Risk Digest: 21st October 2016

Risk Digest

Here’s your Risk Digest for the Week Ending 21st October 2016.

Cyber Security on the Gears.

Information Security

Security Firms say Banks are “Under-Reporting Cyber Attacks”.

British banks are “dramatically under-reporting” computer attacks due to their fear of bad publicity, according to several IT security firms who provide services to them.


Blog: Our Lives in Data: The Social Media Risk.

Data is everywhere. And social media is just one of the ways we’re creating massive sets of data every day, every minute, every second. From posting a status to clicking ‘like’ – just how much are we sharing about our lives on Facebook? And how much do we want companies to know about us?

health and safety and hazard warning sign

Health & Safety

Faulty Defibrillator Warning.

The Government has issued a warning regarding potentially faulty defibrillators.


Contractor Dies in Ikea Accident.

The Ikea store in Reading was closed on the 19th of October after a “contractor died in a workplace incident” overnight. Reports say that the man was undertaking work on a hydraulic goods lift in the loading bay at the back of the store.

File Folders

Business Continuity

Maintenance of a Business Continuity Management System: The Managerial Approach.

When a business continuity management system (BCMS) has been established and implemented, a serious managerial challenge evolves: the BCMS has to be maintained and put into a continuous improvement process. In this article, Alberto Alexander. Ph.D, MBCI, looks at the activities that need to be performed to maintain and improve a BCMS.


Fast Track your Information Security Incident Response Plan.

Tim Bandos explains how a thorough incident response plan can be one of the most effective means to protect a business against the growing threat of cyber attack and outlines the essential characteristics of such a plan.


ISO & Compliance

Blog: Automotive Quality Standard IATF 16949:2016 Published

Just over a year after the popular ISO 9001:2015 standard was revised, the leading Automotive Quality Standard ISO/TS 16949:2009 has been replaced by IATF 16949:2016.


Anti-Bribery Standard goes International with ISO 37001

The increasingly popular BS 10500 Anti-Bribery Standard has progressed to International level with release of ISO 37001 in October 2016.

Two Trees in a field with bright spring sunlight


How to Become a Green City

Cities face many environmental issues, ranging from local air quality concerns, traffic congestion and limited land resources to pressure on water resources and the challenges associated with municipal solid waste.


150 Countries Reach Deal to Tackle HFC’s

More than 150 countries have reached a deal described as “monumental” to phase out gases that are making global warming worse.

happy person jumping for joy on beach summer vacation


Wellbeing Quiz: Do You have a Good Work-Life Balance?

Long work hours, colleague expectations and the desire to progress can all have a detrimental effect on an employee’s health and wellbeing. However getting the balance right can lead to an increase in productivity, motivation to succeed, better workplace cultures and a happier family lifestyle.


How Lack of Sleep Negatively Affects Your Brain.

An hour of sleep missed here or there may seem insignificant, but it can have a major impact explains psychology exert Jakke Tamminen


The Lighter Side

Sculptures By The Sea

The Sydney coastline has been enlivened by the annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition, this year featuring a gigantic flip flop and an upside down rhino.


Horse Re-United with Teddy he Cuddled as a Foal.

Breeze the horse is now all grown up but he appeared to recognise Buttons the bear who provided him with much comfort


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