IBM X-force 2012 Threat Landscape

By: simonguide

On: 2013.04.23

Tagged: data, security, technology,

I was very fortunate, today, to be invited to attend a seminar where IBM Canada’s Chief Security Architect summarized their X-force Threat Landscape report. This report is put out bi-annually by IBM with the intent of summarizing the threats their unified security division is seeing and the trends the IT industry is facing. The X-Force Threat Landscape Report can be found here.

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Data Problems Faced by the Insurance Industry

By: simonguide

On: 2013.02.27

Tagged: data, insurance, technology, life long learning,

I’ve got a data problem. Well, we [Guardian Risk Managers] do. As with most insurance companies, a lot of reporting is done in Excel spreadsheets. We are generating a rolling earthquake aggregate report based on a bordereaux of policies. We were also generating a contract-year report based on those same spreadsheets but realized it was collecting incorrect data as the contracts renewed/changed. I am now in the process of building a full database solution to collect the data, never loose it, and provide automated reporting/analysis.

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This is the blog of Simon Le Pine. I write about a number of varied topics including my technology startup, the insurance company I work for, my running/climbing/skiing, and the MBA I'm working towards. I organize posts into the following categories to make browsing by topic easy:

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