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6 risks your BYOD policy must address
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Because there are innumerable risks associated with allowing employees to use their personal smartphones, tablets and other hardware for company business, strong company policies are a must. Are you addressing all the issues? More



Workplace benefits should focus on risks not choice
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Employers must examine the risks they are attempting to mitigate with their benefits provision instead of just offering employees as many benefits as possible, Mercer believes. It questioned why firms had not changed how they were viewing their benefits given that innovations in technology, a changing workforce and an unstable economic environment have changed how employers manage their people. More

Taking a bite out of risk tolerance and appetite
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For companies, setting either a tolerance or appetite for risk is a critical component of an effective enterprise risk management program. Since there is no way that companies can eliminate all risks of doing business, clarifying the amount and type of risk that an organization is willing to pursue or maintain, by line of business or functional area, helps companies evaluate where its resources should best be allocated to minimize its most significant risks. More

Employers struggle to develop rules, policies around social media misuse
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Best practices for employers navigating social media rules, policies and local and federal regulations include a dedicated and well-communicated policy on social media and a clearly stated policy on social media monitoring in the workplace, which should be limited to business purposes only, according to the survey. More



Why CIO success comes down to just 3 things
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Long gone are the days when CIOs had to talk up the size of their data centers and redundant resources to be taken seriously. Now, their future hangs on three key drivers. More

The protection businesses too often overlook
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Business and insurance experts say that, even though running a company is fraught with risks, entrepreneurs often don't take the time to figure out what they need to adequately protect themselves, their employees and their business. Whatever their size, every business needs to look at its risks and map out the areas where it needs insurance. More

New loss estimate for Sandy puts 2 cat bonds at risk
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Expectations that catastrophe bond investors will not lose money as a result of superstorm Sandy have been shaken by an estimate that losses for insurers from the Oct. 30 storm will top $20 billion. A loss of that magnitude would trigger payouts on two catastrophe bonds sponsored by Swiss Re, the world's second-largest reinsurer, according to market participants. More

Cities can plan now for serious climate change impacts
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Toronto's infrastructure is the city's first line of defense but also its greatest vulnerability to climate change. This conclusion is the major take-away from recent research done by the Toronto Environment Office on the anticipated impacts of climate change in the City of Toronto. Climate disruptions generate considerable risks for businesses, including higher insurance premiums, damage to electricity and transportation infrastructures that close businesses and even health problems for employees working during extreme heat conditions. But for most businesses, climate change adaptation, or actions that reduce our vulnerability to climate change, is a new concept that is often confused with mitigation (actions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions), or discounted as an immaterial long-term concern. More

Cyber threats forecast for 2013 by Georgia Tech
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Every cloud may have a silver lining the saying goes, but there will likely be no such silver lining for the future of cloud computing, which tops the list of serious computer security threats for 2013. According to the findings of a report from Georgia Tech, there are several specific threats to follow over the next year. Among the most ominous is the use of cloud computing for malicious purposes. As this emerging technology offers flexible provisioning capabilities that allow legitimate businesses to quickly add or subtract computing power, it could also be used to instantly create a powerful network of so-called zombie machines for use in nefarious purposes. More

Protect your small business from fraud
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All companies are vulnerable to fraud, but small businesses are particularly vulnerable because decision-making and other responsibilities are often concentrated in a few key positions. The following looks at the fraud risks a small business usually faces and how to avoid (or at least reduce) them. More

The 'app economy' needs risk management
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The growth of the app economy is one of the most promising trends in American economic life. But a recent piece from David Streitfeld observes that while lots of people are writing apps and lots of money is being spent on apps, relatively few people are actually making meaningful money this way. More


 

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