Insights & Impacts

Why cybersecurity is the Achilles' heel of automation
15 October 2018 | Feature Article

Why cybersecurity is the Achilles' heel of automation

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There are three key aspects to managing cyber risk – physical security, industrial control systems and information security. Boards and leadership teams looking to ensure their businesses are protected effectively must implement products, processes and educational initiatives taking each of these areas into account.
How to minimise risk in mining mergers and acquisitions
21 September 2018 | Feature Article

How to minimise risk in mining mergers and acquisitions

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While acquisition strategies are an essential part of fuelling future growth, the risk implications are often extensive. The acquiring business must address these throughout the transaction and subsequent integration process.  
How to manage risk in a resurgent resources industry
10 August 2018 | Feature Article

How to manage risk in a resurgent resources industry

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Australia’s resources sector has bounced back in 2018. This is great news for a cyclical industry that’s been through a tough spell but the upswing has an impact on risk profiles that must be taken into account.
Manufacturing is a soft target for cyberattacks
10 August 2018 | Feature Article

Manufacturing is a soft target for cyberattacks

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“If you see this text then your files are no longer accessible, because they have been encrypted,” read the message on the computer screen. “Please follow the instructions and send $300 of Bitcoin to the following address.”
Why brokers need to revisit risk differentiation
25 July 2018 | Feature Article

Why brokers need to revisit risk differentiation

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Whilst brokers have provided the opportunity to get clients insured more easily, we’ve seen that focus has drifted away from the quality of the underlying risk to the price of the insurance contract.
Grenfell anniversary a powerful reminder of cladding risk
14 July 2018 | Feature Article

Grenfell anniversary a powerful reminder of cladding risk

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Amid sombre tributes to the 70-plus people who lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower fire this time last year, questions are emerging about the speed and coordination of Australia’s response to cladding issues that contributed to the disaster.
How to manage the risk surrounding Australia’s energy future
14 June 2018 | Feature Article

How to manage the risk surrounding Australia’s energy future

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Australia’s energy future is one of the most important issues facing our government and business leaders. Short-term attention has focused on the need to avoid blackouts, which in-turn has translated into pressure to continue to operate ageing assets...
How to prevent equipment breakdowns that drive mining losses
14 June 2018 | Feature Article

How to prevent equipment breakdowns that drive mining losses

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Electrical and mechanical breakdowns – particularly $100 million draglines and other pieces of high-value, specialist equipment – can expose mine operators to shutdowns lasting weeks or months.
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