Category: Risk & Security

The simple steel box that transformed global trade

Perhaps the defining feature of the global economy is precisely that it is global. Toys from China, copper from Chile, T-shirts from Bangladesh, wine from New Zealand, coffee from Ethiopia, and tomatoes from Spain. Like it or not, globalisation is a fundamental feature of the modern economy. In the early 1960s, world trade in merchandise ...

Business interruption tops the list of top ten global business risks

Business interruption remained the top fear globally for the fifth straight year, with multiple new triggers emerging, including non-physical damage disruptions caused by political violence, strikes and terror attacks. Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) has published its 6th annual Allianz Risk Barometer, which provides a list of the current top ten global business ...

Everyone is falling for this frighteningly effective Gmail scam

Security researchers have identified a "highly effective" phishing scam that's been fooling Google Gmail customers into divulging their login credentials. The scheme, which has been gaining popularity in the past few months and has reportedly been hitting other email services, involves a clever trick that can be difficult to detect. Researchers at WordFence, a team ...

Planning for social media crises

Social media crises can occur for many reasons due to postings about organizations amplifying out of control and threatening reputation damage and loss of customers. Additionally, during other worst case scenarios, such as terrorism or major disasters, social media can greatly amplify the intensity and scale of responses to the incident and, if not managed ...

Flood Resilience Guide for UK businesses published

The Know Your Flood Risk campaign has launched a new 'Guide to Flood Resilience' for businesses, developed by two former flood victims, Mary Dhonau OBE and Carly Rose. The supplement provides practical guidance on steps all UK businesses can take to make their premises flood resilient. Download a free copy of the A Business Guide ...

New research may explain the reduction in landfalling hurricanes in the US East Coast region

During periods of greater Atlantic hurricane activity, a protective barrier of vertical wind shear and cooler ocean temperatures forms along the US East Coast, weakening storms as they approach land, according to a new study by NCEI scientist, Jim Kossin. In his paper, "Hurricane Intensification along United States Coast Suppressed during Active Hurricane Periods", published ...

Professional sports leagues have disaster plans in place

Every industry needs Plan "B". In this era, most major sport organizations, leagues and teams have crisis management and communications plans in place for specific crises, which they must execute quickly. It shouldn't be the second - or even third thought - when it comes to tragedies like the one that befell the Brazilian soccer ...

How the Internet of Things will change our lives

The Internet of Things (IoT) has the power to change our world. And while we are starting to see its incredible impact, we are still very much at the beginning of the transformational journey. Here's a look into the current state of affairs in the race to standardize IoT, along with what people are saying ...

Are we safe in the Internet of Things?

Suppose a criminal were using your nanny cam to keep an eye on your house. Or your refrigerator sent out spam e-mails on your behalf to people you don’t even know. Now imagine someone hacked into your toaster and got access to your entire network. As smart products proliferate with the Internet of Things, so ...

The importance of Risk Management for your organisation

The importance of Risk Management in an organisation Enterprise risk management has become a crucial component of contemporary corporate governance and is an evolving discipline that has been supported and promoted throughout years. While an expanding list of companies has become identified with failure to anticipate and manage risks within their organisations, the changing competitive ...

Humanity Road is looking for volunteers

Humanity Road Volunteer Opportunities Humanity Road delivers disaster preparedness and response information to the global mobile public before, during, and after a disaster. Providing aid information helps individuals survive, sustain, and reunite with each other and with their pets. Humanity Road strives to close the disaster communications gap through process improvement, collaboration, partnerships, education and ...

Edward Snowden on passwords: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Really important advises from Edward Snowden especially in these times of massive cyber attacks.

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