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The Public Health Informatics and Technology Program's IT system was developed by the Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (OSELS).The CDC division response for its deployment and maintenance is the Division of Informatics esearch and Development (DID) whose role is to advance the frontiers of public health informatics by means of appropriate research and development. The DID division is to collaborate with the other members of the CDC programs in order to come up with various innovative technologies to be utilized in positively impacting the various health practices in both short-term and long-term basis (CDC, 2010).
Public Health Informatics and Technology Program relies on various technologies in achieving its objectives. The underlying characteristic of these technologies is that they are client/server in their architecture are meant to aid in the handling of various forms of information in the CDC corporation and well as externally between CDC and…
CDC, (2010).Public Health Informatics and Technology Program Office:Informatics Research and Development.
Chambers & Thomson, (2004).Vulnerability Disclosure Framework.
isk Assessment Program
Over the last several years, many small and medium sized businesses have been turning to cloud computing as a way of storing, retrieving and accessing vital information. This is when a third party provider will offer firms with these services at a fraction of the cost of traditional IT departments. Moreover, there is unlimited storage capacity and firms can readily protect themselves against vulnerabilities at a particular site. These benefits are leading to nearly 60% of all corporations using this to reduce expenses and improve productivity. The results are that more firms are realizing higher profit margins from effectively outsourcing these functions. (Hashizume, 2013) (Kouns, 2011) (Panda, 2013)
However, the use of third party providers is also very risky. This is because they are leaving their most sensitive data with third party organizations. That may not understand the needs of the company or incorporate proper security protocols.…
Data Cloud Computing Services. (n.d.).
Canavan, J. (2001). Fundamentals of Network Security. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Cole, E. (2011). Network Security Bible. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
Convery, S. (2004). Network Security Architectures. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Man-made risks are significant, and include fire and pollution. Fire can occur in residential, commercial, or wildland form. Fire occurs as a result of human error at home or in the workplace. Wildland fires can start as a result of unsupervised campfires burning matches or live cigarettes (El Dorado Hills Fire Dept, 2010). Because the rainfall per year for the area is fairly low, wildland fires are a significant risk. This risk is however lowered by the fact that wind poses no risk. The lack of very strong winds also provides for the possibility that the fire department can control a wildland fire fairly easily should it be detected in time.
esidential and commercial fires pose a lesser risk, because these are generally mitigated by prevention and warning measures such as smoke detectors, fire alarms, and fire extinguishers within the home or workplace. Furthermore, nearly constant human presence in residential…
El Dorado Hills Fire Dept. (2010). Retrieved from http://www.edhfire.com/
PropertyMaps. (2010). El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 (El Dorado County). Retrieved from http://www.propertymaps.com/location/mls/usa/california/el+dorado+hills/95762#community_demos
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (2010). Region 9: Naturally Occurring Asbestos in California. Retrieved from http://epa.gov/region9/toxic/noa/eldorado/intro1.html
isk Assessment for GFI Group, Inc. (GFI)
Company Network, Interconnection, and Communication Environment
When it comes to the company network, GFI Group, Inc. (GFI) operates as a dealer brokerage company, which was discovered in the U.S. It is in network with over the counter (OTC) related securities and derivative products. The company mostly offers market data brokerage services, and analytics software merchandises to commercial and investment banks, insurance corporations, large businesses and hedge funds in places such as Asia Pacific, North America, and Europe. Furthermore, it offers brokerage services in four broad product classes which consist of credit, equity, financial and commodity. What is more, the company functions through a network of offices in New York, London, Cape Town, Paris, Sydney, Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo, Englewood Calgary, and Sugar Land. GFI is headquartered in New York City, New York, the U.S.
T As far as Global Finance,…
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Patton, D.E. (2003). The risk assessment paradigm as a blueprint for environmental research. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment,, 9(5), 1337-1348.
Suter, G.W. (2006). Ecological risk assessment and ecological epidemiology for contaminated sites. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, 22(9), 31-38.
isk Assessment of Four-year-Old Girl
We each have a range of possibilities before us from the moment that we are born. However, we are each also at least in some ways limited from the moment of our birth because we do not come into the world as if we were a blank slate. This paper examines the ways in which one child had many of her "choices" already made for her. (The girl is now twelve.) This include her parents' background and history as well as limitations (and opportunities) determined by physical disabilities.
The first part of this assessment is related to the child's father. He is self-employed as a general contractor. He finished high school and speaks English at home. There are no specific warning signs in terms of his status. He seems to be relatively stable, although being self-employed clearly brings about a certain instability that does not…
Gratz, J. (2006). The Impact of Parents' Background on their Children's Education. http://www.macalester.edu/educationreform/publicintellectualessay/Gratz.pdf
Teacher born without limbs teaches children acceptance, respect. (2007). http://www.sawfnews.com/Lifestyle/36264.aspx.
Psychology differs from other sciences, such as physics or chemistry, where test conditions and parameters are easier to control. In psychology, there are factors that are easily controlled, but there are also circumstances that are beyond the control of the researcher. For instance, the researcher cannot control a history of abuse, or social teaching that occurred in the subject's childhood. All of these factors could affect the outcome of the test, but are not controllable from the researcher's standpoint.
The presence of confounding variables makes it difficult to attribute the study findings to the hypothesis beyond the shadow of a doubt. Confounding variables, such as we have discussed, make it difficult to isolate the independent and dependent variable. This is another key criterion of a valid empirical study. In order to demonstrate causality, the researcher must be able to isolate the independent and dependent variable with some certainty. Without this…
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Risk Assessment at the Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Industry and company information
The current economic climate is more challenging than ever and economic agents face incremental difficulties in registering profits through the serving of a population with a decreasing purchasing power. Nevertheless, in a context in which most economic agents register decreasing revenues, America's number one retailer -- Wal-Mart -- registers growing profits.
The company does nevertheless encounter numerous challenges as a result of internal vulnerabilities and external threats. In addressing the risks which face Wal-Mart, the current report has used the Risk Management Guide for Information Technology Systems, from the Special Publication 800-30 of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The choice for this methodology was made as it is easily accessible and applicable, regardless of the…
Greenwald, R., 2005, Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Documentary -- The documentary is generically a less traditional sources of information in the construction of research reports. Nevertheless, this particular report was chosen as it presented numerous issues relevant in the context of the analysis conducted, and it presented them through the lenses of the affected people, rather than through the lenses of the organization. The documentary cites employees and other parties which have interacted with the retailer and presents their sides of the story, which become combined and centralized to create a negative reputation of Wal-Mart.
Knorr, A., Arndt, A., 2003, Why did Wal-Mart fail in Germany? Institute for World Economics and International Management, http://www.iwim.uni-bremen.de/publikationen/pdf/w024.pdf last accessed on July 12, 2011 -- Knorr and Arndt's article details the reasons as to why Wal-Mart's entry into the European continent -- with specific emphasis on Germany -- has been unsuccessful. The article has been selected due to its sources -- The Institute for World Economics and International Management -- which testifies to the accuracy of the information, its reliability and its objectivity. At a general level, the article is create using more qualitative approaches rather than quantitative ones, and its findings indicate that Wal-Mart's breakdown in Germany is due to the company's inability to comprehend and adapt to the specifics of the European market place.
Stoneburner, G., Goguen, A., Feringa, A., 2002, Risk Management Guide for Information Technology Systems, NIST Special Publication 800-30, http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/nistpubs/800-30/sp800-30.pdf last accessed on July 12, 2011 -- This specific source is useful as it presents the nine steps of the methodology used in the assessment of the risks pertaining to the operations of the Wal-Mart Stores. The limitation is however pegged to the fact that the model is created for systems within the Information Technology field. Still, the nine steps of the process can be customized and applied to any company, regardless of the industry in which it operates.
