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ABI issues revised guidelines to help insurers deal with clients’ criminal convictions

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has just issued valuable updated guidance notes to help insurers treat those individual clients with criminal convictions or related offences fairly, in compliance with the law and with high-level standards. The ABI Good Practice Guide...
Posted On 01 Aug 2019
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Organisations’ understanding of data “not greatly improved by GDPR” warns ICSA

The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has not yet led to a substantial improvement in organisations’ understanding of their data. That’s according to the results of a poll conducted by ICSA: The Governance Institute in conjunction with...
Posted On 30 Jul 2019
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PerpetuityARC Training delivers risk and crisis management instruction for senior managers at Lafarge Egypt

PerpetuityARC Training, which is part of the Linx International Group of companies, recently delivered a risk and crisis management workshop for Lafarge Egypt (part of the LafargeHolcim Group) in Cairo. The training provided senior managers from across the organisation with the...
Posted On 29 Jul 2019
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Shifting Compliance to Effectively Measure Risk: Balancing GRC Mandates

Historically, meeting governance, risk and compliance (GRC) mandates was typically all about ensuring businesses had solutions in place to gain compliance, thus reducing the risk or consequences of non-compliance from the regulators (ie fines and penalties associated with failing...
Posted On 23 Jul 2019
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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
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Skillsoft Survey finds compliance and Health and Safety teams “struggle” with lack of automation

A new study from Skillsoft has found that Health and Safety teams are struggling with time-intensive manual processes to track employee training along with a lack of automation for delivering that training. A failure to automate operations with technology means these teams have...
Posted On 09 Jul 2019
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Sword GRC unveils dates for Policy Management and Risk Management Workshops

Sword GRC – the supplier of specialist risk, compliance and governance solutions – has announced further dates for its popular workshops entitled ‘Risk Management by Design’ (being held in The Westbury, Dublin on 22 October) and ‘Policy Management by Design’, set in...
Posted On 05 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
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Serious Fraud Office announces DPA in principle with Serco Geografix Limited

The Serious Fraud Office has announced that a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with Serco Geografix Limited (SGL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Serco Group, has been approved in principle by Justice William Davis. On Thursday 4 July 2019, the SFO will apply for final...
Posted On 03 Jul 2019
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Saving Time, Saving Money: A Risk-Based Approach Towards Cyber Security

If you’ve glanced at the opinion columns of security industry publications of late, you’ve probably seen the term ‘risk-based’ floating around, as in ‘the time is now for a comprehensive, risk-based approach’ or ‘a risk-based approach to security is...
Posted On 23 Jun 2019