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Third-party and vendor risk management in the finance sector
The results of a Risk Management Association and MetricStream survey on third-party and vendor risk management in financial institutions has been published.
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•Date: 10th March 2015 • US/World •Type: Article

New study reveals that the top business concerns about supply chain relationships are cyber attacks and data loss
BitSight Technologies has released the results of a commissioned study, conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of BitSight, which reveals third-party security as a top business concern for enterprises.
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•Date: 10th March 2015 • Various •Type: Article

The 2015 Natural Hazards Risk Atlas
Verisk Maplecroft has published its 2015 Natural Hazards Risk Atlas, which ranks over 1300 cities in 198 countries on their exposure to natural hazards to help organizations identify and compare risks to populations, economies, business and supply chains.
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•Date: 4th March 2015 • Various •Type: Article

Exploring the Risk Committee Advantage
A new RIMS Executive Report highlights the value of developing a strong operational risk committee.
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•Date: 25th February 2015 • N.America •Type: Article

Audit committees are concerned about the current high risk environment finds a KPMG survey
Some boards are reallocating oversight duties as the risk environment strains audit committee agendas.
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•Date: 29th January 2015 • World •Type: Article

Expanding into Africa? Consider these operational risks…
Expanding into new markets is intrinsically a risky business and so has to form part of the business continuity management cycle.
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•Date: 4th September 2014 • Africa//World •Type: Article

Manufacturers face threats from escalating risks to the UK's supply of essential materials
Warning issued by EEF, the manufacturers' organization.
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•Date: 10th July 2014 • UK •Type: Article

Climate change ‘is the greatest threat to business for London’s SMEs’
At a recent meeting, the London Assembly’s Economy Committee heard that London’s businesses are failing to adequately invest in suitable climate change risk mitigation strategies.
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•Date: 27th June 2014 • UK •Type: Article

How a West Coast ports strike will impact US supply chains
National Retail System has released the results of a survey into how a West Coast ports strike could impact logistics in the USA.
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•Date: 27th June 2014 • US •Type: Article

New FM Global Resilience Index assesses countries for supply chain risk
Norway, Switzerland and Canada top the list of nations most resilient to supply chain disruption.
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•Date: 12th June 2014 • World •Type: Article

Emerging threats: natural capital depletion will leave businesses dangerously exposed, warns new report
Many businesses and industries are reliant on scarce natural resources; they must adapt or face closure says a new report.
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•Date: 16th May 2014 • World •Type: Article

Board and C-Level recognition of operational risk management rising within financial institutions
Need for greater alignment with strategy identified: KPMG and RMA survey.
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•Date: 8th May 2014 • North America •Type: Article

Maplecroft releases its latest Conflict and Political Violence Index
Levels of conflict and political violence have risen in 48 countries over the last six months.
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•Date: 7th May 2014 • World •Type: Article

Personnel security in offshore centres
New guidance from CPNI.
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•Date: 30th April 2014 • UK •Type: Article

Internet of Things will significantly alter supply chain risk dynamics
Gartner says a thirty-fold increase in Internet-connected physical devices by 2020 will change how the supply chain operates.
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•Date: 25th March 2014 • World •Type: Article

New version of ANSI/ASIS ‘Chief Security Officer-An Organizational Model’ published
Standard provides a model for organizations to use when developing a senior leadership function responsible for providing comprehensive, integrated risk strategies to protect an organization from security threats.
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•Date: 24th January 2014 • US •Type: Article

Global Risks 2014
The World Economic Forum has published its annual review of the worldwide threat profile.
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•Date: 17th January 2014 • World •Type: Article

EU cyber security directive ‘looms large on 2014 risk agendas’: Marsh
New data protection regulations will result in complex technological, process and governance challenges for organizations across Europe.
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•Date: 31st October 2013 • Europe / UK •Type: Article

PwC and MIT Forum publish supply chain risks advice
Five key principles that companies can use to better manage risks to their supply chains.
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•Date: 27th August 2013 • World •Type: Article

Bangladesh Factory Collapse: Lessons in Risk for the Retail Industry
A new report by Marsh looks at the serious risks that labour conditions can pose not only to workers, but also to organizations’ reputations, supply chains, and bottom lines.
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•Date: 4th July 2013 • World •Type: Article

