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  • German Chamber of Commerce supports risk-based approach to flood risk

    The German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) has called on regional and national authorities to show flexibility and agility to help with the reconstruction process following the recent catastrophic flooding.

    Asia Risk | 15 Sep 2021
  • Weather-related disasters cause more damage but fewer deaths

    Climate change and increasingly extreme weather events have caused a surge in natural disasters over the past 50 years disproportionately impacting poorer countries according to a new report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).

    Asia Risk | 15 Sep 2021
  • IT security spending in Asia Pacific likely to grow 14% in 2021

    Spending on security solutions and services in Asia Pacific, excluding Japan, is expected to grow at 14% in 2021 according to the latest International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Semi-annual Security Spending Guide.

    Asia Risk | 15 Sep 2021
  • Bots make up nearly two-thirds of internet traffic

    Bots make up nearly two-thirds of internet traffic, with bad bots making up nearly 40% of all traffic, according to a report by cyber security firm Barracuda. E-commerce applications and login portals were the most common targets of advanced persistent bots.

    Asia Risk | 15 Sep 2021
  • Attempted cyber intrusions up 60% in 2021

    There has been a significant rise in adversary cyber activity, both in volume and velocity. Adversaries are accelerating targeted attacks on critical networks, with a significant rise in attempted intrusions witnessed in 2021 according to a report by cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike.

    Asia Risk | 15 Sep 2021
  • Exposure to air pollution linked with increased mental illness

    Exposure to traffic-related air pollution is associated with increased mental health illness among people recently diagnosed with psychotic and mood disorders such as schizophrenia and depression according to new research by University of Bristol.

    Asia Risk | 08 Sep 2021
  • Australia: Agriculture profits will continue to fall

    Agricultural profits in Australia have fallen by 23% over the last two decades (2000-2020) and the trend is likely to continue due to significant impacts of climate change according to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES).

    Asia Risk | 08 Sep 2021
  • Threefold increase in targeted ransomware attacks in first half of 2021

    The number of ransomware attacks surged by 288% between the first and second quarters of 2021 as double extortion attempts grew according to a new report by cyber and software resilience company NCC group.

    Asia Risk | 08 Sep 2021
  • US: More people are moving in than out of areas facing high risk

    America's disaster-prone areas are becoming more populous as new residents are moving in these areas rather than moving out.

    Asia Risk | 08 Sep 2021
  • Significant workforce privacy gap still exists

    While 64% of companies believe it is important to protect employee privacy, only 34% say they are effective or very effective in doing so.

    Asia Risk | 08 Sep 2021

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