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Christopher Skinner is CEO of SpiderOak

SpiderOak, a provider of data and systems security, announced the appointment of Christopher J. Skinner as its new CEO. SpiderOak uses blockchain technology to help organizations and individuals ward off cyberattacks. With two decades…

Global Supply Chain Risk Falls for 3rd Straight Quarter

Political uncertainty and natural disasters across the world failed to increase global supply chain risk in the third quarter, according to the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) Risk Index. The CIPS Risk Index fell…

UL Sets Up On-Demand EHS Education

UL EHS Sustainability, the UL arm that focuses on employee health and safety and related issues, has released a new eLearning website that makes it easier to view and purchase any of UL's workplace health and safety courses. UL is…

Deloitte: More Use of Supply Chain Fraud Analytics

The use of analytics to combat third-party supply chain fraud, waste, and abuse risk has jumped to 35% of companies in 2017 from 25% percent in 2014, according to a Deloitte poll of more than 3,200 supply chain professionals. "It's…

IoT Means More Security Threats to Healthcare Industry

Life sciences and healthcare companies will integrate Internet of Things (IoT) devices and other intelligent hardware to improve efficiency and patient care and enhance supply chain visibility. But the increasing use of such technologies…

Blockchain Platform for Energy Commodity Trading

A number of of the world's largest trading houses, energy companies and banks announced plans to back a new venture to develop a blockchain-based platform for physical energy commodities trading. The venture will be operated as an…

UL Examines Human Rights Abusers in the Supply Chain

UL Environment, a division of UL LLC (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, announced that it is collecting data to identify products made by manufacturers that have policies and procedures in place to protect against…

Drug Firm Offers Plan to Fight Opioid Abuse

The pharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: MNK) has proposed a  "Prescription for America's Opioid Epidemic," six policy initiatives that the company believes would significantly advance the fight against prescription drug abuse and…

RockDove Offers Free Risk Assessment Kit

RockDove Solutions, a developer of mobile crisis management solutions, announced it is publishing a guide to help organizations assess and quantify their risk profiles. The resource, Risk Assessment Kit: Calculate Your Risk Score, is…

Survey: Businesses Expect Payments to Slow

Over 25% of the value of domestic business-to-business (B2B) receivables in Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the United States remains unpaid more than 90 days past due, according to the September 2017 edition of the Atradius Payment Practices…

Panasonic Develops Drowsiness-Control Technology

Panasonic Corporation has developed a drowsiness-control technology for detecting and predicting a person's level of drowsiness prior to driving. This technology, which can help prevent drowsy driving, detects a driver's shallow…

Protecting the Power Grid From Low-Budget Attacks

Cyberattacks against power grids and other critical infrastructure systems have long been considered a threat limited to nation-states due to the sophistication and resources necessary to mount them. At the Black Hat USA 2017 conference…

Using AI to Reduce Credit Risk

Euler Hermes, a leading trade credit insurer, announced a partnership with credit risk analysis company CRiskCo to use artificial intelligence (AI) to support credit analysis and fraud detection processes. Christophe Spoerry, co-founder…

Reducing Weather Risk on Logistics

StormGeo, a provider of analytics for weather-sensitive operations, has introduced analytic weather tools to improve the operational efficiency of supply chain logistics on land, at sea and in the air. The company says the resulting…

Baidu, Continental Working on Automated Driving

Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) and Continental Corporation have signed a strategic cooperation agreement for the application of artificial intelligence (AI) technology in the area of automated driving. Under the agreement, Baidu and…

Joint Venture for Global Seafood Logistics

LIG Assets, Inc. ("LIGA") has entered into a Joint Venture Partnership with LIVE SHIP Global Seafood Logistics to utilize sustainable technologies and products in warehouses and distribution centers serving live seafood transportation…

Molecular Tagging for Supply Chain Traceability

Applied DNA Sciences, Inc., a provider of DNA-based supply chain, anti-counterfeiting and anti-theft technology, product genotyping and product authentication solutions, has introduced a service platform known as CertainTâ„¢. The…

Conflict Minerals Compliance Conference

March 23, 2017 - The 5th Responsible Sourcing and Supply Chain Compliance Conference will be held in Chicago on June 21-21, 2017. The conference, organized by Marcus Evans, examines US, UK, EU, and APAC regulations and reform which…

Fresh Food Management in Supply Chain

Zest Labs Inc., a subsidiary of Ecoark Holdings and a provider of a freshness management solution for produce, meats, seafood and dairy, said the benefits of its field-to-shelf, proactive freshness management solution is highlighted in an…

Construction Worker Safety Group Launched

"Building Responsibly, a new industry group aimed at protecting the rights and welfare of engineering and construction workers worldwide, has been launched by six E&C companies. Tawny Chritton, CH2M's Director of Social Impact, was…