Wal-Mart 2011 Annual Report, Wal-Mart Website, http://walmartstores.com/sites/annualreport/2011/financials/Walmart_2011_Annual_Report.pdf last accessed on July 12, 2011 -- The Wal-Mart Annual Report is a highly relevant and reliable source of information as it reveals figures directly computed by the organization. It as such integrates information which is relevant and clear, without any shadow of doubt regarding its sources. Nevertheless, while the accuracy of the facts and the figures is not disputable, it has to be recognized that the annual report is part of the organizational documents and represents a means of the company's interaction with its stakeholders. In this order of ideas, the company would use the Annual report to place itself in a favorable light. This specifically means that the company would emphasize on its strengths and achievements, but it would leave out its problems. This shortage generates the need to search for answers to the risks faced by Wal-Mart in other sources.
SAFETY AND HEALTH ISKS: UK
Workers' health and safety has become a major issue of debate in the UK corporate world because it has been found that in several cases, occupational injuries occur not due to the negligence of the employees but more because of the inappropriate safety measures. While not every person would agree with this, at least those in the legal profession maintain that employers can be charged with serious OHS offence if available evidence suggests that the reason behind death of an employee was unsafe working environment. (Wells: p.5) While the employers are required to conform to certain health and safety guidelines, it is still believed that United Kingdom is experiencing a sudden increase in the number of injuries and deaths on workplace making the British working environment rather unsafe.
Evening News (2001) reports:
The number of work-related deaths in the UK increased by 75…
Health & Safety Executive (UK), Review of Health and Safety Legislation (London, HMSO, 1994), p. 8;
Secretary of State for Employment (UK), Building Business... Not Barriers, a White Paper presented to Parliament (HMSO, London, 1986), p. 4
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South Australian Government, Occupational Health and Safety, Submission Number DR275 to the Industry Commission.
It is also quite possible to use the file system's security characteristics or features in order to protect accessibility to the device management application itself. Then unauthorized users will not be in a position to read the application file, and they will not be able to run the application and have to attempt to guess a legitimate logon password in each of the step providing an extra layer of secured protection. (Network Management Security)
In general any organization in a stable state has built in systems to decide on required confidentiality of information even within the organization, but when important changes take place to the organization, and then this concept of confidentiality is disturbed. A very big organization in the field of computer technology, Borland, had decided to use 23 industry leading system integrators and consultants to provide major corporations and government clients with applications, consulting and training services…
Borland Delivers Resources and Solutions for Software Risk Management. Business Wire. 10
May 2005. Retrieved at http://www.highbeam.com/library/docfree.asp?DOCID=1G1:132263626&num=71&ctrlInfo=Round18%3AMode18c%3ASR%3AResult&ao=&FreePremium=BOTH
Borland Strengthens Premier Partner Program; Borland Expands Program with New Premier
Partners, Delphi Client/Server Certification, InterBase Test Drive Program, and New Premier VAR Program. Business Wire. 23 September, 1996. Retrieved at http://www.highbeam.com/library/docfree.asp?DOCID=1G1:18516376&num=1&ctrlInfo=Round18%3AMode18c%3ASR%3AResult&ao=&FreePremium=BOTH
Risk Assessment for a water company
Risk Assessment Report
Organization: Artesian Water Company
Table of Continent
Executive Summary 3 Table 4 Analysis
Problem & Solutions 6 Conclusion
Risk Assessment Report for Artesian Water Company
Artesian Water Company hereby presents their annual risk assessment report. Together with other companies, these reports are always presented to the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) and United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as the public has the opportunity of reading the report to check contaminants. Therefore, this report presents information in regard to contaminants which might be found or not found in the Artesian's drinking water and ways in which they may affect health. It create awareness to our consumers on what it takes the company to deliver safe drinking water that can help our consumers make informed decisions about what they drink.
The report include table of results from the company's…
Secondly, someone not in the minibus party of workers should be aware of the minibus' regular route and when the workers are expected to arrive at their designation, to raise the alarm if they are late. Thirdly, the workers, while waiting for repairs and assistance, should know how to avoid personal injury, even in the dark on a busy country road with few lights and comfortable places to wait by the road. And lastly and ideally, the workers should have some personal knowledge of self-defense, in the event of being attacked by a transient, especially in the dark.
If the company requires the workers to travel frequently because of the nature of their work and occupation, instructing the workers how to repair a punctured tire as part of their initial instruction might not be a bad idea. Thus, the risk assessment method statement should not have merely been regarding the…
Terrorists and acts of terrorism have become unpredictable. Today terrorism has adopted a new dimension. This makes it difficult to differentiate between the preparation for a terrorist induced disaster and a natural/technological disaster. Over the years the United States has encountered several terrorist attacks in the eighties hijackings of planes was prevalent and in the nineties and the new millennium attacks on buildings such as the World Trade Center in New York and U.S. foreign embassies such as one in Nairobi, Kenya and Darussalam, Tanzania. The interesting issue is that it is not easy to predict their next mode of attack; many anti-terrorist experts are suspicious about the involvement of chemical or biological weapons (Heng, 2006 ).
In addition, terrorist are no longer bear the profile of the traditional enemy, some of them are Americans and not easy to identify as terrorist, Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma bomber, was…
ABC News. (2012, May 15). Bush Warned of Hijackings Before 9-11. Retrieved October 23, 2012, from http://abcnews.go.com .
Adam, J.S. (2001, October 5 ). Troubling Questions in Troubling Times: A critical look at the history of attacks on the World Trade Center. Retrieved October 23, 2012, from http://www.serendipity.li/wot/adam.htm
Cable News Network. (2012). Timothy McVeigh. Retrieved October 23, 2012, from http://articles.cnn.com/2001-03-29/us/profile.mcveigh_1_timothy-mcveigh-oklahoma-city-bombing-religion-basic-training-fort-bragg?_s=PM:U.S.
Heng, Y.-K. (2006 ). The 'Transformation of War' Debate: Through the Looking Glass of Ulrich Beck's World Risk Society . International Relations, 69-91 .
Communication strategies also focus on assisting the public with post-risk claims.
Broward County also places great emphasis on claims and liability, as well as protecting the financial assets of the county. Dangerous risk factors themselves, as well as the prevention of these, are of secondary importance. The same is true for the Enterprise Risk Management site of Carolina. The focus here is mainly on the institutions and the risks directly affecting the University. The emphasis here is also on finance, by including as many types of risk as possible under a single umbrella. This however tends to overwhelm other issues, such as stakeholders besides the University. The risks addressed focus only on those facing the university, without mention of possible risks to parties affiliated with the institution.
The Cuyahoga County Department of Central ervices also addresses the issue of claims, but does so against the background of various categories of…
Broward County. Risk Management. http://www.broward.org/riskmanagement/welcome.htm
Carolina Risk Management Services. Enterprise Risk Management. http://www.unc.edu/finance/risk/erm.htm
Chief Administrative Office. County of Los Angeles: Risk Management. http://cao.lacounty.gov/RMB/overview.htm
Cook County Illinois Bureau of Finance. Department of Risk Management. http://www.cookcountyrisk.com/services2.html
There are a variety of ways in which the risks of an organization can be assessed, including many different forms or methods of qualitative analysis. Determining specific frameworks, theories, and models for assessing qualitative risks that face an organization can be even more essential and complex than developing an assessment plan for assessing quantitative risks; due to their very nature, qualitative elements of an organization are by definition more subjective, more difficult to concretely measure, and more unpredictable in their effects due to these variations in understanding and measurement (Hutter & Power 2005). Many of the qualitative risks that can confront an organization and potentially thwart its growth and success if not properly dealt with come from the human elements of the organization, such as knowledge and skill levels, and risk identification and assessment in these areas has its own set of ethical and practical complications…
Duffey, R. & Saull, J. (2008). Managing risk: The human element. New York: Wiley.
Frame, J. (2003). Managing risk in organizations. New York: Wiley.
Hutter, B. & Power, M. (2005). Organizational encounters with risk. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Chief Information Security Officer-Level Risk Assessment
The objective of this work in writing is to examine Chief Information Security Officer-Level Risk Assessment. Specifically, the scenario in this study is securing information for the local Emergency Management Agency in an Alabama County. The Director of Emergency Management in this County has tasked the Chief Information Security Officer with setting out a plan for information security of the Department's networking and computing systems.
