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Apr. 18, 2013


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Risk management 101 — steps to minimize exposure
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A car wash owner or manager may wear many hats — as the decision maker, the customer service representative, the accountant, head of the marketing department, and maybe even the janitor at times. One hat to not overlook wearing on a regular basis is the "Risk Manager" hat. Taking some time to focus on activities that proactively minimize the risk in day-to-day operations can not only save you time and headaches, but also money in the long run.
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Wanted: A new type of security leader
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As the recognition of board-level risk continues to grow across the enterprise, so too does the need for highly trained business executives with security expertise. Today's all-hazards corporate risk environment will tolerate nothing less than security executives that are as smart, prepared, vigilant and progressive as the ever-present risk they will attempt to mitigate.
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Top 10 loss control tips for 2013: Emergency action plans
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Recognize the risk in your supply chain
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Tsunamis in Japan and Thailand shuttered factories and hurt profits in automotive and electronics companies half way around the world; protesters dressed as Ken and Barbie stalked Mattel's headquarters, saying the company's toy packaging was promoting the destruction of rainforests; accusations flew online that Apple was funding rape in Eastern Congo by sourcing components containing minerals from mines controlled by warlords. These are just a few examples of how unsustainable supply chain practices can create unacceptable risks for companies.
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Businesses now spending more time on business strategy and risk management
SmallBusiness
Small and medium-sized enterprises have undertaken the biggest risk management behavior shift in a generation, with 53 percent spending more time on their business strategy and risk management than they did before the financial crisis, according to a study by Zurich. Some 35 percent are doing more long-term financial planning, and 33 percent are scrutinizing their business continuity plans more frequently.
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Car makers form community to manage risk
Supply Chain Standard
Aston Martin, Jaguar Land Rover and Toyota Motor Europe have formed an automotive community, aimed at creating "collective protection" from supply chain risks. They have worked with the owner of Goodwood, Lord March and supply chain management company Achilles, to develop a three-step solution for identifying and managing potential risks in their supply chains, which they hope will be adopted across the industry.
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7 top cyber safety measures for business
The Sydney Morning Herald
One in five Australian businesses suffered an electronic breach or cyberattack in 2012. Most report an average of two attacks a year. Companies put their own ability to effectively secure their organization at 4.5 out of 10. Australia is now 21st in the most attacked nations list, up from 24th. Statistics on the lack of business cyber security and increase in cyberattacks abound. It's no wonder experts continue to warn that poor security practices can compromise company finances and put commercial and customer information in the wrong hands.
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Chamber businesses learn about disaster planning
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin
Although hurricane season begins June 1, small and midsized businesses are never too early to plan for disaster. Speaking to Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce business members, Fire Control District Capt. Ron Martin offered key statistics and laid out a plan of action in case of emergency. Such planning should not just be centered on hurricane season, according to the Beach district's fire marshal. "Disaster planning is a generalized guideline for preparedness to prepare your businesses and employees for an all-hazard environment from hurricanes to tornados to power outages to God-forbid a terrorist attack or something along those lines," said Martin.
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Boston tragedy offers risk management lesson
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In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, which claimed at least three lives and injured 150, we're all searching for answers of one kind or another. For security and risk leaders, if they can draw any immediate conclusion from the tragedy, it's this: No business continuity plan can be overly dependent on wireless communications.

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Is it time for airport security to come full circle?
The Huffington Post
Airport security is devolving before our eyes. The latest slip is the TSA's surprise announcement that it would allow pocket knives to be carried on to a plane starting April 25. TSA says a committee reviewed its prohibited items list "based on an overall risk-based security approach" and decided the knives, as well as selected sports equipment such as ski poles and golf clubs, could be carried on board.

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Top 10 loss control tips for 2013: Hazard awareness
By Dennis Truitt
When it comes to a specific plant or facility, we need to recognize that conditions are now subject to change — and so should your safety program. With that knowledge, we need to adjust our actions and communicate accordingly, with regards to Hazcom and Process Safety Management.

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IMF lowers global growth forecast, warns of risks to economic recovery
Los Angeles Times
The International Monetary Fund recently lowered its forecast for global economic growth this year from projections made three months ago, and warned policymakers that they could not relax their efforts as risks to the recovery remain.
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Social-media analytics offer new insight on risk
CFO Magazine
More businesses than ever will begin using social media to identify quickly arising intellectual-property, reputational and brand-value risks, according to a new PricewaterhouseCoopers survey. PwC's Risk in Review report, based on responses from 800 global executives, found that risks related to the impact of digital technologies on intellectual property and reputation will be of particular concern for companies over the next year.
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Marrying IT risk management with enterprise procurement
Dark Reading
Enterprises have increasingly found that their vendors and other third parties are putting shared information at risk, but the disconnect between procurement professionals and IT risk managers has made it difficult to address information security risks during the vendor contract process. What's more, the volume of vendor contracts in the enterprise would make it prohibitively expensive to simply put all vendors on the hook for the same information security requirements. That is why many IT risk management professionals advocate for better integrating supply-chain information risk management into the vendor management process.
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