Supply chain failures: a study of the nature, causes and complexity of supply chain disruptions
Seven underlying factors that tend to be present whenever supply chains go wrong.
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•Date: 19th June 2013 • World •Type: Article

The 10th annual Excellence in Risk Management survey
Marsh-RIMS survey finds that building organizational risk capabilities through education, providing greater risk input into strategic planning / execution, and establishing key risk indicators (KRIs) to guide the overall risk framework within their organizations are desired by the C-suite.
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•Date: 25th April 2013 • US/World •Type: Article

Number of companies buying cyber insurance up by one-third
More companies are turning to cyber insurance to protect their organizations from the financial consequences of a data breach or cyber-attack, according to a report issued by Marsh.
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•Date: 21st March 2013 • US •Type: Article

Less than half of UK firms carry out due diligence in their supply chain
Research by Ernst & Young has looked into supply chain risk management practices of UK businesses.
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•Date: 19th Feb 2013 • UK •Type: Article

Political Risk Atlas 2013
Maplecroft’s annual Political Risk Atlas 2013 forecasts global risk hotspots.
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•Date: 17th Jan 2013 • World •Type: Article

ANSI reports on global supply chain security
The ANSI Homeland Security Standards Panel has published a workshop report on approaches to safeguarding international supply chains.
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•Date: 11th Jan 2013 • US •Type: Article

Risk managers reject supply chain insurance products
Take-up is low because supply chain insurance products do not meet customer requirements, according to a report from Airmic.
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•Date: 6th Dec 2012 • UK/World •Type: Article

Latest Climate Change Vulnerability Index published
Maplecroft research shows that the cities of Dhaka, Manila, Bangkok, Yangon and Jakarta face the highest climate change risks.
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•Date: 16th Nov 2012 • Various •Type: Article

ENISA reports on Bring Your Own Device risks
‘Consumerisation of IT: Top Risks and Opportunities.’
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•Date: 23rd Oct 2012 • Europe/UK •Type: Article

Supply chain risk management often missed because it has no ‘organizational home’
Silo mentality puts supply chain at risk: KPMG.
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•Date: 6th July 2012 • World •Type: Article

Operational risk management is on the line
Annie Searle overviews the evolution of ORM and how past issues help inform current challenges.
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•Date: 29th May 2012 • US/World •Type: Article

SunGard Availability Services shakes up its US consulting organization
Operational resilience is now the main focus.
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•Date: 17th May 2012 • US •Type: Article

Australian businesses face changing privacy risks
Reform of Australian Privacy law has moved a step closer with the announcement that the Australian Government will introduce amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 during the Winter sitting of Parliament.
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•Date: 3rd May 2012 • Australia •Type: Article

Risk management wins seat at boardroom table in financial institutions: Marsh research
68 percent of EMEA financial sector risk managers believe they have a higher status within their organizations than they used to.
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•Date: 26th April 2012 • EMEA •Type: Article

Businesses need to learn lessons from the 2011 catastrophes: new Marsh report
Companies should re-examine their risk management strategies and introduce new methodologies to strengthen their operational and financial resilience.
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•Date: 16th April 2012 • World •Type: Article

The emerging threats and risks related to water challenges
The future threats and risks related to water challenges (shortages, poor water quality and floods) have been assessed by the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
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•Date: 29th March 2012 • US/World •Type: Article

Maplecroft ‘Risk Atlas’ identifies next political risk hotspots
After a year of heightened global political unrest, a major new report – the Political Risk Atlas 2012, released by risk analysis firm Maplecroft, has identified some of the most significant political risks for business and investors in 2012 and beyond.
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•Date: 18th January 2012 • World •Type: Article

PwC warns of a ‘ticking timebomb’ in the supply chain
Chemical, energy and auto industries in ‘red alert’ over the future disruption of rare earth metals supply.
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•Date: 8th December 2011 • Region: World •Type: Article

UK organizations taking risks with Group Admin accounts
Survey finds that many organizations still issue Group Admin accounts, despite the fact that they pose a significant risk to businesses whilst also contravening best practice and compliance requirements.
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•Date: 2nd November 2011 • Region: UK •Type: Article

