Author Archives: Jennifer Copic

What do we mean when we talk about ‘emerging risks’?

What do we mean when we talk about ‘emerging risks’?

Under the Financial Reporting Council’s new UK Corporate Governance Code, which came into effect in January of this year, organisations are now required to complete a ‘robust assessment of the company’s emerging and principle risks, and an explanation of how these are being managed and mitigated.’ The new code reflects an understanding that modern corporatesRead more

Impact of Cyber Attacks Continue to Increase on a Global Level: Global Risk Index 2019

Impact of Cyber Attacks Continue to Increase on a Global Level: Global Risk Index 2019

    The 2019 Global Risk Index sees a further increase in the level of global risk, with expected loss increasing to 1.57% (or $577 bn) of global GDP, from 1.54% in the 2018 Global Risk Index. This rise has been driven by individual threats such as Cyber Attack, Social Unrest, Commodity Price Shocks, Heatwave,Read more

Chipmageddon: New security vulnerability in modern CPUs could enable the mother of all data breaches

Chipmageddon: New security vulnerability in modern CPUs could enable the mother of all data breaches

As users continue to demand faster performance from computers, chip designers have baked in a serious design flaw that exposes a computer’s internal memory to hackers via two major security exploits, code named Meltdown and Spectre. These exploits allow an adversary to access kernel-level memory without proper security checks, potentially gaining access to passwords andRead more

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