The 11 Top Threats That Organizations Face Today

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 05-27-2016

The 11 Top Threats That Organizations Face Today

From network breaches to unfavorable customer reviews on social media, a company’s reputation can suffer from a number of sources in today’s challenging business landscape.

The 11 Top Threats That Organizations Face Today

Main Factors

47% indicate that risk management is essential for adding value to the overall business.

Main Factors

3 Ways to Measure ROI of Risk-Management Programs

Review past results and risk events to assess effectiveness of risk-management response: 30%, Measure impacted capital costs, insurance costs, etc.: 20%, Stress test core business processes against specific scenarios: 17%

3 Ways to Measure ROI of Risk-Management Programs

Not Measured

28% say their organizations do not measure the ROI of a risk-management program.

Not Measured

Top Threats for Companies: Compliance

46% cite regulatory risk as one of the top three threats for their industry.

Top Threats for Companies: Compliance

Top Threats for Companies: Word of Mouth

41% say that gaining a bad reputation is a top threat.

Top Threats for Companies: Word of Mouth

Top Threats for Companies: Finances

34% are concerned about issues related to their organization's fiscal credit and liquidity.

Top Threats for Companies: Finances

Top Threats for Companies: Global Instability

32% cite geopolitical events as a risk factor.

Top Threats for Companies: Global Instability

Top Threats for Companies: Distribution

28% view supply-chain issues as a top threat.

Top Threats for Companies: Distribution

Top Threats for Companies: Fraud

17% are concerned about information protection, security and fraud.

Top Threats for Companies: Fraud

Top Threats for Companies: Performance

17% view disruptive technology risks as a major potential issue.

Top Threats for Companies: Performance

Top Threats for Companies: Quality

13% are concerned about data governance and quality.

Top Threats for Companies: Quality

Top Threats for Companies: Civil Action

12% say that legal risk is a top threat.

Top Threats for Companies: Civil Action

Top Threats for Companies: Unstable Foundation

11% perceive the state of their IT infrastructure as a potential pain point.

Top Threats for Companies: Unstable Foundation