We all know the importance of good personal health, right? For instance, weight loss reduces the risk of heart disease, blood pressure and diabetes, and can extend an individual’s lifespan. But we still eat burgers and fatty foods – perhaps until something drastic happens to our health, which is when we act. Similarly, smoking significantly […]

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Supply chain risk management is not a new concept; but in recent times the issue has come to the fore, primarily driven by cyber security, but also regulatory compliance. Like for many other types of risk (e.g. financial, operational), it’s important for organisations to build in resilience against supply chain risk too, given its the […]

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Supplier risk is a growing concern today and organisations need to look at third party risk more comprehensively. Regardless of in which organisation the breach occurs, the reputational damage is borne by the firm that holds the data. Ticket Master is a case in point. The breach was caused by malware that infected a customer […]

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Ascertus Security Thought Leadership Series Phishing and Ransomware are Linked – Here’s What Law Firms Should be Thinking About The sophistication with which cyber criminals are using social engineering to trick people to divulge sensitive and confidential information is growing not only in volume, but also technique. As noted in The Law Society article ‘Cybersecurity: […]

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The Ascertus Security Thought Leadership Series Minimising Risk of Inadvertent Insider Threat Digital transformation today is a no brainer for organisations, but research shows that such initiatives are putting their sensitive data at risk. This is caused – mostly inadvertently – by the ease of access to information, enabled by modern technology adoption, that in […]

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The Ascertus Security Thought Leadership Series Security Awareness and Training on ‘Accidental’ Risks Key to Minimising Insider Threat Insider threat is growing, especially as law firms increasingly adopt newer digital technologies to conduct business. According to the Ponemon Institute, two out of three insider threat incidents occur by accident. The most common cause of insider […]

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