Category Archives: Cyber Risk

Connected Cars and Cyber-Security: A Growing Risk


Auto manufacturers are busy cyber-proofing their products to ensure greater passenger safety and to prevent the market potential of “connected” cars from being held hostage by attacks. Continue reading →

Are Smartphones Secure Enough for All We Do With Them?


The multi-faceted smartphone has become the “go-to” communications device for individuals and businesses. But, as its portability and growing versatility make it a virtually indispensible part of our work and social lives, users will need to familiarize themselves with the … Continue reading →

Scariest Risks of 2015

Scariest Risks of 2015

As Halloween approaches and darkness falls earlier every day, we at WillisWire find ourselves reflecting not on make-believe monsters but on the frightening real risks our clients faced during the year. Thirteen of our bloggers submitted what they thought were … Continue reading →

Smart Home Technology: A Target-Rich Environment for Hackers?


The use of smart home technology is on the rise in the modern world, and those technological advances are changing how people interact with where they live. Continue reading →

Unique Cyber and Privacy Risks of the Hospitality Industry


Hoteliers have long been major hacking targets – a trend that is likely to continue given the volume of credit and debit card transactions the industry processes. While all businesses should assess and implement comprehensive privacy and data security policies … Continue reading →

Cyber Risk in the Construction Site of the Future

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One of the most disconcerting realities is that while the risks to cyber security will undoubtedly increase as we leverage new construction technology, the fact is that much of our current generation of technology already represent significant vulnerabilities. Moreover these … Continue reading →

“Smart” Ships Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

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Many of the world’s leading shipowners and port operators are undertaking a rapid digitalisation of their businesses in the pursuit of greater operational efficiency, profitability and growth. The increased use of computerised systems for everything from navigation to container inspection … Continue reading →

Cyber: A Risk Like No Other

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I am in the insurance business, and for years I delivered a stump speech to CEOs, CFOs, CROs and risk managers trying to get them to pay attention to cyber risk. I don’t have to make that speech anymore. Continue reading →

Terrorism: An Evolving Response to an Evolving Threat

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Modes of terrorist attack are changing. The world today confronts the self-proclaimed Islamic State, built on terrorist tactics and apparently determined to export its methods in any way it can. In the US, we see acts of terror perpetrated by … Continue reading →

Complacency – The Biggest Cyber Risk to Construction and Real Estate Companies

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Stories of cyber attacks reported on television or in newspapers invariably point to anarchist groups, disgruntled techies or bored geeks, holed up in their parents’ lofts. Successful attacks cannot happen without geeks and technology, but the threats faced by corporates … Continue reading →