Information Security Management involves the "identification of an organization's assets and the development, documentation, and implementation to policies, standards, procedures, and guidelines, which ensure their availability, integrity, and confidentiality." (Official ISC Guide to the CISSP Exam, nd) Threats are identified, assets classified and security controls implemented through use of "data classification, security awareness training, risk assessment, and risk analysis and as well their vulnerabilities are rated. (Official ISC Guide to the CISSP Exam, nd)
Risk management involves the "identification,…
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As the percentage of older Americans continues to increase, the need for timely and accurate assessment screens and the formulation of effective clinical interventions will become even more pronounced. Fortunately, the research also showed that there are a number of assessment tools that are available to facilitate the process, including sophisticated multifactor instruments with proven validity and reliability. One of the more important issues to emerge from the research concerned the need for individualized interventions that draw on strengths and interests in order to minimize the risk factors that are involved.
Faber, M., Bosscher, .J. & Van Wieringen, P.C. (2006). Clinimetric properties of the performance-oriented mobility assessment. Physical Therapy, 86(7), 944-954.
Functional assessment. (2012). NursingLink. etrieved from http://nursinglink.monster.com / training/articles/331-functional-assessment-the-key-to-geriatric-care-in-the-21st-
Gates, S. & Smith, L., Fisher, J.D. & Lamb, S.E. (2008, October 1). Systematic review of accuracy of screening instruments for predicting fall risk among independently living older…
Faber, M., Bosscher, R.J. & Van Wieringen, P.C. (2006). Clinimetric properties of the performance-oriented mobility assessment. Physical Therapy, 86(7), 944-954.
Functional assessment. (2012). NursingLink. Retrieved from http://nursinglink.monster.com / training/articles/331-functional-assessment-the-key-to-geriatric-care-in-the-21st-
Gates, S. & Smith, L., Fisher, J.D. & Lamb, S.E. (2008, October 1). Systematic review of accuracy of screening instruments for predicting fall risk among independently living older adults. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, 45(8), 1105-1113.
isk Analysis and the Security Survey
The following risk analysis and security survey report will be centered on the hospital as an organization. Vulnerabilities can be classified as crime opportunities, opportunities for breaking rules and regulations, opportunities for profiting and also for loss. By definition, vulnerability can be a gap or a weakness inside a security program that might be exploited by opponents to acquire unlawful access. Vulnerabilities include procedural, human, structural, electronic as well as other elements that offer opportunities to damage assets (Vellani and Owles, 2007).
A vulnerability assessment can be classified as a systematic method utilized to evaluate an organization's security position, assess the efficiency of current security infrastructure, as well as, recognize security limitations. The basic approach of a Vulnerability Assessment (VA) first measures what precise assets require protection. Subsequently, VA recognizes the protection measures previously being used to protect those assets, as well as what…
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Code Green Networks. (2009). Protecting Healthcare Organizations from Patient Data Loss. Retrieved from: www.codegreennetworks.com/resources/downloads/wp_patient_dlp.pdf
The diffused infrared configuration however, uses a transmitter that fills a given office space with signals. The signal receiver can then be located anywhere in the office area in order to successfully receive the I signal.
The Spread spectrum LANs
This form of arrangement utilizes the multiple-cell configuration. Each of the cells are appropriately assigned a unique center frequency that lies within a specific band in order to avoid signal interference. This transmission technique makes use of two methods; frequency hopping as well as direct sequence modulation
The Frequency hopping method uses signals that jumps from a given frequency to the other within a specific bandwidth. The transmission unit then "listens" to a give channel and if successfully detects any idle time (a time when no signal is transmitted),then transmits the packet via the full channel bandwidth .In case a channel is deemed "full," the transmitter then "hops" to the…
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Cisco (n.d)"Cisco HWIC-AP WLAN Module for Cisco 1800 (Modular), 2800 and 3800."
Final Business plan created
Begin app production
Set up social media & Android accounts
Startup financing acquired
Prototype app developed
Hiring of marketing personnel
Secure distribution channel through Android
Start work on iOS version
Beta-test iOS version
Revisit marketing plan
Evaluate strategic plan
Launch iOS version, start work on Android v 2.0 or MS version
The cycle for the milestones is based on a fairly short development time frame. The key elements to this business are to create the app and to sell the app. It will take approximately 2-3 months to create the app, but the marketing strategy will begin before that time. The initial round of financing will be used mainly to support the marketing effort, and possibility to add another developer, allowing the company to accelerate the time frame for launching the iOS and Microsoft version of the app.
Homeland Security isk Management
isk Management in Homeland Security
This paper provides a brief examination of the role of risk management within the homeland security operations. The discussion first addresses issues related to risk assessment, which is a necessary, prudent step for publicly funded activities, and particularly so given the national scope and the potential consumption of resources. The Strategic National isk Assessment (SNA) serves as a vehicle to link policy -- the Presidential Policy Directive 8 (PPD 8) and the National Preparedness System. The core capabilities of the National Preparedness Goal are mapped to the hazards and threats identified in the SNA (SNA 2011). This tactic enables additional core capabilities to be identified, and provides a resource to inform the establishment of priorities needed for making decisions about future investing in capabilities (SNA 2011).
As with any major projects of risk management, the initial stage is focused on assessment.…
The White House. National Security Strategy. (2010, May). Washington, D.C. Government Printing Office. Retrieved National_Security_Strategy.pdf
U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Secure Boarders, Safe Travel, Legal Trade. U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection Fiscal Year 2009-2014 Strategic Plan. Retrieved CBP_Strategic_Plan.pdf
U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Department of Homeland Security Strategic Plan. Fiscal Years 2012 -- 2016. (2012, February). Washington, DC: Government Printing Office. Retrieved DHS_Strategic_Plan-2012-2016.pdf
U.S. Department of Homeland Security. DHS Risk Lexicon. Risk Steering Committee. (2010, September). Washington, D.C. Retrieved http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/dhs-risk-lexicon-2010.pdf
It is a sound practice for companies to perform an assessment on a regular basis to determine any possible threats that can harm the company internally or externally. There are many different facets to risk analysis from assessing on a regular basis which leads to identifying risks and determining what measures should be taken for each risk. All companies should go through this process so that they know how to manage any risk that their company might face. Not only should companies know what their risks are, they should also know which risk poses high and low threats. This will help them to determine what is considered an acceptable risk and what isn't. Because the business environment is ever-changing and information is constantly flowing globally, risk analysis is a necessity (Startiene and emeikiene, 2007).
Organizations should take risk analysis to protect what they value. This could be employees,…
Day, G.S. (2007). Is it real? Can we win? Is it worth doing? Managing risk and reward in an innovation portfolio. Harvard Business Review, 85(12), 110-120.
Startiene, G., & Remeikiene, R. (2007). Methodology of business risk analysis and its practical application in the enterprises working in the global market. Engineering Economics, 3(53), 7-16.
hen creating a risk management plan for a government program a number of important (even crucial) steps must be taken. In this paper a review of those steps is presented. Also, interventions which are important for improving healthcare are presented. Hence, this paper should serve as a five page report to the city council.
The simple, straightforward definition of needs assessment is as follows: project leaders and developers must know in advance what resources are necessary -- are vital -- for the completion and success of the program. In other words, needs assessment relates to that time, what financial commitment, what staff and what other tools and resources will be necessary in order to have a program that is functional and purposeful.
Because needs assessment and project management go hand in hand, the project managers working on a new program have a practical goal of making…
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. (2010). Designing and Implementing Medicaid
Disease and Care Management Programs: A User's Guide. Retrieved June 23, 2015, from http://www.ahrq.gov .
Ajami, S., and Bagheri-Tadi, T. (2013). Barriers for Adopting Electronic Health Records
(EHRS) by Physicians. Journal of Academy of Medical Sciences of Bosnia and Herzegovina. 21(2), 129-134.
