An assessment of the risk of service supplier bankruptcies as a cybersecurity threat

Parry, R. ORCID: 0000-0001-8285-2191, 2021. An assessment of the risk of service supplier bankruptcies as a cybersecurity threat. In: Cybersecurity threats with new perspectives. IntechOpen.

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Behind technology service suppliers lie companies that are subject to the risk of business failure due to market conditions and trading risks. Such failures could suddenly stop customers accessing services or content, with potentially devastating business and personal impacts, given the rising importance of digital economies. The risk can be illustrated by reference to cloud computing insolvencies but similar issues may affect other service providers. The insolvency of a cloud service provider would be likely to present problems of access to infrastructure, platforms, services and data and insolvency laws are not always designed to enable a managed closedown of a business, which would be needed to enable replacement services to be sourced and data recovered. This cybersecurity risk has barely been touched upon in literature, since it lies at the intersection between law and computer science, both areas requiring high levels of specialist understanding, and this chapter is part of initial attempts to identify the threats presented.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Parry, R.
Publisher: IntechOpen
Date: 20 January 2021
Rights: © 2021 The Author(s). Licensee IntechOpen. This chapter is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Law School
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 27 Jan 2021 11:33
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 15:07
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