Launch: TLS Chart – Over 1,200 Brokerages in Canada Using TLS eMail Security

(Toronto – November 4, 2014) The Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO) is pleased to share the results of its research into the adoption of Transport Layer Security (TLS), or eMail Security, among CSIO member brokers across Canada. The research results have been summarized in a chart, which displays the broker TLS adoption percentage for each province.

TLS automatically encrypts emails sent between TLS-enabled parties, protecting them against digital security threats. TLS operates invisibly and does not impact the user experience. As of November 2014, CSIO has determined that over 1,200 member brokerages across Canada use TLS.

“Our purpose in building this TLS Chart was to educate the industry about the TLS adoption rate among our broker members, and hopefully now more brokers will be encouraged to adopt TLS as they see how widespread this important email encryption protocol is,” notes Ian Ferenci, Manager, Technology & Advisory Services at CSIO.

Click here to view the chart

Be sure to check the chart on a regular basis to see if your province has raised its TLS adoption percentage. Also visit for more educational materials on eMail Security (TLS), including a webinar video and a white paper.


About Centre for Study of Insurance Operations (CSIO)

CSIO is Canada’s industry association of property and casualty insurers, brokers and software providers. CSIO is committed to improving the efficiency and competitive position of the broker distribution channel by overseeing the development, implementation and maintenance of technology standards and solutions such as eDocs, Telematics and eSignatures. In addition, CSIO continues to maintain and operate the industry-owned EDI mail network service, CSIOnet. CSIO maintains offices in Toronto and Montreal. For more information, visit

For further information, please contact:

Sarina Visram, MBA | Manager, Member Relations and Communications 110 Yonge Street, Suite 500 | Toronto, ON M5C 1T4(416) 360-1773 x 2300 | 1 (800) 463-2746 x 2300 | CSIO LinkedIn

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