Category Archives: Cyber Risk

Emerging Cyber Risks of 2015

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Cyber, as we know, is an emerging issue provoking much discussion. It is probably true to say that the discussion is not well informed, driven as it is by a product-centric view of the cyber world, where those products really … Continue reading →

Cyber Risks in an Increasingly Urbanised World

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Urbanisation and the evolution of mega-cities and SMART cities is inevitable and inexorable. This is an evolution that increasingly will be stimulated and enabled by ever-increasing digitisation, much as electricity did in the last century. However, as night follows day, digital enablement leads to incremental cyber security vulnerabilities. Continue reading →

What Risks Will Emerge in 2015?

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Our list of emerging risks for 2015 covers the kind of perils that keep risk managers up at night: cyber risk, oil price volatility, the changing demands of today’s workforce, the over-confidence corporations have in the ability of their entity … Continue reading →

Cyber Risk: Pre-Loss Planning

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The threat of cyber risk (financial loss, disruption, or reputational damage caused by a failure of an organization’s information technology systems) is an increasingly critical issue that almost all organizations are faced with today. The recent data failures suffered have … Continue reading →

Cyber Risk: New UK Guidance Makes Ostrich Defence for Directors Even More Untenable

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I’m not sure whether I can count HM Government among the loyal followers of my blog so it is probably just a coincidence that in December 2014 it published some really valuable guidance aimed at non-executive directors to help them assessing the measures taken to enhance cyber security in the companies on whose boards they sit. Continue reading →

On the Front Lines of the Cyber Battlefield

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This week's headlines highlight the risk of state-sponsored cyber terrorists--but cyber policies often include a war exclusion that could put coverage in jeopardy. Continue reading →

The 12 Risks of Christmas: How We Helped Santa This Year

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Everyone knows Santa to be a great humanitarian and a “jolly old elf,” but he wants to be known for something else: business transparency. So, in our latest client meeting with St. Nick and his senior elf management, they asked … Continue reading →

You Can’t go Far These Days in the Insurance World Without Hearing About Cyber

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Everyone wants to talk about cyber. I was recently invited to a cyber-conference in which the blurb said there were over 80 cyber products out there offered by more than 60 different providers. The promise was to debunk the myths … Continue reading →

Cyber Alert: “Cyber Monday” Offers Great Savings for Criminals

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Krebs on Security reporting that the cyber criminals are experiencing their own versions of Black Friday and Cyber Monday marketing campaigns. Continue reading →

Phishing Works

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Phishing continues to be a significant part of the increase in identity theft. Phishing happens when attempts are made to fraudulently acquire sensitive personal information like usernames, passwords, credit card, or health insurance information by a person or group masquerading … Continue reading →