Sport Stadium Risk Assessment
Sport venue management face challenges in determining the level of a potential threat (Hall). Risk must be identified, measured, and evaluated to be effectively managed. It should include assessments for threats, vulnerabilities, and criticalities for information that helps to protect critical assets, physical and human, against terrorist attacks and other threats, such as fan behavior that can cause harm to others or physical assets. Protection measures can include access control, use of CCTV security cameras, adding lighting, performance of background checks, credentialing, checking backpacks, enhancing communication networks, as well as developing and updating emergency response and evacuation plans.
There are three types of risks that need to be assessed. Mission risk prevents the organization from accomplishing goals and missions. Asset risk can harm physical assets. And, security risks can potentially cripple actual data and people. These risks are identified by surveys, inspections, employee interviews, and the…
Hall, S., Marciani, L. Cooper, W.E., & Rolen, R. "Introducing a Risk Assessment Model for Sport Venues." The Sport Journal, 10(2), ISSN: 1543-9518 (2007). Retrieved from http://www.thesportjournal.org/article/introducing-risk-assessment-model-sport-venues .
Hall, S., Marciani, L., & Cooper, W. "Sport Venue Security: Planning and Preparedness for Terrorists-related incidents." The Smart Journal, 4(2) (Spring/Summer 2008). Retrieved from http://www.thesmartjournal.com/venues.pdf .
Strategic National isk Assessment
Compare and contrast the deductions about the national-level threats and hazards as listed by the DHS in the SNA against the findings you made in Week 5's analysis of the WTAs. As always, assume what is listed first is the greatest risk [also called "most dangerous"] and probability [also called "most likely"] and the last is least
The Strategic National isk Assessment (SNA) is designed to provide the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with the tools it needs to effectively deal with various challenges. The threats and hazards are illustrating the overall scope of the problems and the probability that they will occur at some point in the future. They are classified into different categories called most dangerous and likely.
The most dangerous threats are areas where there is an immediate risk to the U.S. homeland and different national interests. A few of the most notable…
"Strategic National Assessment." DHS. (2011): 1 -- 7.
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Protecting this proprietary pricing process is critical for the future of Ford's ability to win sales into the future. Ford Motor Company must focus on how to alleviate the many potential areas of pricing itself and pricing processes being compromised. What's needed is a risk management plan aimed at the dealer channel to alleviate the many financial risks to Ford Motor Company from trimmings its dealer ranks throughout the United States.
Ford's Need for a isk Management Plan
The risks specific to the isk Management Plan will include the following key sections, highlighting the need to manage risks by the probabilities of their occurrence, according to isk Management completed by the Department of Energy as it relates to best practices in risk mitigation and disaster recovery al;so apply to Ford Motor Company's dealer channel Department of Energy (2005). While specific to another industry the applicability of these key concepts are…
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Risk Management (2005) - Acquisition and Program Risk Management Guidance - Volume 2: Chapter 4 -Retrieved from the Internet on October 15, 2006 at http://nasdocs.faa.gov/nasiHTML/risk-mgmt/vol2/04_ch_v2_01.html
HSMS Gap Analysis and Hazard Identification Risk Assessments
Description of APM Terminals
Review of the Health and Safety Management System
Health and Welfare Hazards
Physical Hazard -- Working at Height - Scaffolding
Health & Welfare Hazard -- Noise
Action Plan 1 - Management System
Action Plan 2 -- Hazards and Risks
Barbour Checklist: BS OHSAS 18001 Audit Checklist
Occupational health and safety management has numerous benefits for business, not only an employer's duty of care, a legal and moral obligation but also critical part of business equal in importance to other business functions like finance, marketing and production. When health and safety is embedded as part of business, results would be, good company image and reputation, better employee motivation and morale, improved efficiency and ultimately increased profitability.
The implementation of a sound health, safety and environment (HSE)…
The same does apply to security metrics such that these metrics establish the performance within the organization and the effectiveness of the organization's security.
The purpose of Risk Analysis is to spot and find security risks in the current framework and to resolve the risk exposure identified by the risk analysis. The type of security risk assessment for an organization is a function of a number of available assessments. However, the most important security protocol is to protect the organizations assets. Therefore, the most important security risk assessment for this purpose is the penetration testing proceeded by the vulnerability scan (Landoll, 2006). Protection of assets is of primary concern. Assets include both physical and non-physical assets. Non-physical assets are defined as assets that are not tangible. The Security Audit is indeed imperative, as is the Ad Hoc testing and Social Engineering test.
Campbell, G. (2010, What's state-of-the-art in…
Campbell, G. (2010, What's state-of-the-art in security metrics? Security Technology Executive, 20(9), 19-19. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/823012983?accountid=13044
Campbell (2010) delves into the newest technologies currently used in security technology. Contract security guards, he contests, account for more than $16 billion in the United States, employing more than public law enforcement. Campbell proposes musing metrics developed for the senior management team as well as providing a methodology on how to determine a particular metrics application.
Institute For Security And Open Methodologies (ISECOM) Security Metrics -- Attack Surface Metrics.
The ISECOM provides information regarding the rav and its application as a metric in security protection. The attack surface metric aspect is the focus of the metrics developed and is the specific activity of the rav.
Nine-year-old Afro-Caribbean, Lennox, was referred by professionals and his teacher to the therapist. Those who suggested counseling were worried about the boy's conduct and behavior when at school. As Lennox's previous therapist resigned his job during the summer school-term, the boy was referred once again; by this time, he had reached the age of ten. Lennox was offered twelve months of one-on-one therapy. The problems cited in the original referral for counseling included lack of concentration in studies, attention-seeking behavior at school, persistent unpunctuality to class, and the boy's washed-out look. Another referral by an educator in the year 2009 cited the boy's weak concentration in class, poor social skills apparent in groups, defensive stance, need to remain "in control," lack of self-esteem, and failure to accept responsibility for his conduct. According to both referring educators' behavior rating, they were highly concerned about the boy. When he reached the age…
Environmental Risk Assessment
Over the last several years, a wide variety of businesses have been focusing on the impact that they are having on the environment. Part of the reason for this, is because many firms are realizing that the footprint they are leaving can have an effect on the ecological balance for a particular region. A good example of this can be seen with Wal Mart. In this case, the various changes in the way they package different products could save: 3,800 trees, 1,000 barrels of oil and result in reduced costs for the company. (Kee, 2010, pp. 110 -- 118) This is significant because, it is illustrating how this approach is highlighting the way an environmental compliance risk assessment program can: save corporations money and reduce their effects on the ecosystem. To fully understand the full impact of this requires conducting a risk assessment involving a specialty apparel…
Kee, L. (2010). Green Retailing. California Management Review, 52 (2), 110 -- 118.
Seong, J. (2010). Comparative Efficiencies. International Journal of Logistics Management, 21 (3), 490 -- 509.
Zvi, I. (2011). Are You Too Soft. Minnesota Journal of Law, Science and Technology. 12, 527 -- 539.
leadership in risk assessment mean to you with regard to terrorism?
Effective risk assessment of any kind means continual scanning of the exterior environment, to ensure that the most likely risks are ideally stopped before they become problems in the first place. If this is not possible, then the next most feasible strategy is to mitigate risk. "Once the risks have been identified and assessed, putting a comprehensive risk management plan in place for terrorism risk is similar in many respects to understanding and managing the risks due to other hazards, such as extreme wind or earthquakes. Often, emergency planning and disaster recovery preparations that are in place for other types of hazards can be extended to prepare for and/or protect against terrorist attacks" (Gould 2004). Ideally, risk management means being able to project from whom and where the likely threats will arise, based upon current intelligence regarding domestic and…
Gould, Nathan. (2004). Managing terrorism risk. IRMI. Retrieved:
Managing the emergency consequences of terrorist incidents. (2002). FEMA. Retrieved:
Enterprise-Wide isk Assessment
The best choices made in enterprise-wide risk assessment are ones which admit that no organization can adequately prepare and protect themselves from every risk. ather, in order to engage in enterprise-wide risk assessment in a lasting and meaningful way, one needs to be able to pinpoint critical assets along with key vulnerabilities. This chapter covers yet another issue in this process, which is the ability to understand the threat environment that one's work or business exists within, so that one can accurately assess the overall risk of the enterprise.
