Here’s what’s happening in and around the industry:
Pittsburgh-based Advanticom announced on Wednesday that its Information Security Management System (ISMS) has fulfilled all requirements to earn certification against the ISO 27001:2013 standard. ISO 27001:2013 is the global gold standard for information security. It’s published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the world’s largest developer of international standards.
Advanticom’s audit and certification were issued by A-lign, an ISO/IEC 27001 certification body accredited by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board to perform ISO certifications. The company’s scope for the accreditation was the following:
Advanticom’s President and CEO, Brian Conboy, commented, “This will be a requirement to operate on any company’s IT systems. It’s a moral and professional responsibility for a vendor. Operating on client’s IT systems without ISO or SOC2 is like practicing medicine without a degree. We wouldn’t trust our loved ones to an amateur. We should have the same due care for the IT systems that keep thousands employed. Organizations have the right to work with a vendor who is responsible, serious, and investing in critical systems, processes, and training. Our clients tell us that they don’t want to explain to their boss or board why they worked with a partner who did not take IT security seriously. I think we can all understand that perspective. Many vendors claim to be security conscious. Very few have invested in the people and processes to be certified.”
For more information, visit the Advanticom website
Voting has opened for the second Efma-Accenture Innovation in Insurance Awards, which will recognise the most innovative distribution and marketing projects developed by insurance companies in five continents.
This year, Efma and Accenture received 219 innovations from 143 institutions in 38 countries. An expert panel has selected a shortlist of nominees for awards in five different categories, including:
Connected Insurance or Ecosystems
Customer Experience and Engagement
Best Disruptive Product or Service
Global Innovator of the Year
Efma members and non-members have from 20 March to 31 March 2017 to visit the awards website (https://www.efma.com/innovationininsurance/nominees/) and vote for the short-listed entries in the Customer Experience & Engagement, Intelligent Automation, and Connected Insurance & Ecosystem categories. Entries must be rated on a scale of one to ten according to three criteria: originality and game-changing potential; expected long-term impact and return on investment; and adaptability for different markets and countries.
The winners of each category will be revealed during the Innovation in Insurance Awards ceremony at the Efma Insurance Summit London (www.efma.com/insurance17), which will take place in London, UK on 26 April 2017.
The IRMC Conference will be held in Florence, Italy June 12-14, 2017.
The conference will bring together leading experts from various academic disciplines and professionals for a two and a half days conference including three keynote plenary sessions, four parallel featured sessions, a special topic session and a professional workshop. The conference welcomes all relevant theoretical, methodological and empirical contributions.
To learn more about the conference, visit the IRMC website
RIMS, the risk management society™, has opened registration for RIMS 2017 Annual Conference & Exhibition, the world’s premier risk management and insurance industry event. Scheduled for April 23 – 26 in Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center, the four-day event will feature more than 160 educational sessions, 400 exhibitors and is expected to draw more than 10,000 professionals. Visit www.RIMS.org/RIMS2017 to register.
Keynote speakers include:
New this year are the following program additions:
For questions about registration, contact RIMS_registration@goeshow.com or U.S. callers can call +1-866-538-3858, international callers +1-847-620-4473.
For questions about exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities at RIMS 2017, contact Matt Whyte at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 655-6052.
Educational sessions are confirmed for RIMS 2017. Confirmed speakers who have questions may contact speakers@RIMS.org.