PwC Report Security breaches rising


PwC Global State of Information Security Report Link The annual Global State of Information Security® survey of more than 9,700 security, IT, and business executives has found that the total number of security incidents detected by their respondents climbed to 42.8 million this year, an increase of 48% over 2013. That’s the equivalent of 117,339 incoming attacks per day, every day. 

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Cybersecurity has become a persistent business risk and is no longer an issue that is just the concern of information technology and security professionals. The threat and impact of breaches and disruption is a challenge that extends to the C-suite and boardroom.

CSIS Report - cost of Cyber Crime affecting economies & costing jobs

CSIS Report cost of Cyber Crime The global cost of Cyber Crime is estimated by the Center for Strategic and International Studies to be up to $575bn in it’s report entitled “Net Losses:Estimating the Global Cost of Cybercrime, sponsored by McAfee.


The report tries to assess the impact on the global economy by looking at the range of costs and losses associated with Cyber Crime a create an approximate total. 


NIST roadmap for improving Critical Cybersecurity Infrastructure

As part of the development, future planning and engagement on Information Security and Cyber Risk NIST has produced a Roadmap’ to the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. This Framework discusses the next steps and identifies key areas of development, alignment, and collaboration. 
                               NIST Cybersecurity Roadmap

NIST Cyber Risk Framework published

NIST launches new national Cyber Framework The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have released their Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity to help organizations charged with providing the nation's financial, energy, health care and other critical systems better protect their information and physical assets from cyber attack. 

Cyber is just another RISK, but it needs better management - IRM Report

IRM - leading the risk profession - Cyber Risk ReportIRM calls for more integration of Cyber Risk Management into Business Planning 
The Institute of Risk Management have published guidance on Cyber Risk Management to provide more information and discuses the implications and action needed across the profession. It is complemented by a resource manual that goes into more detail and offers various tools for practitioners.  

Risk & responsibility in a hyperconnected world - McKinsey & Co (WEF)

Hyperconnected World Risk and implications

Implications for enterprises

As part of its contribution to the World Economic Forum, McKinsey & Co have produced a new report on how organisations can gain full value from technology in a hyper-connected world.
'Risk & responsibility in a hyperconnected world' is  based on interviews with over 200 enterprises, technology vendors and public agencies under taken over the past year.