ransomware, Ryuk ransom note

29 July, 2019

Ransomware attacks: what to do when the worst happens

It can cause bankruptcy and feel like a “violation”: Ransomware attacks are on the rise, enabling cybercriminals around the globe to extort vast sums of money from businesses while indiscriminatel...
global outsourcing

19 July, 2019

Outsourcing: the risks and rewards of a multi-faceted tool

Discussion of outsourcing has travelled a long way. Once used to cut costs, the process of transferring in-house processes and functions to an external provider has now become a core part of achieving...
social media, hashtag, reputation

28 May, 2019

Social media: when personal beliefs clash with corporate values

By its very nature, social media blurs our professional and private selves. When we put a disclaimer in our Twitter bio stating “Views my own, and do not reflect those of my employer”, we may feel...
whistleblowing, social media

8 March, 2019

Why boards need to support whistleblowers

Misselling financial products to meet bonus targets. Unsafe working practices on construction sites. Breach of food safety regulations putting consumers at risk of illness. Sexual favours for disaster...
corporate culture

12 October, 2018

Steps to strengthen boardroom culture, reputation and risk

In 2002, a team of European insurance supervisors built on their inside knowledge and a decade’s worth of experience of insurance company crise...
CSR, corporate social responsibility

25 July, 2018

When doing good garners bad press

In 2016, US companies donated a total of $18.6bn to charity. That s...
RBS

21 February, 2018

‘Fundamental governance failings’ in RBS unit saw SMEs ‘poorly treated’

Governance and oversight failings in RBS’s distressed debt division led to “widespread inappropriate treatment” of small business customers, according to a report published by the Treasury commi...
digital communication, digital technology, digital boardroom

7 February, 2018

Sustainable business begins with digital boardrooms

There are many economic and political reasons why businesses adopt sustainability policies, from reducing the risk of reputational damage through to ensuring continuity of supply and, of course, adher...