P&C insurance agents must keep ahead of the latest threats to privacy

Agents and brokers for property and casualty insurance are being advised to keep abreast of the very latest information and statistics regarding the ever-growing risk of cyber attacks and the different kinds of coverage solutions that can allow their clients to decrease financial exposure. As hacking into private information of all types – financial, personal, and medical, for example – becomes increasingly common, insurance professionals must be able to keep up so that they can offer their clients the right forms of coverage, particularly in terms of miscellaneous professional liability.…

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Sony’s cyber liability claim may not be covered

In the wake of a massive data breach, entertainment giant Sony is turning to its insurers for help with the cost. A group of anonymous hackers overwhelmed Sony’s security late last month, stealing valuable customer information. Only two weeks after the initial attack, they struck again, getting their hands on even more data. To date, more than 100 million users of Sony’s online gaming and market platform have been affected, causing an estimated $2 billion worth of damages. The corporation has a multitude of insurance companies at their disposal and…

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