EY News Update

 

EY: Preventive measures reduce risk of ransomware

On May 12, 2017, a global ransomware attack occurred across a whole range of sectors, including healthcare, government, telecommunications and gas, spreading to over 300,000 systems in over 150 countries.

Ransomware isn’t new – over the last five years the number of attacks has grown tremendously, usually with financially motivated cyber criminals extorting relatively small amounts of money from victims whose data they are holding hostage. The criminals promise that payment will result in data being released, but this does not always happen.

WannaCry is the first time ransomware has been used in conjunction with self-propagating malware (commonly known as ‘worms’), enabling it to spread more aggressively to other computers over an organization's network without requiring further interaction from users.

Find out more how EY responses to the global cybersecurity incident: http://www.ey.com/gl/en/services/advisory/ey-wannacry-ransomware-attack

 

EY’s Renewable energy country attractiveness index

EY’s 2017 RECAI edition reveals news of the global boom in offshore wind, the sharp rise in batteries storage capacity, the ambitious renewable energy targets in India and the shift in focus of the solar developers in Southeast Asia to the rooftops of commercial and industrial energy users. The index has been refreshed in 2017 with China in the top spot as the US falls for the first time since 2015.

Read full report at EY web site: http://www.ey.com/gl/en/industries/power---utilities/renewable-energy-country-attractiveness-index

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