Social media risks explored
Social media poses significant risks to European businesses, according to a survey by the Federation of European Risk Management Associations in cooperation with the Institute of Risk Management.
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•Date: 26th October 2011 • Region: Europe/UK •Type: Article

Third annual Conflict Intensity Index
Maplecroft looks at operational risks related to a broad range of conflicts in countries around the world; India now rated ‘extreme risk’.
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•Date: 19th October 2011 • Region: World •Type: Article

New report highlights the risks that international climate change will bring to UK businesses and organizations
Climate change impacts from abroad could affect the UK more than climate change at home according to a report, published by Foresight, the Government’s futures think tank.
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•Date: 13th July 2011 • Region: UK •Type: Article

BIS publishes final versions of operational risk guidance documents
‘Principles for the Sound Management of Operational Risk’ and ‘Operational Risk - Supervisory Guidelines for the Advanced Measurement Approaches.’
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•Date: 1st July 2011 • Region: World •Type: Article

Supply chain vulnerabilities likely to rise
Cyber, ‘hacker’, pirate and terrorist attacks are expected to rise across the global supply chain over the next 20 years and firms should plan now to protect their assets, says a new PwC report.
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•Date: 22nd June 2011 • Region: World •Type: Article

Strategic Risk Awards presented
Rentokil Initial wins business continuity category.
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•Date: 2nd June 2011 • Region: UK •Type: Article

Results of the Banana Skins 2011 survey
What are the greatest risks facing insurance sector organizations over the next 2-3 years?
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•Date:2nd June 2011 • Region: World •Type: Article

Marsh highlights supply chain risk management best practices
‘Risk Spotlight: Managing Supply Chain Resiliency in an Increasingly Risky World.’
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•Date: 17th May 2011 • Region: World •Type: Article

Supply chain business continuity management: crisis lessons learned from the electronics industry
Essential lessons from the Japan disaster aftermath. By Patrick Brennan.
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•Date: 29th April 2011 • Region:World •Type: Article

New insurance product offers ‘Enterprise Disruption Contingency Insurance’
Helps companies insure areas which are otherwise difficult to cover: such as inability to manufacture or distribute a product because of another organization's product recall, regulatory risks, and information technology network disruptions or suspensions.
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•Date: 21st April 2011 • Region: World •Type: Article

Evaluating the risks of using social networking in your business
A checklist.
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•Date: 31st March 2011 • Region: World •Type: Article

UK commercial insurance ‘not fit for purpose’: Mactavish/PwC report
UK companies are exposing themselves to significant and unnecessary losses due to serious flaws in the way their corporate insurance policies are arranged.
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•Date: 15th March 2011 • Region: UK •Type: Article

The business impacts of contagion
Maplecroft has issued a business and political risk briefing for the MENA region.
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•Date: 4th March 2011 • Region: M.East / Africa •Type: Article

Enterprise risk management gaining ground
Deloitte’s latest financial services risk management survey finds that 79 percent of institutions have an ERM program or equivalent in place.
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•Date: 24th Feb 2011 • Region: World •Type: Article

Maplecroft and Marsh issue Egypt business risks briefings
Risk and threat considerations for businesses.
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•Date: 1st Feb 2011 • Region: Africa/M.East •Type: Article

Resource scarcity will be a growing threat for government and businesses
New UK government report identifies key resources at risk and consequences for private and public sector.
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•Date: 26th Jan 2011 • Region: UK •Type: Article

Marsh highlights increasing water supply-related threats to businesses
Rising global populations and increased consumption have triggered water-related challenges across almost every industry around the world.
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•Date: 25th Jan 2011 • Region: World •Type: Article

2011 Aon Political Risk Map
The level of political risk has risen in more countries than it has declined.
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•Date: 20th Jan 2011 • Region: World •Type: Article

Political Risk Atlas 2011
Russia and Pakistan enter Maplecroft’s ranking of the ten most volatile business environments.
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•Date: 14th Jan 2011 • Region: World •Type: Article

Global Risks 2011
The World Economic Forum has published the sixth edition of its annual review of current and emerging risks.
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•Date: 13th Jan 2011 • Region: World •Type: Article

Lloyds highlights 2011’s emerging risks
Space weather, new cyber risks and failing critical infrastructure will be increasing threats.
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•Date: 11th Jan 2011 • Region: UK / World •Type: Article

