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Risk Digest: 24th February 2017

Risk Digest

Here’s your Risk Digest for the Week Ending 24th February 2017.


Information Security

New Ransomware Campaign Targets Apple Mac

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’s Open Source Cybersecurity Tool Hopes to Empower Employees

Netflix has released an open source security application for businesses that want to focus on the human side of cybersecurity to limit data breaches.


Tech

Ad-Blocker Usage Stabilising, Report Shows

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.

 

Another Major Windows 10 Update Slated for Late 2017

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.


Construction Design and Management Regs

Health & Safety

DFS Fined £1m Following Worker’s Head Injuries

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.

 

Container Terminal in Court after Worker Injured

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.


Environment

Barclays Delivered £21bn for Sustainability Projects in 2016

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 in U-Turn over Plastic Bottle Deposit Scheme

Coca-Cola has reversed its opposition to a deposit return scheme for drinks bottles following a Greenpeace investigation.


Mental Health

Wellbeing

Eight Surprising Ways Insomnia Affects Your Body.

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.

 

Today is “Work Your Proper Hours Day”. But Will You?

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.


Brexit

Labour Scents Hope of Brexit Guarantee for EU Citizens in UK

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.

 

EU Vote Campaign Spending Investigated

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

BrewDog Brings in Pawternity Leave

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.

 

‘Grey Blob’ Takes Seat in Ukrainian Parliment

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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