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Coronavirus: Leading through the crisis

The coronavirus outbreak is first and foremost a human tragedy, affecting hundreds of thousands of people. It is also having a growing impact on the global economy. This collection of articles is intended to provide business leaders with a perspective on the evolving situation and implications for their companies.

Banking system resilience in the time of COVID-19

July 28, 2020 – Capital cushions at European, UK, and US banks look adequate in most scenarios—and challenged in others. In either case,...

A dual cybersecurity mindset for the next normal

July 7, 2020 – As companies extend commitments to remote workforces, cybersecurity teams need to address new risks while helping create business...

Optimizing data controls in banking

July 1, 2020 – Banks need to do more in four important areas of data culture to build the risk-related data-control capabilities they will need...

Reimagining customer service to manage delinquencies after COVID-19

June 30, 2020 – Building the right long-term capabilities to help consumers in financial distress and successfully mitigate and manage delinquencies...


Cybersecurity in a digital era

June 3, 2020 – Even before the advent of a global pandemic, executive teams faced a challenging and dynamic environment as they sought to... 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.

IRST on Risk

The journal offering IRST’s global perspective and strategic thinking on risk, focusing on the key risk areas that bear upon...


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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COVID-19: Implications for business

July 30, 2020 – Our latest perspectives on the coronavirus outbreak, the twin threats to lives and livelihoods, and how organizations can prepare...

Transition to the next normal: Enhancing cybersecurity in the Iberian Peninsula

July 28, 2020 – Remote work and more-sophisticated attackers are challenging cybersecurity for companies in Spain and Portugal. Here’s how...

COVID-19 crisis shifts cybersecurity priorities and budgets

July 21, 2020 – Cybersecurity technology and service providers are shifting priorities to support current needs: business continuity, remote work,...

Choosing the right path to unlock the economy

June 30, 2020 – Uncertainty is keeping consumers from spending and businesses from investing. The road to recovery requires instilling confidence.

Building security into the customer experience

June 29, 2020 – Companies need to secure their digital channels against malicious attackers—without creating a negative experience for their customers.

Demystifying modeling: How quantitative models can—and can’t—explain the world

June 25, 2020 – The COVID-19 crisis has brought quantitative models to the forefront. Here are some ways that modeling helps us—as long...

Privacy, security, and public health in a pandemic year

June 15, 2020 – How can European companies best prevent measures intended to control the COVID-19 pandemic from also undermining data privacy...

Spain after COVID-19: From resilience to reimagination

June 4, 2020 – COVID-19 will have a deep impact on Spain’s economy and the survival rates of companies. To safeguard both lives and livelihoods,...

Coronavirus: 15 emerging themes for boards and executive teams

June 2, 2020 – Board directors and executives can pool their wisdom to help companies grapple with the challenge of a lifetime.

Banking imperatives for managing climate risk

June 1, 2020 – More than regulatory pressure is driving banks to manage climate risk. Financing a green agenda is also a commercial imperative—but...

The investigator-centered approach to financial crime: Doing what matters

June 1, 2020 – The investigator-centered approach to fighting financial crime fosters collaboration among banks, law-enforcement agencies, and...