Alan Calder
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Combating the Cyber Threat to the UK’s Legal Sector

Cyber crime remains one of the foremost risks posed to the legal sector. Targeted attacks against businesses are on the rise, with 60% of law firms reported to have suffered an information security incident during 2018. In 2017 alone, no less than £11 million of clients’...
Posted On 15 Jul 2019
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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 12 Jul 2019
Tom Kellermann
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Governance, Risk and Compliance: Enacting Proactive Risk Management

In the highly regulated industries of finance, healthcare and energy, a focus on governance, risk and compliance (GRC) is crucial to effectively combat a cyber security breach. Unfortunately, when considering international data sharing, this can become overwhelmingly complex,...
Posted On 11 Jul 2019
Klaus Allion
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Critical Alarms: The Risks of Not Responding in Time

Klaus Allion explores the moral duty and legal responsibility of particular industries that operate within a high-risk environment. Critical alarms are a fundamental component to assure the safety of staff and continuity of operations, and by failing to respond appropriately to...
Posted On 10 Jul 2019
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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 is beginning a new series of articles running under the banner ‘Tools of the Trade’ in which we ask practising professionals to...
Posted On 05 Jul 2019
Mark Harper
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Are General Data Protection Regulation Standards Slipping One Year On?

Just over 12 months ago, on 25 May 2018 to be precise, the European Union’s all-new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) standards were set in stone and enforced, sending many organisations into a frenzy to ensure that they were dealing with sensitive data in the correct...
Posted On 27 Jun 2019
Neil Williams
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Brexit and Business Crime: What Next?

The UK is receiving a record number of European Arrest Warrants for suspects that have fled other European Union (EU) countries. Here, Neil Williams outlines why he’s concerned for the cross-border policing of business crime if and when Brexit does become a reality....
Posted On 26 Jun 2019
Angus Darroch-Warren
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Doctor or Dalek? The Evolving Space of the Security Manager

If you’re familiar with the long-running UK TV sci-fi series Doctor Who, you’ll know that the lead character (‘The Doctor’) and various adversaries have continually evolved since the show’s debut back in 1963. Our hero’s villains have all adapted, becoming more...
Posted On 23 Jun 2019
Gary Trotter
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The Total Retail Loss Model: The Detail Behind Dynamic Loss Prevention

As security and loss prevention specialists, we often discuss ‘retail loss’ or ‘shrinkage’, but what exactly do we mean by these terms? Typically, they refer to theft or loss of merchandise, writes Gary Trotter, but there are many other forms of loss. The Total Retail Loss Report...
Posted On 23 Jun 2019
Aziz Rahman
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Unexplained Wealth Orders: Will the trickle ever become a flood?

According to Donald Toon, the National Crime Agency’s (NCA) director of economic and cyber crime, unexplained wealth orders (UWOs) are the much-needed weapon for waging war on the flow of dirty money into the UK. With Toon’s organisation having just begun its second...
Posted On 11 Jun 2019