Click here for the Friday Reading Search, a searchable archive of reading and knowledge resources

Since March 2020, Airmic has been issuing Friday Reading, a curated series of readings and knowledge resources sent by email to Airmic members. The objective of Airmic Friday Reading was initially to keep members informed during the Covid-19 pandemic. Today, Airmic Friday Reading has evolved in scope to include content on a wide range of subjects with each email edition following a theme. This page is a searchable archive of all the readings and knowledge resources that have been shared.

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Airmic,Mactavish, 7th June 2022
This guide describes how a business can identify the general insurance it needs and how to buy this cost-effectively. It will discuss the role of the insurer, insurance broker and other stakeholders in the process, and what they will expect from the business. Purchasing appropriate insurance is an essential part of successful business planning.
Airmic,McGill and Partners, 7th June 2022
The aim of this Guide is to provide a toolkit to assist directors in understanding and keeping pace with the ever more complex cyber-related threats faced by the companies they serve. It takes the form of 12 questions designed to break a diverse set of issues down into a manageable series of topics.
Airmic,Mactavish, 7th June 2022
Choosing an insurance broker is an important decision in the purchase of insurance. This guide is designed to offer advice on the process of running a tender for services and negotiating a contract with a broker.
National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), 29th March 2022
Cyber security – even in a time of global unrest – remains a balance of different risks. Ian Levy, the NCSC's Technical Director, explains why.
Herbert Smith Freehills, 17th March 2022
Friday Reading Edition 98 (18th March 2022)
Updated 17 March 2022: The UK and EU keep up the pace of sanctions against Russia amid sustained Ukraine conflict.
Lockton, 3rd March 2022
Knowledge of how war exclusions have been interpreted in the past can be useful in evaluating the applicability of the exclusion under the current circumstances around the Ukraine crisis.
Control Risks, 1st December 2021
Friday Reading Edition 88 (7th January 2022)
As the world becomes increasingly connected to and reliant on the internet, risk is intensifying – from cyber security to carbon footprints. Join Charles Hecker and Claudine Fry for a conversation with in-house cyber experts Nicolas Reys and Stina Connor about current trends in cyber and why the decisions organisations make today will determine whether they exist at all in the decades to come.
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) , 15th November 2021
Friday Reading Edition 90 (21st January 2022)
There is a growing market for technology platforms which support organisations to manage supplier risk, and respondents viewed these as the most effective commercial tool for managing supply chain cyber security risk. The government is committed to supporting this market.
Board Agenda, 4th November 2021
Friday Reading Edition 82 (12th November 2021)
A new set of international sustainability disclosure standards are on the way and could be ready for companies around the world within a year. Unveiled during COP26, the standards currently exist as a prototype to be chewed over by a brand new development body—the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB)—a unit to sit under the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation, the organisation that oversees production of international accounting standards.
Airmic,McGill and Partners, 7th October 2021
Friday Reading Edition 78 (15th October 2021)
A new guide, this addresses 12 frequently asked questions associated with D&O coverage, posed from a director’s perspective. The Guide aims to provide an insider’s guide to directors’ and officers’ liability insurance (D&O) for end users, and for board members in particular. Twelve questions make up the core of the guide, focusing on practical issues that commonly arise. Although designed to be answered by reference to specific policy wordings, the answers are intended to provide general guidance as to the likely position, subject to the significant caveat that no two D&O policies are the same.