Social Media Risk
Alexander Larsen, President, Baldwin Global Risk Consulting Ltd, Scotland, United Kingdom
Social Media Risk
Most organisations are involved in Social Media one way or another but many haven’t considered the risks associated with it and focus more on the more traditional Cyber Risks such as hacking and viruses. In the past, organisations have been able to avoid risk by not participating in an activity. This is not so easily achieved with Social Media. Whilst an organisation may choose not to participate, it’s customers and clients WILL BE. Additionally, What are the risks of NOT participating in this day and age.
This presentation will cover topics such as how organisations are exposed, what they are exposed to, and what some of the consequences could be. It will also introduce some actions that can be taken in order to better manage social media risks.
For more information on Social Media Risk, there is an article written in Enterprise Risk Magazine on the topic by Alexander Larsen : http://www.baldwinglobal.com/86-news-friending-social-media.html?PAGE=1
Biography of Alexander Larsen
Alexander Larsen, President of Baldwin Global Risk Services Ltd, holds a degree in Risk Management from Glasgow Caledonian University and is a Certified Fellow of the institute of Risk Management. He has 15 years of experience within risk management across a wide range of sectors, including oil & gas, construction, utilities, finance and the public sector, and has considerable expertise in training and working with organizations to develop, enhance and embed their Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Business Continuity Management (BCM), and Project Risk Management (PRM) processes in countries such as Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Qatar.
Alexander spent the first half of his career in the UK working in senior risk consultancy roles in the UK with Marsh and Zurich before leaving to join Det Norske Veritas (DNV) in Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates with responsibility of developing their risk management services for the energy sector in Middle East & Asia. Since leaving DNV he has worked in the Middle East in a variety of roles. Prior to working with Lukoil, as Risk Manager for major projects and operations in Iraq, Alexander was at Saudi Aramco developing their ERM framework and also spent a few years developing and implementing Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and Business Continuity Management (BCM) within Qatar Foundation.
In October 2017, Alexander was awarded “Risk Manager of the Year for Middle East and Africa” by a panel of risk experts on behalf of Strategic Risk and Global Reinsurance Magazines. He has been heavily involved in enhancing and developing the risk management profession and is a regular speaker at conferences across the Middle East and Asia. In 2015, He wrote a chapter called - "Implementing Risk Management within Middle Eastern Oil and Gas Companies" for the Wiley & Sons publication called “Implementing Enterprise Risk Management: Case Studies and Best Practices” and has contributed another chapter for recently released “The Cyber Risk Handbook” also by Wiley.