Category Archives: Cyber Risk

Is International Hacking an Act of War?


Historians will tell you that, despite the bloodshed in the Middle East and Africa, we are currently in one of the most peaceful periods in human existence. However, this era of ostensible peace has us wondering what future war will … Continue reading →

Open Source Software & Risk Management – The Perils of FREE

Free* (neon)

Wouldn’t it be great if you were developing a software application and instead of building a program from scratch you could pull “free” software from the web to help save time and money? Imagine if there were over 5,000 different … Continue reading →

Sound the Alarm: Legal Profession Vulnerable to Data Breaches

lock confidential

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office recently highlighted the risks that barristers and solicitors face when handling personal information–but they apply equally to anyone in the legal profession around the world. The ICO sent out the warning after being notified of … Continue reading →

Identity Theft is on the Rise. Are You Protected?

Digital Identity (identity theft, digital security)

Last week’s staggering headline that, Russian hackers stole over 1 billion internet passwords, is yet another example of how global the business of identity theft has become. A breach of this size should be enough to convince anyone about the … Continue reading →

Cyber-Crime: Coming to a Law Firm Near You

cyber crime

Cyber-crime is a growing problem and is considered to be more profitable than the drugs trade. Small and medium sized firms are being targeted by cyber-criminals because they consider their systems to be unsophisticated and the information stored valuable, but … Continue reading →

The Real Estate Deal – on Risks in 2014

Steve Sachs video

If there’s one risk exposure real estate companies should be thinking about today, it’s cyber risk – because that’s the risk they’re most likely to be ignoring. Four or five years ago, real estate clients didn’t face much cyber exposure. … Continue reading →

Grand Theft Cyber Suit: Car Theft Leads to Data Theft, Leads to Suits…

Laptop in car

A thief smashes a car window, breaks in and steals the car’s GPS system, stereo, and several tapes. Massive litigation results. Why? Continue reading →

Beyond Heartbleed: Lessons in Cyber Risk

Tom Srail heartbleed video

New OpenSSL bugs were discovered this week: One that’s separate from the Heartbleed bug  and can leave Android devices vulnerable. The other, a new way to exploit the Heartbleed bug. Continue reading →

Shareholder Proxy Firm to Unseat Target Directors Following Major Cyber Breach

This Way Out

Target’s shareholder meeting will be on June 11, and in what appears to be a first, a major shareholder proxy firm is recommending that shareholders oust 7 of 10 directors following a significant cyber breach, citing them for, “not doing … Continue reading →

5 Key Themes from the SEC’s Cybersecurity Roundtable

SEC Cyber Security

On March 26th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission hosted a day-long roundtable to discuss cybersecurity and the ensuing issues and challenges for the securities markets and public companies. Continue reading →