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Understanding cybersecurity and the operational risks of cryptocurrency

24 January 2018
The regulatory environment and the operational and security risks are vitally important when investing in cryptocurrencies. While the price fluctuation for bitcoin, a type of cryptocrrency, garnered significant public interest in 2017, many fundamental questions remain on this subject. Questions such as: What are cryptocurrencies? Why are they so popular? And what are the key risks and challenges of investing in them right now?

Is your business GDPR ready?

9 August 2017
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018 after four years of negotiations and unprecedented levels of lobbying by businesses.  These new rules will cause significant disruption to how organisations store, manage and process personal data, with significant penalties for those who don’t comply.

5 key considerations for effective business interruption coverage

28 April 2017
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.

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

1 March 2017
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.

Manufacturers pay a steep price for data vulnerability

12 January 2017
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. 

How banks can increase cybersecurity risk management

10 March 2016
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.

Value added by Internal Control

1 June 2012
Results of a European survey

The Smartphone and its Risks

1 March 2010
Having a few key safeguards in place can reduce the risk of smartphones becoming a matter of national security.

Creating Enterprise: Wide Risk Awareness Are Your Clients Building Prudent ‘Risk Cultures’?

1 January 2010
The collapse of Enron and other corporate scandals in the early 2000s demonstrated how imprudent company cultures can lead to unethical practices and outright fraud. The more recent implosion of Lehman Brothers showed how a culture of risk-taking pervaded financial institutions and precipitated the global financial meltdown.