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NSW residents poorly prepared for looming storm season: NRMA
22 Oct

NSW residents poorly prepared for looming storm season: NRMA

Two-thirds of NSW residents are unprepared for the looming storm season, and as storms lash the north of the state, the State Emergency Service has issued a warning against complacency.

Manufacturing is a soft target for cyberattacks
18 Oct

Manufacturing is a soft target for cyberattacks

If you see this text then your files are no longer accessible, because they have been encrypted,” read the message on the computer screen. “Please follow the instructions and send $300 of Bitcoin to the following address.”

The challenge of organisational leadership
16 Oct

The challenge of organisational leadership

Soon after a high performer is put into a position of being responsible for other people, the reality sets in that it’s not easy.

Cyber market to double in size by 2020, says Munich Re
12 Oct

Cyber market to double in size by 2020, says Munich Re

Munich Re has estimated that the cyber insurance market will double by 2020, thanks to an increase in the use of connected devices and the subsequent surge of complex risks associated with such systems.

Countdown to compliance – it’s time for Australian insurers to get ready for IFRS17
10 Oct

Countdown to compliance – it’s time for Australian insurers to get ready for IFRS17

The following is an opinion piece written by Henri Wasjsblat, Director, Head of Financial Services Solutions at Anaplan. The views expressed within the article are not necessarily reflective of those of Insurance Business.

Pets, spoiled food and broken mirrors among unusual insurance reimbursements
8 Oct

Pets, spoiled food and broken mirrors among unusual insurance reimbursements

DOG ate your homework? You’re on your own. But if it knocked over the laptop carrying your homework, you may get reimbursed, even if you can’t get out of detention.

Australia's Top Restaurants: Chefs find new ways to make (and lose) money
4 Oct

Australia's Top Restaurants: Chefs find new ways to make (and lose) money

It takes grit, perseverance and really great food to stay afloat in the restaurant biz today. An appetite for calculated risk-taking doesn't hurt, either.

How massive Facebook breach impacts you – expert explains
2 Oct

How massive Facebook breach impacts you – expert explains

Social media juggernaut Facebook made the headlines yet again, this time as the victim of a massive data breach that affected as many as 50 million user accounts. But one cyber expert warns stolen logins should not be the only thing users are worried about.

Far-Out Friday – spaced-out insurance policies
28 Sep

Far-Out Friday – spaced-out insurance policies

We’re often told to “reach for the stars” in our endeavours – but it’s not usually meant so literally.


Yet many insurers around the world have done just that, by offering insurance against alien abduction.

Media, entertainment industry not ready for cyber risk
26 Sep

Media, entertainment industry not ready for cyber risk

More than half of media and entertainment firms experienced three or more cyber attacks over a 12-month period, according to a new survey from specialist insurer Hiscox.

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