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Global sector risks in precarious balance

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]13.12.2016, 16:55

At the end of 2016, global sector trends remained mixed, including in the regions that until now have been relatively spared by the increase in risks. Over the whole year, across 12 sectors evaluated...

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Financial Stability Board Publication

Total Loss-Absorbing Capacity standard

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]09.11.2015, 12:55

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) today issued the final Total Loss-Absorbing Capacity (TLAC) standard for global systemically important banks (G-SIBs).

The TLAC standard has been designed so that...

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Turla Hiding in the Sky

Cyberespionage Group Exploits Satellites

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]14.09.2015, 15:36

Turla is a sophisticated cyberespionage group that has been active for more than 8 years. The attackers behind Turla have infected hundreds of computers in more than 45 countries including...

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Review of natural catastrophes

ENSO oscillation and weather extremes

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]14.07.2015, 13:56

The review on the natural catastrophes for the first half of 2015 was characterised by the earthquake in Nepal and by the heatwave that affected India and Pakistan. Some 12,000 people fell victim to...

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Attackers Succeed With Speed and Precision

Threat landscape 2015

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]15.04.2015, 19:48

In today’s hyper-connected world, it is no longer a question of if you will be attacked — but when. Symantec’s (Nasdaq: SYMC) Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR), Volume 20, exposes a tactical...

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Stealing Millions and Hungry for More

The Dyre Wolf Campaign

John Kuhn [Senior Threat Researcher, IBM]08.04.2015, 11:42

IBM Security has identified an active campaign using a variant of Dyre malware that has successfully stolen more than $1 million from targeted enterprise organizations. The campaign, named "The...

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45th World Economic Forum

New Framework to Help Companies Calculate Risk of Cyberattacks

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]30.01.2015, 11:47

The World Economic Forum and its partners have developed a new way for organizations to calculate the impact of cyberthreats. The framework, called "cyber value-at-risk" comes at a time...

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Learning from the future

Scenario analysis

Frank Romeike [Editor in Chief]30.01.2015, 10:38

The following quotation is attributed to the US strategist, cyberneticist and futurologist: "Anyone can learn from the past. What we need to today is learn from the future." Kahn is one of...

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45th World Economic Forum

A "Dangerous Mistake" to Ignore Uncertainty

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]21.01.2015, 11:26

Today’s global context is one of uncertainty, said Simonetta Sommaruga, President of the Swiss Confederation and Minister of Justice and Police. Uncertainty is prevalent in current conflicts and...

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Lower losses from weather extremes and earthquakes

Review of natural catastrophes in 2014

Redaktion RiskNET07.01.2015, 16:32

The absence of very severe catastrophes and a quiet hurricane season in the North Atlantic meant that losses from natural catastrophes in 2014 were much lower. At US$ 7bn, the most expensive event in...