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Cyber Liability: The Risks of Doing Business in a Digital World

Major security and data breaches have become more prevalent in the past decade. News headlines are dominated by stories of major corporations having networks hacked and subjecting employees’ and customers’ personal, financial and health information to cyber threats. Perhaps one of the following from 2014 will sound familiar: January: Snapchat had the names and phone …

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Responding to the Anthem Cyber Attack

Anthem Inc. (Anthem), the nation’s second-largest health insurer, revealed late on Wednesday, February 4 that it was the victim of a significant cyber attack. According to Anthem, the attack exposed personal information of approximately 80 million individuals, including those insured by related Anthem companies.Anthem has reported that the exposed information includes member names, member health …

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Data Analytics as a Risk Management Strategy

In our increasingly competitive business environment, companies everywhere are looking for the next new thing to give them a competitive edge. But perhaps the next new thing is applying new techniques and capabilities to existing concepts such as risk management. The exponential growth of data as well as recent technologies and techniques for managing and …

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Cyber and Technology Risk Insurance for the Construction Sector

The recent, well-publicized retail store data breach controversies have spawned a number of lawsuits and insurance claims. Not surprisingly, insurers have responded with attempts to fight claims for coverage for such losses. Insurance underwriters are carefully monitoring decisions being handed down by courts in these lawsuits. All of this activity has led to a new …

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Illinois Guaranty Fund Gets Setoff From Statutory Dram Shop Limit Rather Than Jury Verdict

Eighteen-year-old boy was killed in a head-on collision with a vehicle driven by an intoxicated person. His parents received $26,550 from the drunk driver’s insurance carrier and $80,000 from their own insurance carrier. They subsequently filed a dram shop suit. While it was pending, the dram shop’s insurance carrier was declared insolvent, and the Illinois …

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