Cybersecurity spend

07.2021 . Spotlight

Mis-spending on InfoSec Measures: Theory and Experimental Evidence

Evidence suggests that companies tend to overinvest in preventive measures while neglecting to invest in preparing to respond. But the reasons for this were speculative – until now.

BY Dr. Manuel Hepfer

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Predictable Surprise

07.2021 . Spotlight

Predictable Surprises: The Disasters You Should Have Seen Coming

No one comes to work expecting a cyberattack, which makes them feel random or unpredictable. But in reality, cyberattacks are predictable surprises – disasters you should see coming. What can be done to anticipate such predictable surprises?

BY Dr. Manuel Hepfer

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Organisation 1

06.2021 . Spotlight

The management view - 7 strategies to build a more resilient team

This article illustrates how that is achieved, based on research and experience of the authors coaching leadership teams.

BY Dr. Manuel Hepfer

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Should paying ransomware be illegal

06.2021 . Spotlight

Ransomware: Should paying hacker ransoms be illegal?

It seems as if we are living in a ransomware ‘epidemic’. Ransomware is a specific type of malware that encrypts data and systems and asks for a payment (the ransom) for the release of decryption keys.

BY Dr. Manuel Hepfer

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Building Resilience

06.2021 . Spotlight

Fundamentals of Resilience – “Organising for Resilience”

When disruption hits organisations, many incline towards chaos and entropy. But chaos doesn’t always follow disruption. Sometimes organisations successfully adjust and strive, emerging stronger.

BY Dr. Manuel Hepfer

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US pipeline attack

05.2021 . Spotlight

A Closer Look at the DarkSide Ransomware Gang

The FBI confirmed that ransomware group DarkSide is responsible for an attack that caused Colonial Pipeline to shut down 5,550 miles of pipe, stranding countless barrels of gasoline, diesel and jet fuel on the Gulf Coast.

BY Dr. Manuel Hepfer

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Comprehensive cyber resilience

05.2021 . Spotlight

A Comprehensive Approach to Cyber Resilience

Published in MIT Sloan Management Review, this article argues that the responsibility to keep data safe must expand beyond the IT team.

BY Dr. Manuel Hepfer

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