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Pete Fiels.





1. Social media triggers a revolution in the Arab World

2. Webinar: Social media in your business: The Risks vs. The Opportunities March 15 @ 12pm EST delivered by Boris Agranovich in cooperation with ITGRC Forum

3. Announcement of DutchRisk Community kick off event

4. Latest discussions, blogs and videos

5. Take a few moments and give us your feedback

6. Information for marketing managers – Reach more customers and engage deeply with them by using our unique new programmes and services.


1. Social media triggers a revolution in the Arab World


In the previous issue we warned about possible spreading the revolution in the Middle East region driven by Economic disparity  and global governance failures. For many years now, Tunisia, Egypt and other Arab countries have been stockpiling social, political and economic explosives and only a spark requires igniting a major unrest.

Social media and especially services such as Blogs, Twitter and Facebook help people to organize effectively and they provided a spark to ignite the region, especially in Egypt as we saw this week.


Do you have a social media horror story to share? Let us know here by replying to this discussion thread?


2. Webinar: Social media in your business: The Risks vs. The Opportunities

When: March 15 @ 12pm EST

In the business world the treads and opportunities of Social Media are still unchartered territory for many companies. I am going to deliver a webinar on Risks and opportunities in Social media together with ITGRC Forum which will be held on March 15 @ 12pm EST.


Join us in this live webinar as we discuss:

  • The need for effective strategies and policies.
  • Social media compliance policies, and some case studies.
  • Protection of (fair use of) intellectual property.
  • Regulatory requirements on the use of social media.


You are invited to subscribe via the link below:

BrightTALK Channel:



By the way if you've got a frog for a picture, hurry up and replace it!



3. DutchRisk Community kick off meeting on 16, Feb from 19:00 to 22:00


We announced several weeks ago about our first off-line event in the DutchRisk Community. I know that the Indian community has already conducted their event very successfully and now the Dutch Group is catching up and we encouraging other major groups such as: USA and UK to meet together and discuss interesting topics and report back to the community.


We have good news for the Dutch Members – we’ve got the Event sponsor -Nederlandse Adviesbureu voor Risicomanagement, NAR who will provide a venue, drinks and snacks and we have fantastic speakers and agenda.


When: 16, Feb from 19:00 to 22:00

The venue is:  Hotel Mitland, Street: Ariënslaan 1, 3573 PT Utrecht and the agenda is as follows:


1. Icesave: the Real Story. The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to own an Icelandic one! Speaker is Gerard van Vliet


2. ERM implementation challenges. Speaker is Robert P.G. 't Hart from NAR


3. Risk Management and Regulatory position in Hifrequency exchange trading. Speaker is Walter Hendriks.


You are welcome to RSVP to the event via the following link.



4. Issue highlights:


We’ve got many new and interesting discussions initiated in the last couple of weeks. 


Security Risks of Web 2.0  by Biji Scaria - a concise and informative article will give you a complete overview of major risks of the Web 2.0 services and platforms as well as risk mitigation techniques.

Banks look outside financial sector for risk IT expertise to keep a...

Is it safe to travel to Thailand in 2011? New annual report by Tony Ridley

Call For Papers by Dimitar Zayakov

Transport Policy by Dimitar Zavakov

Getting your data ship-shape to weather the buy-side perfect storm  by Dick Severs

Travel Alert-Travel Safe: 2011 Business Travel Threats (Online Semi... by Tony Ridley


New videos:


Arrivals and Departures-Travel Safe Advice to Thailand

Cultural and Historic Sites-Travel Safe Advice to Thailand

Leisure and Social Activities-Travel Safe Advice to Thailand


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5. Take a few moments and give us your feedback

1. How would you rate the Global Risk Community on a scale from 1 to 10?

2. What should we do to achieve the highest rank 10?

Please take a few moments and answer these two questions via the following link or just by visiting our main page.  



6For marketing managers: Reach more customers and engage deeply with them by using our unique new programmes and services. 


1. Become a  Global Risk community sponsor today to gain fantastic visibility, connect with thousands decision makers, increase your customer base and decrease your marketing costs at the same time.
Sponsoring Partners leverage the traffic and the goodwill created within this community. As an emerging strong brand within its target audience the GlobalRisk community is focusing on building strategic sponsoring partnerships that will add value to our members through their advice and product and service offerings.

The GlobalRisk Community is placing their Sponsoring Partners in front of a strong customer base and helping them find new leads, clients, employees and opportunities, create great visibility for their products and services.  Sponsorship package includes: founding and advanced programmes. Please have a look at our Sponsorship brochure via the following link
2Become a GlobalRisk community advertiser because your advertising never goes away. 

We offer both online and e-mail advertisement. Every GlobalRisk Community Highlights issue is archived and available on our website through a link on our homepage so your potential to connect with risk leaders is far reaching and never ending. Please have a look at our Advertisement brochure via the following


3Create your own social network or Online community and develop your relations with clients on your own micro social networking platform.

We can help you build Your Own micro social networking platform  with target professionals for You which will be fully owned by You. With modern tools, cost of developing such network is extremely low and it is highly scalable both in terms of  IT and operation. We can help and advice you on all aspects of enterprise social networking. This includes: choosing the strategy, aligning it with your business objectives, choosing the right tools and driving your community management efforts.

Advantage of building a targeted micro-social network as opposed to open a community/Page in LinkedIn or Facebook or Twitter is astoundingly high as You will have full access to member's profile database, Member’s e-mail addresses. In addition to that you will get a qualified back link generation to improve page rank (which is not allowed in LinkedIn or Facebook) and a very high visibility in Google’s organic search which is not possible with commercial site.



Thank you for being here,

Boris Agranovich,

GlobalRisk Community, founder


Tel: +31 630263894