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Cyber warfare “poses greater threat than ever” in 2020 warns Control Risks

The proliferation of a wide variety of cyber threats will make a high impact, cyber-enabled assault on critical infrastructure almost certain in 2020. This is one of the key forecasts made in RiskMap 2020, the global outlook for political and security risks in the year ahead...
Posted On 11 Dec 2019
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Fiscal crises head list of business risks in World Economic Forum survey

Economic issues dominate concerns for business executives around the world, according to the World Economic Forum’s report entitled ‘Regional Risks for Doing Business 2019’. In a survey of nearly 13,000 business leaders in over 130 countries, respondents rank...
Posted On 10 Oct 2019
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Brexit: A Time to Export?

Having written about exporting for Risk UK back in 2014, Dave Smith observes that it’s interesting to note how much has stayed the same since that time, but also notably just how much has changed. The single biggest factor is, of course, Brexit. Nearly three years after the...
Posted On 07 Jun 2019
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Professional Services: A New Breed of Third Party Cyber Risk to Manage

Organisations are beholden to their suppliers. For a retailer it could mean the difference between having products on the shelves or not. For a manufacturer, it’s about securing the vital components and materials needed to build industry-leading products. In the UK, we are now...
Posted On 11 Apr 2019
The Strategic Defence and Security Review has begun
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Prime Minister calls for Strategic Defence and Security Review to look at tackling extremist threats

As part of the Strategic Defence and Security Review, Prime Minister David Cameron has asked the UK’s foremost defence chiefs and officials to consider investing more in Special Forces and readily deployable counter-terrorist capabilities. This would include future air...
Posted On 13 Jul 2015
Standards are making a huge contribution towards the UK's GDP growth
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CEBR report shows business standards contributed towards £8.2 billion* of GDP growth in UK plc

BSI, the business standards company, has published independent research from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) demonstrating the economic benefits of standards to both the UK and individual UK businesses. The research – which is an update to a Department...
Posted On 11 Jun 2015