From the monthly archives:

November 2011

When we think of email-related risks, we generally think of malware. What if some unscrupulous cybercriminal sends an employee a message containing a virus, Trojan horse or botnet? Organizations implement spam filters and firewalls to prevent such threats, but there is always a fear that those protections will fail. Well, now, one company is addressing [...]

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It’s been quite awhile since we last added to our Risks of Social Media series. There has of course been many developments and discussions of the risks involved over the past year, but more so than the downsides, companies should now be focusing on the upside. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and now, perhaps, Google+ all present [...]

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In 2007, Congress extended the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, which was first introduced in 2002 in response to the concern of subsequent attacks after 9/11, for seven years. So although the federal backstop that complements the private insurance market for terrorism insurance will be around in its current form until at least 2014, this risk [...]

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The term “flash mob” was coined in 2003 to describe a sudden, large-scale gathering of people in one specific location to perform an unusual and sometimes pointless act for a brief period of time. With the growing popularity of Facebook, Twitter and viral emails, flash mobs have grown much larger and, in some cases, dangerous. [...]

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