Sound Practices for the Management and Supervision of Operational Risk - consultative document
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has issued for consultation two papers on operational risk: ‘Sound Practices for the Management and Supervision of Operational Risk’ and ‘Operational Risk - Supervisory Guidelines for the Advanced Measurement Approaches’. More details.
•Date: 15th Dec 2010 • Region: World •Type: Briefing

Attitudes to risk management explored
Few organizations are effective at anticipating and measuring emerging risks.
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•Date: 3rd Dec 2010 • Region: World •Type: Article

Cloud Security Alliance unveils governance, risk management and compliance toolkit
GRC Stack helps key stakeholders to implement and assess security of cloud environments.
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•Date: 18th Nov 2010 • Region: World •Type: Article

New study reveals regional water supply risks
Huge areas of Australia, India, China and USA at ‘extreme risk’: Maplecroft Water Stress Index.
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•Date: 12th Nov 2010 • Region: World •Type: Article

Recognising the risk-mitigating impact of insurance in operational risk modelling
A new paper has been released by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.
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•Date: 2nd Nov 2010 • Region: World •Type: Article

Globalisation strains critical infrastructure
Companies should include infrastructure risk in their strategic planning.
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•Date: 12th Oct 2010 • Region: World •Type: Article

Hungarian toxic sludge disaster highlights the importance of considering environmental risks
Environmental Liability Directive to bare its teeth in Hungarian disaster, says Aon.
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•Date: 7th October 2010 • Region: Europe •Type: Article

2010 FERMA risk benchmarking survey results published
A resurgence of bedbug infestations across the US has become a growing concern for commercial businesses, especially retailers.
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•Date: 1st October 2010 • Region: Europe •Type: Article

Space weather company warns of solar storm dangers
More needs to be done to understand the vulnerabilities to severe events.
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•Date: 24th Sept 2010 • Region: World •Type: Article

Updated version of PAS 96, Defending food and drink, now available
BSI publishes new guidance to protect food and drink businesses from all forms of malicious contamination; introduces a new protective strategy: the 'Threat Assessment Critical Control Point'.
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•Date: 24th Sept 2010 • Region: UK/World •Type: Article

UK businesses need clearer data on climate risks: CBI
Climate risk evaluation should cover six key areas – supply chains, assets, operations, markets, regulatory compliance and business reputation.
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•Date: 14th Sept 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Article

Managing social media risks
Managing the impacts of social media comes down to having the right overall crisis management practices in place.
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•Date: 31st August 2010 • Region: World •Type: Article

Don’t let a disaster turn into a cashflow crisis
The need to maintain cashflow after a large incident is an aspect of disaster planning that is easily overlooked.
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•Date: 18th June 2010 • Region: UK/World •Type: Article

Enterprise risk management lessons from the BP Deepwater Horizon catastrophe
Every large organization can learn from the ongoing Deepwater Horizon disaster says Geary W. Sikich.
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•Date: 17th June 2010 • Region: US/World •Type: Article

New method aims to better identify emerging risks
Techniques used by scientists in fields such as biology and complexity are being applied to risk management in a radical new approach which promises to reduce unwelcome surprises.
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•Date: 15th June 2010 • Region: UK/World •Type: Article

Companies with strong physical risk management deliver more stable earnings
According to new research from FM Global.
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•Date: 11th June 2010 • Region: US/World •Type: Article

The risks of social media explored
A new ISACA white paper says that good ‘social media governance’ is needed for managing risk without sacrificing opportunity.
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•Date: 9th June 2010 • Region: UK/World •Type: Article

Toward a global risk map
The Bank for International Settlements has published a working paper by
Stephen Cecchetti, Ingo Fender and Patrick McGuire which makes the case for developing a global risk map.
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•Date: 2nd June 2010 • Region: World •Type: Article

New UK corporate governance standard aims to enhance risk management
The Financial Reporting Council has issued the ‘UK Corporate Governance Code’.
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•Date: 2nd June 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Article

Investigating resource risks facing businesses
AEA wins UK government contract to investigate materials and resources that are under threat.
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•Date: 28th May 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Article

Risks of water scarcity and droughts in Europe explored
The balance between water demand and availability has reached a critical level in many areas of Europe: European Commission report.
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•Date: 19th May 2010 • Region: W.Europe •Type: Article

