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Risk Management - A Prerequisite for the New Cyber Age
One of the most interesting aspects of the risk concept is its inevitable characteristic pertaining to any field be it an entrepreneurial business, banking sector, or a multi-national organization. Risk sidles at every phase and cycle of a business and aims at curtailing its advancement. This obligatory nature demands better risk management schemes and methodical analysis to prevent its breach to the highest extent.
Over the decades, newer and sophisticated operational risks have been encountered. With IT disruptions and cyber attacks standing out in the pool of risks, financial firms and other banking sectors are alarmed and are extensively carrying out risk analysis. In addition, risks pertaining to data theft, regulations, outsourcing and a few other organizational risks are drawing attention.
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By Yvette K. Connor, Chief Risk Officer, Focal Point LLC and Chris Mandel, SVP & Director, Sedgwick Institute
Due to their high susceptibility towards operational risks, enterprises, and businesses today are strained and have a volatile quality. This hindrance in their development has led to the adoption of business risk management (BRM) techniques that facilitate prioritizing and decision-making proficiency. Although the risks are proliferating, the efforts put behind the actions taken against these threats are continual and endless. Also, measuring the risk metrics goes a long way in managing the data. Economic capitals, Risk-adjusted return on capital (RAROC) are some of the key Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) metrics.
Operational risks have a significant impact on a company’s financial stability and stature. Therefore, establishing periodic risk assessments and stringent regulations in the company aids in mitigating risk and also elevates the company’s business growth.
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By Ethan Harrington, Director, Insurance And Enterprise Risk Management, H&R Block