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Is your mobile workforce exposing you to unseen risks?
By Paul Starkman
Bring-your-own-device to work has fast become a popular trend as employees often prefer to use a single smartphone, laptop and tablet for both work and personal use. Initially, companies embraced BYOD as a workforce management strategy that fulfilled employees' demands for flexibility while lowering telecommunication expenses. Now it's become clear that BYOD also comes with many business risks that require further review, evaluation and action to reduce growing concerns with security, compliance and privacy issues.
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Risk management: What are you willing to pay?
Emergency Management
Winter weather has taken its toll on both sides the U.S. and Canadian border. One utility that has taken it in the chops from all the ice and snow has been electric companies that provide services to businesses and individuals. Now this wasn't the only time that there have been electrical outages due to severe weather. Power outages have become rather routine when severe weather hits. The question is, "How much mitigation do you want to invest in to reduce the impact of outages?"
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Are risk management and corporate compliance necessary?
McKnight's Long-Term Care News
Risk management and corporate compliance are both integral components of effective administration and both are necessary within the healthcare setting. Each serves very different purposes, including adherence to regulatory compliance, improved operational efficiencies, and increased quality of care. Often, however, risk management and corporate compliance serve different masters.
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Holistic cyber risk management program must 'predict and prevent'
In today's world of dynamic and complex cyber threats, Chief Information Security Officers and Chief Risk Officers from commercial and government enterprises are evaluating how to move from a react and defend stance to a holistic cyber risk management program that is focused on the ability to predict and prevent.
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Risks to consider before using social media for your business
Accounting Web
The noise about using social media as a means to grow your business has become so constant it almost blends into the background at this point. However, for those that have used it for business, you've probably already seen it's not a golden ticket to growing revenues. So before you rush into spending a bunch of money on social media advertising, consider the following.
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Crisis management: Winning back angry customers
David Roth writes, "Aug. 12, 2011 — it's 2 a.m. and my phone was ringing. This is never a good sign, so I braced myself and was informed we had a company crisis on our hands. Every single customer with a free account of our SaaS solution had received an email informing them that their account was no longer active. If they wanted to continue accessing our SaaS product, and view their IT operational data, they would need to enter their credit card to regain service. I'll back up a few days, so I can share with you how we got here, and how we managed to get hundreds of angry customers back on our side."
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World economic recovery struggling to gain traction
Another month of slower factory activity in China and a sharp decline in a closely watched gauge of U.S. manufacturing recently added to concern about the state of the global economy. Surveys also showed business activity across the 18-country euro zone slowed this month, confounding expectations of an acceleration. U.S. stocks edged higher, however, as investors continued to shrug off tepid data while stocks in Europe recouped earlier losses, though sentiment remained fragile.
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  ACL GRC: Governance, Risk, Compliance Simplified
GRC doesn’t have to be clunky or spreadsheet-intensive. ACL GRC offers a fresh way to help you improve the efficiency and effectiveness of GRC activities. Our cloud-based solution is simple, flexible, cost-effective and suitable for nearly any organization. Watch a quick demo video!

Big pharma's gender headaches
Human Resource Executive Online
Recent gender-based class-action suits against pharmaceutical makers shed some light on potential root causes, as well as actions HR professionals may take to avoid similar situations in their own organizations, regardless of industry.

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Assessing risk in preparation for a disaster recovery plan
By Curtis Fease
Anyone involved in facility management knows how difficult it can be to manage a building properly. From focusing on energy efficiency to meeting government regulations, the job can be extremely demanding.

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Taking relationship issues head on at the workplace
Gulf News
It is often said that we cannot choose our family and, therefore, need to learn how to manage our relationships with them — the same applies to those at work. If a particular individual is not to our personal liking, then we need to find a basis upon which to communicate.

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More firms buying insurance for data breaches
The Boston Globe
The threat of cyber hacking, underscored by the credit card breach at Target, is now so great that businesses are rushing to buy insurance coverage against the expense of being hacked, or losing sensitive customer information. One in three companies now has insurance to specifically protect against such losses. Last year, cyber insurance policies sold to retailers, hospitals, banks and other businesses jumped 20 percent, according to Marsh LLC, a New York insurance brokerage firm that tracks the market.
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Investor demand for catastrophe bonds remains high in January
Demand for catastrophe bonds from capital markets investors and specialist insurance-linked securities fund managers remained strong in January, with both primary issued catastrophe bonds and secondary traded bonds seeing high demand. With four new issues coming to market in January there was at least a chance of soaking up a little of the excess demand for cat bond and ILS notes, but the $350 million of issuance does not seem to have been anywhere near sufficient to temper the appetite for new paper.
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