RiskMap Podcast: Venezuela update; Power shifts in Southern Africa; The global cyber threat

August 14, 2017

The RiskMap Podcast - A conversation about what's happening in the world and what it means for global business.

In this edition:

  • Laura Sharkey, an analyst covering the Andean region, provides an update on the crisis in Venezuela and the outlook for businesses operating there as the government of President Nicolas Maduro continues making moves to completely centralize power. [Minute 1:15]
  • A series of high profile cyber attacks in recent months have highlighted the significant risks facing global businesses. Nicolas Reyes, Associate Director for Cyber Security, discusses how companies can get ahead of the ever-shifting cyber threat. [Minute 7:58]
  • Barnaby Fletcher, an analyst covering Southern Africa, discusses the upcoming presidential election in Angola that will close the 38-year tenure of president José Eduardo dos Santos, South Africa's recent vote to continue the controversial rule of president Jacob Zuma, and how the varying questions around power and leadership throughout the region will impact the business environment. [Minute 16:30]


The RiskMap podcast is produced by Control Risks, the leading international risk consultancy.  

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RiskMap Podcast: Qatar Crisis; China’s Cyber Law; The Violent Insider Threat

July 12, 2017

The RiskMap podcast - A conversation on geopolitics, security, and the pressing risks facing global business.

In this edition:

  • Allison Wood, a Consultant in Control Risks' Dubai office, discusses the diplomatic and economic quarantine of Qatar by its GCC neighbors, the impact of the crisis on companies with operations there, and the future of Gulf relations. [Minute 1:30]
  • China recently introduced a new law effectively nationalizing data security, and few organizations are adequately prepared. Carly Ramsey, an Associate Director based in Shanghai, helps us understand the political and technical requirements now facing companies. [Minute 9:10]
  • Shawn VanSlyke, a Director for Control Risks and the former chief of the FBI's elite Behavioral Analysis Unit and the Crisis Negotiation Unit, explains what organizations should do to assess and mitigate the threat of violent insiders in the workplace, from the personally aggrieved to the ideologically motivated. [Minute 13:45]


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What would you like to hear about on the RiskMap podcast? Email podcast@controlrisks.com with your comments and questions.

For more information visit www.controlrisks.com 


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