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Cayman fund exposes client files in unconfigured cloud back-up

A Cayman Islands-based investment fund has left the content of its server visible on the internet because it failed to properly configure a cloud back-up solution, according to technology news website The Register.

Digital crimefighting hub to open in Cayman

A new digital forensics hub in Grand Cayman will help tackle increasingly sophisticated cybercrooks both here and across the Overseas Territories.

KPMG delivers lecture on cybersecurity to students

It’s never too early to think about the perils of the internet.
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eShore steps up cybersecurity presence with hire

Stephen Dawson has joined eShore as a technical account manager. With a background in cybersecurity, he will be offering IT solutions to the Caribbean and wider Latin American markets to help businesses understand where potential threats can come from.

Armour Expo dispels cybersecurity myths

“We are using antivirus protection,” “Our IT department is taking care of it,” “We have lots of internet security tools” and “We are not connected to the internet or the internet of Things” and therefore “we are secure” are some of the perceptions that were shattered at this year’s Armour Expo conference.
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LDM Global appoints new chief executive

LDM Global, a global consultancy providing Digital Forensics, eDisclosure and Cybersecurity services, has appointed Conor Looney as chief executive officer.

Armour Expo set for Wednesday

The Armour Expo 2018 – Cayman’s annual conference that focuses on cybersecurity issues – is scheduled for Wednesday at the Marriott Beach Resort.
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Colonial Group awarded top marks for cybersecurity

Colonial Group International announced that it has been awarded a top cybersecurity business protection certification from the National Cyber Security Centre.

Students learn online safety tips

For an upcoming generation of digital natives, life online often blends seamlessly with the physical world. Conversations with friends flow freely between the classroom and the chatroom. An afternoon spent with classmates can just as easily mean meeting in an online gaming forum as at the movie theater.

‘Paradise Papers’ hit headlines

Leaked records from offshore law firm Appleby involving the dealings of U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Queen Elizabeth II, advisers to U.S. President Donald Trump, political donors and other law firm clients have sparked a flurry of media reports around the world.

Fallout begins from Appleby data breach

The allegations are still not known but the Isle of Man and offshore law firm Appleby are trying to preempt potentially damaging media stories resulting from a data breach at the Bermuda-headquartered law firm.
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Appleby confirms data breach

Offshore law and fiduciary firm Appleby confirmed it has received inquiries from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists in relation to documents that may have been subject to an alleged hack at the firm.

Cybersecurity workshop set for small businesses

A free cybersecurity workshop for small businesses will be hosted at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4, by the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce and KPMG principal Micho Schumann.

Business in brief: EY awards scholarships

EY has selected Jamal Hinds and Raidez Perez as the winners of this year’s EY Cayman Scholarships. The scholarships have a value of up to $30,000 a year for a maximum of five years until recipients have completed the minimum educational requirements to qualify as a CPA.
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Businesses urged to prepare for data protection challenges

Within the next two years, the Cayman Islands will introduce far stricter privacy protection rules affecting every business that processes customers’ or clients’ personal information.
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Cayman firm launches cybersecurity services

The Security Centre Ltd. has launched cybersecurity services to diversify its offering.

KPMG: Cayman scores low on cybersecurity assessment

In a multiregional survey, Cayman indicated the least preparation among 28 countries against cybersecurity threats. Analysis found no publicly traded company in the islands had mentioned cybersecurity in their annual reports.

Email phishing scam targets immigration clients

The Cayman Islands government is warning the public about a phishing scam that involves an email purportedly sent by the Department of Immigration. Several immigration clients reported receiving messages from a fake email address, [email protected], which appeared to contain visa and election updates. The link led unsuspecting users to malware.

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2015 eCay hack a stark reminder on password security

Users signed up with the password “123456” 373 times. More than 250 users had the password “cayman.” Almost 400 people used the password “ecaytrade,” according to a database of cracked passwords stolen last year from the eCayTrade website.

Police warn of email phishing scams

The police Financial Crime Unit is warning people to watch out for “phishing emails” meant to trick unwitting email users into clicking on a link or downloading an attachment that can infect their computer with a virus or software to steal personal data. The fake bank email reads: “This is simply an additional verification measure to help prevent unauthorized access to your account and to eliminate the risk of fraud and totally protect you.”

CIMA to review firms’ cybersecurity plans

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority plans to begin reviewing the cybersecurity plans for banks, financial services companies and its other licensees, according to a notice issued recently by the regulator.

Cabinet gives $1 million to new cybersecurity initiative

Interpol and GCHQ, the United Kingdom’s surveillance organization, have visited Cayman over the past six months to help the country develop a new plan for cybersecurity, Planning Minister Kurt Tibbetts revealed Wednesday in the Legislative Assembly.

Some candw.ky email accounts compromised

Hackers have taken advantage of the candw.ky email platform to steal sensitive information from some email accounts, authorities said.

Hackers hitting Cayman companies

Several Cayman businesses have been hit in the last few months by a “ransomware” virus scam.

Business in Brief: Forrester names KPMG leader in information security consulting

Updates from KPMG, HSM, Cayman Airways and more in this week's Business in Brief.

Hackers try, and fail, to scam ICTA

Online scammers did their research on the Information and Communications Technology Authority, grabbing public information about the organization’s managing director and chief financial officer in an attempt to get the regulator to wire almost $40,000 to a bank account.

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