Risk Topics

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2022 business continuity, risk management, and resilience predictions
Through to the New Year Continuity Central will be publishing a series of articles looking ahead to 2022 and how areas related to business continuity, risk management, and resilience are likely to develop through the year.
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• World

Standards Australia publishes best practice guide for protecting facilities from terrorism risk
Standards Australia has published a new handbook, SA HB 188, ‘Base-building physical security handbook - Terrorism and extreme violence’, which guides organizations on best practice processes for protecting assets from physical terrorist threats and other acts of extreme violence.
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• Australia

The 7th Annual Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report
DRI International has published its 7th Annual DRI International Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report. This gives an analysis of current and emerging risks as perceived by professionals directly involved in managing resilience.
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Deepfakes: a future threat to watch as cybercriminals develop their skills in this area
Yotam Katz, Product Manager at IntSights, discusses the rise of deepfakes and why cybercriminals are showing increasing interest in the technique.
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2022 will see the emergence of adversarial AI as a threat to organizations
Hackers are turning to artificial intelligence to enhance the effectiveness of attacks on organizations. Brooks Wallace, VP EMEA at Deep Instinct, looks ahead to 2022 and the emerging threat of ‘adversarial AI’.
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• World

Employee mental health issues could be a significant risk for organizations in 2022
Organizations worldwide are set to increase investment in employee health. That’s the findings of the International SOS Risk Outlook 2022. The report and updated global risk maps also signal that organizations are grappling with an increasingly complex risk landscape.
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• World

UK SMEs continue to see COVID-19 impacts as top critical external risk; Brexit concerns also remain
Small and medium sized enterprises (SME) in the UK believe that, despite the disruption they have experienced since the beginning of 2020, their business continuity plans responded well to both the COVID-19 pandemic (71 percent) and Brexit (55 percent). This is according to new research from Marsh Commercial.
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• UK

Six key factors contributing to the current global supply chain strain
As one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers and a supply chain resilience expert, FM Global has identified six drivers of the current global supply chain crisis.
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• World

Ipsos MORI survey looks at board views of cyber risks, resilience, and incident response
An Ipsos MORI survey on behalf of the UK government, has looked at the views of ‘Captains of Industry’ when it comes to cyber risks, resilience, and incident response.
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• UK

New global intelligence report looks at supply chain resilience
BSI has published its annual Supply Chain Risk Insights Report, which identifies the trends and associated risks expected to impact global supply chains over the coming year.
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• World

AuditBoard survey finds that new risks are expected to emerge in post-pandemic environment
COVID-19 stretched organizational resources and unleashed new risks on a global basis, prompting an ongoing pivot by internal audit departments to address the evolving challenges, according to a new survey by AuditBoard.
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• North America

New survey puts the 'Great Resignation' risk in context
With many employees using the pandemic as an opportunity to reassess their employment status and realign their professional and personal priorities, organizations are facing a new threat: the 'Great Resignation'. A new survey report from MetLife explores the emerging risks in this area.
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• World

The cloud: are you sure you have fully assessed the risks?
Cloud usage is becoming increasingly widespread across organizations of all sizes; but at the same time cybercriminals are also paying a lot of attention to the opportunities that cloud offers them. Tony Beveridge highlights some potential cloud risks you may not have thought of…
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The 2021 Global State of Enterprise Risk Oversight report
A new report, The 2021 Global State of Enterprise Risk Oversight has been published. This is a joint commission with NCSU and AICPA-CIMA and reports on the ever-evolving status of risk globally.
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• World

Dealing with geopolitical risk
The Risk Coalition has released best practice guidance for company boards and risk functions on responding to geopolitical risk and the diverse range of ways it can impact business performance. In this article Derek Leatherdale, Managing Director, GRI Strategies Ltd, explores the growing issue of geopolitical risk and how the new guidance can help.
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• World

Long-tail risks have become an important part of the risk landscape: Aon survey
Aon has published the results of its 2021 Global Risk Management Survey, which gathers input from thousands of risk managers across 60 countries and 16 industries every two years to identify key risks and challenges their organizations are facing.
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• World

Threat of new ransomware models is the top emerging risk facing organizations: Gartner
The threat of ‘new ransomware models’ was the top concern facing executives in the third quarter of 2021, according to Gartner, Inc.’s latest Emerging Risks Monitor Report.
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