Alert from a ransomware attack

27 May, 2021

The new reality of ransomware attacks: better targeted, more damaging

The Sophos State of Ransomware 2021 report, an independent survey of 5,400 IT managers in...
Illustration of a computer processing chip

29 April, 2021

Why businesses should optimise supply chains for resilience, not just cost

New Year 2021 brought unwelcome news for the world’s automotive industry: a global shortage of semiconductor chips, which these days are essential components in modern vehicles. The cause? Manufactu...
Machine learning circuit board

20 April, 2021

Rise of the machines requires a ‘stakeholder approach’ from boards

Companies are in need of a new approach to coping with the risks presented by machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence, according to academics, which should include sharing the governance rol...
Businessman pressing a cybersecurity lock

30 March, 2021

Experts highlight cybersecurity risk amid the pandemic

Cybersecurity is emerging as a key issue during the pandemic, with a host of reports and organisations moving to stress its importance to boards. The World Economic Forum (WEF) throws a spotlight o...
Businessman looking at Covid-19 risk management dashboard

18 March, 2021

Risk management lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, organisations and risk management professionals have responded in a variety of ways to limit the impact to their operations. Whilst some have reacted quickly, demonst...
Covid-19 crisis and stock market prices

1 December, 2020

IIRC: Covid-19 crisis ‘has underscored the relevance of sustainability’

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit South Africa, the country went into one of the harshest lockdowns in the world. In response, Anglo-American’s South African iron ore subsidiary,
Covid-19, coronavirus, hits markets

21 July, 2020

Covid-19: FRC urges companies to provide ‘more extensive disclosures’

The campaign for companies to fully report the impact of Covid-19 on their performance continues. A report from the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) published this week sees the regulator “remindin...
Covid-19 Risk Survey

15 July, 2020

Risk report reveals pandemic forced companies to review strategy

Almost 60% of companies are reviewing their business strategy as a result of the pandemic, while 43% of senior business leaders say Covid-19 is a fundamental threat to their organisations, according t...
#metoo, sexual harassment and misconduct

13 July, 2020

#MeToo continues: why sexual harassment is a growing litigation risk

We all know that the federal securities laws prohibit insider trading, "pumping and dumping", Ponzi schemes and market manipulation. But public shareholders and their lawyers have been working hard to...
Harvey Weinstein leaves court during his trial

23 June, 2020

Investors use securities law to sue over sexual misconduct

The #MeToo movement, trigged by revelations in 2017 about film director Harvey Weinstein, has quietly opened a second front in the campaign to end sexual harassment in the workplace. While much att...