Terrorism is never far from the headlines and while the impact on human lives is, of course, the biggest and most important consequence of a terrorist incident, it is not the only one; businesses need to prepare for the potential impacts. Jonathan Hemus looks at five areas to focus on.
ISO 31000, 'Risk management – Principles and guidelines', was published in 2009 and has been undergoing a revision. The new version will be available in mid-February and in this article Alexei Sidorenko, CRMP, provides a preview of what risk managers can expect from the new standard.
Each year the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report identifies and analyzes risks facing countries, economies and organizations. As the pace of change accelerates, and as risk interconnections deepen, this year’s report highlights the growing strain placed on many of the global systems we rely on.
Mapping common pathways along which the effects of natural and man-made disasters travel allows more flexible and resilient responses in the future, according to UCL researchers.
For senior financial executives at large US-based companies with operations in Texas, Florida or Puerto Rico, last year's hurricane season brought not only catastrophe to their communities, but a risk management wake-up call for 2018 and beyond.
ENISA, the EU Cybersecurity Agency, has published the sixth issue of its annual ENISA Threat Landscape report. This includes an assessment and analysis of the cyber threats reported during 2017.
IT risks come in various shapes and sizes– some obvious and others far more difficult to predict. However, many attack scenarios are now easier to address due to the identification of threat patterns, which are a set of characteristics representing suspicious behaviors in security platforms.
Cyber breaches don’t just impact on internal systems they can quickly escalate into major reputational crises; so how can your business prepare to respond when under attack? By Chris Butler.
Karl Roe, VP Services and Cloud Solutions at Nuvias, takes a look at what's in store for organizations using the cloud during 2018.
The use of Internet of Things (IoT) devices is on the rise in industrial applications. In fact, Gartner predicts there will be nearly 21 billion connected 'things' in use worldwide by 2020. IT leaders in nearly every vertical market will soon be inundated with the management of both the data from these devices as well as the management of the devices themselves, each of which require the same lifecycle management as any other IT equipment.
Communication is the key for risk management professionals to engage leadership, become trusted partners and strategic advisors, according to RIMS' new professional report 'The Top Five Steps for Communicating with Executives.'
Aqua Comms DAC, the operator of Ireland's first dedicated subsea fibre-optic network interconnecting New York, Dublin and London, has announced plans for continued investment in submarine cable infrastructure having joined the HAVFRUE consortium which will own and operate a new subsea cable system connecting New Jersey to Ireland, and Denmark, with connectivity options to Norway.
Standards Australia has announced that a new handbook for document control is now available. Called SA/SNZ HB 168:2017, Document Control, the handbook addresses the entire life cycle of business critical documents and provides guidelines for processes and systems for implementing an effective document control program.
Syncsort has published the results of its '2018 State of Resilience' report. This year’s responses underscore the increased pressure IT leaders are feeling to ensure security, high availability and disaster recovery.
Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) are feeling less confident than ever about cyber risk and data security, a new Ponemon Institute survey shows. As today's climate of high-profile data breaches continues, 66 percent of respondents believe their companies are more likely to fall victim to a cyberattack or data breach in 2018.
Rainfall changes caused by global warming will increase river flood risks across the globe say researchers from the Potsdam Institute. Fluvial floods are already among the most common and devastating natural disasters and scientists have now calculated the required increase in flood protection until the 2040s worldwide, breaking it down to single regions and cities.
The Chocolate Factory, a Netherlands-based chocolate manufacturer, has substituted metal-based replacement parts with 3D printed carbon-filled thermoplastic parts as a solution to production line downtime.
The Cloud Standards Customer Council has published Version 3 of its 'Security for Cloud Computing: 10 Steps to Ensure Success' document. This provides a practical reference to help enterprise IT and business decision makers analyze the security implications of cloud computing on their business.
NOAA has confirmed that 2017 was the costliest year on record for US weather and climate disasters, with damage exceeding the USD300 billion dollar mark.
A rise in US active shooter incidents and 'the escalating impact of hostile events' has prompted the National Fire Protection Association(NFPA) to progress its new NFPA 3000, 'Standard for Preparedness and Response to Active Shooter and/or Hostile Events' as a provisional standard.