Category Archives: Cyber Risk

Mesh Networks: Little clouds, big risks

The Internet of Things (IoT) relies on connectivity; however, when it comes to connecting ‘things’ with low data traffic requirements, it’s not always cost-efficient , or necessary, to build large-capacity networks to serve them. Enter mesh networking, a configuration that … Continue reading →

Augmented, virtual & mixed realities: The risk chain grows more complex

Real Worlds: When Pikachu Fight Back It took a little yellow digital monster to make augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technology a mass-market product in 2016. The global impact of Pokémon Go may lead to an uptick in … Continue reading →

5 key cyber insurance considerations for small & middle market businesses

What’s my cyber risk? Small and middle market businesses (SMB) tend to be less concerned about their technology/cyber risks than their publicly traded counterparts. How is this possible?  It may be due primarily to a limited understanding of the scope … Continue reading →

Guide to GDPR for tech, media and telecommunication companies

On April 14, 2016, the European Parliament voted to adopt the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The regulation will come into effect on May 25, 2018. The purpose of the regulation is to further harmonise national data protection laws across … Continue reading →

How cyber-smart is your organization?

I recently participated in a panel discussion about the current state of affairs in public-private information sharing, the Internet of Things, and whether data privacy is dead. For the risk managers and chief information security officers (CISO) attending, there was … Continue reading →

Decoding cyber risk

Cybersecurity needs a new battle plan, a better plan that deals with the full spectrum of your company’s cybersecurity — not just your technology. More than half of all cyber incidents begin with employees, so it’s a people problem. And … Continue reading →

Client Alert: Protecting your organization from ransomware

In the last several days, a large-scale cyberattack utilizing a powerful strain of malware commonly known as “WannaCry” took advantage of a flaw in the operating system of Windows-based computers. WannaCry is a version of ransomware (and variations of it … Continue reading →

Addressing the human element in cyber risk: The HR/risk management partnership

According to the latest research by Willis Towers Watson, cyber security continues to be widely viewed as a fundamental challenge (66%) and a top priority for organizations (85%). What’s more, the 2017 Willis Towers Watson Cyber Risk Employer Survey shows … Continue reading →

Marketplace Realities 2017 Spring Update: The search for growth

All eyes on Washington (From the publication’s introduction by Joseph C. Peiser, Senior Editor and Head of Broking for North America) It’s like the two-minute warning in football, overtime in basketball, extra innings in baseball or, if you’re not a … Continue reading →

The impact of artificial intelligence in transportation

In October 2016 an experimental driverless truck made by Otto, an Uber-owned company, delivered 50,000 cans of beer after travelling 120 miles from Fort Collins, Colorado to Colorado Springs. It did so travelling at 55mph, with a human in the … Continue reading →