Influential National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Moves On Cyber


Cybersecurity practitioners and policymakers have long been discussing the potential positive benefits of smart insurance policy and standards to reduce risk. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is the U.S. By Bob Gourley.

Cyber Insecurity: A Boon for Insurers


Do you have good cyber insurance? An explosion in perceived cyber threats will lead to an explosion of attention to managing cyber risk, and that attention means booming business for cyber insurers. Randy Milanoff , a lawyer for insurance provider White & Williams, compares the Target data breach to ten Super Bowl advertisement for cyber insurers. By ShannonPerry. We’ve written plenty about data breaches.

Complying With Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rules


The post Complying With Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rules appeared first on CTO Cyber Security Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

The Relationship between AR Tech and Insurance


Augmented Reality (AR) is a technology that involves the use of digital content such as music, text, video and pictures to enhance a real world environment. It is important to point out that this technology does not entirely replace the real world like the virtual reality technology. In this case, a mobile device is normally […]. Artificial Intelligence CTO News Artificial intelligence

The 5 Levels of Analytics Maturity

An insurance. FROM BASIC BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE REQUIREMENTS TO. SOPHISTICATED PRODUCT DIFFERENTIATORS Do the analytic offerings in your application make you stand out from the crowd? See where. your offerings fall on the analytics maturity scale—and learn how sophisticated capabilities.

7012 Regs and Cyber insurance on collision course with small business


The regulations themselves are a part of, and a driver to, a set of complex problems for industry — presently, with risk being transferred away from DoD to its contractors who will find risk rebounding to them via their “cyber” insurance policies.

Cybersecurity: Too Often Overlooked is the Impact to the Individual


When put in context, the company recovered $90 million from insurance, wrote off $105 million in tax deductions, and the final sum was only equal to about.1 Proactive Communication : Inform their creditors to insure that they have documentation of an identity theft. By Matt Southmayd.

HIPPA and Ransomware in the Healthcare Sector: “Your PHI or your life”


From a HHS blog post: To help health care entities better understand and respond to the threat of ransomware, the HHS Office for Civil Rights has released new Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidance on ransomware. Bob Gourley.

Assessing the FFIEC Cybersecurity Assessment Tool


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Patient Portal Puts a Spotlight on Secure Messaging


Given the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirement for secure communication of Protected Health Information (PHI), a spotlight has been placed on the support for secure messaging. By William McElmurry.

Insights Into The Black Market For Healthcare Data


Cyber Security Anthem (insurance) Identity theft By Bob Gourley. Lets start with some good news: Sometimes problems can only be solved after there is widespread situational awareness, and now that cyber security and cyber threats are going mainstream, more and more people are being made aware of how serious this threat of stolen health care data is. A story ran on NPR''s Morning Edition today. This is absolutely great.

The FFIEC Cybersecurity Assessment Tool


CTO Cyber Security Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Federal Reserve Bank of New York Federal Reserve Board of Governors Office of the Comptroller of the CurrencyBob Gourley.

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FireHost is Now Armor: featuring an advanced linking intelligence, defense and control focused on customer outcomes


Cloud Computing Cyber Security Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act vmwareEditor's note: We have watched the market respond to the proactive, well engineered investment in information protection at FireHost, their years of work in enhanced security for customers has made them the market leading provider of highly secure cloud infrastructure. Now known as Armor, these offerings have been enhanced to deliver the best possible security outcomes to customers. -

The rise of InsurTech Startups


Currently, technological advancements offer the insurance industry a tremendous opportunity to meet growing customer needs. These startups came up with interesting projects that make the insurance industry much more pleasant for the end users. Cystellar’s platform provides predictive analytics to sectors such as insurtech, particularly helping insurers and their clients avoid damaging events. It was founded to provide cyber risk intelligence to the insurance industry.

No Organization is an Island

Agile Alliance

For example, some years ago a large European insurance … Continued. By Jutta Eckstein and John Buck Being connected to society is an essential ingredient to long-term profitability.

CIO Lessons From The Rollout Of The U.S. Healthcare Software

The Accidental Successful CIO

citizen an opportunity to register for healthcare insurance coverage. The government is running the insurance marketplaces in 36 of the 50 states that make up the U.S. At their front end, the insurance marketplaces are essentially websites that consumers use to compare health plans and enroll in coverage. The Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight is one of the main offices within Medicare charged with developing the exchanges.

How to Protect Your Small Business from a Hacker Attack

The Crazy Programmer

Look into Cyber Insurance. There is such a thing a cyber-insurance. Data breaches and compromised websites frequently used to spread malware can be risky for your business; including small businesses.

Difference Between MySQL and ORACLE

The Crazy Programmer

Oracle is very powerful than MySQL, allows to write any complex system like in Banking, ERP, Insurance, finance companies. Here you will get to know about difference between mysql and oracle database. Both MySQL and Oracle are popular relational database management software developed by Oracle Corporation. MySQL: Its name is combination of words “My” and “SQL”, where “My” is name of daughter of co-founder Michael Widenius. And SQL full form is Structured Query Language.

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Blockchain Enables Anarchy


Everyone’s hailing its potential to revolutionize everything from banking and insurance to supply chain management and capital formation. Everyone’s talking about blockchain. And, indeed, the potential exists to reinvent all of those things, but there are some scary implications as well. Blockchain is an inherently decentralized structure. In particular, distributed ledger technology (DLT) is inherently [.]. Blockchain and Cryptocurrency CTO News

The Impact of Blockchain Technology on Financial Services

OTS Solutions

The Insurance Factor. The blockchain will completely change the way insurance is procured. Smart contracts can replace legal contracts for investigating claim settlements, filing insurance claims and premium payments. The Impact of Blockchain Technology on Financial Services.

