Between May and July this year, the names, social security numbers, and in some cases credit card numbers of over 140 million Americans (almost half of the American population) were stolen from the US credit firm Equifax. In May, a global cyber-attack locked up over 200,000 computers using a ransomware virus, demanding payment in the cryptocurrency Bitcoin in exchange for not erasing data. Notable among the victims was the NHS. September gave us the revelation that Deloitte, a major player in cybersecurity consultancy, had its email server hacked due to the lack of two-step verification.
A choice selection of stories from the last couple of years would include the details of 500 million Yahoo users stolen, 165 million accounts hacked at LinkedIn and similar numbers hacked at Adobe. The list of affected companies and organisations is long – Tesco Bank, the World Anti- Doping Agency, eBay, Target, JP Morgan, Sony, Home Depot, Anthem, Premera Blue Cross – and grows by the month.
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[WEBINAR] The Future of Beauty: thriving across the consumer decision journey
The Beauty industry is now more fragmented and disrupted than ever in history. Beauty companies are challenged to stay ahead and lead the trends, as well to best predict whether or not they’ve developed the next biggest innovation.
[EVENT] The State of Reputation in Canada: Today’s Context, Tomorrow’s Expectations
On May 7, please join Ipsos for an exclusive breakfast presentation about the state of reputation in Canada – how companies are performing now, the impact of the current social and economic context on trust, and how your stakeholder’s future hopes and expectations will influence your reputation in the years to come.
Elections 2019: Unpacking Party Manifestos
April 25 - Africa Check and Ipsos invite you to join the discussion of the 2019 Elections Manifestos (ANC/EFF/DA). Ipsos will present their research on public perception around political parties and key issues while Africa Check will share their findings on how the facts in the manifestos hold up. KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY JUDGE SACHS