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Risk Knowledge is a searchable library of relevant information for today's risk professionals. Available materials include RIMS Executive Reports, survey findings, contributed articles, industry research, benchmarking data and more.



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Year In Risk 2017
Whether it was natural disasters, cyberattacks, corporate crises or political uncertainty, risk events made high-profile and often sobering headlines in 2017.
Author:  Morgan O'Rourke
Date: December 1, 2017
7 Misconceptions about GDPR You Need to Understand Now
With the GDPR set to go into effect in May, organizations need to have a better understanding of their responsibilities under the new law.
Author:  Barclay T. Blair and Charles Choe
Date: December 1, 2017
ERM Benchmarks
Adoption and advancement of enterprise risk management programs are on the rise, but considerable room for improvement remains.
Author:  Caroline McDonald
Date: December 1, 2017
ERM and the Art of Motorcycle Adventure
Operating a motorcycle and implementing an enterprise risk management program have a lot in common.
Author:  Lance Ewing
Date: December 1, 2017
The Eightfold Path for Enterprise Risk Management
These eight steps can help organizations develop effective ERM programs.
Author:  Damon Levine
Date: November 22, 2017
RIMS 2017 Enterprise Risk Management Benchmark Survey
The survey explores the evolution of ERM, drawing comparisons to the Society’s 2013 edition. It highlights the effectiveness and advantages of ERM programs, as well as leadership’s expectations of ERM, implementation strategies and challenges.
Author:  Brandon Righi, Carol Fox
Date: November 6, 2017
COSO Enterprise Risk Management - Integrating with Strategy and Performance - RIMS MEMBER VERSION
This updated risk management framework highlights the importance of considering risk in both the strategy-setting process and in driving performance.
Author:  COSO
Date: November 5, 2017
How Risk Management Can Enable Growth
ERM allows risk managers to demonstrate their strategic value for their organizations.
Author:  Matthew Shinkman
Date: November 2, 2017
The ERM Imperative
By taking an enterprise-wide approach to risk management, organizations can better avoid damaging corporate scandals and costly litigation.
Author:  Steven Minsky
Date: November 2, 2017
RIMS REPORT - An Evolving Model for Board Risk Governance: Revisited
The updated RIMS report looks at the 30 Dow Jones Industrial Average companies, examining trends in risk governance, how those organizations are now advising their investors about the board’s involvement in risk oversight and actions to enhance enterprise-wide risk management governance.
Author:  John Bugalia, Kristina Narvaez
Date: October 26, 2017
Majority of U.S. Workers Report Hostile Workplaces
Whether to manage the risks of labor shortages or workplace conflict and litigation, businesses may need to take a hard look at their culture.
Author:  Hilary Tuttle
Date: October 3, 2017
A Common Language: Aligning Third-Party Contracts with Insurance Policies
The report defines key insurance terms that must be understood by contract reviewers, as well as common contract clauses that impact the validity of both the contract and insurance policies.
Author:  Brenda Tappan
Date: September 25, 2017
Winter Is Coming
Like a Game of Thrones winter, hackers are coming.
Author:  Morgan O'Rourke
Date: September 1, 2017
Cyberbreaches Cost Companies Billions in Long-Term Value
A typical severe cyberbreach results in the permanent loss of 1.8% of a company’s value relative to its competitors.
Author:  Hilary Tuttle
Date: September 1, 2017
Cyber Protection: What to Do Before and After a Cyber Incident
The report explores the precautionary steps and post-incident responses critical to managing a data breach. It highlights the importance of understanding business strategy and susceptible assets, employee training, cyber insurance and developing relationships with internal/external stakeholders.
Author:  RIMS, Teri Cotton Santos, Dwayne Eastwood, Michael Gresham, John Hansen
Date: June 28, 2017
Running with Risk
Nike's Breaking2 campaign was an exercise in risk management—and a lesson in its limitations.
Author:  Morgan O'Rourke
Date: June 1, 2017
Preparing for an Immigration Crackdown
More aggressive immigration enforcement under Trump is increasing risk for businesses.
Author:  Jessica T. Cook
Date: June 1, 2017
Total Cost of Risk Declines Again
For the third consecutive year, businesses saw a decline in their total cost of risk in 2016.
Author:  Morgan O'Rourke
Date: June 1, 2017
Board Oversight and Sustainability
Environmental, social, and governance initiatives appear to be directly related to a company’s long-term performance and profitability.
Author:  Caroline McDonald
Date: June 1, 2017