Blogger Archives: Peter Armstrong

Peter Armstrong

Peter Armstrong is Executive Director and Head of Cyber for Willis Towers Watson's FINEX Global. Peter sits on the Defence Cyber Protection Partnership (DCPP), a joint UK Government-Industry body where he leads the development of the standards and measurement framework mandated through contracting in the UK Ministry of Defence supply chain from 2015. He is a representative on the UK Cyber Growth Partnership and sits on the TechUK Cyber Management Committee.

Cyber Attack Disrupts Ukrainian Power Grid; Boards Awaken to Threat


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 →

Emerging Cyber Risks of 2015

clouds circuit

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 →

The EU’s New Network and Information Security Directive

The country representatives from the European Union have forged the initial framework for the continent’s first cyber-security regulations. Continue reading →

Cyber: The ‘Big Picture’ Depends on Understanding the Details

Despite spending a ton of money on consultants and technology to address cyber vulnerabilities, financial directors still find themselves unable to quantify their residual cyber exposure. Further, they don’t know to what degree their existing insurance solutions provide cyber cover … Continue reading →

“Smart” Ships Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

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Many of the world’s leading shipowners and port operators are undertaking a rapid digitalisation of their businesses in the pursuit of greater operational efficiency, profitability and growth. The increased use of computerised systems for everything from navigation to container inspection … Continue reading →

Complacency – The Biggest Cyber Risk to Construction and Real Estate Companies

hacking buildings

Stories of cyber attacks reported on television or in newspapers invariably point to anarchist groups, disgruntled techies or bored geeks, holed up in their parents’ lofts. Successful attacks cannot happen without geeks and technology, but the threats faced by corporates … Continue reading →

How Big a Problem is Airline Hacking?

airline hacking

Another cyber-attack against a national airline has once again exposed the vulnerability of the aviation sector to criminal hackers and their paymasters. Continue reading →

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

airplane keyboard

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 →

Cyber Threat Explodes on Mobile Devices

mobile cyberrisk

According to IDC’s quarterly report for Q3 2014, sales of mobile devices, (smart-phones and tablets) exceeded 327,000,000. There is currently something over 3 billion internet users with almost 6 billion internet devices live. The shift to mobile is pervasive and … Continue reading →

Cyber Risks in an Increasingly Urbanised World

cyber city

Urbanisation and the evolution of mega-cities and SMART cities is inevitable and inexorable. This is an evolution that increasingly will be stimulated and enabled by ever-increasing digitisation, much as electricity did in the last century. However, as night follows day, digital enablement leads to incremental cyber security vulnerabilities. Continue reading →

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Ataque Cibernético Interrumpe Red Eléctrica Ucraniana; La Junta esta Alerta a la Amenaza


A finales de diciembre de 2015, unos informes surgieron desde Ucrania indicando que las redes de eléctricas de una región habían sido objeto de un ataque cibernético. El ataque estaba dirigido al menos a tres autoridades electricas en la región … Sigue Leyendo →