Another solid choice in comprehensive enterprise-wide risk assessment is the issue of anticipating and preventing for insider threats. Too much time, money and energy is spent on protecting data from external threats, when there are already significant security issues presented from the inside to one's network or systems. Security awareness training is one solid way that one can…
Cappelli, D.M. et al., (2013). The CERT Guide to Insider Threats. Upper Saddle River: Pearson
They have been committed to the development of what they deem to be Consciousness Cosmetics for more than a decade. Entry into the Portuguese market offers certain benefits, such as the Portuguese people's commitment to high moral standards, which would be conducive to cruelty-free, environmentally responsible products such as Alba Organics. However, there are risks as well that need to be taken into consideration.
The Portuguese market is small and growing at only a nominal rate, in comparison to other EU countries. The population is still primarily located in rural areas. Although the euro is quite stable currently, that could change, affecting Alba's profitability. and, there are three primary, well-established competitors that control the majority of the market share currently, with large financial backing that could out compete Alba.
About us. (2005). etrieved July 11, 2005, at http://www.avalonorganics.com/?title=About+Us.
Alba: FAQs. (2005). etrieved July 11, 2005, at http://www.albaorganics.com/index.php?title=FAQ%27s.
About us. (2005). Retrieved July 11, 2005, at http://www.avalonorganics.com/?title=About+Us .
Alba: FAQs. (2005). Retrieved July 11, 2005, at http://www.albaorganics.com/index.php?title=FAQ%27s.
Carioca, M., Diniz, R., Pietracci, B. (2004). Making Portugal competitive. McKinsey Quarterly, (3). Retrieved July 11, 2005, from Business Source Premier database.
Consciousness in cosmetics. (2005). Retrieved July 11, 2005, at http://www.avalonorganics.com/index.php?title=Consciousness+in+Cosmetics .
Taxation and double taxation risks
Australia imposes taxes on resident economic entities and the Australian-sourced income of non-residents. However, "Australia's capacity to tax non-residents may be limited where the non-resident is resident in a country with which Australia has concluded a double taxation agreement (DTA)," including the United States (Ellison 2009, p.8). DTAs allocate taxing rights to the country of residence of the taxpayer (Ellison 2009, p.8).
Market risks (four Ps)
Demand and overall economic growth has remained strong in Australia (product), although high inflation (price) is of a concern for many residents. Growth tends to be centered in urban areas (place/distribution), while rural areas are often underserved in terms of goods and services. The greater diversity of Australia's growing Asian and European allow for potential new sources of economic growth (promotion and marketing).
Australia economic analysis. (2010). Economy watch. etrieved February 22, 2010 at http://www.economywatch.com/economic-analysis/australia.html
Ellison, Minter. (2009).…
Australia economic analysis. (2010). Economy watch. Retrieved February 22, 2010 at http://www.economywatch.com/economic-analysis/australia.html
Ellison, Minter. (2009). Doing business in Australia. Retrieved February 22, 2010 at http://www.minterellison.com/public/connect/resources/file/ebe2744c07a0264/RG-DoingBusInAus2009.pdf
Foreign exchange: Expatriates. Managing Forex. Retrieved February 22, 2010 at http://www.exfin.com/foreign-exchange-expatriates
This could pose additional threats (Brimacombe, Antunes and McIntyre, 2001).
There are also two arguments which reveal the overstatement of the estimations. The first refers to the fact that the tax structures are taken as constants, when in fact modifications could occur and result in the allocation of more funds to the health care sector. Then, the second argument is that the business, technology and administrative communities present the population and the markets with various scenarios and tools for improvements in efficiencies (Brimacombe, Antunes and McIntyre, 2001).
5. Approaches of Federal and Provincial Governments
The federal and provincial governments often encounter difficulties in adequately collaborating for the well-being of the Canadians. The provincial governments for instance blame the federal one for decreasing its health care payment from 50 cents per dollar in the 1960s to 16 cents per dollar in 2004. The federals on the other hand argue that the…
Brimacombe, G.G., Antunes, P., McIntyre, J., 2001, the Future Cost of Health Care in Canada, 2000 to 2020, the Conference Board of Canada
Frankel, J., Orszag, P.R., 2002, American Economic Policy in the 1990s, Universal Music International
Freund, D., Smeeding, T.M., 2002, the Future Cost of Health Care in Aging Societies: Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty? Seminar on Ageing Societies, UNSW
Irvine, B., Ferguson, S., Cackett, B., 2005, Background Briefing: The Canadian Health Care System, Retrieved at http://www.civitas.org.uk/pdf/Canada.pdfon November 7, 2008
Campus Security: Asset Risk Assessment
Though the basics of campus security may seem simple enough to an outsider, in performing a complete risk assessment for a college or university's campus in its entirety, it is easy to see that the task at hand is one that is extremely complex. The main goal of campus security is to protect and maintain its organization's assets. One can assess an asset in terms of an institution of higher learning by locating anything that brings in or maintains a source of monetary worth or value for its respective institution, and can include properties, cash, stock, inventories, property rights, and persons. Whether in looking at a student paying a yearly tuition or at a decades-old statue in the campus commons, it is clear that each provides a source of revenue or financial worth for the institution they are a part of and therefore require protection.…
(Van Voorhis, 2004) the presence of a dynamic risk factor tells us what we can do to reduce the offender's risk. For example, if an offender presents with the dynamic risk factor of unemployment, efforts can be made to assist him in finding employment.
onta (August 2002) discusses the need to continue to utilize the more accurate and reliable actuarial approaches to risk management in order to assess risk factors and determine criminogenic needs. He relays his professional dismay that correctional psychologists are using specific tests in their work that cannot be considered actuarial measures, meaning they are not "structured, quantitative, and empirically linked to a relevant criterion." (onta, August 2002) Van Voorhis et. al. (January 28, 2008) discusses the issues of developing gender-appropriate risk assessments for female offenders. They state that the current instruments are based on standards that were originally developed for men and then applied to women…
Bonta, James. (August 2002) Offender Risk Assessment: Guidelines for Selection and Use. Criminal Justice and Behavior. Vol. 29, No. 4, pp. 355-279.
Van Voorhis, Patricia. (2004) an Overview of Offender Classification Systems. Correctional counseling and Rehabilitation. 5th Edition, Chapter 7.
Van Voorhis, P., Salisbury, E., Wright, E., and Bauman, a. (January 28, 2008) Achieving Accurate Pictures of Risk and Identifying Gender Responsive Needs: Two New Assessments for Women Offenders. Criminal Justice Research Center. Cincinnati, OH: University of Cincinnati.
Mary Jane's laboratory results show there is an elevated white blood count, with CBC with differential within normal limits. Proton and INR were normal. Pregnancy was negative. UA showed occasional bacteria, but normal otherwise. Drug screen was normal, and EKG showed sinus bradycardia, rate of 59 beats per minute. Renal and hepatic functions were within normal limits.
There are four sexual response cycles, marked by physiological and psychological changes. The first stages is excitement, which Mary Jane is not getting with her partners, which is triggered by psychological or physical stimulation, and is marked by emotional changes, and increased heart rate, and vaginal swelling. Second stage is plateau, Mary Jane states she doesn't have this stimulation. The third stage is orgasm, which Mary Jane doesn't getting during intercourse, or she doesn't remember because she in under the influence of alcohol. The final phase, resolution, involves a rush of blood away…
GLOBAL FINANCE, INC. (GFI)
IT ISK ASSESSMENT PAPE
When it comes to the risk assessment of Global Finance, Inc. there were identified vulnerabilities that were occurring in the locations of Technical Security, Management, and Operational. Vulnerabilities at the company are looked at as being weaknesses that could possibly be oppressed by a group of threats or just threats in general. Basically, all of these vulnerabilities are able to be alleviated by safeguards that are recommended. These safeguards are security features and certain controls that, when included or added in the information technology environment, alleviate the risk that is connected with the operation to what are the manageable levels. However, a complete conversation of the vulnerabilities and suggested safeguards are discovered in this report. If the safeguards suggested in this risk assessment are not applied, the outcome could be alteration or damage of data, disclosure of sensitive information, or denial of…
Gregory, L.M. (2011). CISSP for Dummies. New York.
