Risk Topics

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Assurance Software

Only 28 percent of US enterprises say CEO and board approves acceptable level of cyber risk
Ponemon Institute research, evaluating accountability for ensuring the effectiveness and efficiency of security practices, technologies, and controls within enterprises, demonstrates a clear lack of accountability, especially on the board and among C-suite executives.
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• US

CEO and CISO disconnect puts Australian organizations at risk: Unisys survey
Chief executive officer (CEO) confidence regarding an organization's ability to detect and manage cyber concerns far outstrips that of chief information security officers (CISOs) – a disconnect that puts organizations at risk of cyber attacks, according to research released by Unisys Corporation.
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• Australia

ClearView

Corporate boards ‘significantly overconfident’ when it comes to risks
Board members have greater confidence in their organizations' ability to manage key risks than members of management actually do, according to a survey of board members, executive management, and chief audit executives released by The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).
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• US / World

Study looks at the views of risk managers about cyber risk management
Zurich Insurance, in collaboration with Advisen, has released the ninth annual cyber survey of corporate risk managers and insurance buyers revealing current views about information security and cyber risk management. A key finding of the 2019 survey is that business interruptions due to cyber events are a top concern.
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• World

New findings on the board’s role in effective risk management
The Shared Assessments Program has published ‘The Board’s Role in Realizing Effective Risk Management’ – a new set of findings and recommendations developed with C-level executives and risk experts from a number of organizations.
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• US / World

Daisy

Cyber attacks and fiscal crises top list of business risks in 2019: World Economic Forum
Economic issues dominate concerns for business executives around the world, according to the World Economic Forum’s ‘Regional Risks for Doing Business 2019’ report.
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• World

GAO report highlights increasing cyber security risks facing the US electric grid
The United States’ electric grid is becoming more vulnerable to cyber attacks - particularly those involving industrial control systems that support grid operations; this is one of the key findings of a new GAO report...
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• US

Cyber threats move to the top of the list of concerns for US businesses
The Travelers Companies, Inc. has announced the results of the 2019 Travelers Risk Index, which found that cyber risks are the top concern among US businesses of all sizes for the first time since the survey began in 2014.
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• US

Risk Logic

Confidence in organizational risk management slips
A recent survey for the 2019 Compliance and Procurement Sentiment report from Dun & Bradstreet found that 85 percent of respondents were confident about the effectiveness of risk management within their organization; 8 percent lower than the previous survey.
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• World

Forrester study highlights ‘a false state of confidence’ when it comes to enterprise cyber security
Panaseer has released the results of a sponsored study conducted by Forrester Consulting which found that the key challenge facing security leaders is misplaced confidence that the abundance of technology investments they have made has strengthened their security posture.
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• US / UK / Europe

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