Category: Risk

‘Counter’ terrorism policies that breed more terrorism are not smart

A few recently surfaced stories have reminded me that on occasion the decisions made by those who should know better are really dumb.

PewDiePie Supporters Hack Printers Again, But This Time With a Serious Intention

This time there appears to be a bigger message to users: protect your printers.

Australia data encryption laws explained

Australian police can now order tech firms to access the encrypted messages of suspects

How the decision to go to war made the ‘War on Terrorism’ worse

War is the equivalent of pouring gas on an open fire: when was the last time you saw a firefighter do that?

What the puck? Can a piece of vulcanised rubber stop an active shooter?

Is a hockey puck REALLY an effective weapon against a guy with a gun?

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in November 2018 – 251,286,753 records leaked

Ransomware, phishing, malware, hackers... See the list of data breaches and cyber attacks in November 2018.

Reported Cybercrime Jumps 14% in England

Figures based on FOI findings from a third of police forces.

Barbados seeking to build disaster resilience

With tsunamis accounting for $280 billion in economic losses over the last 20 years, Barbados is working towards achieving disaster resilient communities and reducing disaster losses.

Is spam email defeated or not?

Has spam email been defeated, or should we admit we cannot beat it?

Black Friday security alert as hackers spoof popular brands

Shoppers need to be extra careful during the holiday season, report warns.

Improving farm safety: standards for agricultural machinery just updated

The series of standards ISO 25119 is widely used by the agricultural industry and its suppliers and has recently been updated.

What loss of trust costs companies in dollars and cents

More than half of the public companies world-wide analyzed in a new study suffered material reputational damage, causing them to miss out on as much as $180 billion in revenue, a report by Accenture PLC indicates.