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April 30, 2019
Cyber Risk

The Marsh brokerage unit of Marsh and McLennan recently announced a new evaluation process called Cyber Catalyst designed to determine the usefulness of enterprise cyber risk tools.

While this collaboration between insurance companies is unusual, it's not entirely surprising. Cyber insurance is a $4 billion market...

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April 30, 2019

Matt Cullina, managing director of global markets at CyberScout, reveals the main cyber security threats facing companies today in Carrier Management, a trusted resource for critical information for P/C carrier executives:

Cyber threats continue to evolve...

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April 25, 2019
Facebook Braces for Multibillion Dollar Fine

Facebook announced that it was preparing for a massive fine from the Federal Trade Commission for its mishandling of user privacy. The fine could be as much as $5 billion.

The social media giant revealed the fine as a one-time expense in its annual earnings statement, explaining a 51% decline in income, “in connection with the inquiry of...

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April 24, 2019
Tchap

A messaging app released by the French government to secure internal communications has gotten off to a troubled start.

Tchap was released in beta earlier this month as a secure messaging app exclusively for government officials. Its development and release was made to address security concerns and data vulnerabilities in more widely...

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April 22, 2019
EU biometric database

The European Union’s parliament voted to create a biometric database of over 350 million people.

The Common Identity Repository, or CIR, will consolidate the data from the EU’s border, migration, and law enforcement agencies into one system to be quickly accessible and searchable by any or all of them. Information...

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April 19, 2019
email harvesting

Facebook announced that it “unintentionally” harvested the email contacts of 1.5 million of its users without their consent.

The social media company automatically uploaded the information from users who had registered with the site after 2016 and provided their email addresses and passwords. Upon submitting a form to “confirm” their...

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