January 2011 Blog Posts (15)

Security Risks of Web 2.0


Let’s start with what’s Web 2.0 before getting in to the risks.

The term Web 2.0 is commonly associated with web applications that facilitate interactive information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design and collaboration on the World Wide Web.

For some of you still not clear of what’s Web 2.0 let me put it down in a different way. Web 2.0 is Facebook or MySpace or Linkedin or Twitter or the blogs or the Wikis or any web site which…


Added by Biji Scaria on January 30, 2011 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Banks look outside financial sector for risk IT expertise to keep a lid on spiralling salaries, as published at eFinancialCareeres

26 January 2011

Paul Clarke from eFinancialCareers

Spending on risk management technology continues to be a priority for investment banks going into 2011. But, with salaries for IT professionals in this area already on the increase, firms are looking outside of the financial…


Added by Boris Agranovich on January 26, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Is it safe to travel to Thailand in 2011? New annual report

Are you wondering “How safe is it to travel to Thailand in 2011?“. So are many others. Find out here what the main travel safety and security issues will be for Thailand in 2011. You may be surprised as to what the REALthreats and issues are.


Thailand Travel Safety and Security Report




Added by Tony Ridley on January 26, 2011 at 9:13am — No Comments

Call For Papers

Information & Security: An International Journal

Special issue on

Countering Maritime Piracy

Editor: Prof. Alexander Yankov

Judge, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea


{Keywords: piracy, situational awareness, maritime sovereignty, maritime safety, security or…


Added by Dimitar Zayakov on January 20, 2011 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Transport Policy

New vision of the website www.transportpolicy.org is active. All colleagues involved or interested in the problems of transport security could visit it and do their registration for free. We will appreciate all information for events, news, expert assessments and discussions shared there. We kindly invite all of you to share your proposals and critical remarks on the structure and consistence of the website which will allow us to… Continue

Added by Dimitar Zayakov on January 20, 2011 at 1:27pm — 2 Comments

Getting your data ship-shape to weather the buy-side perfect storm

“You could be a meteorologist all your life and never see something like this. It would be... the perfect storm.” So goes a classic line in one of the few great Hollywood fishing epics. The Perfect Storm finds fisherman George Clooney and his shipmates venturing out into dangerous waters and being trapped between two momentous and powerful storm fronts. Asset managers may well empathise.


On one front, ever more powerful regulation is blowing in, growing as it does.…


Added by Dick Severs on January 20, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Travel Alert-Travel Safe: 2011 Business Travel Threats (Online Seminar)

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Travel Alert-Travel Safe: 2011 Business Travel Threats

2010 was an eventful year for business travellers with new and varied events that caused delay, disruption and life safety concerns.

Join our global travel safety and security expert as he discusses:…


Added by Tony Ridley on January 19, 2011 at 2:46am — No Comments

COSO Releases Two Additional Thought Papers on Enterprise Risk Management

The first thought paper, Embracing Enterprise Risk Management: Practical Approaches for Getting Started, developed by Mark Frigo and Richard Anderson of the Center for Strategy, Execution, and Valuation at DePaul University, describes how an organization can begin implementing an ERM process. It also examines perceived barriers to effective ERM and how to work through those barriers.  “Starting an ERM process is a daunting task for many organizations” said Anderson.  “The paper provides an…


Added by Boris Agranovich on January 15, 2011 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Advanced Derivatives Calculator - OptionMatrix. Contributed by opensourcefinancialmodels.com

 Download a real-time generalized derivatives calculator supporting over 86 theoretical models from open source libraries.…


Added by Boris Agranovich on January 12, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

New Year, New Bank Failures

In 2010, we witnessed 157 banks closed by the FDIC. They were either taken over by stronger hands or liquidated and depositors were given back their deposits. …


Added by Marvin Clark on January 9, 2011 at 3:23pm — 1 Comment

Business Risks

US News and World Report had a recent feature “20 Companies that Cratered in 2010“.

Reading their article, I can only come up with four reasons why the 20 firms went bankrupt:

  1. Overconcentration in the mortgage backed securities market.  (Ambac)
  2. Failed to adapt to competition with a new approach to the business (Affiliated Media, Mareican Media, Penton…

Added by Riskviews on January 8, 2011 at 9:44pm — 2 Comments

2011 Job Search Strategies

Dear GlobalRisk Community member,

As we enter 2011, several requests were made from those of you seeking career changes, resume advice, and industry intelligence to assist you for the new year. We have contacted Ivy Exec, our career resource partner, who has kindly agreed to extend several exclusive offers to assist you in making 2011 a successful year.


Added by Boris Agranovich on January 6, 2011 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

Cloud Infrastructure as a Service

Hi there I am carrying out a research and will like to get your opinions on Cloud Infrastructure as a service.
Please follow the link below to complete a short questionnaire, your candid response will be highly appreciate




Added by Abba Nayaya on January 6, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Aligning Enterprise Risk Management Frameworks to Corporate Goals and Objectives

The economic crisis of the last few years has forced a renewed focus on the process of risk identification, management and mitigation at corporations across North America. Executives are taking a much closer look at their strategic risk management channels in order to formulate a more rigorous and…


Added by Michele Westergaard on January 5, 2011 at 9:54pm — No Comments

Risk Management discussions.

Today i discussed risk managemnt in commercial banks with head of PhD board of scientists in Kyrgyzstan. She found my research paper as a quite interesting direction of research, so i am a little bit satisfied.

Anyone who wants any advice in PhD can apply to me in KG :)



Added by Azizbek Omorkulov on January 3, 2011 at 5:28pm — No Comments

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