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Risk Digest: 21st July 2017

Your Risk Digest for the Week Ending 21st July 2017 includes a warning from Cisco, A geothermic project in Cornwall and a Cadbury classic making a comeback!


Information Security

Newcastle University has been forced to issue a phishing alert after spotting a highly professional looking but fraudulent site trading on its name.” Read the full article here.

Cisco has warned that the recent Petya/NotPetya and WannaCry campaigns could foreshadow a dangerous new breed of “destruction of service” (DeOS) attacks.” Read the full article here.


Health & Safety

“A care home company in Cheshire has been fined £50,000 after admitting to serious breaches of fire safety regulations.” Read the full article here.

“United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust has been fined following the death of 53-year-old John Biggadike at Pilgrim Hospital in Boston.” Read the full article here.


Food 

“A five-year-old girl was fined £150 by a council for selling 50p cups of lemonade to festival goers.” Read the full article here.

“Food allergic consumers more confident about eating out.” Read the full article here.


Environment

“Mexico launches pioneering scheme to insure its coral reef.” Read the full article here.

“US scientists have calculated the total amount of plastic ever made and put the number at 8.3 billion tonnes.” Read the full article here.


Energy

“’Groundbreaking’: Cornwall geothermal project seeks funds.” Read the full article here.

“Tensions rise at fracking site in UK after police and activists clashes.” Read the full article here.


Wellbeing

“Dear Diary… The surprising health benefits of journaling.”  Read the full article here.

“Grenfell Tower: mental health of emergency services during times of trauma.” Read the full article here.


Tech

“Imagine logging onto your bank account just by glancing at your phone. That’s what some TSB customers will be able to do from September when the bank introduces iris recognition to its mobile banking app.” Read the full article here.

“Hearing music is one thing, but to really become enveloped by it, you need to feel the music too.” Read the full article here.


Brexit       

“Britain’s fiscal watchdog, the Office for Budget Responsibility, has issued a commentary on today’s public finances.” Read the full article here.

“The “cabinet is united” over the need for a transitional period after Britain officially leaves the European Union, Cabinet minister Michael Gove has said.” Read the full article here.


The Lighter Side     

“Overnight thunderstorms have affected areas of England and Wales with heavy rain, hail, and frequent lightning.” Read the full article here.

“CHOC giant Cadbury is bringing back a classic favourite among Brits – and the release date is incredibly near.” Read the full article here.


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