Demand for supply chain insurance grows as a result of the volcanic ash crisis: Marsh
Increased interest from organizations wanting supply chain insurance that includes coverage for losses from non-physical damage.
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•Date: 19th May 2010 • Region: World •Type: Article

Europe’s volcano risks studied
Willis Research Network identifies the ten most dangerous European volcanoes; Eyjafjallajökull doesn’t make the list.
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•Date: 14th May 2010 • Region: Europe •Type: Article

The macroawareness challenge
Macroawareness of risk – is this really a reasonable expectation of executive leadership and the board? By Joe Long.
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•Date: 23rd April 2010 • Region: US/World •Type: Article

PricewaterhouseCoopers issues Basel warning
Wider economic implications of proposals to strengthen the resilience of the banking sector have not sufficiently been thought through and could hamper economic growth.
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•Date: 23rd April 2010 • Region: World •Type: Article

Further crises inevitable unless ethics improve
Financial sector crisis was not caused by any technical or process failure in risk management but by failures in culture and ethics: HBOS ‘whistleblower’ Paul Moore.
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•Date: 22nd April 2010 • Region: UK/World •Type: Article

Enterprise risk management surveyed
Survey of actuaries indicates focus on systemic risks and importance of corporate culture when adopting enterprise risk management.
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•Date: 16th April 2010 • Region: US •Type: Article

Nine hallmarks of top-performing enterprise risk management programs
According to Aon’s 2010 Global Enterprise Risk Management Survey.
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•Date: 14th April 2010 • Region: World •Type: Article

PricewaterhouseCoopers warns of risks associated with new Bribery Act
The UK Bribery Act has received Royal Assent and as a result companies should review their risk profile and anti-bribery programmes.
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•Date: 13th April 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Article

ASIS CSO Roundtable publishes white paper on enterprise security risk management
‘Enterprise Security Risk Management: How Great Risks Lead to Great Deeds’.
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•Date: 9th April 2010 • Region: US/World •Type: Article

Basel Committee consults on principles for enhancing banking governance
Risk management at the heart of the proposals.
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•Date: 31st March 2010 • Region: World •Type: Article

Risk and continuity: convergence is in the air...
Peter Power explains why he believes that enterprise risk management can bring the risk management and BCM professions closer together.
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•Date: 30th Mar 2010 • Region: UK/World •Type: Article

Current Solvency II proposals ‘would harm UK businesses’
Would result in companies taking risks with insurance cover according to AIRMIC.
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•Date: 24th March 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Article

New handbook: HB 327:2010 Communicating and Consulting about Risk
Jointly published by New Zealand and Australian standards authorities.
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•Date: 5th March 2010 • Region: Aus/NZ/World •Type: Article

Risk associations publish guide to ISO 31000
‘A structured approach to Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and the requirements of ISO 31000’ is available from Airmic, Alarm, and the IRM.
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•Date: 2nd March 2010 • Region: UK/World •Type: Article

Good risk management paying dividends in the energy sector
Sector is incurring fewer major losses and enjoying reduced insurance costs as a result...
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•Date: 25th Feb 2010 • Region: World •Type: Article

Ownership of governance, risk and compliance role is unclear in many organizations
Nearly half of companies don't have full clarity about who is in charge of governance, risk and compliance: survey.
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•Date: 22nd Feb 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Article

Report looks at critical infrastructure vulnerabilities in the European Union
A new ICT risk governance framework which applies common standards across Europe is required...
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•Date: 11th Feb 2010 • Region: Europe •Type: Article

UK businesses face new reputation risk: publicity orders
Section 10 of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 comes into effect on 15 February 2010.
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•Date: 11th Feb 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Article

What has the recession taught us about operational risk and resilience?
A new white paper, authored by SunGard Availability Services.
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•Date: 3rd Feb 2010 • Region: UK/World •Type: Article

Global Banking Banana Skins 2010
Poll identifies top threats to banks.
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•Date: 3rd Feb 2010 • Region: World •Type: Article

New ISO/IEC standard on risk assessment published
‘ISO/IEC 31010:2009, Risk management – Risk assessment techniques.’
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•Date: 28th Jan 2010 • Region:World •Type: Article

