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The Growing Importance of Risk Transfer and Cyber Insurance

As data mega-breaches dominate the mainstream news headlines, businesses worldwide are necessarily focusing on how to manage and mitigate cyber risk. The Marriott breach is only the latest in a litany of incidents whose repercussions will surely echo for a long time to come, but...
Posted On 19 Feb 2019
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Staff screening “vital for UK security and compliance post-Brexit” urges Pinkerton

Global risk management specialist Pinkerton is urging UK businesses to tighten up on employee screening procedures in light of the commercial uncertainty surrounding Brexit. The company believes that Brexit uncertainty has heightened the need for employment screening measures to...
Posted On 14 Feb 2019
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2018’s Major Security Breaches: How They Could Have Been Avoided

2018 was a year of both highs and lows for information security, asserts Guy Bunker. The enforcement of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took full effect in May which brought the importance of protecting sensitive customer data to the forefront of people’s minds...
Posted On 11 Feb 2019
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The Importance of Business Risk to the Enterprise

Business risk is foundational to business risk intelligence, but it’s also commonly misunderstood because its scope extends far beyond what security practitioners typically deal with on a daily basis. Broadly speaking, asserts Josh Lefkowitz, business risk refers to the...
Posted On 05 Feb 2019
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Institute of Risk Management professionals identify key risks on horizon for 2019

Cyber security, Brexit, geopolitics and financial market fluctuations are among the chief concerns for businesses voiced by some of the UK’s leading risk experts as they look ahead to 2019. Senior members of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) have identified key risk areas...
Posted On 15 Jan 2019
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Building Customer Trust: Cyber Security in Corporate Social Responsibility Programmes

In today’s evolving cyber risk landscape, Boards of Directors are becoming increasingly concerned about the security performance of their businesses. In fact, the National Association of Corporate Directors has found that 89% of public companies and 72% of private companies...
Posted On 12 Dec 2018
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In The Spotlight: ASIS International UK Chapter

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, all organisations have a legal obligation to adequately protect their members of staff when they’re travelling for business purposes. Any failure to do this is legally recognised as negligence, writes Leo Kelly, which the Legal...
Posted On 04 Dec 2018
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Resilience emerges as key priority for global business leaders in BSI Index

Business leaders have taken significant steps to shore up the resilience of their companies, but still face significant risks around technology, governance and skills shortages. This is according to the 2018 Organisational Resilience Index published today by BSI. The Index is...
Posted On 22 Nov 2018
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Workplace drug ‘amnesties’ “could become as normal as everyday nine-to-five routines”

Workplace drink and drugs ‘amnesties’ are likely to become as routine as the daily nine-to-five because of UK plc’s growing substance abuse culture. That’s according to one of the world’s leading workplace drug testing companies. Eurofins Workplace Drug Testing suggests...
Posted On 23 Jul 2018
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Centrify report identifies younger employees as main culprits for security breaches in workplaces

More than a third of senior executives believe that younger employees are the “main culprits” for data security breaches in the workplace. That’s according to the results of a new independent study into attitudes of the next generation workforce in relation to cyber...
Posted On 26 Jun 2018