This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Advertise in this news brief.




Text Version    RSS    Unsubscribe    Archive    Media Kit |   RIMS Marketplace:      

Home   Membership   Education   Events   Resources   External Affairs      August 26, 2014

 

The 4 basics for preventing tech calamities no business can afford
Entrepreneur
We are warned about this all the time. Stuff happens. And while you can't really predict or control nature, you can control (at least partly) the effect it has on your business. You don't want to let a natural disaster, human error or even a security breach lead to the destruction of your company.
   Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE  


The new frontier: Cyber risk management and insurance
Mondaq
Every day we share more information electronically, and companies handling this increasing volume of data face increasing risks from hackers, viruses and human error. These risks may lead to privacy breaches, system shutdowns or even electronic blackmail. This can have significant impacts on companies — practically and legally. Beyond the immediate costs to resolve these issues, there can be profound impacts on reputation and liability to third parties.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


SPONSORED CONTENT


What to do when a data breach occurs
CIO Insight
While information security risks have existed for a long time — several U.S. Civil War battles, for instance, were decided by military details secretly obtained by the opposing side — today they bring with them challenging complexities and costly ramifications for businesses.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Should you pay your employees for overtime?
By Catherine Iste
If an employee is properly classified as exempt, the laws regarding minimum wage and overtime do not apply to them. The U.S. Department of Labor spells out different types of exemptions based on the duties the employee is performing. Managers, executives and owners often want to work around the overtime laws, so they classify employees as exempt without making more than a cursory effort to determine if the job duties really require an exemption. This is simply a huge mistake with the potential to cost the organization a lot of money and likely even more of a headache of time and resources spent remedying the situation.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Advertisement
PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Experienced Insurance Counsel
MMM is a full service law firm with a strong national presence in insurance, corporate and regulatory matters. Our attorneys are experienced in all matters related to the industry from the creation of insurance companies and captives to liquidation of entities. We also represent an array of insurers/reinsurers in complex litigation and arbitration matters.
 


Preventing contagion: 18 steps to preparing for an epidemic
The Guardian
In the midst of the Ebola crisis, a panel hosted by The Guardian discusses what lessons can be learned from this epidemic before the next one strikes.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Brian White: Companies need a business continuity plan
Forbes
Understanding the key decisions and having preemptive conversations on how to disclose the cyber attack and seek to regain trust from customers is a fundamental step in developing an effective response plan. Additionally, planning and preparation will be helpful in building the team regardless of whether it's a cyber attack, a natural disaster or a product recall.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE




Workplace domestic violence legal standards continue to develop
The Huffington Post
Recently, the governor of Massachusetts signed into law a statute that, among other provisions, allows an employee of an entity having 50 or more employees to take up to 15 days of leave from work in any 12-month period due to enumerated domestic violence issues. The employer has sole discretion to decide if the leave is paid or unpaid. A number of states already have similar legislation that either specifically addresses domestic violence or more generally the right of a crime victim to have work release time due to court proceedings.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Advertisement
Balancing Care and Costs
[CorVel Corporation]    Share   
As the constant evolution of the healthcare industry continues to drive new solutions to address age-old challenges, the ultimate goals remain the same – reduce employers’ impact of claims and deliver improved care to injured workers to enhance their quality of life at work and at home.

A return to case management, the root of workers’ compensation, offers unparalleled – and often unrealized – results when adapted to claims management. Executing case management services at the right time during the claims process, combined with information and real-time technology to combat delays, can increase efficiency across the healthcare management process and lead to better outcomes for all parties involved.
More
Promoted by [CorVel Corporation]


  FEATURED COMPANIES
QBE Diversifies

Expand your opportunities with a company that offers a diverse and specialized North American insurance portfolio, including Property & Casualty, Crop, Program & Specialty, Financial Services and Reinsurance.
MORE
Advertise here!

To find out how to feature your company in RiskWire and other advertising opportunities, contact Geoffrey Forneret at 469.420.2629.
MORE


FEATURED ARTICLE
TRENDING ARTICLE
MOST POPULAR ARTICLE
The 4 basics for preventing tech calamities no business can afford
Entrepreneur
We are warned about this all the time. Stuff happens. And while you can't really predict or control nature, you can control (at least partly) the effect it has on your business. You don't want to let a natural disaster, human error or even a security breach lead to the destruction of your company.

Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more
Many women leave engineering, blame the work culture
NPR
From the aerospace sector to Silicon Valley, engineering has a retention problem: Close to 40 percent of women with engineering degrees either leave the profession or never enter the field. Conventional wisdom says that women in engineering face obstacles such as the glass ceiling, a lack of self-confidence and a lack of mentors. But psychologists who delved deeper into the issue with a new study found that the biggest pushbacks female engineers receive come from the environments they work in.

Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more
3 essential elements of risk
By Crispin ("Kik") Piney
All risk management standards agree that the goal of risk management is to enhance the chances of success of the relevant endeavor. However, each of them provides a different definition of risk. ISO31000:2009 calls it "effect of uncertainty on objectives," the PMI "PMBOK Guide" has "an uncertain event or condition that, if it occurs, has a positive or negative effect on the project's objectives," and the preferred Risk Doctor definition is "uncertainty that matters." Each description is true, but only partly so.

Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more


Don't wait for a tsunami to combat supplier risk
Procurement Leaders
Pramod Sethumadhavan writes, "I find it ironic that many organizations today look at supply chain risk from a unilateral perspective. The impact of natural disasters have repeatedly raised questions on organizations' preparedness to tackle supply chain disruptions. Companies today look for geographical presence and spread of their key suppliers to ensure business continuity. But is that all a company should do to mitigate risk?"
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Leadership: A business continuity risk
ITWeb
Top management should demonstrate leadership and commitment with respect to business continuity management by ensuring that policies and objectives are established and that they are compatible with the strategic direction of the organization. So said Brian Henry, CEO at Caridon Business Solutions, speaking at the ITWeb Business Resilience 2014 event.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    3 essential elements of risk (By Crispin ("Kik") Piney)
Managing risk with big data, analytics (InformationWeek)
Uber's lessons in risk management (Big Think)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.
 

RiskWire
Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
Download media kit

Patrick McCoy, Senior Content Editor, 469.420.2603 
Contribute news


Be sure to add us to your address book or safe sender list so our emails get to your inbox. Learn how.

This edition of the RiskWire was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Visit go.rims.org/RiskWire to learn how you can sign up to receive RiskWire.
Recent issues
Aug. 21, 2014
Aug. 19, 2014
Aug. 14, 2014
Aug. 12, 2014



7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063