The 17th annual Political Risk Map
Elevated political risk levels to continue into 2010, says Aon.
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•Date: 28th Jan 2010 • Region:World •Type: Article

Institute of Actuaries releases new enterprise risk management paper
‘ERM for insurance companies – adding the investor’s point of view’.
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•Date: 27th Jan 2010 • Region: UK/World •Type: Article

Ten to-do's for audit committees in 2010
KPMG highlights issues that should be at the top of the audit committee agenda in the coming year.
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•Date: 21st Jan 2010 • Region: UK/World •Type: Article

The Global Risk Report 2010
The World Economic Forum has published its annual look at the risks facing businesses in the year ahead.
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•Date: 19th Jan 2010 • Region: World •Type: Article

The 2010 Global Enterprise Risk Management Survey
ERM maturation key to optimizing and reducing total cost of risk, strengthening business resiliency and increasing operational efficiency: Aon.
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•Date: 14th Jan 2010 • Region: World •Type: Article

Survey finds widespread supply chain risk management failures
Fortune 1000 companies are managing risk for less than 20 percent of suppliers.
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•Date: 13th Jan 2010 • Region: US/World •Type: Article

Guidance on risk management for charities published
New document available from the Institute of Risk Management’s Charities Special Interest Group.
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•Date: 6th Jan 2010 • Region: UK/World •Type: Article

More organizations employ chief risk officers
Growth follows increased focus on enterprise-wide risk management: survey.
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•Date: 15th Dec 2009• Region: US •Type: Article

Scottish Government looks to take the lead in risk management
A project to implement a unified approach to identification, recording, management and reporting of risk is underway.
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•Date: 11th Dec 2009• Region: UK •Type: Article

Progress made in financial sector risk management
Rsk governance moving towards a top-down, enterprise-wide approach, with risk reporting to the board moving to a more regular quarterly or monthly basis.
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•Date: 10th Dec 2009• Region: World •Type: Article

ISO 31000:2009 now available
ISO has announced that ISO 31000:2009, the new international standard for risk management, has been published.
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•Date: 19th Nov 2009• Region: World •Type: Article

IRM welcomes new ISO 31000 standard
Institute of Risk Management will shortly be releasing a simple guide on how to use ISO 31000 in a practical context.
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•Date: 19th Nov 2009• Region: UK •Type: Article

Solvency II adopted
On November 10th the European Council adopted a directive setting out new solvency rules for insurance companies.
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•Date: 11th Nov 2009• Region: UK/Europe •Type: Article •Topic: Op.risk

Report: climate change impacts on risks in the oil and gas industries
Increased downtime and system failures can be expected.
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•Date: 6th Nov 2009• Region: World •Type: Article

Don’t ignore corporate social media risks: manage them
Research shows “it's no longer enough just to block employee access to certain sites”.
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•Date: 20th Oct 2009• Region: UK/World •Type: Article

RIMS supports mandated risk committees
The Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) has announced its strong support for the creation of ‘risk committees’ for publicly traded companies.
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•Date: 9th Oct 2009• Region: US/World •Type: Article

What are the key retail risks?
A new Aon Analytics report explores how risks are changing in the retail sector.
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•Date: 8th Oct 2009• Region: US •Type: Article

Risk management in 2014
How will risk management practices develop and what changes will we see in the way organizations structure risk management?
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•Date: 2nd Oct 2009• Region: World •Type: Article

European risk managers ‘lulled into false sense of security over environmental risk’
Companies need to wake-up to the compliance risks associated with the EU Environmental Liability Directive.
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•Date: 1st Oct 2009• Region: Europe •Type: Article

Avoiding risk from software non-compliance
Over 60 percent of IT managers perceive a business risk to the organization they work for because of unmanageable IT estates.
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•Date: 29th Sept 2009• Region: UK/World •Type: Article

Enterprise risk management is ‘a cultural, strategic and operational imperative’
According to Marsh chairman and CEO.
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•Date: 25th Sept 2009• Region: US/World •Type: Article

Risk management spending to remain strong in 2010
OpenPages survey finds that 89 percent of companies expect 2010 GRC spending to stay the same or increase.
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•Date: 23rd Sept 2009• Region: World •Type: Article

