Risk Policy Is The New Risk Paradigm

By Tony Charge In Issue 102 of Security Solutions, (June 2016) an article was published around Risk Management which related to work the Australian Risk Policy Institute (ARPI) is doing in the complementary but separate space of Risk Policy. In response, I would like to take this opportunity to elaborate on the subject and inform readers about the difference and benefits of Risk Policy, not only to the security … [Read more...]

Negligent Misstatements: An Employment Reference Risk

Security professionals are generally familiar with the law of negligence and actions that may arise from a breach of the duty of care. These cases typically involve injury where a plaintiff seeks compensation for physical damage and/or nervous shock. However, what occurs when there has been pure economic loss based upon advice, such as an employment reference for a former employee? An economic or monetary loss may … [Read more...]

Planning Assumptions Can Undermine Resilience

In the previous article about resilience, Dr Parker highlighted the importance of testing existing corporate and organisational plans, which include all forms of crisis, emergency, security, risk and continuity plans. It was emphasised that the plans are only useful if they are relevant and effective. A critical issue in both the development of plans and testing them is the underlying assumptions. These need to be … [Read more...]

Former German Soldiers Now Fighting for ISIS

by Ahmet S. Yayla, Ph.D. & Anne Speckhard, Ph.D. A report written by the German Military Counterintelligence Service (MAD) indicated that twenty-nine former German soldiers left their countries to fight for rebel groups, including ISIS, in Syria or Iraq, as reported by local German news .[i] It also claimed that sixty-five German soldiers are now under investigation for having Islamist sympathies. Since 2007, … [Read more...]