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13 February 2015

Companies must act swiftly on cyber risk, says Peter Swabey

Since the first message was transmitted by Samuel Morse over the experimental telegraph line between Washington DC and Baltimore on 24 May 1844, there have been those who seek to take advantage of electronic communication for their own ends. 

Within hours of the declaration of war in August 1914, the first offensive action of the British was to cut the German submarine cable to the US. From then on all Germany’s transatlantic telegrams had to be routed through England – which was helpful –...

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