The Centre has compiled a compendium of threat maps, analytics and data layers, as a toolkit for assessing international risk of business disruption.
The Global Risk Index references the classical story of Pandora’s Box of All Ills and is the culmination of a research track that the Centre for Risk Studies has been pursuing since its inception.
This analysis suite consists of a probabilistic event set of over 12,000 catastrophe scenarios representing 22 threats, with potential to cause disruption to economic activity in 279 of the world’s most important cities, responsible for 41% of the world’s GDP.
The consequences of these events are quantified in terms of their ‘GDP@Risk’ – a constant metric that can be used to compare and standardise different types of threat.
Impact of cyber attacks continues to increase across the world
The potential impact of cyber attacks on the economy of the world’s largest cities has risen by nearly 9% in the last year, according to the 2019 update of the Global Risk Index from the Centre for Risk Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School. Cyber risk has now risen from seventh to sixth place among global threats in the index.