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Joe Hancock

Joe Hancock

Joe is the Head of Cyber at MDR Cyber. 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.

Recent posts by Joe Hancock

Mobile phone hacking is more prevalent than ever

Jeff Bezos, commonly thought of as one of the most powerful men in tech, has had his phone hacked. A smart phone is inherently a personal device that we carry in our pockets and bags. Attacking a smart phone allows you to listen to calls, read messages and e-mails as well as tracking the user’s [...]


Cyber - 1 month ago

The relentless rise of financial cybercrime

Cyber attacks on companies are soaring. Executives must upgrade their tech skills to understand the threat. In recent years, political cybercrime has repeatedly made headlines. Yet amid a series of sensational stories stemming from alleged Russian hacking during the 2016 US presidential election, the media has largely overlooked a simultaneous surge in a potentially far [...]


Cyber - 11 months ago

Google+: the importance of notifying users of a data breach

It has been announced that Google is to shut down Google+ after it did not disclose a user data breach. Commenting on this, Mishcon de Reya Cyber Security Lead Joe Hancock said: “Any accusation of covering up a personal data breach is a particularly sensitive issue, particularly in this post GDPR climate in which personal data is [...]


Cyber - 1 year ago

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 [...]


Cyber, Fraud - 2 years ago