Category Archives: Cyber Risk

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 →

How Big a Problem is Airline Hacking?

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Another cyber-attack against a national airline has once again exposed the vulnerability of the aviation sector to criminal hackers and their paymasters. Continue reading →

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 →