Category Archives: Tech Media Telecom

Are Smartphones Secure Enough for All We Do With Them?

The multi-faceted smartphone has become the “go-to” communications device for individuals and businesses. But, as its portability and growing versatility make it a virtually indispensible part of our work and social lives, users will need to familiarize themselves with the … Continue reading →

Scariest Risks of 2015

Scariest Risks of 2015

As Halloween approaches and darkness falls earlier every day, we at WillisWire find ourselves reflecting not on make-believe monsters but on the frightening real risks our clients faced during the year. Thirteen of our bloggers submitted what they thought were … Continue reading →

Bitpay Sues Insurer After Denied Cyber Claim for Spearphishing

In December, BitPay, one of the leading BitCoin payment processors, was the victim of a social engineering attack. Continue reading →

Smart Home Technology: A Target-Rich Environment for Hackers?

The use of smart home technology is on the rise in the modern world, and those technological advances are changing how people interact with where they live. Continue reading →

Intellectual Property: Do Boards Know The Risks?

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The intellectual property landscape is changing. A spate of litigation and legal rulings has put the spotlight on intellectual property risk. And for many directors, officers and risk managers, it’s the first time they’re considering the value and vulnerability of … Continue reading →

Ghosts in the (Driving) Machine – and on the Witness Stand

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Can a balance be created between life-saving autonomous car technology and tort law, or will the fear of large verdicts stop manufacturers from deploying the new technology? 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 →

Convergence and Social Media Influence Across Industries

TMT convergence

Social media is causing an interesting convergence of sectors within technology, media and telecommunications (TMT). Technology firms are finding themselves becoming social media companies. Telecommunication firms are finding themselves in the tech business. It’s not exactly “dogs and cats living … Continue reading →

Nanotechnology: Risks of the Sixth Revolutionary Technology

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Humanity’s ability to control matter at the nanoscale (approximately 1 to 100 nanometers) is improving. This growing capability will have a revolutionary impact on industries such as manufacturing and engineering—primarily because at that size level, matter takes on different qualities … Continue reading →

Vehicles of the Future Pose New Product Recall Risk

car concept

It was recently reported that Apple has started the process of attracting automotive engineers to work on a new initiative. Elon Musk’s well-known brand, Tesla, is currently synonymous with electric vehicle technology, but it is likely that the space will … Continue reading →