March 24, 2014
In light of recent litigation, as well as the insurance industry’s continued efforts to limit coverage for cyber claims under commercial general liability policies, most businesses should consider policies specifically written to insure against cyber risks.
In 2011, three of Sony’s networks were hacked, resulting in non-public personal information of roughly a hundred million individuals being stolen. The company was forced to take down...
February 25, 2014
On February 4th, 2014, The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, launched the Cyber Security Cooperation Program (CSCP).
"By supporting projects that contribute to greater cyber security, our Government continues to underscore its commitment to defending Canada and to securing vital cyber systems, as outlined in Canada's Cyber Security Strategy,” said Minister Blaney.
The CSCP will provide funding to...
January 23, 2014
Four months ago, a laptop containing key information on 620,000 patients was stolen and has only now been brought to the attention of Health Minister, Fred Horne.
The stolen laptop held unencrypted names, birthdates, health card numbers, billing codes, billing amounts and diagnostic codes for patients that were seen at Medicentre clinics around Alberta from May 2, 2011 to Sept 19, 2013.
“On behalf of the citizens of this...
January 08, 2014
With the prominence of personal mobile devices among the general population, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is becoming more common in the workplace. With BYOD, employees are permitted to use their personal mobile devices for business purposes.
A recent article by Goodman Derrick LLP describes the benefits and risks to consider:
BYOD can bring a number of benefits to businesses, including:
Increased flexibility and efficiency in...
December 10, 2013
There has been a recent increase in interest amongst businesses and regulators regarding the importance of cybersecurity. In today’s economic world, businesses are increasingly reliant on information technology. They are connected to the internet to conduct daily transactions; such as, offering products, maintaining customer lists, processing credit card payments and a host of other data transferring processes that increase cyber...
December 04, 2013
Burnaby, BC, December 3, 2013 – Hub International Limited, a leading global insurance brokerage, is pleased to announce that Tina Osen, Chief Executive Officer, Hub International Insurance Brokers, Greater Vancouver operations, has been named to the list of the Women's Executive Network’s (WXN) 2013 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards.
The awards will be presented Wednesday, December 4th at the Sheraton Centre Toronto during the Women’s...