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Joe Hancock
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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

Joe Hancock comments on the Virgin Data Breach on LBC

Virgin Media has apologised after the details of 900,000 customers were left unsecured and accessible for around 10 months as a result of a data breach. Joe Hancock, Partner and Head of MDR Cyber discussed the data breach on LBC with Andrew Castle. He said: “Data breaches don’t always have to be an active attack by a third party. The Virgin Media incident [...]

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Cyber, Data - 4 months ago

Joe Hancock comments on Huawei 5G decision

The National Security Council has given its verdict allowing Chinese telecommunications company Huawei to help build the UK’s 5G network with restrictions.   Joe Hancock, Partner and Head of MDR Cyber commented: “The decision today is unsurprising. Allowing Huawei into the UK 5G rollout in a managed manner is the pragmatic option. The UK government was really left [...]

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Cyber - 5 months ago

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 [...]

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Cyber - 5 months 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 [...]

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Cyber - 1 year 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 [...]

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Cyber - 2 years 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 [...]

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Cyber, Fraud - 3 years ago