Cyber Security Academy
Demystifying cyber risk for business leaders
Cyber security: high on your agenda? Ultimate responsibility for cyber security lies with the board. However, it is a highly technical and fast moving global threat, and anyone who isn’t in the IT team can easily feel they lack full understanding of the issues.
Our Cyber Security Academy for business leaders offers a library of videos, articles, podcasts and other content to help non-technical leaders understand the essentials of cyber security and communicate more confidently about this threat.
Created by our global cyber security team, our insight will be invaluable in reducing the uncertainty around the issue, helping you to protect your company.
Automotive Expert Brief: China
China is expected to finalise several new competition rules and regulations for the automotive sector this year, particularly on liberalising components sales and after-market services.
RiskMap Podcast: A pivotal vote in Turkey, Venezuela's autocratic shift, and a crisis in South Africa
Co-hosts Charles Hecker and Jackie Day discuss the referendum in Turkey that could alter its form of government; the bold moves by Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro to further consolidate his power; and the political shakeup in South Africa that has had dramatic economic effects.
The battle for Mosul
Control Risks’ lead Iraq analyst, Glen Ransom, looks at the protracted battle to wrest Mosul from the forces of Islamic State and the political problems that will remain once the city is recaptured.
RiskMap Podcast: Special Edition - The London Attacks and the Evolving Terrorism Threat
In this special edition of the RiskMap Podcast, host Charles Hecker speaks with Jonathan Wood, Director of Global Issues, and David Lea, lead analyst for Western Europe, about the recent terrorist attack in London, the evolving threat of global terrorism, and how companies can respond.
The nexus of terrorism, radicalized insiders and workplace violence
Hear from the country’s leading experts in the field of active shooter, radicalization, and behavioral profiles. During this webcast, we share best practices for identifying threats within the workplace, and controls for responding to incidents, should they occur.
Automotive Expert Brief: Romania
A political crisis that shook Romania in January and February has taken a serious toll on the newly elected centre-left government. More than half a million Romanians took to the streets to protest against the government’s bid to curtail anti-corruption efforts after it issued a decree that would have decriminalised certain corruption offences for public officials. At the heart of the crisis lies an issue that spans the political, social and corporate sphere: the country’s praised fight against corruption, and the political backlash against it.
How to Build a Compliance Programme that Works
The evidence suggests that most organisations are taking compliance seriously. And yet, many programmes fail. Why this is happening and what you can do to ensure your compliance programme is effective?
Behind the stats: Why global hijacks have decreased but maritime kidnaps and terrorism are rising
Although Control Risks recorded a 21% decrease in attacks and boardings of ships globally in 2016, cases of high-severity maritime terrorism and kidnaps increased and several emerging trends are likely to pose threats to maritime operators in 2017.
Asia's Next Flashpoint
Control Risks believes that it is actually North-east Asia, where China’s equally forceful muscle-flexing bumps up against larger, more capable military powers, that is the theater to watch with concern.
RiskMap Podcast: The ousting of Park Geun-hye, US-Mexico relations and doing business in Mali
In this edition of the RiskMap Podcast, hosted by Charles Hecker and Angela Mancini, we discuss what lies ahead for South Korea now that Park Geun-hye has been ousted as president. Also: behind the bluster, what’s happening in US Mexico relations, and how’s business in Africa’s second largest gold producer?
The new centre-left government in Romania has had turbulent first months in office as its attempt to curtail the country’s widely praised fight against corruption triggered the largest public protests in decades.
Kidnapping trends worldwide in 2016
The world of kidnapping-for-ransom saw several notable developments in 2016. Areas of relative calm faced emerging threats, new victim sets found themselves at risk and kidnappers struck in a range of unexpected locations.
RiskMap Podcast: Building a Dubai in Africa; the future of US-EU security cooperation; Brazil & Argentina opening to trade
In this edition of the RiskMap podcast, hosted by Charles Hecker and Maria Knapp, we discuss the African countries who are vying to build the continent’s first Dubai-like megahub; US-EU and NATO relations in the wake of the Munich Security Conference; and the outlook for Brazil and Argentina as they liberalize their economies.
Abu Sayyaf Group: new kidnapping tactics causing waves
The Philippines-based Islamist extremist Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) has been responsible for a surge in offshore abductions in the southern Sulu and northern Celebes Seas during 2016.
Seven ways to smooth your path along the Silk Road
The New Economic Silk Road promises to deliver huge benefits for China and its partner countries, but the enormity of the project will undoubtedly attract a wide range of unforeseen risks. What is the risk environment really like on the New Economic Silk Road?
Romania’s corruption crisis
Protests are continuing in Romania despite the government’s decision to repeal an emergency ordinance to decriminalise certain corruption offences for public officials. In this podcast we explore what lies ahead in Romania’s battle with corruption and what the implications are for businesses in this turbulent time.
Abu Sayyaf Group: new kidnapping tactics causing waves
The Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) has been responsible for a surge in offshore abductions in the southern Sulu and northern Celebes Seas. The group kidnapped more than 50 foreign victims in more than 20 separate attacks during 2016, compared with five known foreign victims in 2015.
More North Korean missile tests likely in coming weeks and months
After the February 12 test of an IRBM, North Korea is likely to conduct further missile tests in the coming weeks and months as it seeks to further technological progress in long-range and submarine-launched ballistic missile capabilities.
Automotive Expert Brief: India
Driven by rising income levels and comparatively low car penetration rates, India continues to be one of the world’s fastest-growing automotive markets.
North Korean missile tests likely in coming weeks and months
North Korea is likely to conduct missile tests in the coming weeks and months as it seeks to further technological progress in long-range and submarine-launched ballistic missile capabilities.
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