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Cyber Threats: A perfect storm about to hit Europe?


Amid cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure, a profoundly changing regulatory environment, and scepticism about businesses’ preparedness, companies across Europe are being challenged to confront looming cyber challenges now, according to a new report from Marsh & McLennan Companies and FireEye.

Cyber Threats: A perfect storm about to hit Europe? outlines emerging threats and recommends steps businesses and governments across Europe can take to better prepare for and recover from cyber-attacks.

The key areas discussed in-depth in the report are:

  • A dramatically changing cyber threat landscape in Europe with the focus shifting to critical infrastructure attacks and attacks against political parties and electoral systems.
  • Changes to the cyber regulation landscape with the impending implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), designed to impose significant new obligations on industry and its handling of personal data.
  • Business preparedness, which will come into question like never before as leadership will be pressed to address concerns from data protection authorities, supervisory boards, and journalists.

The report also provides data on which countries and industries are most likely to be attacked by hackers.