Cyber Monthly Wrap-up (UK, EMEA and the US) – November 2023

Welcome to HSF's November wrap up; our top picks for cyber-related news in the UK, EMEA and US. Our short summary and commentary is aimed at giving you the awareness and insights you need, with minimum time investment. Below you will find:
  • Developments in regulatory requirements and guidance;
  • Wider cyber industry news; and
  • Particularly noteworthy (reported) cyber incidents.
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Cyber security: A month in retrospect (Australia) – October 2023

We have been tracking (yet another) busy month in the world of cyber security. We’ve brought together the top cyber-related news for October, so you don’t have to, including: details of the upcoming webinar on the power of the cyber simulation we are hosting with FTI Consulting and Coveware; cyber-related regulator and government updates and … Read more

Cyber security: A month in retrospect (Australia) – September 2023

Whew! A month is a long time in the cyber world. It has been another busy one. We’ve collated the top cyber-related news media for September, so you don’t have to, including: full details on our 2023 Cyber Risk Survey and our podcast on cyber class action risks; highlights from the AFR Cyber Summit, including … Read more

Cyber risk in Critical National Infrastructure features prominently in UK 2023 National Risk Register

In August 2023, the UK Government published its 2023 National Risk Register ("the Risk Register"), listing the 89 main publicly-acknowledged risks facing the UK. Cyber-attacks on gas infrastructure, electricity infrastructure, civil nuclear, fuel supply infrastructure, the health and social care system, the transport sector, telecommunications systems and one or more UK retail banks are cited as key risks in the report. Read more

The SEC’s new cybersecurity disclosure rules – new requirements for foreign private issuers

On 26 July 2023, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC“) adopted rules requiring registrants to disclose material cybersecurity incidents and certain information regarding their cybersecurity risk management, strategy, and governance. Under the final rules, foreign private issuers (“FPIs“) will be required to furnish on Form 6-K information on material cybersecurity incidents that they … Read more

Cyber security: A month in retrospect (Australia) – August 2023

As the Northern Hemisphere summer draws to a close, we have been tracking another busy month in the world of cyber security. We’ve brought together the top cyber-related news for August, so you don’t have to, including: an update on the fallout of the MOVEit breach, a freeze on bonuses for Medibank executives following its … Read more

High profile cyberattacks increase emphasis upon cyber resilience in South Africa’s energy sector

On Thursday 25 July 2019, the City of Johannesburg's electricity service provider, City Power, suffered a ransomware attack which encrypted its databases, applications and network. The attack disabled the utility's website and prevented its customers from being able to purchase electricity from the utility which potentially impacted up to a quarter of a million customers. In addition, City Power was delayed from responding to localised blackouts, leaving several suburbs in the dark, as City Power's systems were unable to efficiently detect faults in the entity's distribution system. Read more