Cyber security

By Thomas O’Hagan, Managing Director, b4b Group The cost of cyber attacks on businesses across the UK is an eye-watering £34 billion annually, according to research by the CEBR (Centre of Economics and Business Research). It’s a sobering figure and one that acts as a reminder to companies of all sizes of the importance of…

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Cyber security

By Sinead O’Neill, Associate Director, Forensics and Investigation Services At times like these, when minds may be focused on other things, it is easy for individuals to become complacent in protecting both their personal and professional information – fraudsters know this and are taking advantage. There are a number of widely reported scams that have…

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Willis IRM: Ensure business continuity by preparing for the unexpected

By David Sinnamon, Risk Manager, Willis Insurance and Risk Management In business, as in life, an unexpected or out-of-the-ordinary event can have a major and sometimes long-lasting negative impact. For companies, this can come in the form of fire, theft, extreme weather conditions or a malicious cyber-attack, all of which threaten the continuity of the…

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Grant Thornton and Barclays have co-hosted a major cyber seminar, at which a survey revealed that almost half of delegates would not know exactly what to do in the event of a cyber-attack.

Grant Thornton and Barclays have co-hosted a major cyber seminar, at which a survey revealed that almost half of delegates would not know exactly what to do in the event of a cyber-attack. Andrew Harbison, Director of Forensic and Investigation Services at Grant Thornton, Gillian Tong of Barclays’ UK Digital Security team and Detective Inspector…

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Public Relations: Leslie Dick, Management Risks Client Director at Willis Insurance and Risk is joined by Justin Bentley, JCB Consulting and Lindsey Nelson, CFC Underwriting, at a cybercrime seminar hosted by the Belfast-based broker at the new Titanic Hotel. A survey of delegates found the majority of companies they represented are not fully protected to cope with the repercussions of cyber-attack or data breaches. A quarter said they were aware their firms had sustained some level of cyber-attack in the past yet only around 40 per cent of those attending had taken out dedicated cyber insurance policies.

Firms across Northern Ireland are not fully protected to cope with the repercussions of cyber-attack or data breaches, a seminar on the subject has found. Belfast-based Willis Insurance and Risk Management (Willis IRM) brought together companies from across all sectors to hear about the growing threat from cyber criminals. A survey at the event in…

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Cyber security

Demand for cyber insurance has surged in light of recent high-profile attacks including a breach at entertainment retailer CeX which compromised the details of up to 2 million people, according to a leading expert. Belfast-based Willis Insurance and Risk Management (Willis IRM) said it had experienced a 50 per cent hike in demand over the…

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