Risk appetite is considered the volume of risk that an organisation is willing to take in order to meet their strategic objectives. Adrian Wright, vice president of research at the UK chapter of the Information Systems Security Association, explores risk appetite in more detail.
A progress report on the National Cyber Security Strategy issued in December aims to demonstrate the progress made by the UK in addressing the threat from cyber attacks, and includes plans to double annual cyber exports to £2bn a year by 2016
In the film Skyfall, a large audience has been exposed to a James Bond plot that initially seems more plausible than the stereotypes. Certainly a stolen MI6 hard drive being used to identify and expose undercover agents is more grounded than stealing nuclear submarines. But just how plausible is it exactly? Would any megalomaniac supervillain be able to access the data? And would it present a serious threat to the nation?