New crypto insurance products find area of need amid regulator uncertainty

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Coverage against rising cryptocurrency theft is needed, but regulators aren’t certain how to manage it. A rising crypto insurance industry has insurers moving quickly to create models and products to offer. At the same time, regulators are left uncertain as to how to handle this very new form of coverage. In 2018, hackers stole $1.7 billion in cryptocurrency in a quickly increasing digital coin theft trend. Cryptocurrency thieves are becoming increasingly successful. With the massive theft rate, the technology is facing considerable harm to its reputation and further barriers to…

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High-profile attack highlights importance of cyber insurance

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Community Health Systems files comment with federal government concerning recent data breach Tennessee’s Community Health Systems, an operator of acute care hospitals, has filed a statement with the federal Securities and Exchange Commission concerning a recent data breach that compromised patient medical files. The organization’s hospitals store patient information digitally in order to ensure that this information can be accessed more easily. Digitizing these records can be a risky practice because of the complex and unpredictable nature of cyber attacks. 4.5 million people may have been affected by the cyber…

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Force placed insurance sales information released by Assurant following inquiry

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The Securities and Exchange Commission has put the pressure on the company to release these details. Assurant Inc. is currently under review regarding whether or not it has been overcharging for force placed insurance purchased on behalf of some homeowners, and has broadened its disclosure regarding the profits this activity has generated, following an inquiry by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). According to the insurer’s data, this coverage represented 89 percent of the specialty property profits in Q1 and Q2. Throughout the first half of the year, the company…

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Corporations may be hiding information on cyberattacks from investors and the SEC

Large corporations may be keeping cyberattacks a secret from investors and the public, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In October of last year, the agency released documentation that outlined the necessary measures corporations must take if they have been the target of an attack. The document outlined reporting procedures for such events, but the agency suspects that companies have not taken these requirements to heart for the sake of their businesses. Since October, a scant few corporations have followed the reporting procedures outlined by the SEC, despite…

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