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Companies Sharing Hacking Data Get Legal Shield in U.S. Bill

April 24, 2015 Industry groups sought legal protections that would encourage information sharing to help prevent increasingly damaging cyber-attacks.

Nationwide Deploys Automated Mobile Unit for Hail Claims

April 24, 2015 The Automated Mobile Hail Estimating device uses high-definition cameras to accurately estimate hail damage.

Hartford Steam Boiler Backs Internet of Things Startup

April 24, 2015 The Munich Re unit has made an investment in Waygum, Inc., a technology startup that is building a mobile app platform for the Industrial Internet of Things.

Why Underwriters Don't Like Predictive Analytics

April 23, 2015 Four of five insurers say their underwriting staff are hesitant to adopt predictive analytics because they fear the technology will replace them, according to a Valen Analytics survey.

IBM and Swiss Re Partner for Cyber Security

April 23, 2015 The agreement combines IBM's knowledge of IT security with Swiss Re Corporate Solutions' underwriting experience, the companies said.

Evan Greenberg Says ‘Not Yet’ on Repeat of Insurer Stupidity

April 23, 2015 Property-and-casualty policy sales fell 2.9 percent in the first quarter, Zurich-based Ace said, driven partly by currency fluctuations and declines in the agriculture business.

Progressive CIO: 'We're Way Ahead' on Big Data

April 22, 2015 CIO Ray Voelker says Progressive's IT and business strategy are 'indistinguishable,' discusses how the insurerís big data strategy stands out, and the possibility of Google, Apple and Microsoft entering the auto insurance market.

Former NYC CIO Joins TIAA-CREF

April 22, 2015 Rahul Merchant's career spans public- and private-sector work in financial services IT.

ADM to Use Drones for Crop Insurance Claims After FAA Approval

April 22, 2015 Drones are one of the latest tools in precision agriculture, in which data is collected by satellites and sensors and analyzed to maximize farm yields.

5 Key Trends from RSA Security Conference

April 22, 2015 The computer security industry is eating humble pie at this week's RSA Security Conference in San Francisco. Amid continued cybersecurity break-ins and a growing threat landscape, here are five key IT security and data protection trends emerging at the conference.

Volcker Urges Merging Regulators to Bolster Financial Oversight

April 20, 2015 The Federal Reserve would be at the helm of a reorganized regulatory system that eliminates the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and combines other agencies under the plan released Monday.

Zurich Staff to Share Desks as Insurer Pushes Profit Increase

April 20, 2015 The insurer is hoping to save money by shrinking its space footprint.

Canal Insurance Picks Lytx

April 20, 2015 The insurer will use the Lytx DriveCam Program, which combines video with predictive analytics, real-time driver feedback and coaching, to reduce injuries and identify and correct driving behaviors that could lead to collisions.

Zurich Insurance Selects Guidewire

April 20, 2015 As part of a strategic initiative, ClaimCenter is intended to enable Zurich Switzerland to strengthen customer engagement and support omni-channel customer communications.

Patriot National to Acquire Vikaran

April 20, 2015 The work comp outsourcing specialist also will purchase Vikaranís development center in India.

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