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Risk Digest: Email Fraud is a Top Risk for 2018

Email phishing campaigns are the biggest threat for 2018 according to two reports, three Apple workers injured in California HQ, scientists have developed a robotic fish and more.

Information Security

“A simple Google search can show how to hack IoT devices such as baby monitors, web cameras, doorbells, and thermostats” Read the full article here.

 

“Email fraud is a top risk for 2018, resulting in employee termination. Reports from Proofpoint and Clearswift show that businesses across the globe are concerned about email phishing campaigns.” Read the full article here.


ISO 45001 Published

Health & Safety

“Three workers at Apple have been injured walking into glass walls at the tech giant’s new headquarters in California during its first month of occupation, according to reports.” Read the full article here.

“ISO 45001 sets out to provide a robust and effective set of processes for improving work safety in global supply chains.  ISO 45001 is the world’s first International Standard for occupational health and safety.” Read the full article here.


Food 

“Food festivals: Celebrating the great and good of food” Read the full article here.

 

“We’re celebrating World Water Day with news of some exciting progress in our freshwater work as part of an ambitious initiative to reduce the resources needed to produce the food and drink we consume in the UK by a fifth over the next 10 years.” Read the full article here.


Environment

“‘What we talk about when we talk about green cities’ Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency” Read the full article here.

 

“The amount of plastic in the ocean is set to triple in a decade unless litter is curbed, a major report has warned.” Read the full article here.


Solar Panels

Energy

“The UK is well on the way to a new era of subsidy-free renewable energy projects that will largely kill off prospects for new gas power stations, according to industry analysts.” Read the full article here.

 

“Microsoft Corp is to buy 315MW of electricity from sPower’s Pleinmont 1 and 2 solar farms in Virginia.” Read the full article here.


Mental Health

Wellbeing

“Although the recent UK snow would suggest otherwise, it’s now officially spring, meaning it’s time for the clocks to change. This year the clocks go forward on Sunday 25 March, meaning you’ll effectively lose an hour of sleep.” Read the full article here.

“One in seven of us suffer from migraines, but the ailment remains poorly understood with few truly effective treatments available” Read the full article here.


Tech

“Humanoid robots will be used as entertainers and in commercial spaces but will not undertake major tasks, according to the director of a company that makes robotic performers.” Watch the video here.

 

“A former Facebook employee has told MPs it did not try hard enough to detect when user data was taken or misused by apps built for the site.” Read the full article here.


Finance

“THE UK government is set to launch its first-ever fintech strategy, which will aim to make it easier for firms in the sector to comply with regulations and to partner with banks.” Read the full article here.

 

“As many as 90,000 grandparents and family members are missing out on a little-known perk that can increase their State Pension.” Read the full article here.


Brexit

“What will happen if the UK disagrees with the EU over a new European law during the transition period, asks the European Scrutiny Committee in its report, European withdrawal: Transitional provisions and dispute resolution.” Read the full article here.

 

“The UK and EU have reached a new milestone in the ongoing Brexit negotiations, agreeing on a “large part” of the agreement that will eventually lead to an “orderly withdrawal”. Read the full article here.


The Lighter Side     

“There are eating competitions that throw up (no pun intended) gems like this woman absolutely bossing it in a candy floss-eating competition.” Read the full article here.

 

“Scientists have developed a soft robotic fish that they can control with sound to swim beside real fish in the ocean.” Read the full article here.


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