Aon, the leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, has released its 2019 Cyber Security Risk Report, which details the greatest cybersecurity threats industries are facing. The report notes that as companies continue to use technology to speed up the transfer of information, game-changing business opportunities are created, as well as increased cyber risk.
“In 2018 we witnessed that a proactive approach to cyber preparation and planning paid off for the companies that invested in it, and in 2019, we anticipate the need for advanced planning will only further accelerate,” said J. Hogg, CEO of Cyber Solutions at Aon. “Leaders must work to better insulate their companies and their processes, while simultaneously identifying the ways they can benefit from the opportunities offered through technology and digital transformation.”
The report focusses on eight risk areas that companies may face in 2019. The risks illustrate that as companies transition to a digital-first approach, the number of entry points for cyber criminals is growing exponentially. The eight risk areas include technology, supply-chain, IoT (internet-of-things) devices, business operations, employees, mergers and acquisitions, regulation as well as board of directors..
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