Marriott’s Starwood Data Breach Affects Up to 500 Million People

Marriott’s Starwood Data Breach Affects Up to 500 Million People

Marriott’s cyber attack is one of the larger ones in recent history, but what separates it from others in the past is the recent passage of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation privacy law. This will make the Marriott attack not only one to watch but also a likely driver of spending associated with our Safety & Security investing theme.

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JP Morgan’s Jamie Dimon says cyber is the biggest vulnerability the financial system

JP Morgan’s Jamie Dimon says cyber is the biggest vulnerability the financial system

When Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase one of the largest banking entities, speaks investors and the markets tend to listen and digest what he is saying. This week, Dimon reminded that cybersecurity, one of the tentpoles of our Safety & Security investing theme, is an area that individuals, institutions and the government need to […]

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The next financial crisis will likely be  induced by a cyber attack

The next financial crisis will likely be  induced by a cyber attack

According to JP Morgan, one of its models that “calculates outcomes based on the length of the economic expansion, the potential duration of the next recession, the degree of leverage, asset-price valuations and the level of deregulation and financial innovation before the crisis” sees the next financial crisis occurring in 2020.  We recognize this current economic […]

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More than just cyber problems at British Airways

More than just cyber problems at British Airways

It’s been a rough week for Tematica Research’s Chief Macro Strategist, Lenore Hawkins. Not only has British Airways once again lost her bags TWICE and offered little to no customer service help, which if you’ve traveled internationally you know is quite the bear, but she was also informed that her payment information was among the […]

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Adidas is added to the growing list of retail cyber hacks

Adidas is added to the growing list of retail cyber hacks

Amid all the talk of trade wars and tariffs, the new war that is cyber attacks continues to advance, threatening companies and consumers alike. We have long said that cyber security, an aspect of our Safety & Security investing theme and index, is much like insurance – you may not think you need it, but […]

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Equifax reports data breach possibly affecting 143 million U.S. consumers 

Equifax reports data breach possibly affecting 143 million U.S. consumers 

Another day, another company compromised through a cyber attack. With this latest high profile attack on Equifax (EFX), personal information, such as Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and driver’s license numbers as well as credit card numbers for tens of thousands of people. Given the sensitivity of the information, we strongly suspect IT budgets at […]

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With 2017 Poised to be the Year of Ransomware, More Cyber Spending is on the Way

With 2017 Poised to be the Year of Ransomware, More Cyber Spending is on the Way

With ransomware set to be THE cyber attack strategy of 2017, here’s what Tematica learned from our conversation with Focal-Point regarding WannaCry and other ransomware attacks.

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Recently confirmed Myspace hack could be the largest yet, dwarfing @LinkedIn and @Tumblr breaches $HACK @SophosLabs @Time

Recently confirmed Myspace hack could be the largest yet, dwarfing @LinkedIn and @Tumblr breaches $HACK @SophosLabs @Time

While the myspace data breach may data back a few years, it’s size (roughly 427 million passwords!) serves as a reminder that not every breach/attack is immediately detected let alone thwarted. This serves as a harsh reminder on the ever evolving need for cyber security that fuels our Safety & Security investing theme. Time, Inc. didn’t confirm how […]

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