OnSolve, a leading critical event management provider and, an ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Champion for Four Consecutive years, has released its annual 2023 OnSolve Global Risk Impact Report, which found significant increases to three rising threats globally in 2022 as compared to 2021.
The rising threats noted in the 2023 OnSolve Global Risk Impact Report are as follows:
Threats to infrastructure and technology (+688% globally, +807% in U.S.),
Threats of transportation accidents (+211% globally, +296% in U.S.)
Threats of extreme weather (+72% globally, +42% in U.S.)
Despite the increasing prevalence of physical threats today, most C-suite leaders are unprepared to mitigate the impact on operations and people.
The report’s conclusions are based on examining more than nine million global events detected by OnSolve Risk Intelligence from January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2022.
Additionally, to analyze corporate approaches to physical risk mitigation alongside the physical threat data, OnSolve commissioned a survey in January 2023 of 250 CEOs based in the United States with 100 or more employees.
Censuswide, an international market research consultancy, conducted the survey.
From power outages to tornadoes and train derailments, up to ten physical threats occurred globally every minute in 2022.
Despite this, more than half of CEOs surveyed (60 percent) have no plan to address all the most severe physical threats to their business.
(A lot can happen in 90 seconds. Natural and manmade disasters can unleash chaos in the blink of an eye. And decision-makers don’t always have the luxury of a second blink. At OnSolve, they make sure the right people get the right information at the right time. Courtesy of OnSolve and YouTube.)
For almost half (46 percent), this lack of preparation means they have identified and planned for only some of the most significant threats to their organizations, leaving their people and operations at risk.
Additionally, only 37 percent of CEOs said they have a plan for extreme weather, and only 29 percent have a plan for infrastructure failures. The number drops to 25 percent for a plan to handle transportation accidents.
This data underscores the critically rising threats OnSolve’s data uncovered for 2022 and reveals a massive gap between the level of risk and proactive preparation for the largest threats to organizations.
“Physical threats have significant ripple effects on businesses and industries, from impacting communities and workers to operational downtime and supply chain delays,” explains Mark Herrington, CEO at OnSolve.
“To better protect people and remain competitive, C-suite teams must lead the dialogue and be proactive in mitigating these physical threats.”
“In the same way senior leaders were involved in building cyber security strategies and responding to the pandemic, which impacted all aspects of the business, executive leaders must be more involved in developing a strategy supported by sufficient resources for crisis mitigation.”
The 2023 OnSolve Global Risk Impact Report found that the physical threat landscape continues to evolve rapidly. Key takeaways include:
Physical threats have a cascading impact.
The rise in physical threats is compounded by their interconnected ripple effects on other business operations.
These ripple effects are the most challenging aspects of crisis preparation and management, from road closures to power grid failures and chemical spills across entire communities.
Now more than ever, organizations must sufficiently prepare for all physical threats and the dynamic risks that may follow.
CEOs know of physical threats, but more involvement in mitigation strategies is needed.
Every CEO believes their organization will face at least one physical threat in 2023.
CEOs have noted that preparing for physical threats is now a top priority (38%) — even more than those prioritizing economic inflation (30%).
While most CEOs (78%) delegate crisis management responsibilities, 18 percent admit they do not have anyone in the C-suite overseeing physical security and duty of care.
The C-suite faces pressure from corporate boards and employees to address physical threats.
Almost all (99%) corporate boards have asked executives for plans that combat physical threats.
Meanwhile, employees are also concerned. Just over half of CEOs surveyed (51%) said their employees have shared more concerns about physical security since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
CEOs acknowledge technology would protect their organizations from physical threats.
While 93 percent of CEOs believe technology would help protect their employees and operations from physical threats, only 26 percent say they have invested in technology for that purpose (though an additional 48 percent are prioritizing such an investment this year).
The 2023 OnSolve Global Risk Impact Report analyzes the top risks that have occurred as a percentage of all events OnSolve detected from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2022, that had the potential to impact its customers worldwide.
The data in this report was gathered using OnSolve Risk Intelligence, an AI-powered technology that monitors over 50 risk categories of physical threats across 159 countries in real-time.
OnSolve Risk Intelligence detected more than nine million global events, or physical threats, from 2021 to 2022, using AI and analyst-vetted information pulled from data sources that include local fire, police, or emergency medical services departments, weather reports, and alerts from government and non-government, verified sources, federal government agencies such as the Federal Bureau Investigation, Department of Homeland Security and other crisis management entities, local, national and international news, and critical event reports from verified social media feeds.
OnSolve Risk Intelligence monitors global physical threats that impact its base of 30,000 customers, including half of the Fortune 100, nearly half of the Fortune 500, and 10,000 communities in the U.S., including state, regional, local, and federal entities.
OnSolve programmatically maps events to locations worldwide, determining which part of an organization might be at risk.
This report aggregates to a country-level view year-over-year of the physical threats specific to our customers’ people and operations across their offices, plants, warehouses, and office locations and while traveling worldwide.
It highlights the most significant risks impacting businesses and governments today when 2022 is compared to 2021.
The CEO research presented in this report is based on an OnSolve-commissioned CEO survey that took place in January 2023, conducted by Censuswide, an international market research consultancy.
The CEO survey was executed across 250 U.S.-based CEOs with 100 or more employees.
To learn more about navigating today’s dynamic physical risk landscape and the C-suite’s crucial role in prioritizing a holistic mitigation strategy, please visit www.onsolve.com/GRI.
