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Global risk of recession rising: The business planning response
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The risk of recession is rising globally, according to the latest International Monetary Fund forecast. What should business leaders do about the risk of recession? The risk is low enough that hunkering down is dangerous: it's important to take advantage of decent economic conditions while they are here, and we should note the upside potential mentioned by the IMF. However, the downside risk is high enough that it cannot be ignored. More



Minimize your risk with an HVAC contingency plan
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Every company needs to include a power and HVAC contingency plan as part of its comprehensive crisis-response plan. After all, it does not take a natural disaster to cause millions of dollars in damage, disrupt operations and erode stakeholder confidence. An effective power and HVAC contingency plan minimizes financial risk, protects the health and safety of building occupants and provides peace of mind for the company and its stakeholders. More

Mounting risks from mobile devices in the enterprise
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RSA released a new research report from the Security for Business Innovation Council that addresses the continued surge of consumer mobile devices in the enterprise and shares security leaders' insights on how to manage the fast-changing mobility risks while maximizing business opportunities. More



Presenting risk management to the board
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The first shoe to drop was government regulations holding the Board of Directors personally responsible for the effectiveness of enterprise risk management programs at their organizations. Boards are given a choice between proving their risk management programs are effective or disclosing their ineffectiveness in risk management to the public. If they do neither, it is considered fraud, as not knowing about a risk is no longer a defense. More

Cybercrime attacks, costs escalating
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The frequency of online attacks against U.S. businesses continues to increase, along with the cost of defending against those attacks and mitigating any resulting data breaches. Cybercrime now costs a U.S. business $8.9 million per year, an increase of 6 percent from 2011 and 38 percent from 2010. More



Sounding the alarm: Time for a business security system?
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Business owners are often the first ones in and the last ones out, so locking the doors is second nature. But it takes more than a key to protect your small business from theft and other breaches that can wipe out everything you've worked to build. More

The key to global ILS market growth
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Is there an upper limit to the global market for insurance-linked securities? Unsurprisingly, opinions in the insurance and reinsurance industry cover the entire spectrum. At one extreme are those who see catastrophe bonds and other ILS as complements to traditional risk transfer. At the other are those who believe the ILS market could exceed $50 billion in a few years. Right now, neither side can claim victory: The ILS market is still too young. Its future will depend largely on decisions made today about how to structure the transactions. And when it comes to structures, once again, the spectrum has two ends: customized transactions and standardized ones. More

Beware legal claims when checking out staff on social media, SMEs warned
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Small businesses have been warned they are risking potential lawsuits by placing too much emphasis on information they find out about employees’ private lives on social media, as new figures reveal the widespread checking of online profiles by employers. More


 

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