Exploring the Cybersphere

This week in our blog, we offer a snapshot of cybersecurity, privacy and data security news of interest to the executive suite.  Periodically, we’ll recap insights from the growing cadre of voices in this space as well as lend our own views on the issues that impact executive governance of cyber risk and response. This[…]

No Brag. Just Cyber Fact.

So here’s an academic question. Would it bother you if your secret sexual fantasies were revealed to the world?  Would it be troubling if you were married and it appeared that those fantasies did not include your spouse?  How about if you were engaging in acting out your fantasies, and the information made public included[…]

London Calling. Wake up!

Lloyd’s of London, in cooperation with the University of Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies, has just issued a report that looks at the financial and resulting insurance consequences of a cyber attack on the United States power grid. Based on a plausible scenario that takes a page from the Stuxnet attack, which seriously damaged Iran’s[…]

Merchants of Doom?

Over the weekend, Hacking Team, an Italian company that sells spyware to what appears to be a collection of military, intelligence and law enforcement agencies around the world, was itself hacked. News of the breach lifts the cloak that thinly conceals the wild, wild west nature of Internet security. Hacking Team sells a product that reportedly[…]