UN Data Breach Shows No Organisation is Immune from Cyber Attacks

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The UN suffered a serious data breach last year, according to Associated Press reports, with UN offices in Vienna and New York being targeted. There does appear to be confusion over the data downloaded, as the hackers reportedly covered their tracks quite well.

Comment by Ben Rose, Chief Underwriter of Digital Risks;

“The hacking of the UN is clear evidence that any organisation, no matter its size or security status is vulnerable in today’s world. With emerging risks developing at an alarming rate, SMEs have to have an effective response plan in place to control the situation as quickly as possible with minimum impact to them and their customers.

This means avoiding going into ‘panic and pay’ mode.  A threat may emerge, and it may feel like it’s crucial to act instantly and cave into hackers’ demands. However, providing they have undertaken the correct risk assessment, and have a comprehensive cybersecurity insurance policy in place, SMEs can put a stop-gap in the middle.

For example, through an effective cyber policy – they can gain access to outside support such as: legal advice and cyber forensics teams; experts in negotiating the rescue of data or files; crisis PR teams that can help to manage any potential customer issues.”

About Digital Risks:

Digital Risks is an insurance provider for the digital age, with pay-monthly subscription cover, proprietary technology and customer experience that reflects the fast-changing needs of small and medium-sized businesses. With an understanding of the evolving risks and threats facing SMEs, and partnerships with the UK’s best underwriters, Digital Risks uses cutting-edge technology and leverages multiple data points to deliver a personalised experience giving customers the exact protection they need, and the service they deserve.

Digital Risks was founded in 2015 and launched in late 2016 by two friends; Cameron Shearer, CEO, an accomplished marketer, entrepreneur and tech expert, and Ben Rose, chief underwriting officer and all-round insurance specialist. Since then, Digital Risks has been on a mission to reinvent the business insurance industry for the better, creating a competitive, flexible and trusted safety net enabling SME leaders and their business to thrive.

To find out more visit: https://www.digitalrisks.co.uk/

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