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Cyber risks lurk far beyond organizations' own walls: Report

Published April 16, 2014 CST

WASHINGTON — Current cyber risk management does not give much consideration to “digital distant perfection” — the aggregation of cyber risks that can lie far beyond an organization's own four walls.

FedEx has $5M in primary coverage for deadly California truck-bus crash

Published April 11, 2014 CST

FedEx, whose tractor-trailer reportedly crossed a center divide on Thursday, slamming into a chartered bus carrying high school students and killing 10 people, has a $5 million combined single limit policy with Protective Insurance Co.

Employers still ask applicants about criminal convictions: Survey

Published April 10, 2014 CST

Most employers continue to ask candidates to self-disclose past criminal convictions on job applications, even though the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recommends against it and there are state and municipal laws that outright ban the practice, a new survey says.

Hull and liability aviation rates down 10% at renewals: Aon

Published April 16, 2014 CST

Rates for lead hull and liability aviation insurance fell by an average of 10% during renewals that took place in 2013, according to a report published Wednesday by Aon P.L.C.

ISO online pricing tool caters to excess and surplus market

Published April 16, 2014 CST

Jersey City, N.J.-based Insurance Services Office Inc. on Wednesday unveiled ISO Rapid Valuator, a new pricing tool for commercial excess and surplus insurance underwriters.

Canada taxpayer data stolen in Heartbleed breach

Published April 14, 2014 CST

(Reuters) — Canada's tax-collection agency reported on Monday that the private information of some 900 people had been stolen from its computer systems as a result of vulnerabilities caused by the Heartbleed bug.

U.S. retailers plan to share cyber threat data after Target attack

Published April 14, 2014 CST

(Reuters) — U.S. retailers are planning to form an industry group for collecting and sharing intelligence about cyber security threats in the wake of last year's big attack on Target Corp.

Using online information against employees and applicants carries legal risks

Published April 13, 2014 CST

Employers that use information obtained from social media to discipline an employee or evaluate a job applicant run the risk of violating state and federal laws, yet there are circumstances in which employers' use of such information is legally defensible.

Hiscox expands insurance offerings for higher education institutions

Published April 10, 2014 CST

Hiscox Ltd. has expanded protections in its insurance coverages for higher education institutions to meet their increasing risks.

OFF BEAT: Disney trying to give Deadmau5 logo a techno beatdown

Published April 03, 2014 CST

The Walt Disney Co. last week said it is looking into a trademark registration filed by one Joel Zimmerman, known to Electronic Dance Music faithful as Deadmau5, which is actually pronounced “dead mouse.”