Krause, H.F. (2009). Information Security Management Handbook. New York City.
Risk Management: The Importance of Redundant Backups. (21, November 2012). Retrieved from Softlayer: http://blog.softlayer.com/2012/risk-management-the-importance-of-redundant-backups
Coca-Cola enterprises formulated a formal risk-assessment approach in 2003 that divided their business environment into 5 categories: financial, operational, social, environmental and ethical considerations.
In order to better assess the various risks that potentially impact their business in each of these areas, they divided each of these into a further six categories:
Reputation and Image,
Business and Operations,
Political and Regulatory,
Market and Financial,
Information Technology and Business Process Change,
People and Organization.
By focusing attention on each sector in turn and paying close attention to potential risks and possible market changes, Coca-Cola is able to move towards the future in a progressive and optimistic manner.
An example of their risk evaluation in operation is paying attention to the People and Organization sector when, Coca-Cola may, and indeed has noted in the past, that consumers are more interested in healthy beverages. eeking the best for their organization and seeking profit…
Ballou, Brian, Heitger, Dan L., and Schultz, Thomas D., (2009). Measuring the costs of responding to business risks. Management Accounting Quarterly. Retrieved July 26, 2010, from http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0OOL/is_2_10/ai_n31641694/?tag= rbxcra.2.a.44
Coca-Cola Entreprises Inc. Managing coproate risk. http://www.cokecce.com/brochures/corporate_responsibility/governance4.html
Johnson, Kevin and Swanson, Zane, (2007). Quantifying legal risk: a method for managing legal risk. Management Accounting Quarterly. http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?index=0&did=1411673301&SrchMode=1&sid=5&Fmt=3&VInst=PROD&VType=PQD&RQT=309&VName=PQD&TS=1301589798&clientId=29440
Juras, Paul, (2007). A risk-based approach to identifying the total cost of outsourcing. Management Accounting Quarterly. http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?index=0&did=1411673311&SrchMode=1&sid=6&Fmt=3&VInst=PROD&VType=PQD&RQT=309&VName=PQD&TS=1301589926?&clientId=29440
Tracking normal activity patterns of users is essential to enable abnormal activity to be flagged. Also, unintentional user errors such as logging onto unsecure websites and opening up potentially infected documents must be flagged. Sending an email from an odd-looking address and seeing if employees open the email is one way to gage the relative wariness of employees. If employees open up the email, it staff can include a message warning them that this is just the kind of message employees should delete.
Creating 'backdoor' threats and viruses to attack a system, and see if it is vulnerable is one potential 'fire drill' that can be used by the organization to assess potential areas that can be compromised. General assessments of the knowledge of non-it and it staff of proper security procedures and the areas which can pose new threats are also essential.
Simple systematic procedures, such as requiring employees…
isk-Taking Behavior and isk Management
isk Management Article eview
Dominic Cooper (2003) reviews the various factors that influence risk outcomes, with a focus on how personality can have a significant effect on risk-taking behavior. The first half of the article dives into the admittedly murky waters of the associations between personality types, group dynamics, and risk-taking behavior, while the second half discusses risk management and control strategies. Importantly, Cooper states explicitly that individual and group factors are hard to control or change. Despite this attitude, he puts considerable effort into describing the different personality types, their propensity for risk-taking behavior, and the likelihood of harm. In the final analysis, personality, task experience, promise of a reward, and group dynamics seem to have the greatest influence on risk-taking behavior. If the first half of the article were to have a summary, it would be that the sources of risk amenable to…
Baker, Dorothy I., Gottschalk, Margaret, and Bianco, Luann M. (2007). Step-by-step: Integrating evidence-based fall-risk management into senior centers. Gerontologist, 47(4), 548-554
Cooper, Dominic. (2003). Psychology, risk & safety: Understanding how personality & perception can influence risk taking. Professional Safety, November, p. 39-46.
Risks of Climate Change
THE RISK OF CLIMATE CHANGE: IMPLICATIONS FOR ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS
Climate Change Impacts on Engineering Infrastructure
Key Impacts on Water and Resources
Risk Management Analysis Coping Methods Possibility And Probability
Recommendations And Guidelines For The Vulnerability Of Climate
Change Impacts Using Risk Management Methods And Analysis
THE RISK OF CLIMATE CHANGE: IMPLICATIONS FOR ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS
This work examines climate change in relation to impacts upon infrastructure, utilities, and water in relation to the affects from projected sea level rise, flooding, and other related impacts expected to result from climate change. This work also reviews models used for risk assessment and analysis and examines their usefulness and the associated limitations with these models. Knowledge and expertise is growing in the risk-assessment and analysis field of study and reliable models are being developed although the primary effective and appropriate use for the majority of these models…
Adapting to Climate Change Impacts on Water Management: A Guide for Planner (2006) AEA Technology - Prepared for the South East England Regional Assembly. May 2006. Online available at http://www.southeastra.gov.uk/our_work/planning/sust_nat_res/planners_adaptation_guide/planners_adaptation_guide.pdf
Sandell, 2007) ABC News Report Online available at http://www.abcnews.go.com/Technology/GlobalWarming/story?id=3582433&page=1
Blakemore, Bill (2007) Greenland: Where Towering Icebergs Raise Sea Levels. 9 Sept 2007. ABC News Online available at http://www.abcnews.go.com/WN/story?id=3579084&page=1
Cities Should Plan Now for Effects of Global Warming on Infrastructure (2005) University of Maryland 21 Feb 2005 Science and Technology Online available at http://www.newsdesk.umd.edu/scitech/release.cfm?ArticleID=1036
isk Management Consultant Proposal
Event: The Global Event for Biotechnology in Chicago, Illinois
In brief, this event will bring together professionals from not only the academia but also from government and the industry. The convention will in this case provide participants with a unique opportunity to explore, describe, and probe the various global challenges we are faced with today, and the most appropriate measures that can be adopted to rein in the said challenges.
isk assessment in the words of Dampsey (2007) "is the process of identifying potential areas of security and loss, and the development and implementation of effective measures or countermeasures to deal with these problems." This particular risk assessment for the aforementioned event will take into consideration not only the hazards but also the nature of risks, and the measures that should be taken to control them. In this particular case, a hazard…
Dampsey, J.S. (2007). Introduction to Private Security. Belmont, CA: Thomson Higher Education.
Wells, G. (1996). Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment. Rugby, Warwickshire: Institute of Chemical Engineers.
isk Management in Family Owned Businesses
A family business can be simply described as "any business in which a majority of the ownership or control lies within a family, and in which two or more family members are directly involved" (Bowman-Upton, 1991). In other words, it is a multifaceted, twofold structure consisting of the family and the business meaning that the involved members are both the part of a job system and of a family system (Bowman-Upton, 1991).
Most families seek stability, intimacy, a sense of community, and belonging through the family business (Hess, 2006). On the other hand, whenever family and business are mentioned together, a majority of people think of continuous conflict, competition and contention (Crenshaw, 2005). However, "successful family businesses do not let the family destroy the business or the business destroy the family" (Hess, 2006).
