Category: Risk Management

Should Your Company Start Setting Aside Funds to Negotiate With Cyberextortionists?

At first glance, the answer may seem quite cut and dry: You never negotiate with criminals, and that includes cybercriminals. However, if you consider how many companies have been breached, the likelihood of it happening to your organization, and the lack of viable alternatives, negotiating doesn’t seem like such an outrageous idea. A ThreatTrack Security
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Creating a Zero Tolerance for Workplace Injuries

Many companies think it’s too expensive to provide a safe working environment, but consider these statistics: Investing in proactive workplace safety processes can yield a $6.15 return on investment for every dollar spent. In 2012, private industry employers reported approximately three million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses, while 793,000 cases were reported for state and
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How Your Employees are Jeopardizing Your Company’s Information Security

What keeps Chief Information Officers from sleeping at night? Eating too much pizza? Watching a scary movie? Having a partner who snores? Nope. It’s security. CIOs are concerned about external security threats, but they’re more concerned with the threats posed by employees. According to a January 2015 survey of CIOs and other IT professionals, published
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Office Parties: Alcohol, Mistletoe, and Lawsuits

December is the month for office holiday parties, which are meant as a time to unwind and have fun with coworkers. However, more often than not, these events turn into alcohol-fueled, frat-style parties rife with sexual tension and next-day regrets. Sometimes, office holiday parties result in more than awkward Mondays. If not handled properly, they
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