August 2017 Blog Posts (18)

Resilience Smilience – It is just a platform

I have frequently talked about resilience as being one of the benefits of a great strategy and sound risk management. For example, here is a paper I wrote about…


Added by Bryan Whitefield on August 29, 2017 at 1:25am — No Comments

Why LinkedIn is an Indispensable Medium for Security Professionals

Dear Friends and Colleagues, please see and kindly consider sharing the link below to my first blog composed for LinkedIn on marketing for the security world (Homeland Security), Cybersecurity, and Emerging Tech). Thanks so much and best regards, Chuck 

Why LinkedIn is an Indispensable Medium for Security Professionals…


Added by Charles Brooks on August 28, 2017 at 3:03pm — No Comments




Added by Charles Brooks on August 28, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

How to Achieve GDPR Cybersecurity Compliance with ERM Software

In less than 10 months, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the most important change in data privacy in 20 years, will take effect on May 25, 2018. The GDPR is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission intend to strengthen and standardize personal data…


Added by Steven Minsky on August 24, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Essence of Decision and the Cuban Missile Crisis

Recently I read Essence of Decision – Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis by Graham Allison and Philip Zelikow. I won’t tell a fib and say it is an easy read. Bits of it are. The sections recalling the historical facts and some of the…


Added by Bryan Whitefield on August 22, 2017 at 2:00am — No Comments

Fire Insurance – What Makes It Important?

No matter how cautious a business organisation runs, mishaps and accidents like fire happen. Due to its unpredictable nature, even places confirming to fire safety standards sometimes face heavy destructions in terms of loss of property and life. Fire insurance, therefore, becomes essential for your business. Below is the , as stated by the Economics…


Added by Priyesh Pandey on August 19, 2017 at 8:32am — No Comments

Wells Fargo Auto Loan Scandal: The Saga Continues (Part 2)

The blows keep on coming for Wells Fargo. Within a year of their cross-selling scandal, two more scandals have risen to the top of news headlines.

In part one of this series, I set out to make good on a prediction I presented to business journalist…


Added by Steven Minsky on August 17, 2017 at 3:53pm — No Comments

An assumption that got me angry

Recently I was staying at a hotel for business on the mid-north coast of NSW. At breakfast, I noticed a group of women golfers sitting near me. They seemed like nice people.

The power of the hotel went out. Heading back to my room I stopped at reception to ask the best way to go. Two of the women were a few paces behind me. One said to the other, just loud enough for…


Added by Bryan Whitefield on August 15, 2017 at 1:45am — No Comments

marcus evans to Host the 4th Edition Leveraged Lending in the Shifting Regulatory Environment Conference on November 29-December 1, 2017 in New York, NY

marcus evans will host the 4th Edition Leveraged Lending in the Shifting Regulatory Environment Conference on November 29-December 1, 2017 in New York, NY. This interactive meeting will provide you with best strategies to optimize your leveraged lending strategies in the current competitive environment. Take away insights for risk appetite setting, funding and regulatory compliance to increase profitability of leveraged loans.

Walk Away with Practical,…


Added by Amanda Pink on August 11, 2017 at 6:09pm — No Comments

India's Demonetisation of Rs1000 and Rs500 denominations; Incremental Cash Flow into the Banking System

Dear Friends,

You may be aware that the Government of India demonetised the highest two denomination bills of INR1000/- and INR500/- on 8th November 2016. Whilst, the usage of demonetisation as a tool to fight corruption and money laundering is debatable, the Indian case study, as per a Reserve Bank of India memo released on 11th August 2017 mentions that an estimated INR2.8 to INR 4.3 Trillion flowed incrementally (money kept outside the banking system)…


Added by KANNAN SUBRAMANIAN RAMAKRISHNAN on August 11, 2017 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Cultivating Your Strategic Thinking - Free book Download or pay $18,95 on Amazon

In his book, “The Wisdom Chronicles: Competing to Win”, Dr. Ted Marra made the point that the success of virtually all organizations comes down to the relentless focus on a vital few factors. The unfortunate truth is that most senior executives are clueless about what they are.

Dr. Marra agreed…


Added by Boris Agranovich on August 10, 2017 at 1:58pm — 1 Comment

Wells Fargo Data Breach: The Saga Continues (Part 1)

In a recent interview I had with business journalist L.A. Winokur regarding the Wells Fargo cross-selling scandal, I made a prediction: “Once the dust of this scandal…


Added by Steven Minsky on August 9, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Risk-ism and the Commonwealth Bank

Last week I wrote about Face-ism and that it takes us less than 200 milliseconds to form a judgement about someone just by viewing their face. A judgement that is likely to be wrong as our facial expressions are formed from how we are feeling at one moment in…


Added by Bryan Whitefield on August 8, 2017 at 1:29am — No Comments

Risk Allocation and Marginal Impact

This article is contributed by William G Ferrell, CIO of Ferrell Capital Management and the author of a new course on Global Risk Academy - "From Asset Allocation To Risk Allocation"

Risk Allocation

Since Harry Markowitz introduced Modern Portfolio Theory in 1952, Asset Allocation has been accepted as the standard for investment portfolio…


Added by GlobalRiskCommunity on August 7, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Don’t just look for a Mentor: Develop your Personal Board of Advisors!

“You need a mentor.”

If you’re like most working professionals, this is one of the first pieces of advice you heard around college graduation or upon landing your first job.  (Stressed out at work? Get a mentor. Not sure how to…


Added by Charles David Dreher on August 3, 2017 at 11:25pm — No Comments

US Senate Cyber Security Bill

The United States Senate earlier this week introduced a bill with the short title ‘‘Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017’’. Quite impressive sounding and would have been very useful if it did indeed provide a path to improved cybersecurity for the IoT. Having read the bill I can tell you that, in my opinion, you will gain little confidence that it will improve your own cyber security.

Several things are clear from my reading:

  • Some in the US…

Added by Douglas Nagan on August 3, 2017 at 1:58pm — No Comments


Nick Cave and I have something in common. We both fell in love at first sight. In “First impressions – the face bias” on Radio National’s “All in the…


Added by Bryan Whitefield on August 3, 2017 at 2:00am — No Comments

What Was Scary About Blackhat 2017?

As you might know, at the end of July, all types of hackers came to Las Vegas to attend Blackhat 2017. During the conference, some pretty scary hacks were exposed, and we can all take this as a lesson on what we are up against in this technology-heavy world. Here are some of the scariest hacks we learned about during Blackhat 2017:

Carwash Hijacking

Nothing is safe from technology, and these days, carwashes are an unexpected target for…


Added by Robert Siciliano on August 2, 2017 at 5:02pm — No Comments

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