The latest enterprise risk management news from around the world

Closing workplace facilities creates new risks says FM Global

As companies close offices, plants and warehouses to reduce COVID-19 spread, other risks are emerging at these now-idle facilities, warns FM Global. In addition to fires, vandalism and theft, spring flood season is beginning in the US, and hurricane season starts in a mere two months, leaving understaffed facilities potentially vulnerable.

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The psychology of bulk buying…

Supermarket and some other supply chains have been heavily impacted by bulk buying during the COVID-19 pandemic. To assist organizations understand this phenomenon, Dr. Ali Fenwick, an expert in human behaviour at Nyenrode Business University, explains why people behave in this way and why it is a predictable reaction…

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Data overload is creating a threat for UK businesses

More than half (51 percent) of senior decision-makers among UK businesses feel overwhelmed by the data generated within their organization, a number that rises to 61 percent among those working in larger companies with over 1,000 employees, according to new research from InterSystems.

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Critical data protection steps you may be missing

If it sometimes feels like cyber threats are approaching your organization from all angles, it’s because they are. To protect yourself, you need to secure as many threat vectors as possible. Andy Swift highlights two critical data protection steps everyone should take, and yet many organizations seem to miss.

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