Tag Archives: Cyber Security

Protecting your company from a cybersecurity Meltdown (or Spectre)

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The latest threat to cybersecurity isn’t a new form of ransomware — it’s a pair of hardware bugs that have the ability to impact virtually any device that has a chip in it – including servers, desktops and mobile devices. … Continue reading →

2018’s most dangerous risks for insurers

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One definition of insanity is “doing the same thing and expecting a different outcome.” Well, we asked insurers the same question in December 2017 that we asked in December 2016: What are the most dangerous risks to your company in … Continue reading →

Greater criminal liability ahead for U.K. company directors involved in data breaches

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The Data Protection Bill is currently making its way through the legislative process. This Bill will replace the current Data Protection Act and will provide a comprehensive framework for data protection in the U.K. The resulting legislation will supplement the … Continue reading →

Increase your cyber IQ with the alphabet of cyber protection

Ransomware attacks, such as WannaCry and Petya, have captured the headlines over the past several months. It was recently announced publicly that a mega cable network was hit with a ransomware incident when hackers released a trove of stolen files online, … Continue reading →

The E.U.’s Network and Information Security Directive: How should transportation companies respond?

On August 8, the U.K. government announced it was considering fines of up to £17 million, or 4% of global turnover, for companies that fail to implement cybersecurity measures set out in the Network and Information Systems Directive (NISD). But … 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

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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 →

New EU Network Security Directive

The U.K. government confirmed in its Cyber Security Regulation and Incentives Review published in December that the EU’s Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive will be implemented in the U.K. In light of the U.K.’s vote to leave the EU … Continue reading →