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Advisen offers a variety of sources to keep on top of the P&C Insurance News. Advisen journalists publish stories in Front Page News every week. Here are some of the latest stories.

Russia suspected in reported NY Times hack; attacks on journalists ramped up

News broke this week that FBI officials are investigating a cyber attack on the New York Times, allegedly by Russian hackers. First reported by CNN, the hack is thought to be connected to other high-profile cyber events, such as the hacking of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and release of sensitive emails during the Democratic […]

Cyber insurance community mourns, celebrates ‘Cyber Jedi’ Toby Merrill

In June 2015 Toby Merrill walked up to the podium to receive the Advisen Cyber Risk Award for Cyber Risk Industry Person of the Year in the US. As soon as his name was called, Toby’s peers honored him with a standing ovation. “I love it,” Toby said of the cyber-risk insurance community as he […]

Report predicts costs up to $6 trillion due to cybercrime by 2021

Dark and costly days lie ahead for the connected world, according to a recent report that estimated potential future costs of cybercrime at up to $6 trillion by 2021. “Cyberwarfare has crossed from the digital world into our physical realm, and there is a very real potential cybercrime will lead to the loss of human […]

Big data aids in federal fight against cyber attacks: report

Federal government agencies plagued by security breaches say they now look to big data analytics for insight into how better to protect themselves and the information they must safeguard, according to a new survey and report from MeriTalk. “Agencies face a perfect storm of cybersecurity threats,” said Steve O’Keeffe, founder of MeriTalk, a public-private partnership […]

US government names first federal CISO

The United States government took another step in improving its cybersecurity posture by appointing the nation’s first federal chief information security officer — Gregory J. Touhill, a retired brigadier general. Touhill has been serving as the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) deputy assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications developed programs to protect government systems and […]

Economic losses from Louisiana floods over $10B; insured losses much lower

Catastrophes in the month of August took a serious economic toll, with total damages from the “historic” Louisiana floods expected to top $10 billion and an earthquake in Italy leaving 266 people dead, according to Aon Benfield’s latest global catastrophe report. “A slow-moving area of low pressure brought multiple days of extreme rainfall across parts […]

FTC chair suggests nature of “personally identifiable” info is changing

A recent speech by Federal Trade Commission chairwoman Edith Ramirez offers clues to how the active regulatory agency will view the use of data analytics by businesses and what the future of “privacy” will entail. “As new technologies and business models continue to emerge, however, we hear with increasing frequency the claim that technological innovation […]