Risk Digest 15th September 2017: Meetings on the move, half of lifetime sight loss cases warned ‘avoidable’ by charity, iPhone 8 for businesses and more.

Risk Briefing

Information Security

“Robert has over 10 years’ experience and specialises in ISO 27001 Information Security. His workshop will focus on how ISO 27001 can be applied pragmatically to provide real benefits to SMEs.” Read more here.


“The average number of attacks against any company’s set of web applications is staggering: They range from 300 to 800 per day—and never fall below 140.” Read the full article here.

Health & Safety

“A roofing contractor has been sentenced today for safety breaches after workers were left at risk of falling from unprotected roof edges.” Read the full article here.


“One in five people will live with sight loss during their life, but half the cases are avoidable, according to a new report by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and high street opticians, Specsavers.” Read the full article here.


“They have been championed by Steve Jobs, Sigmund Freud, Aristotle – and any character of note in The West Wing. Walking meetings are now being prescribed by Public Health England (PHE) as a potential cure to chronic sedentarism in the workplace (“Sitting is the new smoking,” Dr James Levine, one of the US’s leading obesity experts, has warned).” Read the full article here.

“In the often-woolly world of personal development, Gretchen Rubin is a practical and grounded sort. She doesn’t even – shock – like meditation. Rubin has spent the past decade researching and writing about happiness.” Read the full article here.


“The iPhone X is getting all the attention, but Apple also introduced the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, which might be better options for most business uses” Read the full article here.


“The biggest factor influencing businesses today is technology, said a top bank executive on Friday from the Singapore Summit.” Read the full article here.


“MPs are to mount a new inquiry into plastic bottles amid growing calls for a deposit scheme to reduce the impact of plastic waste in the ocean.” Read the full article here.


“The first stunning entries for Wildlife Photographer of the Year have been revealed.” Read the full article here.


“Friday is expected to be the most expensive day of the year for energy customers, as a hefty price hike from British Gas comes into effect, consumer experts have warned.” Read the full article here.


“The economic argument over wind power has been settled. Britain’s national gamble on offshore wind arrays in the North Sea and the Irish Sea has been vindicated in spectacular style.” Read the full article here.


“We continue to trace the distribution of eggs from farms in the Netherlands and Belgium affected by Fipronil.” Read the full article here.


“Adam Halal Foods Ltd of Nechelles, Birmingham has been ordered to pay more than £68,000 after being convicted of five charges” Read the full article here.


“A senior Bank of England official has said the “moment is approaching” when it might need to raise interest rates.” Read the full article here.


“Ten years on from the run on Northern Rock, a study finds stress tests to measure the banking sector’s health are too weak.” Read the full article here.


“Theresa May is set to deliver a high-profile speech next week on the status of Brexit negotiations and her plans for the UK’s future outside of the EU.” Read the full article here.


“Britain should make a “clean break” from the European Union instead of pursuing any kind of interim deal, according to one of the country’s best-known businessmen.” Read the full article here.   

The Lighter Side     

“Squirrels sort the 10,000 nuts they store a year in a similar fashion to the way humans put away their groceries, a study finds.” Read the full article here.


“A greedy puppy got his head stuck in his family’s biscuit jar – then had to be rescued by firefighters.” Read the full article here.


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