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Looking to the future of airport security

A seemingly never-ending queue, the frantic patting down of pockets, shoes and belts stuffed into trays, the monotonous refrain of “please remove any liquids, iPads or laptops”: welcome to airport security. The global airport security market is expected to exceed … Continue reading →

Customer-centric insurers —Drive for show, putt for dough

Advances in technology and innovation in other industries are setting a new bar for what good customer service looks like in insurance. While new engaging websites, apps and social media platforms are an integral part of the way forward, what … Continue reading →

Earthquake hazard in a 3D world

The latest advances in computing now allow for 3D simulation of wave propagation; techniques simply not available to us previously. This will allow us to better understand the rupture and resulting ground motions of the largest earthquakes in greater detail. … Continue reading →

New EU Network Security Directive

The U.K. government confirmed in its Cyber Security Regulation and Incentives Review published in December that the EU’s Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive will be implemented in the U.K. In light of the U.K.’s vote to leave the EU … Continue reading →

42 1/2 reasons to connect total rewards with annual pay/bonus discussions this year

In my freshman year of high school, one of my classes required us to think about what we wanted to do for a career and then research the important aspects of that job. As part of that research, I asked … Continue reading →

Stallion sub-fertility – Hot shot on the racecourse but not in the breeding shed?

After spending millions on a stallion, you need to protect your investment--in his first season at stud, and for the next 5 years while you watch his offspring replicate his ability. Continue reading →

Fakes and forgeries in the fine art world: What’s an art dealer to do?

This time last year, there were a series of frauds in the art world being discovered and an increase in museums and galleries hiring forensic investigators to verify artworks. Things look to be picking up right from where they were … Continue reading →

Alignment is key to ERM

Risk has traditionally played a minor role in the strategic discussions of many firms. Often, planners get risk out of the way at the very start with a discussion of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT). Then as quickly as … Continue reading →

Earthquakes converse by the transfer of stress: The strong evidence for short-distance, long-period interactions

During the 75 years before the great 1906 earthquake on the San Andreas fault, the San Francisco Bay area suffered at least 14 shocks of moment magnitude (Mw) equal to or exceeding 6; these occurred on all major faults, and … Continue reading →

The Internet of Things: Driving transformation in trucking and logistics

Emerging technologies are transforming global supply chains and the logistics industry at a rapid pace. 3D printing, drone delivery, autonomous vehicles, robotics, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT) are just some of the technological developments making the industry … Continue reading →