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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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RIMS REPORT: Active Shooter Preparedness for Your Organization
The report highlights opportunities for risk pros and their organizations to identify warning signs of potential attacks, best practices in communication and pre-event training, as well as strategies to implement a coordinated effort that minimizes injuries, property damage and uncertainties.
Author:  Justin Smulison
Date: March 4, 2019
Spencer-RIMS Internship Manual for Employers
The newly released Spencer-RIMS Internship Manual offers a roadmap for risk professionals to design a valuable internship program for their organization while creating exciting and rewarding opportunities for future professionals.
Author:  RIMS Student Advisory Council
Date: February 28, 2019
RIMS Professional Report: Making Sense of Artificial Intelligence and Its Impact on Risk Management
The report explores forms of AI available to organizations, common implementations scenarios for risk professionals to consider, as well as opportunities for those professionals to advance their careers in light of the emergence of AI technologies.
Author:  Tom Easthope
Date: February 20, 2019
RIMS LEGISLATIVE REVIEW: The Risk Management Implications of Conflicting Federal and State Cannabis Laws
The report provides a brief background on the current state of cannabis laws in the United States. It also explores banking and insurance challenges for businesses in marijuana industries, as well as property owners’ and managers’ rights, language and insurance considerations for tenancy agreements.
Author:  RIMS External Affairs Committee
Date: February 7, 2019
Protecting Your Software Supply Chain
Attacks on the software supply chain introduce vulnerabilities into company infrastructure.
Author:  Danika Blessman
Date: February 4, 2019
Corporate Business Continuity Policy Template
A generic BCM policy template for risk managers who are formulating their own policies.
Author:  RIMS
Date: January 10, 2019
BCM/BCP Business Issues Management Team Manual Template
A template for a business continuity business issues management team manual.
Author:  RIMS
Date: January 10, 2019
Understanding the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018
The RIMS Professional Report addresses the rights provided to consumers under the CCPA, the obligations it creates for businesses, as well as practical steps companies should take to prepare for its implementation date.
Author:  Teri Cotton Santos
Date: December 5, 2018
It’s Electric: Business Interruption & Property Damage Hazards
With business interruption (BI) ranking as one of the highest concerns risk managers face today, it’s imperative that global operations understand their risk exposure tied to utility failures.
Author:  Global Risk Consultants
Date: November 12, 2018
Continuity Planning with the Bowtie Method
Organizations need a framework that loops in both proactive controls and reactive measures.
Author:  Robert A. Sibik
Date: November 1, 2018
Business Continuity & Risk Management Program Best Practices
We live in a world of complex interdependencies. Thus, it is worthwhile to address preparedness to improve enterprise resiliency.
Author:  WorldAware
Date: November 1, 2018
Building Better Business Risk Resilience at Cisco Systems, Inc.
Leslie Lamb sits down with RIMS to discuss how her organization is assisting Cisco to enhance its business and operational risk resilience.
Author:  Russ Banham
Date: October 22, 2018
Category: Business Continuity, Risk Management (General)
Keywords: Resilience, Continuity, lamb
Type: Article
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The Natural Disaster Ripple Effect
Disasters can have broad impacts on supply chains that require assessment and mitigation.
Author:  Walter Lynch
Date: October 2, 2018
GDPR and the Role of the Data Protection Officer
Hiring a data protection officer is a key tenet of the GDPR, but what exactly does that entail?
Author:  David Ross
Date: October 2, 2018
Burning Up: California’s Wildfires Increase Risks
Increased wildfire activity in California in 2017 and 2018 has underscored the importance of prevention strategies.
Author:  Bruce Arita
Date: October 1, 2018
More Than Meets the Eye: Tackling Invisible Threats Through Infrared Thermography
Utilizing the latest techniques and technologies, a professionally conducted infrared thermography survey can identify potential problems before failure, preventing unexpected breakdown.
Author:  Global Risk Consultants
Date: September 24, 2018
Rethinking School Shooter Response and Prevention
Schools need to employ new strategies to avoid the risk of future tragedies.
Author:  Lori Widmer
Date: September 5, 2018
A Guide to Cyber Insurance
A reference for risk professionals who are exploring options to manage cyber risks that are uncovered or not addressed by the organization’s existing risk management program. Covered: cyber insurance application process, procurement, cyber claim management, litigation and best practices/examples.
Author:  Dylan Black, A. Kate Margolis, G. Benjamin Milam, Emily M. Ruzic
Date: August 14, 2018
A Crash Course in Data Breach Readiness
These seven steps will make organizations more resilient in the face of a cyberattack.
Author:  Jerry Thompson
Date: August 3, 2018
Enterprise Risk Management's Wakeup Call: 10 Years Later
This RIMS report chronicles the diffusion and evolution of ERM, identifies new challenges for risk professionals to deliver solutions that create and protect value, and offers recommendations for integrating ERM in today’s sophisticated business environment.
Author:  Carol Fox, RIMS
Date: June 14, 2018
Notepad: Risk in Review – June
Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, NRA suing New York, an E. coli outbreak in lettuce, and more.
Author:  Morgan O'Rourke and Hilary Tuttle
Date: June 4, 2018



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