Basel Committee consults on financial sector risk management proposals
Report and recommendations of the Cross-border Bank Resolution Group issued by the Basel Committee.
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•Date: 22nd Sept 2009• Region: World •Type: Article •Topic: Financial sector

Integrating enterprise risk management and performance management provides advantages...
...but few do it. A new report from The Conference Board explores the issue.
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•Date: 16th Sept 2009• Region: US/World •Type: Article

COSO highlights the importance of board risk oversight
COSO highlights four critical areas that contribute to effective board oversight of enterprise risk management.
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•Date: 2nd Sept 2009• Region: World •Type: Article

First multi-language risk management information system for SE Asian market
Aon eSolutions has announced the launch of RiskConsole in China and Japan.
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•Date: 27th August 2009• Region: SE Asia•Type: Article

Many organizations fail to coordinate risk management functions
The issue jeopardizes performance: Ernst & Young study.
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•Date: 18th August 2009• Region: World •Type: Article

Companies failing to take bribery and corruption risk seriously
UK companies risk falling foul of anti-bribery and corruption rules, according to a new report by KPMG Forensic.
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•Date: 13th August 2009• Region: UK •Type: Article

Companies continue to increase focus on supply chain risks
The Aon 2009 Risk in 21st Century Supply Chains survey.
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•Date: 11th August 2009• Region: World •Type: Article

Local authorities ‘unaware and under prepared’ for outsourcing risks
According to Zurich Municipal report.
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•Date: 31st July 2009• Region: UK •Type: Article

Risk priorities and preparedness: the top 20 risks facing enterprises
According to a new report by Lloyd’s business leaders feel comfortable managing internal risks but are less confident about external risks.
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•Date: 30th July 2009• Region: UK/World •Type: Article

Risk Governance Survey benchmarks risk governance practices in financial institutions
Finds that 85 percent of financial institutions have a chief risk officer, but 25 percent are limited to a control role.
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•Date: 30th July 2009• Region: World •Type: Article

More US firms seeking strategic approaches to risk management
According to new Marsh-RIMS report.
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•Date: 16th July 2009• Region: US •Type: Article

Recession pushes audit committees to re-examine risk management governance
According to a KPMG survey.
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•Date: 10th July 2009• Region: UK •Type: Article

CERT Resiliency Management Model being rolled out
CERT has begun releasing the individual process areas of the CERT Resiliency Management Model, a capability model for operational resiliency management.
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•Date: 3rd July 2009• Region: US/World •Type: Article

Aon survey looks into supply chain risk trends
‘Risk in 21st Century Supply Chains.’
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•Date: 2nd July 2009• Region: World •Type: Article

Alarm Annual Risk Management Awards winners announced
Public sector risk management awards presented at annual conference.
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•Date: 26th June 2009• Region: UK •Type: Article

Europe’s communications, media and technology firms taking risk management more seriously
Business continuity a key area for investment.
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•Date: 25th June 2009• Region: UK/Europe •Type: Article

Survey looks into the effect of the recession on UK operational risk management
Poll finds that supply chain issues and the impact of redundancies on day-to-day operations are the biggest new operational risks.
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•Date: 24th June 2009• Region: UK •Type: Article

New supply chain risk management solution
With Ariba Supplier Management, companies can gain the most comprehensive view of supply risk and proactively diagnose and mitigate these issues before they impact their organization.
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•Date: 24th June 2009• Region: World •Type: Article

Highlights from the AIRMIC conference
Various items arising from one of the main events in the risk management year.
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•Date:18th June 2009• Region:UK/World •Type: Article

Vendor risk management is becoming a core enterprise competency: Gartner
Four key vendor risk criteria areas and what to look for in each.
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•Date: 12th June 2009• Region: World •Type: Article

Lloyd's warns of resurgence of expropriation risk
Expropriation — the confiscation of privately-owned assets by a government — was the dominant political risk of the 1970s, but may make a comeback due to the instability created by the global financial crisis.
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•Date:9th June 2009• Region: Various •Type: Article

New risks emerging for oil and gas sector
According to Ernst & Young report.
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•Date: 15th May 2009• Region: World •Type: Article

Urgency at centre of Solvency II implementation programmes
Solvency II will be at the top of every insurer’s agenda for the next three years...
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•Date: 8th May 2009• Region: UK •Type: Article

