Building an ethical culture

Nearly one in three employees has been aware of misconduct at work and one in six has felt some form of pressure to compromise their organisation’s ethical standards, according to Ethics at work: survey of employees 2018, Europe, Read more

Venturing onto the darknet

With cybercrime one of the biggest threats faced by businesses today, risk professionals may see accessing the darknet as ‘putting your head in the lion’s mouth’, but a new report from tech association ISACA says that’s exactly what legitimate Read more

Helping transformation programmes work

With the government continuing to search for new, more efficient methods of working, its transformation programmes are often highly ambitious and reliant on both working online and implementing new technology. However, in 2008 The McKinsey Quarterly found that about Read more

Don’t respond to ransomware demands – protect against them instead

Companies paying up when hit with a ransomware demand don’t always see an immediate end to their troubles, according to this year’s global ransomware report 2018 from endpoint security specialists SentinelOne.

The report covers a survey of decision makers Read more

Managing the rising threat of geopolitical risks

Geopolitical risks are posing an increasing threat to the global economy, according to the 2018 update of the Cambridge global risk index, which shows a rise of 16 per cent year-on-year thanks to the increasing likelihoods of civil Read more

Managing the risk of spiralling costs in large projects

The National Audit Office (NAO) has published advice on how to manage the risk of spiralling costs in large projects, which are often high profile, complex and technically difficult. The NAO is responsible for scrutinising the government’s portfolio of Read more

The risky business of space

Talking with risk practitioners in the space industry about how their industry takes and manages risk is always invigorating and a terrific learning experience. Many of the approaches and solutions learned from them can be applied to other risk Read more

Departure platform

Network Rail is spending £40bn in the five years to 2019 on an ambitious plan to upgrade the UK’s rail infrastructure. Helen Hunter-Jones, Head of Group Risk at the organisation, explains how her team are building a risk platform Read more