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Risk Matters X.0 Podcast

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Risk Matters X.0 is a podcast focused on understanding how risk affects us today and into the next decade. Join us as we talk all things risk and why it matters to the people, businesses and industries that sustain our world.

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Episode 5: Government Series - COVID-19 Business and Legal Issues with Reed Smith: What is a business's responsibility for the general health and safety of its employees? Matt Mowrer, director of the Product Development and Innovation Center at ABS Group, talks with labor and employment partner Mike Correll from Reed Smith about COVID-19 business and legal issues. As organizations return to work spaces, "there's going to be litigation about people who get sick, and there's going to be much more dangerous litigation about a failure to take appropriate steps after someone gets sick," Correll says.

Episode 4: Cyber Risk Series - American Institute of Marine Underwriters: "The best loss is the loss that never occurs – whether that is a cyber incident or traditional marine peril-based loss like a grounding or collision. Premiums reflect loss experience, so with fewer losses you're going to pay a lower premium." - John Miklus, President of American Institute of Marine Underwriters (AIMU). Is cyber risk covered in your marine insurance plan? How does the insurance industry define cyber risk? Listen as Ian Bramson, global head of Cyber Security, talks cyber in the insurance space with AIMU's President.

Episode 3: Cyber Risk Series - Emergency Response and Facility Security Perspectives: "In emergency management, does cyber security have a role? Absolutely. The real question is will you realize it soon enough before you have an emergency inside of your emergency." After responding to eight major Gulf Coast hurricanes together as facility security officers, Bryan Markland of Lucite International shares current cyber insights with intelligence professional and veteran Brian Shajari, a cyber security assessor at ABS Group. Revisit our first episode to hear how the government is responding to cyber risk.

Government risk analysts Jake Stenzler (left) and Matt Mowrer discuss how we perceive hazardous risks during the pandemic.

Episode 2: Government Series - Risk Perception and COVID-19 Impact: Let's talk 'Risk Perception' as we confront COVID-19. Go behind-the-scenes to understand how risk professionals look at public safety threats using real-life data to debunk common fears. "Our goal is to provide objective data about risk to if I come across as callous in this discussion, it's just part of it," - Restart Risk Model developer Matt Mowrer speaks to host Jake Stenzler, who leads a team of safety and risk analysts working closely with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FEMA and the Coast Guard.

Brennan, Miletello and Bramson at USCG Sector New York at historic Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island, February 27, 2020

Episode 1: Cyber Risk Series - United States Coast Guard: Let's talk 'cyber risk.' What is it and what does the threat landscape look like today? Host Ian Bramson, head of cyber security at ABS Group, takes on a topic that's created a lot of confusion over the last 20 years. In this episode, he sits down with Lieutenant Commander Sarah Brennan and Emily Miletello, Attorney, at the U.S. Coast Guard to ask how the government is monitoring cyber risk as a threat to operations and how we can stay informed.


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