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COVID-19: Implications for business

– Our latest perspectives on the coronavirus outbreak, the twin threats to lives and livelihoods, and how organizations can prepare... for the next normal.

The coming opportunity in consumer lending

– The resumption of the credit cycle will offer innovative entrants rare access to underserved customer segments.

A strategic vision for model risk management

– The expanding scope of models and the increased use of models based on advanced analytics have amplified the strategic importance... of model risk management.

Securing small and medium-size enterprises: What’s next?

– Small and medium-size enterprises are becoming an increasingly attractive segment for cybersecurity-technology and -solution providers.

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Cybersecurity in a digital era

Even before the advent of a global pandemic, executive teams faced a challenging and dynamic environment as they sought to... protect their institutions from cyberattack, without degrading their ability to innovate and extract value from technology investments.

Over the past year, we’ve sought to publish cybersecurity articles in various areas that will help senior executives consider their options and make pragmatic decisions about how to move forward in making the right tradeoffs in managing technology risks.


McKinsey on Risk

The journal offering McKinsey’s global perspective and strategic thinking on risk, focusing on the key risk areas that bear upon... the performance of the world’s leading companies.

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Global theme

Business Resilience

In the face of a crisis or economic slowdown, resilient organizations ride out uncertainty instead of being overpowered by it.

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Creating a more resilient and responsive government

– The pandemic has put demands on the public sector that are likely to increase.

Strengthening the IT security posture in corporates and industrials

– Organizations must decide which information-security risks they willingly accept and where to invest to stay in balance.

International personal-data transfer amid regulatory upheaval

– The Schrems II ruling created a noteworthy disruption in the data-privacy environment. Here, we outline a risk-based approach... to managing uncertainty from the ruling.

Building the internal-audit function of the future

– Due to the pandemic, many organizations have prioritized short-term priorities for internal-audit functions, but now is also the... time to recalibrate for potential long-term uncertainty and complexity.

Boards and cybersecurity

– How boards should prepare for the rising cybersecurity threat
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Five Fifty: The new landscape of risk

– With catastrophic events on the rise, companies face nonlinear shifts to their risk-return profiles. Here’s how to prepare.

The risks and challenges of the global COVID-19-vaccine rollout

– A realistic assessment of the heroic effort to administer billions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines to an agonized global population... is necessary—the stakes could not be higher.

The next S-curve in model risk management

– How banks can drive transformations of the model life cycle in a highly uncertain business landscape.

The Latin American energy sector: How to address cybersecurity

– Electric-power and gas companies are vulnerable to cyberattacks, but a structured approach that applies communication, organizational,... and process frameworks can reduce cyber-related risks.

Derisking digital and analytics transformations

– While the benefits of digitization and advanced analytics are well documented, the risk challenges often remain hidden.

A unique time for chief risk officers in insurance

– Amid rising economic uncertainty, leading insurers are looking to their CROs to do even more than manage risks.
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