Risk Digest: Food Caution, 60 Years of the British Safety Council and More!

Infected pork products, Pakistan at risk from arsenic, the Bank of England’s sense of humor are all included in your Risk Digest for 25th August.

Information Security

“Diplomats at risk from a new malware dropper disguised as a document associated with a G20 meeting invite” Read the full article here.


“Spy officials knew Marcus Hutchins, the ‘hero’ who accidentally disabled the WannaCry malware, would probably be arrested in the US, says a report” Read the full article here.

Health & Safety

“A paper coating company has been fined after a worker was burnt following a machinery fire.” Read the full article here.


“This year marks 60 years of the British Safety Council. SHP’s editor James Evison talked to historian Mike Esbester, the author of a commemorative picture book celebrating the organisation.” Read the full article here.


“It’s National Burger Day on Thursday 24th August. Which is the perfect excuse to head to a counter, shack, or restaurant to sink your teeth into a tasty bun and patty” Read the full article here.


“Pork products sold by a leading British supermarket may have infected thousands of people with a form of hepatitis that can cause liver cirrhosis, according to health officials! Read the full article here.


“As countries the world over legislate to phase out petrol and diesel cars, attention is turning to the environmental impact of mining the materials needed for electric vehicle batteries.” Read the full article here.


“Up to 60 million people in Pakistan are at risk from the deadly chemical arsenic, according to a new analysis of water supplies.” Read the full article here.


“The Victorian government has introduced legislation to enshrine its renewable energy targets in law and establish a reverse auction mechanism to build 650 megawatts worth of new projects.” Read the full article here.


“The pace of coal plants shutting down in Australia could mean the country’s fleet could be gone before 2040. The transformation is enormous – and seems inevitable” Read the full article here.


“6 Things To Do To Avoid The Sunday Night Blues” Read the full article here.


“Living in Britain you can’t ever be sure what the summer months will serve up, but one thing is for sure, August is undoubtedly still summertime. So why then are more and more people feeling so blue before the season is even over?” Read the full article here.


“Google takes wrap off Oreo as Android prepares to take on iPhone and iOS 11 this autumn” Read the full article here.


“Dixons Carphone said customers are choosing to hang onto their existing smartphones for four to five months longer” Read the full article here.


“Shares in Provident Financial lost two thirds of their value on Tuesday after the doorstep lender issued its second profit warning in three months.” Read the full article here.


“The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) has announced that a large-scale sector-wide business continuity exercise was successfully conducted on Thursday, 24th August 2017.” Read the full article here.


Business Continuity

“BSI is currently conducting a SurveyMonkey survey aimed at users of ISO 22301 and ISO 22313. The BSI user experience survey is in response to the ISO requirement to review the standards every five years to ensure they are kept up-to-date and relevant to the needs of users.” Read the full article here.


“Robert McAllister looks at the ways that crises can damage the three components of shareholder value and describes the crisis prevention and preparation steps that organizations can take to ensure resiliency.” Read the full article here.


“Britain wants an early agreement with the EU over data protection to ensure the free flow of crucial information after Brexit.” Read the full article here.


“Theresa May has insisted the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the UK will come to an end with Brexit.” Read the full article here.

The Lighter Side    

“Boring? We think not. The Bank of England’s sense of humour is finally getting the recognition it deserves, after it turned out the funniest joke at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival was about the new pound coin.” Read the full article here.


“Last week we brought you the story of a man who had made his dog his very own room under the stairs. But this doghouse might just top it.” Read the full article here.


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