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2910, 2019

What is phishing and how does it work?

By |October 29th, 2019|Commercial Insurance, Cyber Insurance|

Imagine your personal information as the fish and the scammer, the fisherman out to catch the fish of the day. The fisherman has many fishing rods on his boat and is constantly casting them, waiting for someone to bite. Phishing is a method scammers and hackers utilize to lure people into giving up their sensitive and personal information, including passwords, credit [...]

1101, 2019

Planet Money explores “The Price of a Hack”

By |January 11th, 2019|Commercial Insurance, Cyber Insurance|

What is the price of a hack? It is an important question that Dina Temple-Raston and Karen Duffin, hosts of NPR’s Planet Money, seek to find out. Though the discussion is focused around a hack with a US-based company, the situation is the same for Canadian businesses. Hackers are an expensive headache for companies. But there might be a simple economic [...]

2810, 2018

The Digital Privacy Act changes data breach reporting requirements

By |October 28th, 2018|Commercial Insurance, Cyber Insurance|

Is your business prepared for Canada's digital privacy data breach notification rules? What does the cyber risk landscape look like today? We have seen an increase in the number of malicious cyber attacks across the globe, both in severity and size. These cyber events are impacting companies and customers alike. Small and medium-sized businesses are the most common victims of [...]

2809, 2018

The Digital Privacy Act is Changing is your Business Prepared?

By |September 28th, 2018|Commercial Insurance, Cyber Insurance|

The time is now to get a clear picture of your Cyber Insurance needs. It is a challenge to wrap our heads around the threat from the online digital world. What we see is a screen and know it is connected, somehow, to the world-wide-web. Going down a layer from there - we are aware of digital gatekeepers, security walls, [...]

2808, 2018

The Cost of a Data Breach for a Trucking Operation is More Than You Think

By |August 28th, 2018|Commercial Insurance, Cyber Insurance, Transportation Insurance|

The cost of a data breach is going up with Digital Privacy Act amendments The Digital Privacy Act amendments that alter PIPEDA (Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act) came into effect November 1st, 2018. The amendment makes it mandatory for any company that experiences a data breach to report it to the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and any potentially impacted clients, employees and [...]

507, 2018

Cyber Threats: an article by Linda Colgan

By |July 5th, 2018|Commercial Insurance, Cyber Insurance|

Almost daily, it is possible to read something on hackers penetrating personal and commercial businesses to gain access to information that benefits the avails of crime.  No one is above being vulnerable.  It’s not only bank accounts or credit cards these criminals want; its identity as well.   The evidence is clear cyber threats are here, and it’s not only through [...]

2703, 2018

Cyber Risks are Serious for Business Owners

By |March 27th, 2018|Cyber Insurance|

The Risk of Cyber is Real and Costly! Effective use of internet technology can enhance customer experience, improve organizational efficiency, and create great cost-saving opportunities. Along with all these benefits comes an ever-increasing risk of being the victim of cybercrime. Hackers are breaking the systems for profit. Before, it was about intellectual curiosity and pursuit of knowledge and thrill, and [...]

1112, 2017

Reduce the risk of a cyber data breach

By |December 11th, 2017|Commercial Insurance, Cyber Insurance, Webinar|

While many of the measures introduced by the Digital Privacy Act have been in force since the bill was first enacted in 2015, the government held off on enforcing mandatory breach reporting until the proper regulations were implemented, but that date is getting close. There has never been a more important time for Canadian businesses to focus on reducing cyber [...]

408, 2017

Bryson Bulletin: Mandatory Data Breach Notifications

By |August 4th, 2017|Bryson Bulletin, Commercial Insurance, Cyber Insurance|

Wondering: Are we ready for mandatory data breach notifications? While many of the measures introduced by the Digital Privacy Act have been in force since the bill was first enacted, the government has held off on imposing mandatory data breach reporting until the proper regulations were implemented. Such regulations could be in place as early as this fall, and organizations will want [...]

906, 2016

Cyber Threats for the Trucking Industry

By |June 9th, 2016|Commercial Insurance, Cyber Insurance, Transportation Insurance|

Cyber risk through a virus, spam, malware, data breach, and extortion ranks amongst the predominant exposures crippling operations.  The entry of ill-intended individuals into computer systems has evolved as systems and firewalls become more complex. At one-time risk, management considered the replacement of hardware and focused on the air-cooled terminal hosted rooms when it referenced computer exposures.  Risk management still focuses [...]

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