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Contributor: Joe Hancock

Cyber Security Lead

Joe is the Head of Cyber at Mishcon de Reya. He focuses on providing strategic cyber advice, helping organisations to develop and optimise their investments in cyber risk management, and protect their reputation and stakeholders. To find out more about Joe, please click here.

Recent posts by Joe Hancock

  • Proposals for a Centralised Fraud Court

    On 9 October 2017, the City of London Corporation announced plans for a new court to be built in the Square Mile focussing on fraud, economic crime and cyber crime. The proposed new combined court is intended to be a state of the art multi-purpose court to replace all of the City of London courts… Read more

  • Business interruption and rising penalties – why cyber insurance coverage is needed

    Cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly expensive, causing more disruption by interrupting business operations and resulting in penalties for the business concerned for breaching data protection regulation if the proper protective measures were not in place. Barely a week goes by without another cyber-attack, with experts considering them one of the most serious risks of the decade…. Read more

  • ICO Issues Record Fine to TalkTalk for Personal Data Breach

    Earlier this month, it was reported that internet service provider TalkTalk had been issued with a record £400,000 fine from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for failing to protect personal data from an easily avoidable cyber-attack. However, under new data protection laws coming into force from May 2018, the scale of the fine for a… Read more

  • Cyber is politics by other means

    The release of highly personal information on Simone Biles, Serena and Venus Williams, Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome, amongst other athletes from WADA (Word Anti-Doping Agency), seems to be the latest Cyber element in the continued geopolitical fallout. WADA has attributed the leak to a Russian hacking group who has accessed WADA databases, including confidential… Read more