CREST report highlights need to improve cyber security in Industrial Control Systems

There’s a pressing need to improve cyber security in Industrial Control Systems (ICS) environments to avoid future breaches that could adversely impact Critical National Infrastructure (CNI). That’s the firm belief of CREST*, the not-for-profit accreditation body...
Posted On 29 Jun 2017

IRM supports Government moves to offer cyber security education in schools

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport recently announced that it will be providing £20 million for cyber security lessons to be offered in schools and specifically designed to fit around pupils’ current courses and examinations. It’s a move that has been...
Posted On 14 Feb 2017

“Most lethal year for terrorism across Europe in nearly a decade” asserts Aon Risk Solutions

Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon plc, has just launched its annual Terrorism and Political Violence Map, duly highlighting 2015 as “the most lethal year for terrorist violence in Europe in nearly a decade” as terrorists increasingly...
Posted On 19 Apr 2016

PwC builds identity and access management capability with acquisition of Praxism UK

PwC is strengthening its fast-growing cyber security practice with the acquisition of Praxism, an Edinburgh-based consultancy specialising in identity and access management. Praxism is renowned for solutions designed to effectively tackle the staff, customer and consumer identity...
Posted On 25 Jan 2016
The global cyber insurance market could grow to $5 billion in annual premiums by 2018

“Global cyber insurance market set to reach $7.5 billion threshold by 2020” states PwC report

The global cyber insurance market could grow to a value of $5 billion in annual premiums by 2018 and at least $7.5 billion by the end of the decade. That’s the considered viewpoint espoused in ‘Insurance 2020 and Beyond: Reaping the Dividends of Cyber...
Posted On 14 Sep 2015
Cyber security insurance is becoming a major issue for the corporates

KPMG Survey: “Senior security professionals ‘don’t trust’ cyber insurance products”

New insurance products launched to protect businesses from suffering the losses caused by cyber attacks have apparently been met with great scepticism. A KPMG survey of senior information security professionals, whose organisations are members of KPMG’s International Information...
Posted On 05 May 2015
Malcolm Marshall: Malcolm Marshall, global head of KPMG’s cyber security practice

“Institutional investors ‘shy away’ from hacked businesses” suggests KPMG survey

According to a new set of statistics, cyber attack episodes could cost a business its investor backing. A survey of global institutional investors conducted by KPMG has found that 79% of investors would be discouraged from investing in a business that has been hacked. The...
Posted On 15 Apr 2015