Helen Down: Director of StaySafe
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The Human Element of Disaster Management

In early January, Risk UK published a really interesting post by VEEAM’s Ian Wells on disaster management from an IT perspective about how IT can be used to reduce downtime following a man-made or natural disaster. With the majority of assets stored online and the ability...
Posted On 02 Mar 2016
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Deloitte CPO Survey: “Is procurement now at a digital tipping point?”

Rising risk levels and a skills shortage are among procurement leaders’ main concerns at present. That’s according to Deloitte’s Global Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) Survey. No less than 45% of CPOs questioned for the study report a rise in procurement-related risk as a...
Posted On 16 Feb 2016
Edinburgh University's Old College
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University of Edinburgh secures UK’s first Risk and Resilience Innovation Showcase

Edinburgh Research and Innovation, the commercialisation arm of the University of Edinburgh, has announced a new AIMday (Academic Industry Meeting day) for companies looking to anticipate possible future risks to their operations and plan resilience strategies for today’s global...
Posted On 21 Oct 2015
Despite recognising the need for greater technology expertise at Board level, few have the right skill sets. That’s one key finding of the latest study conducted by KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute
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KPMG Survey: “Risk and strategy ‘two sides of same coin’ but many Boards failing to make the link”

Corporate Boards are deepening their involvement in company strategy and refining their oversight of the critical risks facing the business, but there’s “still work to be done” if organisations are to meet the challenges set by the 2014 UK Corporate Governance...
Posted On 13 Oct 2015
Hatstand believes that cyber security management ought to be treated as an iterative and organic process
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Hatstand launches Risk Assessment Model to strengthen business’ cyber security governance

Global capital markets specialist Hatstand has announced the launch of its Cyber Security Risk Assessment Model, specifically designed to enable businesses to better understand the current state of their preparedness against the risk of cyber attack and identify any shortfalls...
Posted On 01 Sep 2015
2015 sees the 21st edition of CONSEC, the annual conference and exhibition organised by the Association of Security Consultants
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ASC unveils programme for CONSEC 2015: ‘Knowing The Threats, Managing The Risks’

The Association of Security Consultants has announced that Bill Butler, former CEO of the Security Industry Authority, has accepted an invitation to chair CONSEC, the organisation’s annual international conference and exhibition which, in 2015, will be held on Thursday 15...
Posted On 20 Aug 2015
Amendments are forecast for police response to intruder alarms
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Changes afoot as National Police Chiefs’ Council looks to amend 2014 ACPO Response Policy

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) is in the process of issuing a new policy on police response entitled Police Requirements and Response to Security Systems. The all-new NPCC policy is designed to replace the ACPO Security Systems Policy last updated in April 2014....
Posted On 20 Jul 2015
The British Security Industry Association has published its Annual Review for 2014-2015
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BSIA Annual Review highlights growing influence of Trade Association in standards development

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has published its Annual Review for 2014-2015, a document revealing that the Trade Association continues to expand its influence when it comes to the development of both British and European Standards. In the past 12 months alone,...
Posted On 06 Jul 2015
The initial element of the project is due to finish next year
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University of Leicester researchers examine how social media can help mitigate disaster scenarios

Researchers at the University of Leicester are evaluating how communities can use social media to improve their resilience to both man-made and natural disasters such as the recent Nepal earthquake or the sinking of ships that left thousands of Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants...
Posted On 10 Jun 2015
The SANS Institute has announced the speakers and agenda for the upcoming European Security Awareness Summit in London
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Speakers and agenda announced for SANS Institute’s European Security Awareness Summit

SANS Institute has announced the speakers and agenda for 10 July’s eagerly-awaited European Security Awareness Summit in London which offers a blend of practical and theoretical sessions delivered by teams working inside leading European organisations. The line-u...
Posted On 14 May 2015