Cyber security

Ransomware: No need to cry if you keep your software up to date

After an unprecedented weekend of global cyber-attacks on hospitals, oil companies, banks and other organizations, businesses prepare for further attacks. For the first time, hackers exploit file-sharing arrangements to hold organizations to ransom. Discover how you can protect yourself.
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Industrial controls: Swiss are ahead of the game

The combination of smart machines and big data could potentially increase productivity and drive enormous economic benefits – changing the face of the economy. Switzerland’s ready to play a key role in building and operating such complex and mission critical systems for companies around the world.
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Risk management – balance is everything

The higher the risk, the greater the return is a basic premise believed to also apply to business. The true art behind managing a business lies in maximizing profit while minimizing risk. It seems that CEOs abroad appear to be doing better at this balancing act than Swiss CEOs according to their self-assessment as expressed in KPMG’s CEO Outlook.
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A regulation to fight cyber risks?

The revision of the FINMA Operational Risk Circular 2008/21 will bindingly and explicitly include Cyber Risk in the IT operational risks for banks. Beyond the regulatory requirements for banks, which position shall be adopted when facing Cyber Risks?
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Cyber Insurance: The next big thing in Switzerland?

The risk of being the victim of a cyber attack has risen sharply in recent years. Against the damage caused by such attacks, firms can protect themselves with so-called cyber insurance. What services do Cyber Insurances offer, who can assure and what should firms know before completing a policy?
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The next wave of challenges in Cyber Security

Swiss companies are underestimating the cyber risks associated with the Internet of Things. They are still not working together enough on digital security and lack a complete understanding of the threats involved, as illustrated in KPMG’s latest study, “Clarity on Cyber Security”.
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