Here’s your Risk Digest for the Week Ending 24th February 2017.
Apple’s days of being seen as a more secure alternative to the Windows PC could be drawing to a close with the discovery of new ransomware campaign written specifically for the Apple Mac.
Netflix has released an open source security application for businesses that want to focus on the human side of cybersecurity to limit data breaches.
Less than a quarter of UK online adults use ad blocking software, according to a report from the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB). The figures have remained at around 22% for the last year, it suggested.
Microsoft has confirmed a second major update for Windows 10 is due later in the year, though Redmond remained tight lipped on features and exact rollout times.
Health & Safety
Derby Magistrates’ Court heard that on 02 July 2015 the worker was unloading wooden furniture frames at one of their upholstery sites, when he was struck by an unsecured furniture arm which fell from an unstable load.
London Container Terminal (Tilbury) Limited (LCT) has been fined after a worker was seriously injured when the ‘straddle’ carrier he was driving overturned at Tilbury Docks in November 2014.
Multinational bank Barclays raised £21.1bn in finance for environmental and societal schemes in 2016 as part of a fresh strategy that focuses on enhancing the sustainability of its business model.
Coca-Cola has reversed its opposition to a deposit return scheme for drinks bottles following a Greenpeace investigation.
Research shows that the majority of British people get between 5-7 hours’ sleep a night. But a lack of adequate sleep could have some surprising effects on your life.
UK workers gave their employers £33.6 billion of free labour last year by doing unpaid overtime, according to new analysis of official statistics published today (Friday) by the TUC.
Labour is increasingly optimistic it can force concessions from the government over the status of EU nationals in post-Brexit Britain, after securing cross-party backing for an amendment to the article 50 bill.
The spending returns of the Stronger In and Vote Leave campaigns in last year’s EU referendum are under investigation, the Electoral Commission has announced.
The Lighter Side
Aberdeenshire firm BrewDog has launched the Puppy Parental Leave programme for any new dog owners on the staff, whether they get a puppy or adopt an older rescue dog. The brewery prides itself on being a dog-friendly workplace, and has around 50 office dogs.
A Ukrainian MP has brought a stuffed toy into parliament in a stunt intended to shame colleagues who don’t show up for work.
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