Aravo Risk launched
A new solution for managing supplier risk.
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•Date: 8th May 2009• Region: World •Type: Article
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Solvency II approved by European Parliament
What must insurers focus on to ensure compliance?
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•Date:24th April 2009• Region: UK/Europe •Type: Article •Topic: Financial sector BC

2009 European Risk Management Awards
Strategic Risk will be running its fifth annual awards ceremony on Thursday 7th May 2009 at the Hilton Berlin.
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•Date:24th April 2009• Region: UK/Europe •Type: Article

2009 Global Risk Management Survey results
Aon report explores the top ten current risks.
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•Date:21st April 2009• Region: World •Type: Article

Recession changing fraud risk exposure
‘Huge change in fraud risk exposure due to the recession’ requires organizational action.
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•Date:8th April 2009• Region: UK •Type: Article

Fraud can tip you over the edge...
There are big risks in treating fraud as a low priority in the recession, small businesses are being warned by the Fraud Advisory Panel (FAP).
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•Date:31st March 2009• Region: UK •Type: Article

RIMS publishes paper on ERM technology solutions
Executive report provides guidance on the identification and evaluation of appropriate technologies to assist enterprise risk management.
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•Date:24th March 2009• Region: World •Type: Article

‘Corporate Defense Insights: Dispatches from the Front Line’
This paper by Sean Lyons provides a series of interviews with various experts on organizational ‘self-defense’ and resilience.
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•Date: 20th March 2009• Region:World •Type: Article

Overcoming silos seen as biggest challenge to effective enterprise risk management programs
Marsh / GMI study provides a snap-shot of ERM activities.
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•Date:19th March 2009• Region: World •Type: Article

Risk trends in the global life sciences industry examined
New Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu report says that sector is facing increasing business risks.
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•Date:16th March 2009• Region: World •Type: Article

COSO releases ‘Guidance on Monitoring Internal Control Systems’
Developed by COSO and led by a diverse Grant Thornton LLP team.
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•Date:24th February 2009• Region: World •Type: Article

Supplier instability emerging as a key operational risk factor
According to Ernst & Young research.
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•Date:19th February 2009• Region: US •Type: Article

iJET forecasts an increase in operational risk in coming year
Intelligence firm warns of potential disruptive effects of recession.
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•Date:12th February 2009• Region: World •Type: Article

Aon publishes political risk map 2009
Political stability will be the next victim of the credit crunch. Iceland and Greece serve as early warnings.
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•Date:29th January 2009• Region: World •Type: Article

RIMS executive report outlines next steps for enterprise risk management
‘The 2008 financial crisis: a wake-up call for enterprise risk management.’
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•Date:29th January 2009• Region: World •Type: Article

Global Risks 2009
A report released by the World Economic Forum reports on the changing profile of 36 major risk areas.
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•Date:23rd January 2009• Region: World •Type: Article

Banks need to agree global risk management standards: PM
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has announced that risk management standards will be on the agenda at the G20 summit on 2nd April.
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•Date:22nd January 2009• Region: UK •Type: Article

Basel Committee on Banking Supervision announces enhancements to Basel II
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has issued a package of consultative documents to strengthen the Basel II capital framework.
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•Date:21st January 2009• Region: World •Type: Article

The 2009 challenge: risk awareness
Aon reports on the key risk management challenges facing UK enterprises.
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•Date:16th January 2009• Region: UK •Type: Article

Global financial crisis: enterprise risk management was not to blame
MMC president and CEO Brian Duperreault has spoken out to defend ERM.
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•Date:15th January 2009• Region: US/World •Type: Article

‘Continuous Auditing & Continuous Monitoring: Using Technology to Drive Value by Managing Risk and Improving Performance’
As business risks of all kinds continue to proliferate, management and internal audit departments are actively seeking new ways to quickly gain access to valuable information to manage risk and improve performance.
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•Date:9th January 2009• Region: World •Type: Article

'Principles for sound stress testing practices and supervision'
Basel Committee issues consultative paper.
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•Date:8th January 2009• Region: World •Type: Article

KPMG survey looks into banking risk management
More than three-quarters of those surveyed report that risk management is still stigmatized as a support function at their bank.
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•Date:8th January 2009• Region: World •Type: Article

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