Cybersecurity shield protecting servers from cyber-attack

17 December, 2020

Cyber-accountability for C-suite and boards

I am often asked this question: “Are hackers just not targeting systems and IT users with specific privileges?” It’s important to understand that these people are not only powerful within the...
Computer with company email icons

18 November, 2020

The Secret NED: Clinton, company email and a confidentiality dilemma

“Is there a reason why you are not using your company email account for company business?” asked the company secretary one day soon after I had joined the board as a non-executive director. “...
AI robot director looking at graph

13 October, 2020

Changes to company constitutions ‘could allow use of AI on the board’

The idea of robots driven by artificial intelligence taking a seat on boards has been in circulation for some years now. In the UK a major legal reform would be needed before a robot could be a “dir...
employee data being stolen in cybersecurity attack

24 September, 2020

How to prevent your employees’ mistakes compromising cybersecurity

Did you know that 43% of UK and US employees have made mistakes that have had in cybersecurity repercussions for themselves or their company? That’s according to Tessian's latest report,
AI in the workplace

20 July, 2020

Computer says no: the risks of AI in the post-pandemic digital workplace

The coronavirus pandemic has created an opportunity for companies to rapidly advance the scope of their digital ambitions. Significant changes have already taken place in sectors including retail, tra...
eye, big data ethics

26 February, 2020

Big data ‘poses biggest ethical challenge’ for businesses

Concerns about big data have become a leading ethical issue for executives and boards. A survey released this week found that 44% of executives polled said big data “poses the biggest ethical challe...
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...
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...
globe

19 July, 2019

Outsourcing: the risks and rewards of a multi-faceted tool

Discussion of outsourcing has travelled a long way. Once used to cut costs, the process of transferring in-house processes and functions to an external provider has now become a core part of achieving...
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 ...