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19 Nov 2021

The Impact of Information Security Events on the Stock Market

Cyberattacks can sink a company’s share price. But not all companies lose significant market value. Are market losses in the wake of cyberattack disclosures coincidental or correlated – and are these losses long-lasting? This academic paper provides a perspective. 

Security Accounts for Just 5.7% of IT Spend

19 Nov 2021

Security Accounts for Just 5.7% of IT Spend

Global cybersecurity spending is predicted to exceed $1.75 trillion over the next four years. But when it comes to individual companies, we often hear this question from executives: “Am I...

By Manuel Hepfer

Cryptocurrency and Criminality: The Bitcoin Opportunity

19 Nov 2021

Cryptocurrency and Criminality: The Bitcoin Opportunity

Bitcoin has become the currency of choice in the cyber-crime industry. It seems as if cryptocurrencies are fueling the ransomware pandemic. In 2020, companies paid more than $400m worth of Bitcoin in ransom to get back access to their data.

By Manuel Hepfer

Developing a Cybersecurity Culture: Current Practices and Future Needs

18 Oct 2021

Developing a Cybersecurity Culture: Current Practices and Future Needs

We know that cybersecurity culture is important in combatting cyber attacks that exploit human factors. But are there common patterns researchers have identified that contribute to cybersecurity culture?

By Manuel Hepfer

How Yahoo Built a Culture of Cybersecurity

18 Oct 2021

How Yahoo Built a Culture of Cybersecurity

From theoretical to practical: how has a specific company – in this case Yahoo – been able to improve its cybersecurity culture? Are there transferable lessons for other companies?

By Manuel Hepfer

Managing Cyber Risk Across the Extended Vendor Ecosystem

18 Oct 2021

Managing Cyber Risk Across the Extended Vendor Ecosystem

The July 2021 edition of Spotlight explored third-party risk. Today, we will add to that theme with BlueVoyant’s newly released report on third-party risk. The interesting insight: third-party cyber risk is even more important than we had thought.

By Manuel Hepfer

The Anatomy of Cyber Risk

15 Sep 2021

The Anatomy of Cyber Risk

Wouldn’t it be great to have an overview of how countries across the globe differ in their exposure to cyber risk? This research piece provides the answer by analysing quarterly earnings calls of more than 12,500 companies.

By Manuel Hepfer

What is the Dark Web and Why Does It Matter for Cybersecurity?

15 Sep 2021

What is the Dark Web and Why Does It Matter for Cybersecurity?

When we read about yet another data breach, we often hear about personal data appearing in the Dark Web – a mysterious substrata of the internet that is often used for illicit purposes. But what exactly is it, and how does it relate to cybersecurity?

By Manuel Hepfer

The SEC Is Serious About Cybersecurity. Is Your Company?

15 Sep 2021

The SEC Is Serious About Cybersecurity. Is Your Company?

Regulators are tightening their grip on improper handling of cyber breaches. The Security Exchange Commission now regards cyber risk as an existential risk to business. How can companies avoid big fines?

By Manuel Hepfer

Organisational Cyber Maturity: A Survey of Industries

18 Aug 2021

Organisational Cyber Maturity: A Survey of Industries

Some companies are more mature in their cybersecurity capabilities than others. But are companies that do well in cybersecurity also more profitable? A McKinsey survey shines light on differing maturity levels of companies and explores the correlation between cybersecurity maturity and profitability.

By Manuel Hepfer