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Risk Digest: 9th June 2017

Here’s your Risk Digest for the Week Ending 9th June 2017

Information Security

Infosec 2017: ShadowBrokers Means Business Following NSA Leaks

The group has big plans for its stolen NSA data.

 

Qatar-based TV channel Al Jazeera ‘hit by cyberattack’

The broadcaster is at the centre of a diplomatic crisis that has exploded between Doha and five Arab countries.


Health & Safety

Hotel fined after fire safety offences

A hotel in Golders Green has been fined £20,000 for fire safety offences.

 

Kirkcaldy company fined after member of the public drowns

A Glasgow based construction company has been fined £110,000 after the death of an 83-year old man in Kirkcaldy.


Business Continuity

Flybe reports £20m loss after turbulent year

The struggling regional airline plans to trim capacity and overhaul bookings on its website after plunging into the red last year.

 

The digital threat remains the top concern for business continuity professionals

This year’s global top ten threats to business continuity are…


Food 

Ashbourne Foods recalls Sugar ‘n’ Spice Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies

Ashbourne Foods Ltd is recalling Sugar ‘n’ Spice Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies.


Environment

Electric cars accelerate past 2m mark globally

China, US and Europe accounted for more than 90% of electric vehicle sales last year with decreasing costs driving demand.

 

Scientists develop eco-friendly microbeads

Scientists have developed an alternative to the environmentally damaging microbeads that are due to be banned later this year.


 

Energy

Finkel review: renewable energy to face new security and reliability regulations

Sector will have to ensure around the clock supply as chief scientist also demands three years’ notice over station closures.

 

Oil prices collapse as US shale hits back

The steady decline of oil prices has accelerated after a sharp increase in US oil supplies to drive the market to its lowest level since Opec vowed to extend its programme of supply cuts.


Tech

Computers trained to spot fake online profiles

Researchers have trained computers to spot social media users who pose as somebody else – a practice known as catfishing.

 

Data roaming charges in Europe are about to be completely wiped out

Massive data roaming charges picked up while you’re on holiday in Europe are about to become a thing of the past.


Finance

Sterling plummets on exit poll prediction of hung parliament

Sterling dived against the both the US dollar and the euro late on Thursday after official exit polls were released suggesting the UK is heading for a hung parliament.

 

Travel money: how to get the best rate after the election

The shock general election result has sent the pound falling to seven-month lows, catching out holidaymakers who were waiting to buy currency.


Brexit       

Trade deal will not meet deadline for UK leaving EU, say businesses

Leading figures tell Sky News it is unlikely a good, detailed deal can be thrashed out by the end of March 2019.

 

Election results 2017: What does it mean for Brexit?

Britain’s exit from the European Union has been plunged into uncertainty.


The Lighter Side    

It’s not just dogs who are turning up at polling stations

Over the past few years, #dogsatpollingstations has become something of a tradition when it comes to British democracy.

 

Irish Nun Shows Off Silky Soccer Skills In Heavenly Kickabout With Cop

This nun’s smooth soccer skills are simply divine.


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