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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 →

The cyber risk of tax return fraud: what you should know

There are many opportunities for fraud during the creation, delivery and usage of tax documents during tax filing season. Continue reading →

New FLSA Overtime Rules – Did the early birds get the worm or a surprise?

When a Texas judge issued an injunction delaying new FLSA guidelines, what became of companies' implementation plans? Continue reading →