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Lawfare: Lawfare article highlights Cyberhedge indices as one example of the potential for future public standard on cyber risk

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Financial Times: In FT’s big read, Cyberhedge founder and CEO Ryan Dodd highlights why risk facing BlackRock’s Aladdin is an example of the systemic financial risk posed by cyber today

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Verodin: Take a Deep Dive into Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity industry leader Verodin has teamed with Cyberhedge to release executive summary Addressing Cyber Risk and Security Effectiveness in the Digital Age

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European Investment Fund: Cyberhedge speaks at Luxembourg Future Fund Event

On 18 November 2019, the Luxembourg Future Fund SICAV-SIF (LFF) organised its first Annual Networking Event showcasing the developments of the Luxembourg Future Fund and providing an opportunity to connect policy makers, fund managers, innovative Blue Chips, academics, current and future entrepreneurs, incubators and accelerators, and other key actors of the Luxembourg’s ecosystem.

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Cyberhedge Releases New Cyber Governance Rankings by Sector

Cyberhedge, a financial services firm specializing in managing technology risk, today released the below rankings of cyber governance by sector as part of its September issue of Cyberhedge Research. Cyberhedge created the performance metric of a cyber governance rating as a way to compare how companies manage the operational risks of their technology investments and network security.

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Ryan Dodd: ’Beleggers betalen de prijs voor slecht beheerde IT-systemen’

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Financial Times: Cyber governance indices identify companies at risk of data breaches

Cyberhedge announces launch of indices that provide first-ever market-based proof that companies with good cyber governance outperform their peers.

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Cyberhedge Launches First-Ever Cyber Governance Indices

NEW YORK, May 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Cyberhedge, a data science pioneer in cyber risk quantification, today announced the debut of the first-ever Cyber Governance Indices, innovative performance benchmarks that provide market-based proof that companies with good cyber governance outperform peers in shareholder value terms — and vice versa. To develop the Cyber Governance Indices, Cyberhedge ranks 5,000 companies at the beginning of each month from best to worst using real-world financial modeling, and then measures the actual performance of the top and bottom 20 percent at the end of the month.

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The Voice of Corporate Governance: CII Podcast: The Voice of Corporate Governance

Cybersecurity is on the engagement agenda for an increasing number of stewardship professionals and portfolio companies. Ryan Dodd, founder of Cyberhedge, chats with CII’s Glenn Davis on how investors can make the most of these opportunities.

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Forbes: Asset Managers Can Justify Active Fund Fees Through Activism On Governance

At a time when cyber is rising in prominence as a critical business risk, asset managers as a group are coming off another year of shrinking fees and stock underperformance. However, active investor engagement on technology and cyber risk presents an opportunity for asset managers to benefit from the scale of influence they can impose on improving returns due to improved governance — an area where even leading technology companies struggle.

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Finance Digest: Too Easy To Steal: Blame Management, Not Hackers, When Cyber Events Lead To Losses

Consider this; in 2018 over a billion people were affected by data breaches. Similarly, just a few days into 2019 and major organisations suffering data breaches were hitting headlines. From Singapore Airlinesto the German Parliament, these most recent breaches continue to show that no sector is immune from cyber risk, which is undoubtedly one of the greatest risks facing companies today.

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Professional Wealth Management: Fintech on Friday: Time cyber security took a seat in the boardroom

Aglance look at the changing line-up of the largest companies in the world over the last decade — from PetroChina, Exxon and General Electric in 2008, to Apple, Google and Microsoft in 2018 — goes a long way towards proving the saying “data is the new oil”. Other entries in the 2018 top 10 include Amazon, Facebook and Tencent, companies at the forefront of the digital revolution.

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Fintech Finance: Luxembourg Future Fund supports Cyberhedge

Cyberhedge, a company that calculates cyber risk in shareholder value terms for over 7000 global corporations, is pleased to announce the Luxembourg Future Fund (LFF) as a new investor. The LFF has been set up by the Société Nationale de Crédit et d’Investissement (SNCI) and the European Investment Fund (EIF), who acts as an advisor to LFF.

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EMERCE: Cyberhedge: 2018 beginning of the end of social media

Hoofddorp, 20 December 2018 — The analysis company Cyberhedge states that 2018 will be the year on which the attractiveness of social media will decrease, and with it profitability. The alleged hack that has hit Twitter is the beginning of a new phase in which more calls for stricter supervision and standards for the management of digital assets come.

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International Finance: Asset managers ‘lack fundamental’ knowledge of cyber risk: FCA report

Ryan Dodd, CEO of Cyberhedge, believes: “The FCA report that asset managers lack fundamental understanding of cyber security risk, while welcome, is simply not strong or good enough. Asset managers are the custodians of critical information, they make key investments in the interests of UK citizens and are paid to understand and assess risks, yet they appear unable to do so—even for their own businesses.

