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26 May 2017

Hackers Get Hungry

By Gabriel Currie, ‎Cyber Threat Detection & Response Consultant at PwC How extended lunch breaks helped us identify one of the largest cyber espionage campaigns ever seen Our threat intelligence team recently released a report on cyber espionage group APT10 and their targeting of managed IT service providers around the...

24 May 2017

New world of cyber threats – the dark side of light

By Matt Wixey, ‎Cyber Threat and Vulnerability Management Consultant at PwC Leading the research function in PwC’s Threat and Vulnerability Management team in the UK is an interesting role. In my work I look to identify new cyber threats to organisations, one example of this is by developing proof-of-concept malware...

12 May 2017

NHS cyber attacks – preventing and handling ransomware

As widely reported in the media, there has been a significant wave of ransomware attacks against a large number of NHS bodies and their access to data held on computer systems. NHS Digital has stated that it is working closely with the National Cyber Security Centre, the Department of Health...

09 May 2017

Quantifying Your Cyber Risk (Part 2 of 3)

By Domenico del Re, Director, Financial Loss Modelling & Michael Woods, Cyber Security Senior Manager at PwC What does it take to create a cyber risk currency that will allow you to measure, manage and transfer your cyber risk? In our first blog of this series, we set out the...

08 May 2017

New podcast series: "The New Realities of Cyber Security"

By Ian Todd, Cyber Security Consultant Welcome to the New Realities of Cyber Security podcast series. In this series, we’ll be looking at the key challenges and opportunities faced by businesses in the rapidly evolving area of cyber security. From digital crime scene forensics to the General Data Protection Regulation,...

06 April 2017

We need to build a better castle: the cybercrime threat to retail (with lessons from the Middle Ages) – Part 2

By James Hampshire This is the second part of a blog which aims to explain the cybercrime threat to the retail sector, and how organisations in the sector can respond, by drawing on the analogy of medieval castles. If you haven’t read part 1, it is available here. How can...

31 March 2017

We need to build a better castle: the cybercrime threat to retail (with lessons from the Middle Ages) – Part 1

By James Hampshire Cyber security is, at its heart, the modern manifestation of a battle that has been going on for centuries between armies and castles, where defenders repel attacks from a determined enemy who are constantly probing for weaknesses. This is the first in a two part blog in...

24 March 2017

One size doesn’t fit all: sustainable security isn’t just about following frameworks

By Simon Borwick, Director, PwC Cyber Security & Data Privacy A casual look through many of the articles published on security improvement every week will leave you reeling under a weight of acronyms and abbreviations: the long list of available security frameworks, from NIST 800 to the Cyber Security Essentials....

17 March 2017

Connected Homes - what are the cyber security and data privacy challenges?

By Niko Kalfigkopoulos and William Blackwell – Energy, Utilities & Mining Cyber Security, PwC As energy suppliers delve deeper into Connected Home technology, the cyber security and data privacy risks are becoming increasingly apparent. These risks broadly fall into two categories: risks to systems and risks to data. Risks to...

02 February 2017

Asset-based defence – defending what really matters

By James Hampshire & Simon Borwick Cyber security is, at its core, an exercise in protecting the things that matter. The value of the assets that “matter” to you and an attacker depend on who or what you are (and who and what your attacker is). At one end of...