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SM Online June 2016


Researchers at Cambridge University's Judge Business School and the Centre for Risk Studies conducted a risk assessment of 23 different types of catastrophic threats, and the risks those threats would pose to the world's 301 most productive cities. The research was produced for the firm Lloyd's, which used it to release Lloyd's City Risk Index. In addition, recent natural disasters in the United States have ranked among the costliest of disasters around the world, according to another report, Annual Global Climate and Catastrophe Report, issued last year by the reinsurance company Aon. Moreover, the negative economic impact of natural disasters can linger for years, according to the findings of a third report, produced by the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research.


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has long faced challenges in tracking whether visitors to the United States exited the country in accordance with their visas. The department issued a much-anticipated report detailing the number of foreigners who have overstayed their visas. In a separate report, the Government Accountability Office investigates better ways to keep track of foreign visitors. ​​


The Chicago Police Department will pay more than $2 million in back pay and pension benefits to settle allegations that it discriminated against entry-level police officer applicants.


A Nashville jury awarded broadcast journalist Erin Andrews $55 million following a trial against a hotel where a stalker was able to reserve a room next to Andrews' and secretly record her activities.


Women are underrepresented at every level in the corporate pipeline, according to the Women in the Workplace 2015 report by McKinsey & Company. Among the findings: it will take 25 years to reach gender parity at the senior vice president level and more than 100 years to equalize the C-suite. Women in information security represent 10 percent of the workforce, despite a widespread worker shortage. Frost & Sullivan's Women in Security: Wisely Positioned for the Future of InfoSec report offers insights on attracting and retaining women in the profession.​