Category Archives: Cyber Risk

Comment on the U.K.’s new National Cyber Security Strategy

In November 2016, the U.K. government published the new National Cyber Security Strategy 2016 to 2021, outlining the government’s plans for the U.K. and cyberspace. Continue reading →

Know your enemy: Inside the hacker’s mind

Companies rely on technology and outsourcing for critical activities, including storing sensitive client data and intellectual property, communicating and conducting transactions. This leaves them vulnerable to cyberattacks. Whether from company insiders or outside hackers, these attacks can interrupt business operations, … Continue reading →

Cyber attack: Ignorance and inaction are no defence

For any company that relies on computers (i.e. just about any company), cyber risk is real, serious and unavoidable. Given that all company directors are legally obliged to promote the success of the companies they serve and, in doing so, … Continue reading →

Securing property in an age of global terror

Terrorism has come to dominate the news and political agenda. Anyone anywhere can be a victim. Commercial property landlords need to be more aware. Continue reading →

Asian transportation execs fear cyber risk most

Transportation executives in Asia believe that their companies’ primary business threats are emerging from cyberspace, according to the 2016 Willis Towers Watson Transportation Risk Index. The Index’s consolidated findings – taken from land, sea and air transportation companies – showed … Continue reading →

Connectivity in cars – Developing cyber risks

The modern vehicle exemplifies the interconnectivity of modern systems. Computer systems can now control navigation, braking, steering and many other safety and performance functions. Additional functions can allow vehicle tracking, speed control and unprecedented access to the enormous amount of … Continue reading →

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 →