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Preparing for inevitable cybercrime

Business leaders feel a lack of confidence in their ability to protect their businesses and a sense of inevitability and resignation to an attack, with many believing hackers will always outwit preventative software.
12 September 2019

Who is responsible for cybersecurity?

There is a gap in senior management’s engagement and prioritisation of cybersecurity that needs to be addressed, with lack of discussion around the risks at board level and ambiguity over who is responsible for cybersecurity in the organisation.
12 September 2019

The consequences of GDPR on cybersecurity

The GDPR is identified as the key driver to businesses taking the first steps in cybersecurity and the legislation is justifiably seen as a champion in this space, but there have been some unintended consequences.
12 September 2019

The vulnerability of employees to cybercrime

Correctly, most businesses see human error as the core area of vulnerability with targeted attacks on staff via phishing, whaling and ransomware attacks being the most sensitive touchpoint, so what can be done to educate employees?
12 September 2019

The importance of reporting cybercrime

Having a culture which encourages staff to report data breaches is key to ensuring that the real scale of the threat can be determined, and so that root cause analysis can be undertaken to help prevent future attacks.
12 September 2019

RSM’s cybersecurity top tips

An industry shift around cyber risks, threats and breaches is needed and transparency is at its heart. Here are RSM’s top tips to help make cybersecurity a priority.
12 September 2019

Cybersecurity: Actions to take to mitigate risk

Here are some simple things that businesses can do to mitigate the risk of a cyber attack: Breach readiness preparation It is important to get your incident response capabilities prepared for the ‘when’, not ‘if’. Governance Ensure that the cybersecurity strategy and organisation is in place
20 March 2019

Cybersecurity: The value of data

Personal data is valuable on the ‘black market’ but is also sold legitimately. Obtaining data such as contact details and personal details helps companies market their products to the right people.
20 March 2019

RSM posts record revenues as consulting services power growth

RSM has reported record global revenues of $5.37 billion for 2018
28 January 2019

Re-imagining business models for GDPR and a data-driven age

A blog by Jean Stephens, CEO. 2018 has been an eye-opener when it comes to protecting customer data. From middle market businesses to large corporations, cybersecurity and simple human error pose an increasing risk. With the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) having come into effect last month, how can middle market businesses and fast-growing companies use this change to benefit them?
4 June 2018

Reinventing business models in a digital world

Despite the rapid rise and dominance of digital businesses across the world, research shows that the middle market does not see digital transformation as a strategic priority. This oversight not only puts their business at risk through loss of market share, but also at risk of business failure if nimbler and more advanced competitors harness digital transformation to seize their market share altogether.
26 February 2018

Transatlantic data flows: data privacy and the global digital economy

North America and Europe generate approximately 75 per cent of digital content for Internet users worldwide.  Amid weak GDP growth worldwide and flattening of traditional foreign trade and investment, international digital exchanges are rapidly growing.  The challenge is how governance structures can be formed that reconcile 'public welfare' and 'individual privacy'.
16 January 2018

How damaging is the KRACK Wi-Fi attack?

How damaging is the KRACK Wi-Fi attack and can it simply be patched with software updates? RSM’s Cyber expert, Michael Shatter (National Director, Security and Privacy Risk Services) catches up with Daimon Geopfert, National Leader of Security and Privacy (RSM US) to discuss the issue further. 
3 November 2017

KRACK Wi-Fi exploit highlights core vulnerabilities of the internet

Mind the KRACK - How the KRACK Wi-Fi exploit highlights the core vulnerabilities of the internet. KRACK (Key Reinstallation AttaCK) is a severe replay attack on the Wi-Fi Protected Access protocol that secures Wi-Fi connections and targets the third step in a four-
3 November 2017

When it comes to cyber, 'underinsured' means 'underprepared'

A blog by Michael Shatter, Director of Risk Assurance Services, RSM Australia. Throughout the evolution of cyber insurance one thing has become clear; defence barriers can never be fully impenetrable and therefore, you are never fully protected. This is what makes insurance the back bone of cyber protection. Organisations of all sizes need to invest in security procedures and tools to make the business as resilient as possible. 'Underinsured' means 'underprepared'. 
13 July 2017

Cyber threat has no borders

The ransomware cyber-attack that took place in May 2017 was unprecedented in scale and affected more that 230,000 computers in 150 countries. The indiscriminate attack on hospitals and government agencies exploited known vulnerabilities in old systems of Microsoft Windows operating systems. Cyber security now supersedes all technology risks for businesses, and this attack shows many have not yet responded to the threat. Some markets boast sophisticated technology and regulations, while others have restricted access to digital infrastructure. No matter where you look, however, there is one constant. In the arms race between cyber criminals and experts, neither party ever draws far ahead.
15 May 2017

