Author Archives: Jennifer Daffron

Three ways to hack the election (and every election to come)

Three ways to hack the election (and every election to come)

The advances in internet communication have allowed for thoughts and ideas to flow from one continent to the next, pushing education, medicine, and new discoveries further and faster than ever before. In an ideal world, this platform would be used for good, the data would be truthful, and its motives for dissemination could be trusted.Read more

Shen Attack Cyber Risk Scenario: up to $110 billion at risk from maritime malware attack

Shen Attack Cyber Risk Scenario: up to $110 billion at risk from maritime malware attack

  What would be the impact on insurers and the global economy if key ports in Asia-Pacific were closed as a result of a cyber attack? Our new scenario report explores the impact of a hypothetical computer virus which closes up to 15 ports in Asia. Economic losses from closures and disruption range from $40.8Read more

The Cyber Risk Outlook 2019: what’s on the horizon for cyber risk?

The Cyber Risk Outlook 2019: what’s on the horizon for cyber risk?

Today, the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies launches its 2019 Cyber Risk Outlook in partnership with RMS. The 2019 Outlook is the product of a full year of research and conversation with experts, an insightful look at the current cyber risk landscape and an assessment those areas that pose the greatest threat to business withRead more

US Government Shut Downs Impact Cyber Security

US Government Shut Downs Impact Cyber Security

by Jennifer Daffron and Kelly Quantrill Many US government employees are currently struggling with the ongoing effects of the US Government shutdown. Due to precedents set by previous government shutdowns, impacts such long lines at airports and national park closures were expected. However, several effects were not anticipated them, including slipping standards in food safety inspections andRead more

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Lights Out at Amazon

Lights Out at Amazon

Tuesday, 28 February, saw “high error rates” in multiple AWS services in the US’ eastern region. These began in the S3 service provided by the US-East-1 North Virginia site before spreading to other services hosted by US-East-1 including CloudWatch, EC2, Storage Gateway, and WAF (web application firewall). Disruptions to the S3 Service, which allows clientsRead more

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