.S. Claims are nothing new for the industry, but how insurers deal with the claims they receive has been evolving rapidly over the years. As new technology becomes available, insurance companies are finding better ways to manage claims and process these claims at a more rapid pace. Insurers are also become more adept at weeding out fraudulent…

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Technology is becoming a priority for the insurance industry

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Survey highlights the growing interest insurers are showing in technology Technology may soon be receiving more attention from the insurance industry. A new survey conducted by Xchanging shows that the industry is beginning to better understand the importance of technology and how it can be used to connect with and serve consumers. The insurance industry is notoriously slow in embracing new technology, opting to hold to traditional engagement methods that have been in used for decades. As technology begins to play a more important role in the daily lives of…

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Accelerator aims to bolster Iowa’s insurance industry

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Two companies join Iowa’s Global Insurance Accelerator to help improve state’s insurance ecosystem Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company and IMT Insurance Company have become the latest insurers to join the Global Insurance Accelerator, a new insurance startup based in Iowa. The startup was launched in order to help create a stronger ecosystem for insurance companies throughout the state. Iowa is currently home to more than 200 insurers, with more than 54,000 employees working for insurers in central Iowa alone. The accelerator startup may help boost employment and give insurers the tools…

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