Risk Digest 9th September 2016

Risk Digest: 9th September 2016

Here’s your Risk Digest for the Week Ending 9th September 2016.

Cyber Security

Information Security

Blackberry Delivers “Spy-Proof” Tablets for German Government.

The German government continues to tighten its tech-related security with the introduction of “spy-proof” tablets that combines security technologies from both Samsung and BlackBerry.
Inteno Router Flaw Opens Up Home Networks to Hackers

A critical vulnerability in some Inteno routers has been discovered by security researchers from F-Secure, who warned that the flaw allows hackers to hijack the device and monitor its traffic.
Overcoming Risks in the Digital Supply Chain.

Javvad Malik, security advocate at AlienVault, explores how organisations can protect themselves against the risks in their supply chain.


Health and safety concept.

Health & Safety

Take Five Asbestos Management:

As part of SHP’s focus on occupational health, Sarah Leake from Southalls explores five key things you need to know about effective asbestos management.


Engineering Firm Fined After Worker Suffers Severe Leg Injuries:

A company based in Milton Keynes has been fined for safety failings after a worker suffered serious injuries to his leg.


Manufacturing Firm Fined After Worker’s Arm Injured in Roller.

A Wirral based company has been fined £170,000 after a worker’s arm was injured in machinery.


Crook convincing to sign unfair contract


Is Employment Law Due an Upgrade?

Arpita Dutt, partner and Paul McAleavey, solicitor at employment law specialists Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP take a look at the state of employment law following Deliveroo’s recent pay rows.


Manual handling – Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 – Guidance on Regulations

A Guidance Book for the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 is now available.




Gatwick to Build World’s First Energy-From-Waste Facility

Gatwick will become the first airport in the world to generate energy from Category 1 waste, when it launches an onsite processing plant in November.


Wonky Fruit and Veg: Turning an Environmental Problem into a Social Solution

Once considered the ‘ugly sisters’ of the fresh produce world, imperfect fruit and wonky veg have been firmly in the media spotlight for a while now, and if a recent survey of supermarket managers proves to be correct, they may even turn out to be the saviour in our collective fight against food waste.



International Standards

Taking information security management to another level with a new standard for specific market sectors

With cyber threats on the rise putting businesses and industries at risk, it is more important than ever that organizations protect their information and that of their customers.


First International Standard for Sustainable Procurement Nears Publication

Procurement makes up a substantial budget of any organization, so wouldn’t the world be a better place if it was done in a sustainable way? A new standard in development aims to help organizations do just that, and it has now reached one of the final stages in its development.


Social Care


Why Safety Needs a Creative Approach.

Ahead of the forthcoming Art of Work Safety Innovation Breakfasts, Acre’s Anna Keen, speaks to Daniel Hummerdal, director of safety innovation at Australian consultants, Art of Work, about why safety needs to get creative and why it’s time to step away from the rule book.


Health and Wellbeing at the City of London Corporation.

The City of London Corporation, an institution that is older than Parliament, on health and wellbeing in their workspaces.



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