Site Map - Risk Management

Red Cross Tests Web 2.0 System

- The Red Cross tested updates using the web site during the California wildfires.

Crisis insurance

- The cost of 9-11 was staggering, but it was far less than a worst-case scenario in terms of life-insurance and injury related claims. That's according to Risk Management Solutions (RMS,a company that helps insurers gauge and manage risk. In a recent report, RMS estimates losses for several segments of the insurance industry--workers' compensation, individual and group life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, and health insurance--in seven hypothetical scenarios that it models.

Terrorism in the U.K

- Britain's largest companies have become considerably more concerned about terrorism in the last year, according to a recent survey conducted by RAND Europe and Janusian Security Risk Management in conjunction with the Financial Times.

Al Qaeda

- Is Houston, Texas, high on al Qaeda's list of desired targets? A risk analysis report by Stratfor, a company that provides business and security intelligence, notes that Houston is a potential al Qaeda target, in part because it is home to Halliburton Co., a company that was specifically mentioned by Saudi Arabian militants in its May 27 attacks on western residential and business compounds in Khobar.

Is There a Business Case for IT Security?

- To ensure adequate IT funding, security must sell management on the potential benefits of the proposed purchases.

Responders, Private Sector Incommunicado

-  The survey was conducted by The United States Conference of Mayors to determine the level of interoperability between jurisdictions and agencies, to identify obstacles that exist, and to gauge how much funding cities are receiving--or need to receive--to make interoperability ubiquitous.

Leading Edge

- To prove security's worth, managers must communicate security's value to every facet of the organization.

Did You Know That?

- A dissertation published by the RAND Corporation assesses the risk of chemical terrorism in Los Angeles and discusses how emergency responders should plan for such an event. It also considers "low-cost options in equipment, training, organization, and doctrine that could improve the response to a chemical terrorist event." @ Link to the dissertation or abstract via SM Online.

Taking Risk Assessments to Extremes

- Property owners and security professionals should look at risk assessment in a holistic context, according to a new report prepared at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School on behalf of the Building and Fire Research Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Read the NIST report, Risk Analysis for Extreme Events: Economic Incentives for Reducing Future Losses .

Vulnerable infrastructure

- Federal agencies are not consistently implementing the basics of information security, such as performing periodic risk assessments, developing and maintaining up-to-date security plans, creating and testing contingency plans, and evaluating and monitoring the effectiveness of security controls, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). @ Protecting the Federal Government's Information Systems and the Nation's Critical Infrastructures is at SM Online.

Homeland security

- A bill (S. 308) introduced by Rep. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)would require that homeland security grants be given out only based on assessments of risk, threat, and vulnerability.

What Ails Transportation Security?

- Risk managers, continuity planners, and security consultants fill the ranks during& transportation security discussions. What’s missing are transportation professionals.

Beyond Print

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