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“The Roundup” is Origami Risk’s bi-weekly bulletin of headlines and resources impacting risk, compliance, safety, P&C insurance, and healthcare.

Mon, Dec 13 | CISA warns 'most serious' Log4j vulnerability likely to affect hundreds of millions of devices

According to Jen Easterly, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA),  “we expect the [Apache Log4j] vulnerability to be widely exploited by sophisticated actors and we have limited time to take necessary steps in order to reduce the likelihood of damage.” (Continue reading)

Tue, Dec 14 | Increased attention on intellectual property creates new exposures

With economic disruptions due to COVID-19, many businesses are examining their intellectual property to analyze existing revenue and create new opportunities. This new focus brings increased exposure to a space where patent and intellectual property insurance can provide protection. (Continue reading)

Tue, Dec 14 | Product recalls across industries increased in Q3

According to Sedgwicks’ 2021 Recall Index Report, the “rate of product recalls increased during the third quarter” when compared to Q2. The report predicts a continuation of “business challenges” and “increased regulator pressure” will follow across industries into 2022. (Continued reading)

Mon, Dec 20 | Oracle’s Larry Ellison Targets the Health Cloud With $28.3 Billion Bid for Cerner

Oracle recently announced its purchase of Cerner Corp., an electronic medical records company. In an earlier interview with The Wall Street Journal, Oracle’s co-founder, Larry Ellison, stated that healthcare is “one of the key focus areas” for the company and that it was “on par with banking in terms of the importance to our future.” (Continue reading)

Wed, Dec 22 | Aging Germany Is Running Out of Workers, Putting Europe’s Largest Economy at Risk

According to economists, Germany’s workforce is anticipated to peak as soon as 2023 and shrink by “up to five million people by the end of the decade.” While COVID-19 has had an impact on the German workforce, “the impending retirement of the baby boomers [...] is fueling the labor crunch.”(Continue reading)

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