“Only 5% of organisations claim to be ready for GDPR” discovers BSI research study

Research conducted by BSI has underlined the growing concern that European businesses are simply not ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Even though 97% of organisations admit that the implementation of the GDPR will affect their business, just 5% say they...
Posted On 04 May 2018

IRRTC develops ‘Specialist Rescue Responders’ training courses for emergency response

The International Road Rescue and Trauma Consultancy (IRRTC) has been swift to recognise that the level, quality and availability of training in physical rescue and medical rescue provision isn’t always the same. In fact, the company has worked in many countries where...
Posted On 12 Mar 2018
Left to Right: Andy Morley and Ian Haycock from ProAktive Risk Management pictured with Jonathan Craig from Mercia Fund Managers

Mercia Fund Managers backs £2 million MBO at risk management firm ProAktive Risk Group

Insurance and risk management consultancy ProAktive Risk Group has undergone a £2 million management buy-out backed by debt funding from Mercia Fund Managers. Based in Doncaster and also operating an office in Sheffield, ProAktive Risk Group is a commercial insurance broker which...
Posted On 20 Feb 2018

Ovum-FICO Survey: “Nearly one-third of UK firms don’t have cyber security insurance”

UK firms are increasingly protecting themselves with cyber security risk insurance, but nearly a third of them haven’t yet taken out insurance. A new survey conducted by research and consultancy firm Ovum for FICO reveals that, even among those companies that do have...
Posted On 31 May 2017

IRM supports Government moves to offer cyber security education in schools

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport recently announced that it will be providing £20 million for cyber security lessons to be offered in schools and specifically designed to fit around pupils’ current courses and examinations. It’s a move that has been...
Posted On 14 Feb 2017

Hiscox introduces Security Incident Response policy to meet changing risk landscape

Specialist global insurer Hiscox has announced the launch of a new Security Incident Response (SIR) policy specifically designed to address the changing risk landscape. SIR will enable organisations to fulfil their Duty of Care obligations to protect people, operations,...
Posted On 31 Jan 2017

Daisy Group launches ‘Continuum’ in bid to reboot business continuity with ‘always available’ service capability

Daisy Group has launched its next generation business continuity solution designated ‘Continuum’, which is putting ‘always on’ infrastructure and service availability front and centre of the UK’s digital transformation journey. Business continuity has its roots in IT...
Posted On 11 Nov 2016

Suite of dedicated insurance products for Data Centres introduced by industry alliance

For the first time, a new suite of insurance products and services has been created specifically for the Data Centre sector. Leading insurance broker Ernest R Shaw has teamed up with the Data Centre Alliance (DCA) Trade Association and technical cleaning and Data Centre...
Posted On 25 Oct 2016
Tina Chittenden

Insurance: Taking The Safe Option

It may well have passed you by if insurance isn’t high on your list of priorities (…but surely it is?), but over the summer one of the most substantial changes to the UK’s insurance contract law for over 100 years came into effect. Tina Chittenden highlights recent changes...
Posted On 17 Oct 2016

“Financial services sector needs to radically rethink crime protection and prevention” urges PwC

Despite significantly increasing its level of investment in compliance and being continuously under the scrutiny of regulators, the financial services sector has witnessed an increase in economic crime, in turn highlighting the truism that new thinking is needed to make...
Posted On 28 Jul 2016