Tag Archives: hacking

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 →

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 →

Cyberattack: A many-headed monster facing TMT firms

Tech, media, and telecom executives find, cyberattacks to be the fourth-greatest risk facing the sector, and the greatest threat to technology firms. Continue reading →

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 →

What Risks is Health Care’s Digital Revolution Opening it up to?

Health care is undergoing a digital revolution, driven by the need to increase efficiency, embrace digital technology and improve patient care. Yet the current pace, scale and complexity of technology adoption is putting health care providers at a significant risk … Continue reading →

No Flight of Fancy – Real World Examples of Aviation Cyber Vulnerabilities

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Headlines about aircraft platform cyber vulnerabilities inevitably grab our attention, and the current furor created by the FBI investigation of Chris Roberts, who reportedly hacked an airplane in flight, quite rightly focuses the mind upon platform vulnerabilities. However, airline operators … Continue reading →

Our Scariest Brazilian Risk – Election Hacking

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Technological evolution sometimes ends up looking like a futuristic movie, but this could be more present-tense than we realize. In this evolution, we must always have on our radar the constant hacker attacks and their continuous improvement. This year, the … Continue reading →

Our Scariest Cyber Risk – Retail Hackers

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It’s October and you know what that means: Millions of consumers nationwide will be making a trek to their local retailers to purchase costumes, decorations, and Halloween treats. But unbeknownst to consumers and retailers, everyone could be in for quite … Continue reading →

Is International Hacking an Act of War?

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Historians will tell you that, despite the bloodshed in the Middle East and Africa, we are currently in one of the most peaceful periods in human existence. However, this era of ostensible peace has us wondering what future war will … Continue reading →

Shareholder Proxy Firm to Unseat Target Directors Following Major Cyber Breach

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Target’s shareholder meeting will be on June 11, and in what appears to be a first, a major shareholder proxy firm is recommending that shareholders oust 7 of 10 directors following a significant cyber breach, citing them for, “not doing … Continue reading →