The family-owned businesses are the backbone of the world financial system.…
Barrese, J., & Scordis, N. (2003). Corporate Risk Management. Review of Business, 24 (3), Retrieved August 17, 2012 from http://www.questia.com/read/1G1-111508707/corporate-risk-management
Bodine, S.W., Anthony, P., & Walker, P.L. (2001). A Road Map to Risk Management: CPAs Can Help Companies Manage Risk to Create Value. (Consulting). Journal of Accountancy, 192 (6), Retrieved August 17, 2012 from http://www.questia.com/read/1G1-80750205/a-road-map-to-risk-management-cpas-can-help-companies
Bowman-Upton, N. (1991). Transferring Management in the Family-Owned Business. Retrieved August 14, 2012 from http://archive.sba.gov/idc/groups/public/documents/sba_homepage/serv_sbp_exit.pdf
Caspar, C., Dias, A.K., & Elstrodt, H. (2010, January).The Five Attributes of Enduring Family Businesses. Retrieved August 15, 2012 from http://www.businessfamily.ca/cert_register_files/Web Downloads/McKinsey Quarterly - Jan 2010.pdf
isk and Insurance Management
isk is believed to be a newly coined word of assurance (for example, Ewald, 1991: 198). One of the broadly shared suppositions regarding insurance is that it spins around an instrumental concept of risk. Possibility and the amount of influence make up a technical concept of hazard/risk and hazard administration is chiefly worried about reviewing these possibilities and influences (for an overview see Gratt, 1987). For instance, external profits of financial or political occurrences lay down thresholds for the availability of associated risk guesstimates or reckonings (Huber, 2002).
So, the range of the risk groups cannot be clarified by risk judgment single-handedly; peripheral circumstances that could be political, financial or inclusive of image, arts and manners, are also required to be taken into account. Therefore, if risks are not be present, per se, but are deliberately selected, we can go a step ahead and presume them…
Douglas, M. And Wildavsky, A. (1982) Risk and Culture. An Essay on the Selection of Technical and Environmental Dangers. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Evers, A. And Nowotny, H. (1987) Uber den Umgang mit Unsicherheit. Die Entdeckung der Gestaltbarkeit von Gesellschaft. Frankfurt / Main: Suhrkamp.
Ewald, F. (1991) 'Insurance and Risk' in Burchell, G., Gordon, C. And Miller, P. (eds.) The Foucault Effect: studies in governmentality . London: Harvester Wheatsheaf.
Gratt, L.B. (1987) 'Risk Analysis or Risk Assessment: a proposal for consistent definitions' in Covello, V. And Lave, L. (eds.) Uncertainty in Risk Assessment, Risk Management and Decision Making, Advances in Risk Analysis (4). New York: Plenum Press.
Administrative and political distance risk is most seen from the standpoint
of legal and financial institutions, the monetary systems and political
associations and the role of foreign governments in defining the barriers
to entry for foreign businesses. Geographic distance risks have more to do
with the physical distance and varying climates. The geographic distance
set of risks also capture the lack of potential infrastructure due to
remoteness. The economic distance risk assessments include the different
information or knowledge process workflows throughout a culture and the
blind-spots this causes for many companies in creating the strategies to
move into another company. There are many risks also present in the
economic distance of given foreign nation, emanating from the differences
in consumer incomes and wide variations in costs and quality of natural,
financial, and human resources.
In assessing the risks of global expansion, it is critical to consider the
use of analytical…
Ghemawat (2001) - Distance Still Matters: The Hard Reality of Global
Expansion. Harvard Business Review. Pankaj Ghemawat. Harvard Business
School Press. Cambridge, MA September, 2001.
They were just so intense, so focused, so transaction-driven, there literally wasn't time for people to put ideas out and discuss and debate them."
These constraints to effective management oversight and innovation were further exacerbated when the company went private in 2001. According to Stopper, "ARAMARK went from a leveraged buyout situation in 1984, with only some 50 people having equity in the company, to an initial public offering (IPO) in 2001 with 97% ownership by employees. It was a huge cultural shift. Many employees incurred debt in order to have ownership in the company. In his view, HR's power and influence came from performance and creating value, not from advancing or acceding to personal agendas."
To their credit, though, Hayes reports that the company finally took action to remedy this situation by creating an action project team to assess the potential threats involved in retaining the status quo and…
About ARAMARK." (2007). ARAMARK Corporation. [Online]. Available: http://www.aramark.com/MainLanding.aspx?PostingID=336&ChannelID=187 .
Alleyne, Sonia (2007, July). "40 Best Companies for Diversity: In Our Third Annual Survey, We Focus on Supplier Diversity and Senior Management Representation-How Much Companies Spend with Black Suppliers and Who They Let into the Corporate Suite." Black Enterprise 37(12): 106
Caddell, Cathy L. (2004, October). "Taste of Chicago." Corrections Today 66(6): 46
Goldberg, Karen (1996, July 18). "How to Feed 10,800 Athletes." The Washington Times 13.
To rebuild their image, the company would try a number of different strategies, none of which would prove to be successful. This would hurt the market share of Gap to the point that many analysts now believe that it may be advantageous to spin off the company's: Old Navy, anana Republic and Gap stores. What this shows, is how a company can begin to lose its way when it is not focused on adjusting to changes in consumer tastes and trends. In the case of Ann Taylor, they need to be aware of this hazard, as it can have an adverse impact on the long-term viability of their business. (Reingold)
A second challenge that Ann Taylor can be wrestling with is a lack of focus on the part of management. In this case, managers must understand the role that their decisions will have on their organization. Where, executives must clearly…
10Q. Ann Taylor, 2010. Print.
Ann Taylor Stores. Yahoo Finance, 2010. Web. 31 Oct. 2010
Ann Taylor Stores. Yahoo Finance, 2010. Web. 31 Oct. 2010
Ann Taylor Stores. Yahoo Finance, 2010. Web. 31 Oct. 2010
isk Management Plan
A&D High Tech
Introduction to the Plan
Charter, Scope, Plan, and WBS
Scope of the isk Management Plan
102.2 isk Management Plan Components
112.4 Expected Monetary Value Analysis
isk Management Identification
123.1 Determine the isks
133.2 Evaluate and Access the isks
133.3 Qualitative and Quantitative Processes
143.4 Compare and Contrast Techniques
144.1 Major and Minor isks for the isk Matrix
144.2 isk Matrix Template
Corrective Action and Monitoring
155.1 Type of Corrective isk Management
155.2 Corrective Plan
155.3 Corrective Action for isks
Section 6 -- esults, Conclusion, and Follow-Up
Section 7 - eferences
Section 1 -- Introduction
Introduction to the Plan
This project involves a company named A&D High Tech which operates within the computer products industry and sells computer products, accessories, and services to consumers and small businesses. The…
Phishing Spea Phishing and Phaming
The following is intended to povide a vey bief oveview of examples of some the most dangeous and pevasive secuity isks in the online and netwoked wold. One of the most insidious of identity theft is known as phishing. The tem 'phishing' efes to the pactice of "fishing fo infomation." This tem was oiginally used to descibe "phishing" fo cedit cad numbes and othe sensitive infomation that can be used by the ciminal. Phishing attacks use "…spoofed emails and faudulent websites to deceive ecipients into divulging pesonal financial data, such as cedit cad numbes, account usenames and passwods, social secuity numbes etc." (All about Phishing) . Thompson ( 2006) clealy outlines the basics of a phishing attack.
A typical phishing sends out millions of faudulent e-mail messages that appea to come fom popula Web sites that most uses tust, such as eBay, Citibank, AOL, Micosoft…
references the CISA Review Manual, 2006.
Thompson, S.C. (2006). Phight Phraud: Steps to Protect against Phishing. Journal of Accountancy, 201(2).
This study by Thompson provides some significant aspects that the business owner and customers in online commerce should pay attention to. These include basic but important aspect that should include in e-training; for example, never e-mail personal or financial information or never to respond to requests for personal information in e-mails. This provides useful background to the issue of risk identification and is also related management of this threat.
Wetzel R. ( 2005) Tackling Phishing: It's a Never-Ending Struggle, but the Anti-Fraud Arsenal Continues to Grow. Business Communications Review, 35, 46+.
This study A sheds light on the implications in term of the costs of identity fraud to financial institutions. The study underscores the severity of the vulnerabilities faced by today's organizations in the online world. The author refers to the obvious cost to intuitions like banks and also discusses hidden costs that relate to the erosion of customer confidence as a result of ID theft.
