Category Archives: Cyber Risk

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 →

IoT: With Great Potential Come Great Security Challenges

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The world is becoming increasingly digital, driven by near ubiquitous wireless connectivity, inexpensive processing, ever-more sophisticated sensor solutions, and proliferation of internet- connected devices. Continue reading →

Cyber Claims Landscape: Companies Face Increasing Data Breach Liability

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The cyber risk landscape is rapidly evolving. Governments are facing an unprecedented level of cyber attacks and threats with the potential to undermine national security and critical infrastructure. Similarly, businesses across a wide range of industry sectors are exposed to … Continue reading →

US Industry and Government Collaborate to Address Cyber Risks

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Recognizing that collaboration between the public and private sectors is needed to address the ever-increasing cybersecurity crisis, the United States federal government has recently shown its support to the insurance industry to help deliver optimal cyber insurance solutions to the … Continue reading →