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Hacker attacks are the biggest concern of the company

operating at a standstill and cyber incidents, the biggest Concerns for businesses around the globe stay according to a survey conducted by the Alliance in eighty countries. Hacker attacks and other IT-accidents evidence in the published on Tuesday a new "risk barometer" of the insurer, even for the first time, together with interruptions in Operation the top spot.

hacker attacks and other cyber incidents – whether technical breakdowns, or faulty operation of computers and machinery cost the company, therefore, now more than hurricanes and earthquakes. The Alliance estimated the annual global average losses due to natural disasters in the past ten years to 208 billion dollars. The global damage due to cyber attacks and accidents, are estimated to account for today in the cut to about 600 billion.

New risks in 2019

Otherwise, the political uncertainty has left many regions of the earth their traces in the survey: "Legal changes", such as Trade disputes, customs duties, or Brexit now.

Especially, there is great unease about these legal uncertainties is evident in Switzerland, where the concern for trade war, Brexit is, etc. even to third place - and thus on a par with the natural disasters.

New in the Top Ten of the biggest business risks in Switzerland, the shortage of skilled workers is on place nine. The concern of a loss of Reputation occupies the tenth rank. "The business environment has become more unpredictable, the risks have risen," says the Alliance.

climate change and new technologies

Increasingly as a potential threat to good business is perceived, therefore, also climate change, is engaged in the global view from space of ten to eight.

One of the economic quasi-self-produced risk emerges in the survey year to year: New technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) globally at number seven - probably because of the technical progress threatens many established business models. Although almost 70 percent of the surveyed professionals believe, therefore, that the artificial intelligence for the organization can be useful. But just as many are of the opinion that the technology carries risks.

The company's customers specialized Alliance, a subsidiary of AGCS respondents for the survey at the end of last year, 2400 managers, insurance brokers and internal / external risk experts. In Switzerland, 40 persons were interviewed. (hvw/sda)

Created: 15.01.2019, 09:26 PM

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