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Business email compromises: 365 days of vigilance

26/01/2019 06:58
The latest threat to cybersecurity isn’t a new form of attack vector — it’s the operational risk that can occur when using Microsoft Office 365 (O365). Research firm Gartner found that 13% of publicly listed companies around the world use Office 365 or Google Apps for email, with 8.5% using the...

Deloitte Report : A new era for privacy

13/01/2019 09:03
General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) six months on Six months on from the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) coming into force, GDPR is having the desired effect with a largely positive impact on consumer opinion in relation to personal data being collected and...

CFC Underwriting: UK businesses prime target for funds transfer fraud

19/12/2018 07:21
UK cyber policyholders are more than twice as likely as their US counterparts to claim for social engineering-driven attacks It wasn't long ago that it was fairly easy to spot a social engineering scam. Poorly written emails might appear in your inbox, promising a cash prize or sizeable...

GDPR Alert: Santa Claus has been the victim of a cyber attack!!!

07/12/2018 15:16
Santa Claus had been the victim of a significant cyber-attack by hackers who do not love Christmas in order to control the naughty list he maintains with the reasoning for not sending the gifts.    The hackers went further by publishing the list on various websites, blackmailed Santa...

GDPR: more than 8,000 data breaches notified to ICO

07/12/2018 14:07
More than 8,000 data breaches have been reported in the UK since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect in May, the information commissioner has said. Elizabeth Denham revealed the number in a speech in New Zealand earlier this week. The GDPR began to apply on 25 May...

Why Security Firms Do Not Share The Cost Of Bad Reputation After A Cyberattack? by Yiannis Mouratidis

02/12/2018 09:34
Marriott hotel chain is the most recent 'big name' that fell prey to a cyber attack, after the discovery that personal data of their clients had been breached. It was such a big story that made the headlines on many major media companies. However, a closer reading reveals an issue which is kept...

Threats and Impacts in Maritime Cyber Security

30/11/2018 07:45
In an increasingly connected and technologically dependent world, new areas of vulnerability are emerging.  This article explores the unique challenges of maritime cyber security in order to better understand the issues with securing vessels at sea, together with the shore based...

CFC Underwriting Tech Insurance

29/11/2018 07:00
Every day technology companies enable people to connect and businesses to operate in new and innovative ways. With twenty years’ experience providing insurance to some of the world’s most disruptive start-ups and creative tech companies, CFC understands how quickly the risks facing this industry...

German Regulator Fines Firm for GDPR Failings

27/11/2018 06:39
A German privacy regulator has issued its first GDPR fine after a hacker stole unencrypted data on hundreds of thousands of customers of a local chat app. The Baden-Württemberg Data Protection Authority (LfDI) fined Knuddels just €20,000 ($22,700) despite the firm having stored user passwords and...

Insight: Cyber threats to shipping grow in East Mediterranean

22/11/2018 07:42
In the first part of this double feature, Katherine Dunn investigates an emerging security risk for the shipping industry, as maritime authorities report a rising number of GPS failures Early one Sunday in mid-March, a ship in Port Said, the northern gateway to Egypt’s Suez Canal, suddenly and...
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