Risk Digest: 14th October 2016

Here’s your Risk Digest for the Week Ending 14th October 2016.

Cyber Security on the Gears.

Information Security


NHS Suffers Dozens of Ransomware Attacks

NHS Digital has acknowledged ransomware attacks on its network, following a report over the weekend that found at least 28 NHS trusts in England were affected by the data-encrypting malware over the past year


Cyber Criminals Using Odinaff Trojan to Infiltrate Bank System

Cyber criminals are using targeting banks using a trojan dubbed Odinaff, which stealthily defrauds financial institutions by gaining control over their systems and networks.


6000 Online Shops Hit by Hackers.

Almost 6000 online shops could be unknowingly harboring malicious code that steals customer’s credit card details.


Arc Welding is one example of EMF in the workplace.

Health & Safety


Star Wars Production Company Fined $1.6m for H&S Breaches

A production company behind the latest Star Wars movie has been fined £1.6m ($2m) after Harrison Ford broke his leg on set.


Building Contractor in Court After Worker Killed by Falling Load.

A building contractor has been fined after a worker was killed when a load fell from a tower crane during a lifting operation in Colchester.




Business Continuity


New ISO Puts People at the Heart of Business Continuity

ISO 22330 Security and resilience – Business continuity management systems – Guidelines for people aspects on business continuity’ is a new technical specification being developed by ISO


 Many Organisations Mistakenly Leaving Cloud Business Continuity to Third Party Cloud Providers

According to new research published by CTERA Networks, while enterprises continue to migrate workloads to the cloud at a rapid pace, protection of cloud-based servers and applications has not fully evolved to meet enterprise requirements for business continuity and data availability.


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Learning from the French on Food Waste:

The French food waste law introduced earlier this year, which requires supermarkets and other food businesses to establish relationships with food redistribution charities has sparked debate in the UK


Shoppers Braced for Price Hike over Unilever – Tesco Row

The spat between Unilever and Tesco may have reached a truce, but experts have predicted that food prices are likely to rise next year anyway.


Electronic devices



How to Manage Your Facebook Security Settings

Facebook has made several changes to its privacy settings over its lifetime, so it’s worth checking up to see if you’re still only giving the people you want your private information and photos.


Internet Trolls Targeted by New Law

Internet trolls who create derogatory hashtags or doctored images to humiliate others could face prosecution in England and Wales.





Microsoft Goes Green with Agder Energi Smart Grid Project

Microsoft has flashed its green credentials with the news that it has teamed up with Agder Energi and Powel AS for a pilot energy project.
University of Edinburgh Study Shows Dementia Link to Air Pollution and Lack of Sunshine

Power lines, air pollution and too much time spent indoors may all raise the risk of dementia, according to experts at the University of Edinburgh.


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Microsoft HoloLens Coming to UK: But More Expensive that the US

The Microsoft HoloLens will be available in the UK before the end of the year with pre-orders starting today, the company has confirmed, but it will be cheaper in the US


Samsung Stops 7 Smartphone Production

After a spate of handset and their replacements exploding and catching fire, Samsung has permanently halted production of their 7 Smartphone.


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What is the Great Repeal Bill?

The historic proposal aims to end the European Union’s legal supremacy in the UK by converting all EU requirements into British law as soon as Britain exits the bloc.


Inflation, Brexit and Heathrow Expansion As It Happened: Live Blog of the Events of 14.10.16

In what has been an eventful day, the culmination of a week of political and economic discussion is summarized in a live blog by The Guardian.


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The Lighter Side


Watch: Dancing Robots Break World Record

Meanwhile in China, a new world record has been set for the number of robots dancing together simultaneously.


Dog “Leotard” to Reduce Shedding and Warm-Up Walkies.

According to the makers of the versatile leotard it not only reduces shedding, but also keeps canines warm in winter, and will also protect them from flying insects, ticks, or plants which might irritate them.



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