Category Archives: Cyber Risk

Data Breaches: Being Prepared for When (Not If) it Will Happen to You

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In our ever-more-cyber world, there is no getting around one very disconcerting fact: data breaches are going to happen. Almost every week brings a new story of a company or organization reeling from a data breach. Continue reading →

How Attitudes and Approaches to Risk Management Differ Between UK Law Firms

Willis Risk Barometer: A Study on How Attitudes And Approaches To Risk Management Differ Between U.K. Law Firms

The risk and compliance function within law firms is one of the most arduous roles within the business. We recently surveyed over 130 partners, COFAs, COLPs, risk directors and other members of risk and compliance teams at UK law firms … Continue reading →

What is Your Family’s Social Media Liability?

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As social media use becomes increasingly ingrained in our daily lives, the potential for something we post to be taken out of context or misconstrued is only going to increase. When adults are being sued for negative yelp reviews and … Continue reading →

Scarier Than Hackers for Your Business: The Social Engineer

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What is scarier than a skillful hacker with bad intentions who has accessed personally identifiable information by infiltrating a company’s network of computer systems? How about a smooth-talking con-artist intent on getting your firm’s employees to just hand over a … Continue reading →

Hackers: Want Some Cyber With Your Coffee?

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Our increasing use of mobile devices to transact business, coupled with lax security by software developers, makes mobile devices low-hanging fruit for hackers. Continue reading →

No Flight of Fancy – Real World Examples of Aviation Cyber Vulnerabilities

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Headlines about aircraft platform cyber vulnerabilities inevitably grab our attention, and the current furor created by the FBI investigation of Chris Roberts, who reportedly hacked an airplane in flight, quite rightly focuses the mind upon platform vulnerabilities. However, airline operators … Continue reading →

Managing Digital Risks in the Retail World

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The retail sector has been revolutionised by developments in the digital world, opening up a whole new way to access consumers through better quality data capture. It has also led to improved technology and efficiency both in-store and operationally. However, … Continue reading →

Cyber Crime Attracts New Life Sentence in the UK

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Any doubts that the UK Government may not be taking cyber-crime seriously enough should have been dispelled on May 3rd 2015 when an amendment to the Computer Misuse Act 1990 comes into force for the first time. For serious computer-related … Continue reading →

Marketplace Realities 2015 – Spring Update

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The trend remains positive for insurance buyers, as softening conditions accelerate in 2015. Line-by-line details are available in our spring update to Marketplace Realities 2015,the long-running series featuring insights from Willis North America experts. But here’s an overview of where … Continue reading →

Chief Data Officers – The Case for the Defence

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A large number of financial institutions (FIs) have appointed chief data officers (CDOs) over the past couple of years. I know a few of them and while they come from a wide variety of backgrounds—some technical, some business, some ‘data … Continue reading →