March 2017 Blog Posts (17)

Researchers Say Office of Personnel Management Hack Leads to Ransomware

In June, 2015, it was revealed by an anonymous source that the Office of Personnel Management was hacked. This office, which administers civil service, is believed to have been the target of the Chinese government. This is one of the largest hacks in history involving a federal organization.

Slowly, the motivation behind the hacking is being understood. At first, it seemed obvious, the stolen data being personally identifiable information, which is what was taken can…

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Added by Robert Siciliano on March 27, 2017 at 5:15pm — No Comments

If you want to stay in business in 2017, start managing risk.

So many lists of the Top 10 risks for 2017 floating around and we are already in March! Everyone seems to do the same study and get different results! No wonder we are not getting anywhere with Risk Management. Maybe we should now make a "master"​ list of the top risks from each study and then do another survey to see if that is a good list. Every organisation must have their own list of top risks... and DO something about it, lists means nothing, ACTION is everything. Those who are…

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Added by Risk Culture Builder on March 25, 2017 at 10:17am — 2 Comments

Flashes of Risk Culture #12

Added by Risk Culture Builder on March 25, 2017 at 6:46am — No Comments

How to Digitally Secure The Remote Teleworker

If you employ remote workers, your IT staff has a unique challenge keeping your organization safe. Fortunately, using a combination of best practices for cybersecurity, user awareness campaigns, and a strong policy will help to keep data safe.

New advances in mobile technology and networking have given remote workforces a boost, and while policies for most remote workers generally depend on manager or company preferences, most businesses must accommodate a mobile…

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Added by Robert Siciliano on March 22, 2017 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Domestic Political Risk: Operating in the Uncertainty of a New Era (Part 1)

What is Domestic Political Risk?

Political risk refers to conditions and events that affect organizations and result from governmental decisions. It can have major effects on the profitability/expected value of economic action. Political risks…

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Added by Steven Minsky on March 21, 2017 at 9:54pm — No Comments

Who Are the Champions in Horizon 2020?

Who Are the Champions in Horizon 2020?

Author: Nikolaos Floratos…

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Added by Enrique Suarez on March 19, 2017 at 3:32am — No Comments

Your sphere of influence should be more pear-shaped

I have been working with an organisation recently helping them to build a tribe amongst a tribe. It has been a joy watching staff self-organise to fulfil a common goal whilst having some fun along the way.

What they are doing, however, isn’t easy. They are trying to influence a much larger tribe as a very small…

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Added by Bryan Whitefield on March 15, 2017 at 11:32pm — No Comments

Human resources metrics are a very important tool in measuring efficiency

HR metrics are often overlooked or underrated in many organizations. This is a mistake, because HR metrics are very important in assessing the efficiency of the HR policies, programs and endeavors. At the heart of the idea of HR metrics is that whatever is taken up for assessment or implementation has to be measurable. As in any other area of management, HR too has to go by the idiom that what cannot be measured cannot be managed.

The ability for being quantified or measured is…

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Added by TrainHR on March 14, 2017 at 12:47pm — No Comments

All about strategic planning and execution

Strategic planning, as the term indicates, is the act of planning the organization’s strategy. Strategic planning is planning for the organization’s long run. Taking the steps required towards taking the organization to its strategic objectives is strategic execution. While strategic planning is the visualization part, strategic execution is the implementation aspect of this vision.

Strategic planning and execution are about taking steps to visualize the organization’s goals…

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Added by TrainHR on March 13, 2017 at 11:34am — No Comments

“Peeping Pigs” and Propaganda by Omission

“Peeping Pigs” and Propaganda by Omission

By Edward Curtin

Global Research,…

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Added by Enrique Suarez on March 9, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Osho: No Society Wants you to Become Wise

Osho: No Society Wants you to Become Wise

Source: Under the Blue Door

“No…

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Added by Enrique Suarez on March 6, 2017 at 4:46am — No Comments

The Digital Storm: Blowing Away the Human Mind

The Digital Storm: Blowing Away the Human Mind…

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Added by Enrique Suarez on March 6, 2017 at 4:30am — No Comments

2016: The Year in Crisis - Rising Risks and More to Come

2016: The year in crisis provides The Economist Intelligence Unit’s assessment of sources of corporate risk in the year 2016, its evolution over the next three years, and a perspective on the role of the board of directors in managing crises.

Read more by clicking on the link below...  

2016: The Year…

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Added by Boris Agranovich on March 5, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Online reputation disasters are a business’ worst nightmare

An online reputation disaster is the last thing a business needs. While the power of the Net is virtually unlimited in giving a business the kind of coverage and visibility it could only have imagined earlier; one bad review in a popular social media site can destroy at one stroke the reputation a business has carefully and diligently built over a long period of time.

There is the old saying to the effect that it takes years to gain a customer, and minutes to lose one. In the era of…

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Added by TrainHR on March 1, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

InvestOps And SimCorp Release 2017 Benchmarking Report

NEW YORK – February 27, 2017 – Today, InvestOps and SimCorp released their findings from the 2017 benchmarking report, titled – “Optimizing Front to Back Office…

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Added by Alex Denham on March 1, 2017 at 10:24am — No Comments

Check your motivation – you might be blocking something out

I was listening to a couple of people on the radio this week in the US talking about their support for the Red or the Blue side of politics. It is a concern how some people want their side to win so badly, they simply don’t care what the other side says and will excuse their side for many misgivings. That reminded me…

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Added by Bryan Whitefield on March 1, 2017 at 12:26am — No Comments

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