Tag: Risk Management

An uneventful G7 – from a security standpoint

Compare that with the 2010 G8/G20 disaster in Toronto where police cars were burned, bank windows were smashed and hundreds were arrested. The question raises itself: what was different this time in Canada?

Risk managers recognizing the importance of crisis communications

Historically, organisations facing crises have defaulted towards a ‘say nothing, do nothing, admit nothing’ approach out of fear that doing so would be construed as some form of admission of liability.

Sometimes a bomb is just a bomb

Terrorism is all too real but it is still not an everyday event everywhere. We would be best to remember that.

Emerging food safety issues: what do consumers want to know?

EFSA asked Europeans for their views on emerging risks in the food chain, and how they would like to be informed about them.

Steven Pinker and terrorism – time for some good news!

A compelling case for why things on this planet are not as bad as we think they are. By Phil Gurski.

Alberta: Canada’s poster child for climate risk

Reinsurers are particularly concerned about Alberta, where weather storms have been fiercer and less predictable than a bucking bronco.

Risk-!n event for Risk Professionals!

If you work in Enterprise Risk Management, Security, Insurance and Resilience, Risk-!n is the event for you! Join us on May 31 & June 1 in Basel, Switzerland.

What the public demands of police investigations vs reality

Before even all the facts are in, many people are already convinced the local police screwed up in the case of murders in Toronto’s LGBT community. By Phil Gurski.

Yesterday’s risk management practices are no longer adequate to deal with today’s threats

Join us in San Francisco on 07-11 May for the ISO 31000 Lead Risk Manager training event and be one of the first to obtain your ISO 31000:2018 certification!

No, Buddhist extremism is not an oxymoron

Quick, what is the first thing that comes to mind when I say the word Buddhist? The Dalaï Lama? Saffron robes? One hand clapping? I would wager though that the last thing that comes to you is violent extremism. Maybe it should.

The Canada-Trinidad terrorism link

An interesting look at the historical link between Canada and Trinidad terrorism. An analysis by Phil Gurski.

The new ISO 31000 keeps Risk Management simple

Yesterday’s risk management practices are no longer adequate to deal with today’s threats and they need to evolve.