June 2017 Blog Posts (30)

Petya’s Lessons so far

As the latest major hack, code named Petya, gets dissected the picture is getting clearer. Especially when combined with the information in the latest Verizon DBIR report. Link here.

What this means is that if you updated your Microsoft operating system in a timely manner you are safe, as it appears that Petya is exploiting a vulnerability in Windows that was patched months ago and the virus was transmitted via a malicious…


Added by Douglas Nagan on June 30, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Complying with labor and employment laws relating to social networking

The flurry of labor and employment laws and regulations dealing with social networking in organizations makes it difficult to formulate a solid policy. Organizations have to comply with laws from these regulatory agencies and legislations in developing and implementing their own policy with regard labor and employment laws relating to social networking. These are some of them:

  • The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
  • The Federal Trade…

Added by TrainHR on June 30, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Payroll deduction –an overview

Payroll deduction is a tricky job. Payroll professionals have to wade through innumerable, elaborate laws that apply to different kinds of pay. If one kind of payroll deduction applies to an employee who lives in one state and works in another; another kind of…


Added by TrainHR on June 29, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Taking the 'Mystery' Out of What Employees Really Wan





Taking the “Mystery” Out of What Employees Really Want




What are “Simple…


Added by Dr. Ted Marra on June 29, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Handling travel pay

Both the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Labor (DoL) have requirements that need to be met when considering compensable travel pay. The requirements for this segment of pay have to be met from gross pay and overtime calculation.

Many components go into making this calculation. Factors such as one day assignment but overnight concerns, waiting time, meeting and training regulations come into play. Making these calculations rightly is important to meet the…


Added by TrainHR on June 28, 2017 at 2:36pm — No Comments

The June 27th Cyber Hack - First Thoughts

Computer systems from Russia to the United States were struck on Tuesday in an international cyberattack that bore similarities to a recent assault that crippled tens of thousands of machines worldwide.

Symantec has said the new attack was using the same hacking tool created by the National Security Agency that was used in the WannaCry attacks. The vulnerability was patched by Microsoft last April, but as the WannaCry attacks demonstrated, hundreds of thousands of organizations around…


Added by Douglas Nagan on June 27, 2017 at 8:33pm — No Comments

Collaboration is important for getting things done, if handled properly

Collaboration is an essential part of our lives and careers. It is a great means to getting things done when it is not possible for us to carry out all our work ourselves. What did you do when you built your house? Did you carry out all the work related to construction, such as painting, plumbing or…


Added by TrainHR on June 27, 2017 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Put Some Source on your VEGetables

Yes, I am keeping with the VEGetable theme which is all about the clarity of your thinking. Clear foresight if you…


Added by Bryan Whitefield on June 27, 2017 at 10:18am — No Comments

Impact of Risk Management on Life Insurance Capital and Profit

Added by Sonjai Kumar on June 26, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Enterprise Risk Management: Incorporating into strategy

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is an approach prescribed to manage and balance organization's risk with their objectives. It looks to provide a strategic overview of an institution and their risks. Since the global financial crisis, institutions were criticized for…


Added by Olympia Nolan on June 26, 2017 at 2:47pm — No Comments

Operational Risk in Simple steps

Added by Sonjai Kumar on June 24, 2017 at 4:13am — No Comments

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Added by Olympia Nolan on June 22, 2017 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Half of American Adults on FBIs Biometric Database

Here’s a bit of a shock for you: about half of all adult Americans have a photograph stored in the FBI facial recognition database. What’s even more shocking, it is that these photos are being stored without the consent of the individuals. Approximately 80 percent of the photos the FBI has are of non-criminals, and might take the form of passport or driver’s license photos. Furthermore, there is a 15 percent rate of inaccuracy when matching photos to individuals, and black people are more…


Added by Robert Siciliano on June 21, 2017 at 4:27pm — No Comments

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Added by Shannon Mason on June 21, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

VEGetables underlie clear thinking

You know the saying from your Mum, “You should eat your carrots. They’re good for your eyesight!”.

Carrots are a vegetable and the “VEG” in vegetable is a great acronym for understanding where your …


Added by Bryan Whitefield on June 21, 2017 at 1:40am — No Comments

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Added by Charles David Dreher on June 19, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Webinar Invite: Mastering Operational Risk. Theory and Practice in a single package.

I’m writing to invite you to webinar titled “ Mastering Operational Risk. Theory and Practice in a single package” on June 27 at 10:00am EST / 15:00 BST

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Added by Boris Agranovich on June 16, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Blind Spots are Black Spots

Last week I blogged about 4 wrong questions that I saw organisations trying to answer and wasting opportunity while doing so. Why did they do so? Why do we not always…


Added by Bryan Whitefield on June 15, 2017 at 12:45am — No Comments

Getting Owned or Pwned SUCKS!

A well done New York Times article recently re-introduced this topic to the masses. Being “owned” isn’t new, but the term is not becoming part of popular culture. If you use the internet or are often on social media, odds are good that you have been OWNED. Whether you are called out for a misspelling on your latest Facebook post, or you were proven wrong after sharing a “fact” or post from another site…you have probably been owned.

The word “owned” comes from the…


Added by Robert Siciliano on June 13, 2017 at 9:13pm — No Comments

4 Wrong Questions

Last week I blogged about a strategy being nothing but a hypothesis. It quickly became one of my most popular blogs. In it I stated that the biggest single failure…


Added by Bryan Whitefield on June 12, 2017 at 8:52pm — No Comments

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