Global ransomware outbreak

You will have noticed significant media coverage of an outbreak of ransomware globally which impacted 10,000 organisations in over 150 countries including Britain’s National Health Service and automaker Renault.
14 May 2017

Tackling cybercrime complacency – how to protect your organisation

The Icarus effect: tackling cybercrime complacency Do you know what a cyberattack looks like? Is your organisation prepared to defend itself?
14 May 2017

5 key considerations for effective business interruption coverage

Most key business processes are now automated and built on technology. Consequently, disruptions from a cyberattack can lead to significant lost sales and productivity, recovery costs and reputational harm. Accounting for business interruption costs is almost as important as mitigating the breach itself, especially as exposure is only expected to increase in the future.
28 April 2017

Changing cyber security regulation: How does it impact middle market businesses?

Cyber risk is an ever evolving threat for 21st century business and as such, is a top of mind issue for today’s business leaders. A cyber security breach can have huge legal and financial ramifications for any business. High profile cyber-attacks are on the rise and governments are increasingly cracking down on cyber criminals. 
10 March 2017

Cyber risks: How middle market businesses can protect themselves and their customers

Middle market businesses are often at risk of the same scams and cyber attacks that affect individuals, and should take steps to protect themselves. The cost of a security breach can be huge, not to mention the reputational damage a high-profile breach can cause.
1 March 2017

Manufacturers pay a steep price for data vulnerability

When it comes to information technology security, no company or industry is immune to unauthorised access to its data. Yet when it comes to their own companies, many manufacturers feel it unlikely that their data will be a target of any breach attempts. 
12 January 2017

Cyber crime: protect, detect, respond

Instances of Internet fraud and other data related crimes have been increasing dramatically and becoming progressively sophisticated. Cyber-attacks on organisations via security loopholes and un-patched servers have increased over 80 percent in the last two years as intruders look for industry or identity data theft.
1 January 2017

Defining cyber risk. A view from an Australian director’s chair

Every organisation and every business is now reliant on technology. Therefore cyber security cannot be considered a risk in isolation or something IT ‘will deal with’, it must be considered a business risk and the board must be aware of, and actively pursuing, cyber risks. It also must be understood that cyber threats aren’t a discrete problem to be solved, rather, they’re a complex risk that need to be managed.
29 November 2016

Cyber security and the private club industry

No technology topic is hotter in the private club industry than cyber security. Articles, conference and chapter meeting education sessions, vendor presentations–all are addressing the topic from a variety of angles. The purpose of this article is to lay out the four elements of cyber security that should concern your club. 
7 September 2016

Top 5 IT budget considerations for financial institutions

The current atmosphere is challenging for financial institutions, as increasing regulatory demands and the rising costs of doing business are making profitability more difficult. As your institution begins the budgeting process, your IT framework will likely come under scrutiny, as properly leveraging technology can help you become more efficient while providing necessary security measures.
31 August 2016

Cyber risk in the leisure and hospitality sector

Cyber crimes are growing on a global scale and the leisure and hospitality sector is not immune to this. There are particular, and very real threats to consider. Large customer databases and high transaction volumes present across the sector make data particularly attractive to criminals.
28 June 2016

Securing the family office: Implementing a data security plan

Data breaches and information security are critical concerns for organisations and individuals as attack methods become more diverse and widespread. While media reports typically only illustrate the dangers at large companies, small breaches are more frequent and cause the most damage. In fact, family offices are at an acute risk; with information from high-net-worth individuals extremely valuable to criminals, security measures may require a closer look.
2 May 2016

How banks can increase cybersecurity risk management

The rise in advance persistent threats puts a spotlight on the vulnerability of the IT systems at many financial institutions—and intensifies the need to implement more robust security procedures to protect institutional assets.
10 March 2016

Cybersecurity takes centre stage

A guest blog by Thilen Pillay, Manager – Risk Advisory Services, RSM Betty & Dickson (Johannesburg)
30 April 2015

Cyber Crime: A Growing Threat to Global Companies

Cyber security, once limited to the expertise of Information Technology specialists, has become a business-critical issue engaging senior corporate leaders worldwide.
1 October 2014

 

How can we help?

As hackers become more advanced and expand their reach and methods, the middle market must increase its focus on cyber security. Just one incident can have significant financial reputational and regulatory consequences.

Contact RSM to see how you can reduce the likelihood of a breach, improve detection, respond to incidents, and begin recovery as soon as possible.

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