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Institute of Risk Management issues new guidance on risk appetite

The Institute of Risk Management (IRM) has published new guidance on the subject of risk appetite and tolerance aimed at helping
organisations better understand the risks they take when pursuing their strategic objectives. IRM's guidance document has been endorsed
by the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and
Administrators, The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and Alarm, the public risk management association.

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ISO/IEC 27005:2011 standard now available
The standard provides a framework for implementing a risk management approach to managing threats to information security
management systems.  Information security risks pose a considerable threat to businesses due to the possibility of financial loss
or damage, loss of essential network services, or loss of reputation and customer confidence. Risk management is one of the key
elements in preventing online fraud, identity theft, damage to websites, loss of personal data and many other information security
incidents. Without a solid risk management framework, organizations expose themselves to many types of cyber threats.


SME Legal Firms
According to H W Fisher & Co, chartered accountants, in their SME Legal Practices Survey 2011, the UK legal sector is facing an
unprecedented period of change, with the imminent introduction of the Legal Services Act set to put an entirely new face on how
lawyers structure their operations.

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Risk and the Boardroom Agenda
The Marsh risk report argues that, there has never been a more difficult time to navigate the world of risk within an organisation than today.
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Corporate Risk and Insurance
The MacTavish PwC report "The case for Placement reform" argues that there are major flaws in the way that insurance is arranged.
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A growing threat to corporate networks: employee-owned devices
Over half of large UK businesses allow the use of employee-owned devices; but many of these are insecure and unmanaged.

FUD holding back corporate cloud usage
Cloud threats discussed by round table panel: fear, uncertainly and doubt being engendered by media hype.


‘IT - the hidden risk in your business’: a new report by the Business Continuity Institute
The BCI has published a new report which summarises the discussions at its IT Risk Management Roundtable which was held in March 2011.


Risk and the Boardroom Agenda
A new paper from Marsh explores the ‘unprecedented risk management challenges’ that organizations face today and proposes strategies for managing these risks.


BSI publishes new risk management code of practice and guidance
‘BS 31100:2011: code of practice and guidance for the implementation of BS ISO 31000’.


Zurich publishes Manufacturing Hazard Warning Report
The Zurich manufacturing hazard warning report is a thorough analysis of the risks facing the manufacturing industry.




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