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The 2020 Global Terrorism Index (GTI) has found that deaths from terrorism fell for the fifth consecutive year since peaking in 2014. The number of deaths has now decreased by 59% since 2014 to 13,826. Conflict remains the primary driver of terrorism, with over 96% of deaths from terrorism in 2019 occurring in countries already in conflict.
Webcor, a provider of commercial construction services throughout California needed a way to find and mitigate threats, and reduce the company’s cyber risk profile. The company implemented a managed services approach to augment its existing IT and security staff and improve its security posture.
The risk level to the global workforce has reached its highest since 2016 according to the findings of the International SOS Risk Outlook 2021. Unsurprisingly, around eight in 190 risk professionals believe the health and security risks faced by the workforce increased in 2020 (specifically for “domestic employees” (85%), “assignees” (81%), “student and faculty” (80%), “business travelers” (79%) and “remote workers” (77%)). Around half believe that this will increase further in 2021.
Tim Wiseman, the University of Wyoming’s chief risk officer, has been elected to the University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA) Board of Directors. Wiseman is one of two new board members selected for a three-year term.
On November 19 and 20, more than 200 industry and government officials exercised the energy sector’s response and recovery to a Wasatch earthquake during CESER’s Clear Path VIII. This year’s scenario impacted critical energy infrastructure within Utah and the surrounding states with cascading impacts across the Western United States. The regional, all hazards Clear Path Exercise series brings together energy sector partners on an annual basis to update policies and procedures, identify areas for collective improvement, and strengthen relationships and cooperation.
Cellebrite recently published a new white paper with IDC, “Policing 2025: Envisioning a New Framework for Investigations.” In the IDC White Paper, IDC proposes a methodology for public safety organizations to digitally transform.
In new research from HelpSystems interviewing chief security officers in financial institutions about the security challenges they face, more than a third (35%) of survey respondents cite insider threats as one with potential to cause the most damage in the next 12 months.
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) reported the key issues facing the federal banking system and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the federal banking industry in its Semiannual Risk Perspective for Fall 2020.