Category Archives: Cyber Risk

The “Internet of Things” attacks

If you said to me a week ago that an army of baby monitors could threaten Amazon, I’d walk away laughing. Yet last Friday, October 21st 2016, we witnessed just such an event. Continue reading →

Cyber risk in the transportation sector – an evolving threat

Recent system outages at major U.S. airlines have caused significant business interruption and highlighted the growing risks of cyber threats to business operations.  But it’s not just airlines that are under threat. According to the 2016 Willis Towers Watson Transportation … Continue reading →

Scariest Risks of 2016

As Halloween nears, people’s thoughts inevitably turn to ghoulies and ghosties, and long-leggedy beasties, and things that go bump in the night. At the Wire we take this opportunity to reflect on the scariest risks our clients faced this year.  … Continue reading →

Imperfect storm of cyber risk, fraud and lawsuits

Here’s a bad day turned into a bad week, month, year for a CEO of a mid-sized company. Continue reading →

Emerging risks in the technology sector

Technology is becoming more and more embedded in our everyday life, and the internet of things (IoT) will bring connectivity to myriad products, such as cars, household appliances and clothing. How that data is used and protected will become paramount … Continue reading →

The risk manager of the future

Some people miss the good old days. I don’t. I’ve been around since the days when business was done on a napkin with people who were more like buddies than business partners and yes, when the deal was done, there … Continue reading →

5 key considerations in responding to cyber extortion demands

Cyber extortion is a growing and rapidly evolving risk. What should companies do in response to one of the more insidious forms of cyber extortion on the rise: so-called ransomware attacks. Continue reading →

Is your design firm protected from cyber-risks?

Cyber-risk is evolving fast, and the architect and engineer (A&E) community should be monitoring the developments closely.  Arguably, design firms take on considerably less cyber-related risk than large retailers and financial institutions, which continue to  face huge and costly data … Continue reading →

Cyber risk for insurers

Cyber risk has definitely stepped off the “emerging risks” list and moved in with the “current risks.”  Not a week goes by without another major news story about some firm or government agency being hacked and losing control over millions … Continue reading →

Cyber-security: Energy firms must expect the unexpected

Last December, three power companies in the Ivano-Frankivsk region of Ukraine suffered a series of sudden, unscheduled power outages. Electricity supply to thousands of homes and businesses was unceremoniously cut off, leaving an estimated 230,000 people without heat or light … Continue reading →