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29 Apr 2022

How a ransomware attack cost one firm £45m

What would you do if every laptop, computer, and server in your office and production plant were disabled by ransomware? That happened to one of the largest aluminium producers, Norsk Hydro.

By Julia Lancaster

Cyberattacks are inevitable. Is your company prepared?

29 Apr 2022

Cyberattacks are inevitable. Is your company prepared?

Understanding what a cyber crisis is one thing. Preparing for it is another. This Harvard Business Review article explains what companies can do to improve their cyber crisis preparedness.

By Manuel Hepfer

Lessons learnt during the COVID-19 pandemic to prepare for the new normal

29 Apr 2022

Lessons learnt during the COVID-19 pandemic to prepare for the new normal

Every company in the world has had to deal with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the wake of the first shutdown, many companies invoked their crisis response strategies with the goal of emerging stronger from the crisis.

By Will Dixon

What Cybersecurity Questions Should Boards Ask Their Management Team?

28 Mar 2022

What Cybersecurity Questions Should Boards Ask Their Management Team?

One of the core responsibilities of the board and its directors is to oversee risk. Cybersecurity risk has become a top business risk for many enterprises. Board directors may not consider themselves as being cyber literate, but they still need to know what questions to ask.

By Manuel Hepfer

How CEOs Can Pass The Cybersecurity Leadership Test

28 Mar 2022

How CEOs Can Pass The Cybersecurity Leadership Test

The calendars of chief executives are busy. They are responsible for strategy-setting, managing a company’s overall operations, and communicating with shareholders and stakeholders. What is the right level of engagement for CEOs and the role they play in managing cybersecurity risk?

By Julia Lancaster

Playing War Games To Prepare Your Leadership Team For A Cyber Attack

28 Mar 2022

Playing War Games To Prepare Your Leadership Team For A Cyber Attack

Most companies that suffered a serious cyberattack agree that responding to an attack is not the responsibility of the IT department. Rather, it is the collective responsibility of the business. But most executives in non-technology functions have little familiarity or training with matters of cybersecurity. How can they prepare for the inevitable?

By Jack McGuire

Global Incident Report: Ukraine-Russia Crisis

23 Feb 2022

Global Incident Report: Ukraine-Russia Crisis

As geopolitical tensions between Russia and Ukraine unfold, the prospect of serious cyberattacks looms. A kinetic attack on Ukraine will likely involve cyber activity – a strategy that Russia has deployed in the past. How could such cyber activity look like, and who are the attackers that launch these attacks?

By Manuel Hepfer

Re-cap: The Untold Story of NotPetya, The Most Devastating Cyberattack in History

23 Feb 2022

Re-cap: The Untold Story of NotPetya, The Most Devastating Cyberattack in History

What is happening in Ukraine’s cyberspace bears discomforting resemblance to the NotPetya attack from 2017 – called the most devastating cyber attack in history. What can we learn from history?

By Manuel Hepfer

Mutually Assured Destruction – Does Deterrence Work in Cyberspace?

23 Feb 2022

Mutually Assured Destruction – Does Deterrence Work in Cyberspace?

During the Cold War, the concept of ‘mutually assured destruction’ explained the notion that a nuclear attack from one superpower would be met with a retaliation from another. The concept describes the deterrence of conventional warfare. Can the same principle be used in cyberspace?

By Manuel Hepfer

Making Sense of the REvil Arrests

27 Jan 2022

Making Sense of the REvil Arrests

The raid and subsequent arrests of members of one of the most prolific ransomware gangs came as a surprise to many observers. Russian officials arrested members of the notorious REvil ransomware group – on the request of the US. In the current high-pressure environment of Ukraine peace talks between the US and Russia, it seems strange that Russia would follow such a request.

By Manuel Hepfer