Category Archives: Cyber Risk

Cybergeddon? SWIFT Malware May Put Central Banks at Risk

The scariest bank robbery in history took place recently, and very few people understand the true nature of the crime. A robber with a gun can empty a bank vault.  A mastermind with an understanding of SWIFT can steal a … Continue reading →

Playing With Fire: Risk and Reward in a Digital World

This year is the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, one of the largest urban fires in history. Caused by a flying spark in a bakery, the fire destroyed a third of the city, and made 100,000 people … Continue reading →

EMV Technology and the Liability Shift: What Businesses Should Consider

The introduction of EMV¹ chip card technology by credit card networks has played an important role in reducing international point of sale (POS) credit card fraud. This technology is being rolled out in the U.S., and card networks have introduced … Continue reading →

Wearable Technology: Going Out On a Limb

Contactless payments are a relatively new but well known phenomenon; in the U.K. consumers spent more than £2.5 billion via the technology in the first half of 2015. Transport for London adopted the technology in September 2014, and in the … Continue reading →

Guide to Network Security and Cyber Coverage

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For years, network security professionals have been saying “either you have been data breached or you just do not know that you have been data breached.” As the lives of both private individuals and businesses are increasingly dominated by technology … Continue reading →

Social Engineering is Bigger Than Hacking—But Countermeasures Work

All the major information security firms credit humans and social engineering, in the form of phishing and spear-phishing emails, as the root cause of most cyber-attacks. By using social engineering techniques, attackers can efficiently and cost effectively deliver malicious software, … Continue reading →

Cyber Attack Disrupts Ukrainian Power Grid; Boards Awaken to Threat

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At the end of December 2015, reports began to emerge from Ukraine that power grids across a region had been subject to cyber-attack. The attack targeted at least three power authorities in the Ivano-Frankivsk region of Ukraine, disconnecting electricity sub-stations … Continue reading →

Gaming Gets Serious on Addressing Online Dual Threats of Cyber-Attacks and Piracy

Within the world of game console systems, piracy is an ever-present threat and the potential consequences of a cyber-attack have spiraled upward, now that online gaming services have become an inextricable part of modern game consoles. Continue reading →

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 Public Relations Expenses

What makes a data breach response successful? How do we keep a data breach response from adding an additional nightmare to what was already a catastrophe? The answer may be hiding in plain sight within an underutilized benefit of your … Continue reading →