Over the past year, Risk & InsuranceŽdeveloped and is launching in conjunction with this issue a new way of reporting on, presenting and publishing substantial risk management threats and vital mitigation techniques for its readers.
Dubbed Risk Scenarios, and now available online at RiskScenarios.com, this new initiative combines interactive technology with real world scenarios to create compelling learning opportunities.
Using information gleaned from dozens of interviews with industry thought leaders, our editors have begun constructing scenarios that are fictional only in the specific details of their story lines.
Our first online scenario outlines the reputational and other risks that lie in wait should a particularly skilled team of computer engineers succeed in building an impregnable fortress of stolen data.
In our initial online scenario, titled "The Witches of Adams Hall," three sophomores who have come under the influence of a left-leaning professor succeed in hacking the e-mail accounts of dozens of publicly traded companies. They then post the hacked information in a searchable format on their secure cloud site.
Readers can then help themselves to email dialogues that prove to be reputational nightmares to the companies that lost the information.
Well, if that happened, what would you do? Perhaps just as importantly, what are you doing to make sure that that doesn't happen to your company?
Online, as is the case with the scenario we just described, each Risk Scenario challenges participants to decide how they would handle an emerging threat. After responding to poll questions about how they would affect a solution, participants can then read how other industry experts reacted to a situation or would react to a situation.
Accompanying those responses in some cases will be white papers by other thought leaders on the topic.
Regardless of the profession, nothing can take the place of preparedness. We have designed our Risk Scenarios, in the print edition and online, as challenges, both to stimulate the reader and better equip them to perform their jobs.
Go to riskscenarios.com
April 13, 2012
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