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State of the Global Workplace

Gallup – A global pandemic. And its impact on global engagement, stress and the workforce. COVID-19 Impact – 45% of people say their own life has been affected “a lot” by the coronavirus situation. Although not surprising, leaders need to focus on employee engagement and well being to build organizational resilience for tomorrow’s workplace. Employee Engagement – Following a steady rise over the last decade, employee engagement decreased globally by two percentage points, from 22% in 2019 to 20% in 2020. Leaders will need to address this decrease and the business impact on workplace culture, employee retention and performance. Stress – With global borders closing, workplaces shuttering and jobs being cut, workers’ daily stress reached a record high, increasing from 38% in 2019 to 43% in 2020. Leaders and managers at every level should address this as it could lead to increased burnout, upset and disengagement…” [Download the Full Report]

COVID-19: Continued Attention Needed to Enhance Federal Preparedness, Response, Service Delivery, and Program Integrity

COVID-19: Continued Attention Needed to Enhance Federal Preparedness, Response, Service Delivery, and Program Integrity, GAO-21-551 Published: Jul 19, 2021. “The nation is concurrently responding to, and recovering from, the COVID-19 pandemic, as the number of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have declined in recent months. Among the factors that have contributed to the decline in these… Continue Reading

U.S. Government Launches First One-Stop Ransomware Resource

“July 15, 2021, as part of the ongoing response, agencies across the U.S. government announced new resources and initiatives to protect American businesses and communities from ransomware attacks. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), together with federal partners, have launched a new website to combat the threat… Continue Reading

Ransomware attackers are growing bolder and using new extortion methods

Tech Republic – “IT and OT environments are increasing targets and threat actors are using Dark Web forums to launch cybercrimes, according to Accenture’s 2021 Cyber Threat Intelligence report. It’s hardly surprising that threat actors are pervasive and aggressive, but a new report finds in the first half of 2021, they have been testing new… Continue Reading

New Eviction Laws Database Reveals Striking Differences in Eviction Processes Around the Country

“The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) launched the LSC Eviction Laws Database today, a new online tool that will aid users in better understanding the significant variation in eviction laws across the country and the effect these differences have on eviction outcomes. LSC produced the database in partnership with the Center for Public Health Law Research at Temple University’s Beasley School… Continue Reading

New ransom tracker reveals how much bitcoin gangs have been paid

ZDNET: “A security expert has launched a site to keep a publicly trackable record of bitcoin payments to key ransomware gangs, such as REvil.  The ransomwhe.re site has been created by Jack Cable, a security researcher who works with the Krebs Stamos Group cyber consultancy and the US Defense Digital Service. The cyber insurance industry is… Continue Reading

Monthly Treasury Statement (MTS)

“The Monthly Treasury Statement (MTS) dataset provides information on the flow of money into and out of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. It includes how deficits are funded, such as borrowing from the public or reducing operating cash, and how surpluses are distributed. Further tables categorize spending (outlays) by department and agency, revenue (receipts)… Continue Reading

What Is The Value Of Deep Automation?

Artificial Lawyer: “…As we all know (not news) lawyers are also increasingly engaged under Alternative Fee Arrangements (AFAs), particularly fixed fees, and certain areas of law are fiercely competitive, with clients consistently driving down prices, whilst maintaining expectations as to quality. See Richard Tromans’ article on 30 June on the rise of AFAs – AFAs… Continue Reading

New on LLRX June 2020

Artificial Intelligence Resources on the Internet 2021 – Articles, studies, reports and investigations abound on how AI is impacting all aspects of our lives inclusive of privacy, social media, healthcare, the economy, the financial system, education, communications, law, the courts and technology. This timely, broad overview of resources, sites and applications by Marcus P. Zillman… Continue Reading

Cost of Insider Threats: Global Report 2020

Ponemom Institute: The Cost of Insider Threats: Global Report 2020: “Ponemon Institute is pleased to present the findings of the 2020 Cost of Insider Threats: Global study. Sponsored by ObserveIT and IBM, this is the third benchmark study conducted to understand the direct and indirect costs that result from insider threats. The first study was… Continue Reading

Elucidate launches open database of financial crime risk scores in the banking industry

“Elucidate, the financial crime risk scoring platform, has launched the Elucidate FinCrime Risk Monitor (EFRM), an open database for scoring the financial crime risk vulnerability of financial institutions. During a time when financial crime scandals are increasingly common, the EFRM looks to increase transparency in the finance industry. The EFRM evaluates more than 17000 financial… Continue Reading