corporate cyber security News

How Firms Rate on Cyber Readiness and Why Some Don’t Buy Cyber Insurance: Hiscox Report

A study of 3,000 companies in the UK, U.S. and Germany, reveals that more than half (53 percent) of businesses in the three countries are ill-prepared to deal with cyber-attacks. Fewer than one-third (30 percent) qualify as “expert” in overall …

U.S. Charges 3 in ‘Securities Fraud on Cyber Steroids’ Scheme

U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday unveiled criminal charges against three men accused of running a sprawling computer hacking and fraud scheme that included a huge attack against JPMorgan Chase & Co. and generated hundreds of millions of dollars of illegal profit. …

5 Recent Reports on Businesses and Cyber Security, Liability and Insurance

Cyber security is clearly on the minds of business executives, most of whom acknowledge their firms have been victimized by some sort of cyber attack. What are they thinking about cyber security, cyber liability and cyber insurance? Below are summaries …

U.S. Eyes China, Russia Sanctions Over Cyber Attacks

The United States is considering sanctions against both Russian and Chinese individuals and companies for cyber attacks against U.S. commercial targets, several U.S. officials said on Monday. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said no final decision had …

Cybersecurity Analysts Stress Need for Data Sharing by Companies

In an 11-story office building in the Washington suburbs, hundreds of U.S. cybersecurity analysts work around the clock to foil hackers. Possible breaches of government networks show up as red flashes on screens that line the walls. Something big is …

In Search of the Best Defense Against Corporate Cyber Crime

With hackers stealing tens of millions of customer details in recent months, firms across the globe are ratcheting up IT security and nervously wondering which of them is next. The reality, cyber security experts say, is that however much they …

Chinese Hacking Raises Cyber Attack Disclosure Issue for Companies

Three U.S. public companies identified as Chinese hacking victims didn’t report the theft of trade secrets and other data to investors, despite rules designed to disclose significant events. Two of the companies — aluminum maker Alcoa Inc. and metals supplier …

Experts Fear Major Attack Only Way to Stir Corporate Action on Cyber Security

After warning for years that the U.S. electric grid and other critical infrastructure are dangerously vulnerable to hacking, security experts fear it may take a major destructive attack to jolt CEOs out of their complacency. While awareness about cybersecurity has …