RiskMap Podcast: Venezuela; Power shifts in Southern Africa; The global cyber threat
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RiskMap Podcast: Venezuela update; Power shifts in Southern Africa; The global cyber threat
The RiskMap Podcast - A conversation about what's happening in the world and what it means for global business.
In this edition:
- Laura Sharkey, an analyst covering the Andean region, provides an update on the crisis in Venezuela and the outlook for businesses operating there as the government of President Nicolas Maduro continues making moves to completely centralize power. [Minute 1:15]
- A series of high profile cyber attacks in recent months have highlighted the significant risks facing global businesses. Nicolas Reyes, Associate Director for Cyber Security, discusses how companies can get ahead of the ever-shifting cyber threat. [Minute 7:58]
- Barnaby Fletcher, an analyst covering Southern Africa, discusses the upcoming presidential election in Angola that will close the 38-year tenure of president José Eduardo dos Santos, South Africa's recent vote to continue the controversial rule of president Jacob Zuma, and how the varying questions around power and leadership throughout the region will impact the business environment. [Minute 16:30]
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues businesses and organisations are in various stages of crisis response or recovery across the globe. Regardless of which stage you are at right now, there is a growing body of knowledge and lessons learned that can help your crisis response.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a crisis different from anything a business leader will have faced in over a century. Effective leadership in a prolonged crisis is absolutely necessary. Our experts use their experience, several previously from the FBI's Critical Incident Response Group, to offer constructive advice for leadership in this time of crisis.
Cybercriminal and Nation-state activity related to COVID-19 has ranged from phishing campaigns to steal credentials and commit financial fraud, to more sophisticated attacks focused on stealing financial or other sensitive data and conducting distributed denial of service and ransomware attacks.
COVID-19 has turned working from home into the norm for organisations around the world. But as organisations learn how to manage their whole workforce working remotely, attackers are also adapting to this new reality and exploiting it to target the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data and systems.
Companies across the world are grappling with the consequences of the restrictions imposed to manage COVID-19, with decision-making around major events and sports fixtures particularly time-sensitive and contentious given the considerable impact on organisers and participants.