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Legality, Frequency, Severity... Why You Should Manage Cyber Risk Now

Last week, we presented 8 best practices for managing cyber risk. Now we're going to explain why it's so crucial to implement these strategies today. As technologies advance, risk teams are in a constant battle to protect their organizations against new threats. The most recent trend to gain attention is cyber risk. In a 2018 survey conducted by Risk.net, areas of cyber risk ranked #1 and #2 on a list of top ten operational risks.

Topics: cyber risks data privacy how to manage cyber risk

6 Challenges and Solutions in Communicating Risk Data

Risk data includes information regarding risks, claims, incidents, losses, and mitigation strategies in an organization. While risk data is important to the success of the organization as a whole, it can sometimes be difficult to stress its importance to employees who don’t realize the impact it has on decision-making, processes, and financial savings. (If they need extra convincing, show them our blog post on 10 Reasons Risk Management Matters for All Employees!)

When staff have multiple tasks to complete, submitting data to the risk department may not take priority, which can limit the effectiveness of the organization. 

How can risk managers and other staff members overcome issues when communicating risk data? The answer is simple: with technology. Let’s tackle each of the challenges and illustrate their technology-based solution.

Topics: risk data communication how to communicate risk risk data risk communication challenges of risk communication

4 Topics That Must Be Included in Employee Training

The importance of employee training is obvious; any successful risk manager knows that employee training is a direct way to prevent incidents. Whether to help improve job performance, minimize workplace incidents, or create a set of standard practices, employee training should be a top priority of any business.

However, some organizations aren’t entirely sure of what aspects should be included in employee training, and what knowledge they can reasonably expect the employee to have.

In this article, we’ll cover the major topics that should be included in employee training, and breakdown what specific knowledge any employee should know.

Topics: risk management training employee training employee risk big picture risk management

4 Reasons Why Every Business Should Draft Incident Reports

When something goes wrong in your organization, do you have a method to keep track of it? Will all the relevant details be recorded, ensuring that you are protected from legal liability?

Whether reporting an employee or customer injury, a defective product, property damage, or any other type of incident, it is extremely important for a business to be able to easily and efficiently create incident reports. For best results, draft a template and use it consistently so that all incidents will have the same level of data and detail.

Topics: risk management plan risk tools incident report example incident reports incident reporting risk analysis liability risk

You've Identified Risks... Now What?

You’ve successfully identified the risks that are facing your organization. (If you’re just joining us, check out our blog post from last week!) But now what? Risk management isn’t just about figuring out what risks there are: you have to know what to do about them and create a thorough plan for staying on top.

Topics: Risk Management Process frequency and severity of risk risk monitoring risk analysis business risk management

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