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Hazard and Event Risks 

  • Recently in Columbia, a battalion of the Colombian Army was attacked in the municipality of Saravena, Arauca department, a region near the border with Venezuela.
  • As of last week, the effects of Cyclone Kenneth is continuing to significantly affect infrastructure and communications in northern Mozambique. 
  • In Venezuela last week, of the army and he called his followers to end the government of Nicolas Maduro. 

Operational and Physical Risks

  • Last week it was reported that demonstrators clashed with soldiers and police in Cotonue, the capital city of Benin.
  • In the US, the HESCO MIL flood barriers along the Mississippi River, made from wire and heavy-duty fabric liner, failed to contain the overflow caused by snowmelt and heavy rain last week.
  • At the end of last month, Scandinavian Airlines, commonly known as SAS, went on strike, as wage negotiations ended unsuccessfully on April 26. 

Technology and Information Risks

  • As disclosed recently, Vodafone Italy discovered backdoors in Huawei equipment, including home internet network routers and Vodafone’s line network infrastructure. 
  • In the US, a security researcher from GDI Foundation found a leak in a database from Ladders, a popular New York-based job recruitment website which focuses on high-end jobs. 
  • As disclosed last week, cybersecurity specialists from Cisco Talos have detected that hackers are benefiting from the vulnerability found in Oracle Web Logic Service to spread ransomware named Sodinokib. 

Market and Economic Risks

  • In Nigeria, local authorities reported last week that a group kidnapped three oil workers of the Niger Delta Petroleum Resources in Ogbele.
  • French President Emmanuel Macron announced a series of reforms last week as a result of the Yellow Vest movement and the three-month political exercise where the president held debates across France to hear the citizen’s concerns. 
  • Chinese and U.S. negotiators started a round of talks in Beijing recently to move closer to a trade deal and end an international dispute that has weighed on the global economy. 

May 06, 2019

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