Ransomware attacks against hospitals: A timeline

The Parallax

Ransomware attacks are serious business for hackers?and and often completely avoidable. Hospitals and health care systems, now in the business of collecting patient data as a side effect of treating physical maladies, struggle to keep that information secure.

Mainframes Without Experts?

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

Their ranks may be thinning, but mainframes are still mainstays at most large companies, insurance firms, and banks. The short blog on the long goodbye Digitalization is roaring through the field of IT like a hurricane, upending everything in its wake.

Benchmarking Apache Parquet: The Allstate Experience

Cloudera Engineering

Our thanks to Don Drake ( @dondrake ), an independent technology consultant who is currently working at Allstate Insurance, for the guest post below about his experiences comparing use of the Apache Avro and Apache Parquet file formats with Apache Spark.

Triaging modern medicine’s cybersecurity issues

The Parallax

And they say it’s high time for the entire health care ecosystem, from clinicians to hospital systems to insurers, to scrub in and get to work on better protecting medical data and devices.

Data Visualization in R

The Crazy Programmer

R programming is being used in many industries like academics, healthcare, government, insurance, retail, media, manufacturing, etc. R programming was developed in 1993 for making graphs and producing statistical results.

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Error'd: Stay Away From California

The Daily WTF

wrote, "I'm trying to register our travel insurance with ROL Cruises, but our travel policy has been rejected because it's under age." "Deep down, I knew this was one of the most honest labels I've ever seen," wrote Bob E. . "Some

DevOps Power Panel: Can DevOps Apply to Everyone?

The New Stack

I think [ having ] a smaller number of teams, and a smaller number of people per team, has its advantages and disadvantages,” explained Richard Knechtel , a team technical lead with Wisconsin-based Church Mutual Insurance — which, like its name says, is an insurer of churches.

The ethics of data flow

O'Reilly Media - Data

Knowing whether a person purchases cigarettes can be of great interest to an insurance company, as can knowing whether a cardiac patient is buying bacon. It can't control what an insurance company, or even a government agency, might do with that data: deny medical benefits?

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Changing the Status Quo: How to Create a Culture of Accountability in your Org


Before I became a field engineer, I ran an engineering team for over ten years writing software for major insurance companies. Today, there is little dispute that software is indeed eating the world.

Minding the Analytics Gap


Like others in the insurance industry, XL has long relied heavily on data analysis to understand and price its products.

How Much Disruption Will AI Cause?

Cutter Consortium

But they are also impacting the insurance industry: it now needs to plan business strategies and future business models to deal with how to insure autonomous vehicles, and it also needs to figure out how the insurance market will operate in a world of declining vehicle ownership. A huge amount of innovation is taking place around AI right now.

Choose Your Own Adventure: Which AI Business Model Is Right For You?

Battery Ventures

Example companies in this category include autonomous cars and drone companies like Kespry, whose aerial drones collect data for construction, mining or insurance purposes. Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing every aspect of work and life, as nonstop news headlines make clear.

What’s Epic, User Story and Task in Scrum Work Hierarchy

Luis Goncalves

Examples of Epics: As a bank, we want to extend our services by offering life and health insurances. The moment you start using Scrum, you will encounter a lot of technical terms that you have to be familiar with. But that’s fine.


Choosing the Right Software Partner, Part 3: Evaluating Experience

Atomic Spin

Are they able to accommodate my company’s payment terms and insurance requirements? Experience is the best teacher.

That robot, like your laptop, could get hacked with ransomware

The Parallax

Each Pepper costs about $14,000 over three years , when factoring in mandatory maintenance and insurance packages. CANCÚN, Mexico—“Give me bitcoins now, or prepare to die.”.

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Welcome to being tracked!


To conduct the test, I did three activities: a search for 8mm pearls, sent a friend an email asking about the best way to learn French, and completed a survey about insurance. On the insurance front, I received three emails for free quotes, including one from my current provider.

Fed Tech Roundup August 3


The Technical Limitations of Lloyd’s Cyber Report on the Insurance Implications of Cyberattack on the US Grid. Banks And Insurance Companies Aware Of Cyber Risks: Opportunities Remain To Become More Resilient. The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (from and ): Fed Tech Ticker. Chinese-Originated Hack Potentially Compromised UConn Research and Personal Data - Nextgov.

Embracing open banking and API ecosystem

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

For example: The application could notify you, You are paying a monthly premium of $201 on your health insurance from company A. If implemented effectively, open banking will unlock innovation that will transform and improve the customer banking experience. David Beardmore.

I just saved £900 while off sick from work

Clarke Ching

I discovered you can buy reputable car rental "excess" insurance for £40 a year, which covers both of us, and saved me between £150-200, just counting our summer holiday. I never knew you could buy that insurance. - I managed to catch a bug of our filthiest child so I've been off work for a couple of days. That saved me about £900 coz I used the downtime to do some comparison shopping. - I checked the latest price for car rental for our upcoming summer holiday.

I just saved £900 while off sick from work

Clarke Ching

I discovered you can buy reputable car rental "excess" insurance for £40 a year, which covers both of us, and saved me between £150-200, just counting our summer holiday. I never knew you could buy that insurance. - I managed to catch a bug of our filthiest child so I've been off work for a couple of days. That saved me about £900 coz I used the downtime to do some comparison shopping. - I checked the latest price for car rental for our upcoming summer holiday.