ransomware threat

5 August, 2019

Board preparation is key to fighting the ransomware threat

Ransomware is one of the most debilitating forms of cyber-attack, often catching companies unaware and ultimately causing them long-term financial and reputational harm. Unfortunately, in 2019 there h...
EU flag, data protection rules, GDPR

30 July, 2019

GDPR: data protection rules seen as ‘burdensome’ one year on

One year on, not everyone is impressed with data protection rules. Indeed, a survey reveals that many organisations feel the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by the Europe...
ransomware, Ryuk ransom note

29 July, 2019

Ransomware attacks: what to do when the worst happens

It can cause bankruptcy and feel like a “violation”: Ransomware attacks are on the rise, enabling cybercriminals around the globe to extort vast sums of money from businesses while indiscriminatel...
cybersecurity, hacking, cybercrime, ransomware

9 July, 2019

Ransomware warning as cybercriminals target large companies

While many commentators exuberantly laud current advances in technology, others are learning that the digital age comes with some serious downsides. Indeed, in the past week alone ransomware—a form ...
cybersecurity

25 June, 2019

Cybersecurity: how to close the knowledge gap

As cybersecurity becomes a mainstream business risk, boards are coming under increasing pressure from customers, regulators, investors and the government to understand and oversee potential breaches e...
cybersecurity, technology

29 May, 2019

Banking on better cybersecurity

J P Morgan Chase’s chief executive and chair Jamie Dimon has been touted as a potential US presidential candidate, but anyone scouring his annual letter to shareholders for evidence of political amb...
city, eye, data, breach, cybersecurity, big brother

3 May, 2019

The outlook for governance in 2019

This could be a significant year in the development of governance. Among the big topics in 2019, boards need to get to grips with cybersecurity, manage the changing nature of engagement and come to te...
globe, world, magnifying glass

28 March, 2019

Taking control of cyber risk

When Facebook chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced the press after hackers stole data from up to 50 million social networking accounts last September, he said “we need to do more to prevent this f...
data security, data protection

25 February, 2019

Why poor cybersecurity is a ticking time bomb

Organisations of all sizes are failing to recognise cybersecurity as a serious issue and are missing vital opportunities to take a proactive approach in the face of significant online threats. The bad...
British and EU flags, Brexit

16 January, 2019

Brexit, cybersecurity and climate change lead risk concerns for 2019

Even as prime minister Theresa May this week failed to gain parliamentary support for a Brexit deal, the country was being warned that the UK’s departure from the EU could “blind” corporate lead...