Brainjacking

29 Nov 2016

BLM cyber expert partner, Nick Gibbons has written for the latest edition of the CII Journal on the real and increasing threat of hacking internet-enabled medical implants. Despite sounding like something from a sci-fi movie plot, insurers should be aware of the risks.

"For many people and many businesses, cyber risk and cyber security still remain someone else's problem and are still more closely associated with Wikileaks, Edward Snowden and data breaches at retailers such as Target and TalkTalk, than the activities of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

"...There are more than 1,000 'telephone denial of service' attacks every year in the US. There has also been a recent spate of ransomeware attacks on hospitals in the midwest of the US and closer to home, the heating facility of a care home in the UK was hacked in midwinter 'for a laugh'..."

Nick's article has been published in the October/November edition of the CII Journal. To download a copy of the article please click here.

To visit the CII website please click here (members only)

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