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The Actuary: Asset management bosses have limited knowledge of cyber risks, FCA warns

After conducting a multi-firm review, the regulator found that company bosses are instead likely to delegate responsibility for cyber security to their IT departments. This could limit the extent to which IT strategies are independently challenged, according to the FCA, which said cyber security should be the responsibility of a “business as a whole”.

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Finance Derivative: It’s time to elevate cybersecurity as a macro risk equal to finance

Cyber threats have undoubtedly become one of the greatest risks facing companies today. Exemplifying this, Marriott International has been dominating the headlines since the end of November when it revealed the details of more than 500 million customers had been stolen. And yet despite the scale of the incident, it is only the latest in a long line of high-profile episodes in recent years, with Uber, British Airways and Facebook among other breaches in 2018 that have resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in financial losses.

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CNBC: Tech stocks may stay under pressure as investors weigh the data privacy and cybersecurity risks

For investors thinking of buying the dip, we suggest you consider two parallel trends in 2018. In first half of 2018, “FAANG” stocks drove 50 percent of the S&P 500 gains, while deregulation momentum in the U. S. suggested the tech regulation happening in Europe would stay in Europe. But in the last six months, tech has given away all its gains, and attitudes toward tech regulation in the U.

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Nasdaq: Three Steps That Will Lower Your Cybersecurity Risk

It’s a common misconception: Having a ton of the latest technology is the solution to all of your cybersecurity challenges (which are likely to only get worse this year and beyond). Just throw more tech at the problem, and it will—somehow—go away. If only that were true, it would be an easy way to prevent an enormous threat to the revenues of many businesses, big and small.

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Luxembourg Trade & Invest: Start-up Expertise For Safeguarding Data

Virtually all organisations today possess data of some kind, such as information about their clients, and are possible targets of cyber criminality. They are therefore faced with the challenge of handing cybersecurity issues correctly, which is far from easy. “Cybersecurity is becoming increasingly complex, and probably too complex for most small and medium-sized companies,” confirms Paul Such, CEO of Hacknowledge and one of the speakers at the event “Meet the Cyber Future” organised in October 2018 by Luxinnovation during Luxembourg’s Cybersecurity Week.

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Paperjam: Quand 'cyber-risque' rime avec 'business risque'

La multiplication des menaces cybernétiques rend les entreprises de plus en plus vulnérables et les dommages provoqués par ces opérations de piratage peuvent coûter cher. Savoir identifier les menaces relève alors d’une priorité. Ces dernières années, le nombre d’incidents relatifs à des attaques informatiques connaît une forte augmentation. À l’origine de cette recrudescence, la forte augmentation de l’utilisation des technologies de l’information et de la communication.

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CNBC: The red hot ’FAANG’ trade is officially over, now bet on your fellow ’MAAN

As investors look for new acronyms to express investment themes its worth focusing on the fantastic ‘FAANG’ trade (we add Apple to ours) performance and why its days are numbered. Investors are correct to be concerned about the future direction of FAANG stocks. After all, together with Microsoft, these companies accounted for 50 percent of the gains for the S&P 500 in 2018, as well leading the recent declines.

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CNBC: Government crackdown on data privacy will leave some big company winners and losers in its wake

Six major internet companies and internet-service providers, including AT&T, Twitter and Alphabet’s Google, Amazon and Charter Communications will detail their consumer data privacy practices to a U. S. Senate panel Wednesday. Despite the optics of Big Tech vs. Big Government, the data privacy regulatory trend is more likely to result in “divide and conquer” of technology companies into winners and losers.

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Forbes: Think You have Cybersecurity Taken Care Of? Think Again

If you learned that homes with your same model of alarm system were being broken into 32 percent more often this year than last, you might no longer think your system is secure enough. Yet many companies assume their IT infrastructure is still secure, despite the fact that cyberattacks jumped 32 percent between the first quarters of 2017 and 2018, according to a Positive Technologies report.

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CNBC: Facebook is down 20%, but investors aren’t focused on the key issue — CNBC

Almost a week after Facebook reported second-quarter earnings, when it lowered its outlook on revenue and raised its forecast for expenses, the stock is still down 20 percent. Nearly $120 billion in market value has been wiped away. And while slower revenue and higher costs are fundamental concerns for any company, investors are focused on the wrong issues here.

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European Investment Fund: Cyberhedge: translating cyber-speak into CFO

If the primary asset of your company is oil, gas or minerals, you will probably spend a lot of time and resources on protecting it, right? Studying the geology, politics, the technology, and taking steps to make it more secure. But what happens if your primary asset is data? I started asking around and it didn’t take long to see that there’s really no standard approach to protecting “data as an asset”.

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These first ever benchmarks prove good cyber governance matters to shareholder value. They measure stock market performance of companies with good and with bad cyber governance scores. Scores are based on Cyberhedge’s proprietary cyber governance rating methodology. Market performance is tracked by an independent firm. The results show that companies with good cyber governance outperform their peers in US, UK, and EU markets.

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