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DRI’s Future Vision Committee has released its latest risk and resilience trends report, which includes the results of the DRI 2017 Global Risk and Resilience Survey.

The report looks at how accurate the Future Vision Committee’s predictions were for 2016, what significant changes have occurred since it made those predictions, and how the committee sees the political, economic, social, technological, environmental, and legal landscape from a risk and resilience perspective.

The report includes the following top ten rankings of risks and threats:

The likelihood of the defined risk, threat, or hazard causing problems in 2017:

  1. Cyber espionage - state sponsored
  2. Random acts of extreme violence
  3. Problems from higher dependency on on-line technology
  4. Cyber fraud – commercial
  5. Cyber theft – commercial
  6. Active shooters
  7. Cyber attacks including ransomware
  8. Investment levels in information security
  9. Growth of fundamentalist extremism
  10. Increased wide-scale flooding

The weighted risk rating for 2017 based upon likelihood and impact:

  1. Problems from higher dependency on
    on-line technology
  2. Cyber attacks including ransomware
  3. Investment levels in information security
  4. Cyber theft – commercial
  5. Cyber fraud – commercial
  6. Growth of fundamentalist extremism
  7. Investment levels in overall IT resiliency
  8. Man-made disaster (oil, gas, chemicals)
  9. Increased wide-scale flooding
  10. Random acts of extreme violence

The resilience ranking in terms of how much the issue directly affects resilience professionals:

  • Problems from higher dependency on on-line technology
  • Systemic failure of critical infrastructure
  • Cyber attacks including ransomware
  • Investment levels in information security
  • Power shortages and wide-scale outages
  • Cyber fraud – commercial
  • Cyber theft – commercial
  • Investment levels in overall IT resiliency
  • Pandemic flu or similar viruses
  • Non-compliance on privacy or data protection laws.

To read the full report click here (registration required).


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