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Understand how cyber governance is a more accurate risk management framework for shareholders, bondholders and senior management in the fast-moving era of corporate digital transformation

Cyberhedge article published in Journal of Cyber Policy

Cybersecurity: today's most pressing governance issue: Cyberhedge article published in Journal of Cyber Policy


Company Spotlight: Ferguson

A well-managed company overall, FERG has executed effectively on its digital strategy and invested sufficiently in security to manage the downside financial risks associated with its increased digitization. Strong execution on e-Commerce, its customer sales and maintenance and back-end operations has yielded tangible benefits to the business, helping management deliver on key KPIs including solid margins. This has contributed to FERG’s 4-Star cyber governance rating (out of 5) on a regional basis and 5-Star rating on a relative basis among European industrials.


Cyber Governance Alert: IWG

In the wake of COVID‑19 and the global lockdown, IWG has lost two-thirds of its market value in the span of two weeks. Though it was considered to be in a strong position to take advantage of WeWork’s financial governance failure heading into 2020, the Cyberhedge cyber-financial model alerted us to the potentially negative impact of its weak cyber governance prior to the current market troubles.


Cyber Governance Alert: Ryanair

Ryanair entered 2020 in decent financial shape relative to other low cost airlines. But in addition to the COVID‑19 disruption, poor cyber governance poses a risk to the company’s industry-leading operating margins, the key enabler for RYA’s aggressive pricing and thus market share growth post-COVID‑19.


Rapid Response: Marriott

Marriott customer data breach is a continuation of a concerning trend for the world’s largest hotel chain, which lacks the financial capacity to fix what is a structural problem, not a one-off incident.


Update to Cyber Governance Alert: Hertz

COVID-19-related travel disruptions are having a material impact on Hertz’s (HTZ’s) operations and financial position, as well as an increased likelihood of an operational problem related to its poor cyber governance.


Update to Cyber Governance Alert: Informa

COVID-19 disruptions to travel and global business operations are having a significant negative impact on Informa’s (INF’s) core customer events business and its financial position.


Update to Rapid Response: Travelex/Finablr

A cyber attack stopped Travelex’s operations. It never fully recovered due to lack of cash to respond. The COVID-19 pandemic will weaken many companies’ cash positions in the coming months, also resulting in an inability to adequately respond to cyber attacks.

Pitney Bowes

Update to Rapid Response: Pitney Bowes


Cyber Governance Alert: Hertz


Rapid Response: Travelex/Finablr


Cyber Governance Alert: Macy's

Rite Aid

Cyber Governance Alert: Rite Aid


Cyber Governance Alert: Informa

United Technologies

Cyber Governance Alert: United Technologies

Pitney Bowes

Rapid Response: Pitney Bowes

Volume 2: September 2019

Cyberhedge Research: Volume 2: September 2019

Volume 1: May 2019

Cyberhedge Research: Volume 1: May 2019

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What are the Cyberhedge Cyber Governance Indices?

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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