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Weaponized AI, digital espionage and other technology risks for 2017 | World Economic Forum

Written by John Drzik President, Global Risk and Specialties, Marsh
Published Wednesday 11 January 2017

Technology will continue to play a vital role in promoting global prosperity. New advances are poised to increase economic productivity, provide radical healthcare solutions and combat climate change, among other benefits.

But the pace of innovation in areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT) and biotechnology is also creating new risks — ones that will be amplified in a world where geopolitical tensions, nationalism and social instability are on the rise. Businesses need to consider the threats stemming from technological change through the lens of the shifting global risks landscape.

Source: Weaponized AI, digital espionage and other technology risks for 2017 | World Economic Forum

Business Interruption Seen as Top Risk Globally

Posted on by  | Risk Management Monitor

A survey of more than 1,200 risk managers and corporate insurance experts in over 50 countries identified business interruption as the top concern for 2017. According to the sixth annual Allianz Risk Barometer of top business risks, this is the fifth successive year that business interruption has been seen as the biggest risk.

Source: Business Interruption Seen as Top Risk Globally

Professionally designed ransomware Spora might be the next big thing | PCWorld

By  | Romania Correspondent, IDG News Service | JAN 11, 2017 10:14 AM PT

Security researchers have found a new very well designed ransomware program dubbed Spora that can perform strong offline file encryption and brings several innovations to the ransom payments model.

Source: Professionally designed ransomware Spora might be the next big thing | PCWorld

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