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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

Risk Tools for Your Operational Risk Management

 
For years now, operational risk managers have relied on their experience and understanding of a subject matter as the perfect risk tools but the fast-paced, cutthroat world of today demands more. You need adequate risk tools integrated at all levels within an operation.
 
This article covers why you need risk tools, the point of having an operational risk management strategy and the known risk tools guaranteed to help you through the optimum course of action in any situation.
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Strategic Risk as an Element of Operational Risk

Tom Cooper is currently an Assistant Professor at Memorial University in the area of strategic management. As a member of ClearRisk Board of Advisors, Tom’s research and blogging focuses primarily on the interplay between strategy, risk and compliance as well as their effects on corporate responsibility. ‘Strategic Risk as an Element of Operational Risk’ is the fourth in this ongoing series.

Although the Basel II guidance on strategic risk is regulatory driven, this definition of strategic risk provides little assistance on how strategic risk might be identified and analyzed. There is also considerable potential overlap with the standard Basel II definition of operational risk, which is: “the risk of loss resulting from inadequate or failed internal processes, people and systems or from external events”.

Topics: strategic risk managing operational risk

The Importance of Risk Mapping

Why should your organization be using risk maps? 

Building a risk map brings valuable benefits. You will have a thorough understanding of your risk environment and how individual risks compare to one another. You can use this to strategically prioritize your risks and determine where to use your limited resources.

A risk map is built by plotting the frequency of a risk on the y-axis of the chart and the severity on the x-axis. Frequency is how likely the risk is or how often you think it will occur; severity is how much of an impact it would have if it did occur.

Topics: Risk Management Process risk mapping Risk Map business risk management

How to Hold Business Units Accountable for Claim Costs

If you think the cost of claims and incidents within your organization is too high, it’s time to address that problem.

But how can you know what steps to take when all you have is an overall number?

By breaking down occurrences by location, department, division, and so on, it will be easier to figure out the root of the problem and work towards solving it. That’s why it’s important to make these individual units accountable for their costs.

Topics: risk management plan risk ownership risk analysis risk management culture risk responsibility breaking down claim costs

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