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Cyber Threats: A Perfect Storm to Hit Europe


The cyber risk landscape is changing dramatically, as three key elements threaten to converge on the continent in a perfect storm, according to Cyber Threats: A Perfect Storm to Hit Europe?

The report, created by Marsh & McLennan Companies and FireEye, outlines emerging threats and recommend tangible steps for businesses and governments across Europe to enhance their ability to 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 will come into question like never before, as leadership will be pressed to address concerns from data protection authorities, supervisory boards, and journalists.

While the report focuses on developments in Europe, cyber threats have never been limited by geography. Cyber-attacks have increased in Asia, and so have changes to cyber regulations across several jurisdictions. The need for keen preparedness remains urgent for businesses in this region, making this report an essential read for business and risk managers alike.

Read the full report at the link.