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‘Tools of the Trade’: Hints and Tips for Working in Risk Management

What’s it really like to work in the field of risk management? In conjunction with the Institute of Risk Management (IRM), Risk Xtra continues its series of articles running under the banner ‘Tools of the Trade’ in which we ask practising risk management professionals to offer...
Posted On 13 Sep 2019
Anthony Perridge
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Effectively Managing Cyber Threats on Critical Infrastructure

Criminals are tirelessly attacking critical infrastructure around the world and compromising the Industrial Control System and the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems that control these infrastructures, writes Anthony Perridge. In 2010, the Stuxnet worm infiltrated...
Posted On 12 Sep 2019
Mike Hurst CPP
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The Nash Equilibrium: Applications in the Security World

In Game Theory, the Nash Equilibrium, itself named after the mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr, is a proposed solution of a non-co-operative game involving two or more players in which each player is assumed to know the equilibrium strategies of the other players and no player...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019
Patrice Puichaud
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How Does Ransomware Work?: Beating the Cyber Criminals

Threats come and go, but one thing remains the same: the ability of cyber criminals to adapt to circumstances. A brief decline of interest in ransomware as criminals focused their attention on cryptojacking during the previous year appears to have come to an end and ransomware...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019
Syedur Rahman
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Free Ports and Brexit: Examining the Money Laundering Risk

New Prime Minister Boris Johnson has talked of the possible value of free ports to a post-Brexit UK, but Syedur Rahman warns that concerns about money laundering and other financial crime must be considered. Boris Johnson’s “do or die’’ approach towards taking Britain out of the...
Posted On 28 Aug 2019
Steven Webb
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Security Convergence: Moving Towards Organisational Collaboration

In last month’s blog about digitalisation and cyber risk, the subject of convergence was touched on to explain a trend towards increasing organisational collaboration and merged management responsibilities to improve security. This is one example of convergence, a term...
Posted On 26 Aug 2019
Alistair Enser
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The Final Frontier: Brexit and Solving ‘The Irish Border Conundrum’

The border that currently separates Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland continues to be a fundamental sticking point in the ongoing Brexit negotiations. Could the use of cutting-edge security technology provide a workable solution that avoids a hard border? Alistair...
Posted On 26 Aug 2019
Carla Knight
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‘Tools of the Trade’: Hints and Tips for Working in Risk Management

What’s it really like to work in the field of risk management? In conjunction with the Institute of Risk Management (IRM), Risk Xtra continues its new series of articles running under the banner ‘Tools of the Trade’ in which we ask practising professionals to offer their handy...
Posted On 16 Aug 2019
Aziz Rahman
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The SFO’s Corporate Co-operation Guidance: Does Reality Match the Hype?

Finally, we have the Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO) Corporate Co-operation Guidance. SFO director Lisa Osofsky has made it clear she’s a firm advocate of co-operation so this guidance was always going to be significant. While welcome, asserts Aziz Rahman, it runs to just five...
Posted On 13 Aug 2019
Trevor Ball
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Data-Driven Facilities Management: Realising Enhanced Security

Ever since the inception of the Internet, data has been used to improve processes across the globe. Since the turn of the millennium in particular, the storage and use of data has expanded considerably, writes Trevor Ball. A 2018 report by IBM found that 90% of the data in the...
Posted On 09 Aug 2019