• Zoom, an introduction to the Dark Web you did not want

    Posted in Cyber Insurance blog, InsurTech blog on Apr 16, 2020


    Zoom did not set out to allow your account to be hacked, I guess they just forgot. They have now allowed another 500,000 people to be introduced to the Dark Web.

  • COVID-19, what other news did we miss?

    Posted in Cyber Insurance blog, Global Network Blog, MicroInsurance blog on Mar 19, 2020


    Not since the untimely death of the Princess of Wales, Lady Diana, can I think of an event that was globally discussed and touched a majority. Although different events in so many ways, there are some similarities. COVID-19 starts and ends all discussions on the phone. However, there is the ONE BIG HUGE difference, the economic impact the fight against COVID-19 is having. No other event has had this fast and as deep an impact globally. Most other events can be measured in a few news cycles, this event will be measured in months. But could we have planned for this? Do we have the ability to predict these local and global disasters? It seems we can, but do we do anything about it? It seems not and with our eyes firmly on COVID-19 events what else are we all missing?

  • Get Back Fast - Have a Plan

    Posted in Cyber Insurance blog on Aug 13, 2019


    A cyber-incident response plan should be developed as part of a larger business continuity plan, which may include other plans and procedures for ensuring minimal impact to business functions (e.g., disaster recovery plans and crisis communication plans). Recovery activities encompass a tactical recovery phase and a strategic recovery phase. But why is this important? and.... How do you start?

  • Audio books for AI and Dark Web

    Posted in Blog, Cyber Insurance blog, InsurTech blog on Jul 16, 2019


    I do find it hard to keep up with my reading. I have found, along with many other people, that listening to books and audio files is a great way to keep up. Here is a recommendation for fans of AI and Cyber Crime....

  • Data left behind?

    Posted in Cyber Insurance blog on May 01, 2019


    vpnMentor’s research team recently (April 2019) discovered a hack affecting 80 million American households. Nothing new here you may say. Just another massive data breach. So lets wait for the apology and move on...... However this time there is a twist..........

  • GDPR Data Breaches

    Posted in Cyber Insurance blog on Feb 07, 2019


    The data breaches range from minor breaches, such as errant emails sent to the wrong recipient, to major cyber hacks affecting millions of individuals and making front page headlines. This is the GDPR data breached survey.

  • Hacking with a Pringles tube, remember?

    Posted in Cyber Insurance blog, InsurTech blog on Jan 31, 2019


    Pringles tube to Drone, is this a good measure of security progress?

  • Small Business data breaches

    Posted in Cyber Insurance blog on Jan 31, 2019


    Every report, survey or set of statistics on cyber events tell us that all businesses are exposed, whether big or small, so says Andrew Taylor Cyber Underwriting Manager at Chubb. Another survey underlines this point.

  • Should you secure your data?

    Posted in Cyber Insurance blog on Jan 16, 2019


    People will tell you that its no point securing your data against a data breach as all your data is out there; already sold multiple times; We seem to post the craziest details all over Facebook, so why secure your data now? Why stop sharing everything?

  • Hacking small and medium businesses - why bother?

    Posted in Cyber Insurance blog on Jan 14, 2019


    Why would a company who's offices look like this be the focus of hackers? Surely hackers want shinier companies to hack into, ones with the money? Why hack a company like this and breach their data and firewalls?