StrikeReady Takes Platinum for Best Threat Intelligence in 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards
American Security Today’s Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, and now entering its Eighth Year, continues to recognize industry leaders of Physical and Border Security, Cybersecurity, Emergency Preparedness – Management and Response, Law Enforcement, First Responders, as well as federal, state and municipal government agencies in the acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to Keep our Nation Secure.
StrikeReady (First of Three)
Best Cyber Security Solution
CARA (Cyber Awareness & Response Analyst)
There is a shortage of highly skilled talent in the cybersecurity industry, which is necessary to reduce the exposure of every organization to adversaries. Although traditional threat intelligence technologies provide organizations with the latest and greatest indicators of compromise (IOC) or indicators of attacks (IOA), they inherently lack human intelligence.
Human Intelligence is the knowledge gained from watching the most experienced cyber defenders when dealing with a threat or in an even worse situation, such as a compromise or a breach, and is gathered, aggregated, refined, and then combined with Threat Intelligence and best practices to produce a new form of intelligence that hasn’t been seen before. Not only can this intelligence be applied to the existing security technology stack, but it’s designed to train and upskill junior analysts as it comes in the form of a digital security assistant called CARA.
CARA goes beyond making just IOCs/IOAs/rules and signatures available to organizations by adding recommendations and reasoning. StrikeReady’s CARA embodies Human Intelligence. Firewall, Proxy, Cloud, and Endpoint products can still consume IOCs/IOAs/rules and signatures; however, the purpose of CARA goes beyond making products smart but making operators smarter since StrikeReady believes this is the most effective way to deal with threats.
Since StrikeReady came out of stealth mode a year ago, it has been honored to receive 20+ industry awards, including the Emerging Technologies Tech Innovators recognition from Gartner for Advanced Virtual Assistant in the domain of security-based AI technology.
StrikeReady (Second of Three)
Best Threat Intelligence Solution
CARA (Cyber Awareness & Response Analyst)
A prior AST ASTORS winner, StrikeReady’s CARA instantly upskills junior threat intel analysts to perform like seasoned analysts with years of industry experience, resulting in less hiring costs, retention issues, and analyst turnover.
By observing a company’s technology stack, CARA offers IOCs/IOAs/Rules and the ability to recommend countermeasures on the fly, maximizing the ROI of a company’s existing cybersecurity investments while reducing risk to the fullest extent possible.
Almost all organizations struggle with hiring and retaining cybersecurity talent, continually investing in more security products while not maximizing the functionality of an existing cybersecurity investment, and finally, having difficulty managing or reducing their risk exposure to adversaries. StrikeReady’s CARA solves all three of these problems.
(Hear from Ozge Tanriverdi, Regional Sales Manager at StrikeReady, about the CARA platform that engages, supports, and informs the defender with reasoning, knowledge, and automation (begins at 1.25 minutes. Courtesy of Arabian Reseller and YouTube.)
StrikeReady has built a SaaS platform that seamlessly integrates with an organization’s existing security architecture and combines intelligence, tools, and capabilities with the primary objective of making defenders smarter, faster, and more scalable.
Additionally, CARA learns the environment to which it is applied and observes the outcomes to personalize and prioritize information to minimize the organization’s risk exposure to adverse events, and can identify security gaps while instructing analysts how to fix them or, if authorized, fixing those gaps on their behalf.
After emerging from stealth mode a year ago, StrikeReady has closed multiple millions of dollars of revenue and expanded its customer base in the United States to international markets. The TAM for StrikeReady is over $157 billion.
StrikeReady (Third of Three)
Best Breach & Attack Simulation (BAS) Platform
CARA (Cyber Awareness & Response Analyst)
StrikeReady’s mission focuses on the people managing security technologies and processes – empowering the defenders. Considering the dollars it takes to upskill a junior analyst or hire a seasoned analyst, along with purchasing premium threat intelligence feeds and threat intelligence management platforms, this product has a net negative cost of ownership. The SaaS platform also shows measurable risk reduction that we aren’t even accounting for since it’s subjective.
Because of the fast-paced development of StrikeReady’s SaaS-based platform, updates are continuous (daily) – at most once per week for certain features, and analysts are prompted to reload their browser sessions and can instantly access the new version.
Through StrikeReady, organizations can take advantage of Threat Intelligence through its unified platform, which offers multiple capabilities and therefore consolidates multiple products. Combined with the ability to amplify junior analysts’ skill and efficiency and net negative cost, the ROI seems justified, as attested by its customers.
*StrikeReady was also recognized in the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.
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Last year marked the 20th anniversary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which came out in force to discuss comprehensive collaborations between private and public sectors that have led to the development of intelligence and technologies which serve to protect our nation.
The keynote address was provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner (DEAC) Diane Sabatino, who described the changes to CBP through the tragedy of 9/11 and the relentless commitment to its mission and ongoing investment in the latest technologies and innovations to protect our borders and Homeland.
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FDNY Chief Joseph Jardin honored the men and women of the FDNY, not only those who currently serve but all of those who have selflessly served, with special recognition of those lost on 9/11.
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Today’s new generation of public safety and security experts need real-time knowledge to deal with domestic and international terrorism, lone wolf attacks, unprecedented urban violence, shifts in society, culture, and media bias – making it increasingly difficult for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security Professionals to implement coordinated security measures to ensure national security and improve public safety.
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