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Ignore Geopolitical Risks At Your Peril

Why And How You Must Address Global Cybersecurity Concerns

May 3, 2016

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  • By Martin Whitworth
  • with Christopher McClean,
  • Jennifer Torres,
  • Claire O'Malley,
  • Peggy Dostie

Why Read This Report

Geopolitical conflict is one of the most talked about issues in politics, news outlets, and our daily lives. Yet, businesses worldwide continue to ignore and misinterpret the way such conflicts affect the cybersecurity risk landscape and threaten their survival. Failing to formally incorporate geopolitical considerations in your risk management processes could ultimately mean havoc for your international presence, global customer base, third-party relationships, and business continuity. This report examines the geopolitical aspects of cybersecurity risk by analyzing its current actors, potential threats, and effects that it's already having on your enterprise today.

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Table of Contents

  • Geopolitical Issues Are Already Changing The Cybersecurity Landscape
  • Geopolitically Driven Cyberthreats Take On Many Forms
  • Recommendations

  • Geopolitical Considerations Belong In Your Risk Framework
  • What It Means

  • Cybersecurity Isn't The Future Of Warfare; It's The Present
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents