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October 15, 2018

The family of Africa’s youngest billionaire, Mohammed Dewji, who was kidnapped last week outside a luxury hotel in Tanzania’s capital city, have offered a reward for any information on his whereabouts.

The family of Africa’s youngest billionaire, Mohammed Dewji, who was kidnapped last week outside a luxury hotel in Tanzania’s capital city, have offered a reward for any information on his whereabouts.

On Thursday, Mohammed “Mo” Dewji, the 43-year-old owner and president of multi-billion dollar family business MeTL Group, was bundled into a car by armed men waiting outside the Colosseum Hotel Oyster Bay as he arrived for a routine morning workout.

May 3, 2018

In five years’ time, the battle to keep data secure against cyber-attacks will descend into a “machine on machine war” with the advancement of artificial intelligence, a former head of MI5 says.

In five years’ time, the battle to keep data secure against cyber-attacks will descend into a “machine on machine war” with the advancement of artificial intelligence, a former head of MI5 says.

Lord Jonathan Evans, speaking at Jersey Finance’s “An Open World” Annual Private Wealth Conference, told an audience of more than 600 family offices, wealth holders and advisers that attacks would become more sophisticated as hackers made use of semi-autonomous technology.

March 18, 2016

The kidnapping of German billionaire Reinhold Würth’s disabled son and the gassing of F1 racing driver Jenson Button and his wife by burglars at a St Tropez villa are just two recent examples of high-profile personal security breaches. Here CampdenFO presents the results of its online personal security poll, conducted on behalf of SecTech UK, and speaks to two security experts

Security is a head in the sand issue with very few people addressing it until it is too late, experts warn. Despite the high-profile incidents mentioned above, almost half (44%) of family office respondents in the Global Family Office Report 2015 had no risk controls for personal security. To find out more, CampdenFO undertook an eight-week online survey on concerns about personal security.

September 12, 2014

The cyber world may seem intangible, but security breaches can have a very real impact on your family's money, reputation and even safety. CampdenFB looks at how and why family offices should take data security seriously

In May, Target chief executive Gregg Steinhafel stepped down after 35 years at the chain, following revelations a data breach had affected 70 million customers – one of the largest consumer data breaches ever. It came just one year after the National Security Agency (NSA), one of the most secretive government bodies in the US, was embarrassed by third-party contractor Edward Snowden, who released information to the media about their surveillance of non-consenting individuals. Data security breaches, big and small, are on the increase, and are making headlines.

July 31, 2013

One in five US family offices has a dedicated IT professional on staff and the average firm spends 5% of their budget on technology, new research reveals.

One in five US family offices has a dedicated IT professional on staff and the average firm spends 5% of their budget on technology, new research reveals.

The Family Office Exchange study Technology in the Family Office, which surveyed single and multi family offices, revealed security was the top technology concern when it came to family offices.

July 1, 2013

Security has long been on the radar of wealthy families, especially for those who remember the chilling spate of kidnappings in the 1970s and 1980s in Europe. So what steps can you take to protect your loved ones?

When Zachary Dell posted a picture of his breakfast on Instagram, he must have thought it was harmless.

June 18, 2010

The challenges social networking sites pose to wealthy families puts the role that family offices can play firmly in the spotlight, writes Katie Barker.

The challenges social networking sites pose to wealthy families puts the role that family offices can play firmly in the spotlight, writes Katie Barker.

Trenchant criticism over its attitude to privacy forced Facebook to simplify its privacy settings in May in order to make them more user-friendly. The social networking giant had admitted that it shared up to six pieces of information about its users with various third parties.

June 2, 2010

The risks of sharing too much information on social networking sites have been the subject of much comment and debate in recent weeks, writes Katie Barker.

The risks of sharing too much information on social networking sites have been the subject of much comment and debate in recent weeks, writes Katie Barker. A campaign by some Facebook users, for example, saw close to 30,000 people delete their accounts yesterday in a protest over the sites privacy policies.

Following discussions with family offices and online security experts, here are 10 top tips on how to manage your online profile and decrease the risks posed by using these sites:

April 21, 2010

One of the consequences of the financial crisis is that lenders are now scrutinising their security (ie assets earmarked for a lender by a borrower as part of a loan deal when lending and borrowing money) more carefully, writes Max Cole

One of the consequences of the financial crisis is that lenders are now scrutinising their security (ie, assets earmarked for a lender by a borrower as part of a loan deal to the business of lending and borrowing money) more carefully, writes Max Cole.

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