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

Sun, Nov 14 | Robotics supply helping hand to speedy order fulfillment

Chronic labor shortages and the uptick in e-commerce through the pandemic are leading companies, like Amazon, to recruit help in a new form – robotics. According to an article in the Financial Times, “supply chain managers now have their eyes on maturing technologies to take the pressure off their workforce.” (Continue reading)

Tue, Nov 16 | Cardinal Health to Test Drone Delivery to Pharmacies

Cardinal Health Inc., a US-based healthcare services company, is piloting a drone-operated delivery program to “speed delivery of pills, inhalers and other items to U.S. pharmacies,” which is anticipated to cut transportation costs on time-critical shipments if successful. (Continue reading)

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Thu, Nov 18 | EPA’s Cybersecurity Oversight of Water Sector Falls Short, Report Says

According to cyber and water industry experts in a newly published report, “U.S. water facilities are struggling with glaring cybersecurity problems and receive insufficient support from federal regulators,” highlighting the need for additional security standards for the sector. (Continue reading)

Fri, Nov 19 | House passes roughly $2 trillion spending package that would expand social benefits and fight climate change

The US House of Representatives voted to pass the Build Back Better Act, which looks to approve more than $2 trillion “in spending initiatives that would overhaul federal health-care, education, climate, immigration and tax laws,” and now sits in the Senate for further deliberation. (Continue reading)

Fri, Nov 19 | Inaugural WSIA Benchmarking Study tracks E&S insurance business

The Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association (WSIA) is producing a first-of-its-kind benchmarking study on E&S lines of insurance. According to PropertyCasualty360, “the research [...] provides excess and surplus (E&S) lines insurance firms with concrete business-performance data by which they can evaluate their financial standing and adjust processes as needed.” (Continue reading)

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Tue, Nov 23 | ​​Infrastructure and operations leaders must shift their focus to adaptive resilience says Gartner

As the risk landscape continues to evolve at a rapid pace, analyst firm Garner has stated that “infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders must shift their traditional focus from efficiency to one of adaptive resilience,” as organizations head into the new year. (Continue reading)

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Thu, Nov 25 | Study looks at the issue of ransomware attacks during weekends and holidays

In a recently published study, Organizations at Risk: Ransomware Attackers Don't Take Holidays, found that “the vast majority of security professionals expressed high concern about imminent ransomware attacks,” with almost half expressing lack of proper tools to manage the risk. (Continue Reading)

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