Risk Topics

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Why greenwashing risks are a real issue and how enterprises can manage this area
In this Q&A style article Ian Beale, VP, Advisory at Gartner, discusses greenwashing risks and impacts. Greenwashing is where organizations intentionally, or not, mislead investors, regulators, and the public about the impact of their products and services on the environment.
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2023 business continuity, risk management, and resilience predictions
Through to the New Year Continuity Central will be publishing a series of articles looking ahead to 2023 and how areas related to business continuity, risk management, and resilience are likely to develop.
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A guide to using root cause analysis
This E-Book will help you understand and use root cause analysis (RCA) to address the underlying causes of incidents that impact your organization. This will help you take actions to ensure that the issue does not occur again.
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Top ten predictions for the future of trust
IDC has released its top ten Future of Trust predictions, which looks ahead and highlights anticipated changes in the area of data protection and privacy.
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New guidance from NIST: Using Business Impact Analysis to Inform Risk Prioritization and Response
The US NIST has developed new guidance on how to use the business impact analysis process to consider outages related to cyber risks and issues attributable to confidentiality and integrity.
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Report identifies top 12 risk areas for 2023: rethinking organizational resilience is a key area
Gartner has released its 2023 Audit Plan Hot Spots Report which identifies the top 12 risk focus areas for chief audit executives (CAEs) to help them identify risks to their organizations and plan audit coverage for the coming year.
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2023 workplace trends shaping the direction of organizational planning
Workplace trends will have a big impact on the plans that business continuity and risk managers are making for 2023. Here are the top 2023 workplace collaboration trends that Poly expect will shape the future of work in the UK…
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Human Risk Management Maturity Model developed to help measure human impacts on cyber risks
Living Security and CybSafe have jointly developed a new Human Risk Management Maturity Model, which aims to help organizations measure the impact of human activity on cyber risks.
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Three common misunderstandings about risk management
In a recent speech Joshua Rosenberg, Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, highlighted misunderstandings that prevent organizations from getting the most out of risk management.
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Interconnected geopolitical challenges will continue to dominate the business risk threatscape in 2023
The interconnected challenges of global security partnerships, financial integration, supply chain resilience, and migration are no longer simmering in the background. They are now top of the agenda and will likely continue to stay there in the year ahead according to a new S&P Global Market Intelligence report.
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Using Risk Tolerance to Support Enterprise Strategy
New guidance from ISACA looks at how enterprises can improve understanding, communication, and application of risk terms to better manage risk tolerance.
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Finance leaders focus changes from revenue growth to risk management
The 2022 U.S. Bank CFO Insights Report has found that finance leaders’ priorities have shifted as they work to help guide their firms through the current global business environment.
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The Hunt for Hidden Risks
To avoid or mitigate this special class of risks, you must explore their nature. How do they creep into organizations? Where do they hide out? What makes them so difficult to see? Are they more dangerous or damaging than risks you can see more easily? And finally, how can you look for them – and keep them from coming back?
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Ransomware remains a top cyber risk for businesses: but other threats are growing
The latest Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty cyber report provides an overview of developments in the cyber threat landscape. ‘Cyber: The changing threat landscape’ says that ransomware remains a top cyber risk for organizations globally while business email compromise incidents are on the rise and will increase further in the ‘deep fake’ era.
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Family firms have an intrinsic advantage when it comes to reputation risk
Consumers are more inclined to forgive family firm brands than non-family firm brands in product harm crisis situations, according to new research from NEOMA Business School.
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Gartner releases latest Quarterly Emerging Risks Report
Business risks are top of mind, but worries over critical infrastructure failures are growing, according to the Gartner 3Q22 Quarterly Emerging Risks Report. The report is based on a survey of 333 senior executives and risk management professionals conducted in 3Q22.
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Report looks at c-suite and senior executives’ attitudes to organizational risk
Aon has released the results of its 2022 Executive Risk Survey, ‘Making Better Decisions in Uncertain Times’. The survey clearly shows that leaders who are making better decisions about risks are better prepared to navigate through and succeed during highly volatile times and economic uncertainty.
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Survey finds that disconnected finance and operations teams in many organizations results in risk management weaknesses
Disconnected finance and operations teams can expose businesses to new risks, KPMG research reveals; and environmental, social and governance (ESG) is a particularly weak area.
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