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Capacity in credit and political risk insurance markets “close to all-time high”

Capacity in both the credit and political risk insurance markets is close to an all-time high, despite rising risks across multiple emerging market jurisdictions. ‘The Structured Credit and Political Risk Market Update’ from Gallagher (the insurance broker, risk...
Posted On 28 Feb 2020
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Meet The Security Company: Amberstone Security Limited

This is the 25th instalment in a series of articles for the readers of Risk Xtra where we shine the spotlight on NSI-approved businesses for the benefit of risk and security managers who purchase security guarding as well as systems-focused solutions. Answering our questions on...
Posted On 27 Feb 2020
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Experts demand public’s involvement in Government’s new UK security policy

Rethinking Security, the network of peace and security experts, has called on the Government to adopt what it terms “an inclusive approach” towards reviewing and renewing the UK’s security policy. Welcoming the announcement of the Conservative Government’s...
Posted On 26 Feb 2020
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ICO consults on draft AI auditing framework guidance for organisations

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a consultation focused on the organisation’s draft guidance on the Artificial Intelligence (AI) auditing framework. The guidance contains advice on how to understand data protection law in relation to AI and...
Posted On 20 Feb 2020
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Egress Survey: 97% of IT leaders say insider data breaches are “major concern”

Egress, the provider of human layer data security solutions, has announced the findings of its second Global Insider Data Breach Survey. The study found that a staggering 97% of IT leaders say insider breach risk is a significant concern. 78% think employees have put data at risk...
Posted On 20 Feb 2020
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New NHSCFA process enables investigators to share information on fraud risks

The National Health Service Counter Fraud Authority’s (NHSCFA) Fraud Prevention Unit has just launched a new system weakness referral process. By ‘system weakness’, the NHSCFA references an inadequate level of controls, or otherwise a lack of controls, which creates an...
Posted On 10 Feb 2020
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Best Practice in Managing and Reducing False Fire Alarms

The proliferation of false fire alarms places a huge burden on the Fire and Rescue Service. Understanding false fire alarm causes and taking steps to prevent them can help reduce false dispatches, as Jim O’Dwyer explains.  The threat of fire is known to all. There’s...
Posted On 05 Feb 2020
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“‘Silent’ cyber risk leaving millions of UK businesses underinsured” warns Gallagher

Of the 1,000 businesses recently surveyed by Gallagher (the global insurance broker, risk management services and consulting firm), almost two-fifths (39%) of senior decision-makers in UK companies say cyber attacks are one of their biggest concerns, yet the majority of...
Posted On 05 Feb 2020
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Slips, Trips and Falls in the Retail Sector: Reducing the Risk

It may be no surprise to many that slips, trips and falls count towards 50% of all claims made against retailers, as well as being the second highest single cause of workplace injuries, writes Gary Trotter. As a business, the provision of a safe environment for customers and...
Posted On 03 Feb 2020
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Business Continuity Strategy Planning: The Six Mistakes to Avoid

Any organisation can face significant downtime, data loss and employee displacement if unprepared when a disaster strikes. All of these scenarios can have a serious and detrimental impact on the viability of a business. On that basis, detailed and thorough planning for them can...
Posted On 29 Jan 2020