Small usiness' Need for a CPA
One of the critical investments a small business can make to mitigate loss and risk is hiring a CPA and putting that CPA on the 'management team.' As Wells notes in his groundbreaking research, "Denise, a bookkeeper for a small trucking firm in irmingham, Alabama, wishes she had never heard of Ralph Summerford, CPA. ecause of his thoroughness, Denise is facing several years in prison for embezzling $550,000 from her employer. At least she will look good standing before the sentencing judge: Denise spent a great deal of her illegal loot on head-to-toe cosmetic surgery. She blew the rest on a shiny new Lexus, luxury vacations, clothing and jewelry. And, of course, Denise had to have a big house to store all of her finery." (Wells, 2003)
Surprisingly, it was not at all the fancy standard of living that made her employer suspicious. "The…
Wells, Joseph. 2003. Protect small business: small companies without adequate internal controls need CPAs to help them minimize fraud risk. Journal of Accountancy.
Small Business Administration. 2005. www.sba.gov.
Federal Reserve Bank. 2004. www.federalreserve.gov.
AICPA. 2005. At www.aicpa.org/antifraud/training/homepage/htm.
isk of Committing Violence Among Individuals Suffering From Bipolar Disorder
Several studies argue that most psychiatric symptoms are closely correlated with criminality, since such symptoms impair judgment and violate societal norms. In this regard, several studies have been conducted regarding the risk of violence among individuals suffering from mental illnesses but few have highlighted the possibility of bipolar individuals engaging in criminal behavior. The common disorders known to be highly related to criminality include antisocial personality disorder, kleptomania, voyeurism and schizophrenia. Therefore, this study is meant to examine the possibility of bipolar individuals engaging in criminal behavior.
This paper aims at analyzing the likelihood of committing violence among individuals suffering from bipolar disorder as well as the factors that are likely to influence the degree to which these individuals are likely to commit violent acts.
Past studies have hinted that individuals suffering from bipolar disorder have…
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isk management is aimed at determining possible problems beforehand in order to plan and invoke risk-handling activities, as required, across the project's or product's life, for mitigating negative effects on attaining objectives. The process of risk management constitutes a key part of technical and business management systems; it is constant and forward-thinking. isk management must deal with problems that threaten the attainment of key aims. A constant risk management strategy is adopted for successfully predicting and reducing risk elements, which critically affect a venture. A sound risk management plan entails timely and forceful risk identification by way of participation and collaboration of concerned stakeholders. Effective leadership is required across all concerned stakeholders for cultivating an environment conducive to honest and uninhibited discovery and analysis of risk. While technical problems constitute a major concern in the early stages as well as all through the course of the project, risk management has…
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Douglas, K. S., Hart, S. D., Webster, C. D., Belfrage, H., Guy, L. S., & Wilson, C. M. (2014). Historical-Clinical-Risk Management-20, Version 3 (HCR-20V3): Development and Overview. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 13(2), 93-108.
Often an entire structural reassessment may be need to reach optimal temperature control for the workplace, To improve temperature control, insulation may be required to keep hot and cold air in and keep the outside temperature and humidity from affecting the workers inside. Air-conditioning is the solution of most workplaces to long, hot summers, but having windows that open can cut down on air-conditioning costs and enable workers to still work even when the temperature control system has been shut down. Having blinds to shield the light from hot windows, minimizing exposure to direct sunlight in general and providing ample water and cooling beverages can also help. If no internal cooling systems are available, allowing employees to take breaks or even to work different shifts (such as avoiding the hotter times of the day) can be valuable (Thermal comfort for office work, 2014, CCOHS). This may be necessary in outdoor…
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isk Management of Terrorism in the UK
The issue of designing a risk management strategy for terrorism in the UK is dependent upon understanding and identifying the commensurate risks attendant with the various extremists groups that are perceived as threats to the UK's safety and infrastructural stability. Challenges include adopting an intelligence and surveillance system, educating the public regarding attendant trouble spots (such as retaliatory violence and discrimination as well as purpose of surveillance) and adopting a position in the global network that facilitates the overall mitigation of threats. The benefits are evident in control and prevention results and good practice recommendations are provided in the conclusion. This study gives a contextual assessment of the risks facing the UK, analyzes the components of risk management that can be utilized to alleviate these risks, defines the term "terror," examines the historical challenges that coincide with these components, and discusses the benefits…
Ciftci, S. (2012). Islamophobia and threat perceptions: Explaining anti-Muslim
sentiment in the West. Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, 32(3): 292-309.
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. Research Design Rationale
1. Question format: In order to allow the research study to become embedded in the field of economics, the research question will use an applied question format. The purpose of the study is to develop a predictive method regarding player choices in the Prisoner's dilemma. It will explore the association of risk and cooperation or defection in the Prisoner's
2. Research design: The research will use a deductive approach where the theory will be presented and tested through the methodology. The research will use quantitative research methods, which are suited for research where the information can be reduced to a numerical format. This is the case in the proposed study as both risk tolerance and the decisions made in the Prisoner's Dilemma can be reduced to numerical data and standard statistical methods applied.
III. Data/Information from Previous research
A. Literature Review
The literature review for…
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Mosquitoes cause immediate hazards to human beings. For the pesticide, it is required only that human beings not be exposed to the application process. The substance degrades to harmless soon after application. It could furthermore reduce the mosquito population by 90%, which also means a like reduction in WNV hazards to local inhabitants and tourists.
As mentioned above, the effects of exposure are immediate. Exposure to either mosquito carriers of WNV and the pesticide during and immediately after application should be entirely avoided. Education regarding pesticide exposure is easier to control than mosquito exposure.
d. Risk Characterization
Another concern voiced by opponents to the pesticide option is that an information program may not reach all inhabitants. Some of the poorer community may for example not have televisions, radios, or the Internet so that such vital information can reach them. This is however easily mitigated by door-to-door visits, as…
Chosen Business: City estauant
Befoe discussing what the coe activities the company undetakes to achieve its opeational objectives, it is vital to highlight these opeational objectives. The following section gives a bief oveview of these objectives:
The stategic objective of Taste Inn is to become the most liked band among its customes, a financially and opeationally stong company in the eyes of its investos, and a competitive paticipant in the food and hospitality industy of Austalia. The majo opeational objectives of the company include:
A stong custome base:
The most impotant opeational objective of the company is to stengthen its custome base by attacting moe and moe customes towads its poduct offeings. It aims to build a stong public image in the eyes of its customes and the society in which it opeates.
Become a financially and opeationally stong copoation:
The second most impotant…
Introduce products with innovative taste and new ingredients, use extensive marketing campaigns
Introduce products with innovative taste and new ingredients,
In terms of the management of the risk, this can be completed through either one or more of the following techniques: (1) mitigation of the risks; (2) transfer of the risk from one unit to the other, one project to the other and so on; (3) the acceptance of the risk; (4) the avoidance of the risks; (5) the communication of the risks and the search for risk management strategies, and last, (6) the implementation of the risk management strategies (Elky, 2006).
Once the company has decided to accept and mitigate the risk, it has several solutions to managing the risk. Steve Elky at the SANS Institute points out that there are at least five methods for risk management, namely the NIST methodology (National Institute of Standards and Technology), the OCTAVE methodology, the FAP methodology, the COBA methodology and the isk Watch methodology. The challenge at this level is for…
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Each risk should be assigned to the appropriate level of implementation and approval. As an example, a decision to build that second data center we talked about would be a decision for the company management team. A decision to serialize, catalog, and appraise all of the engineering equipment would be decided and approved by the head of the engineering department. (Risk Management)
The plan created by the appropriate level should assess each risk assigned to him or her and propose the appropriate steps to take to alleviate or minimize the negative impact of a risk occurring. The overall company plan as well as the departmental plan should assign the responsible individual and the schedule for completion. (Risk Management)
Implementation of the plan is simply activating the well-thought-out plan that has been created and, most likely, approved by management.
Review and Update the Plan
This is one of the keys to…
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