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Hazard and Event Risks

  • It has been reported that at least 100,000 people had to be displaced after heavy rains hit the border between Chad and northern Cameroon, causing floods and mudslides in the area.
  • Last week, open sources reported an increasing number of attacks targeting LGBT people in Uganda after a minister proposed to reinstate the death penalty for people accused of having same-sex relationships.

Operational and Physical Risks

  • Protests erupted last week in Bolivia due to confusion about the results of the presidential election.
  • Late last week, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) issued a part of the Renewable Integration Study and stated that the energy sector requires a phased plan to transition to renewable energies and maintain a reliable energy system. 

Technology and Information Risks

  • The United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) published a report that asserts the Russian cyber-espionage group called Turla carried out several attacks using malware hijacked from an Iranian group
  • Microsoft advised organizations to delay installing update KB4520062, or OS build 17763.832, on Windows Server 2019 and Windows 10 version 1809 PCs. 
  • A security researcher from ESET discovered 42 apps, with a total of more than 8 million downloads, from Google Play Store that maliciously display full-screen advertisements to users. 

Market and Economic Risks

  • Last week, open sources reported that the left-wing opposition refused to meet with President Sebastian Piñera to discuss a “social accord” to render solutions for the Chilean people and reduce the social unrest.
  • After his swearing-in on October 20, Indonesian President Joko Widodo began his second term with top-priority pledges to create more opportunities for investment, jobs, and economic growth, and to develop modern infrastructure more quickly.
  • The World's Bank Doing Business 2020 reported that India was in the top-10 improved rankings, but that it is not a good place to start businesses.

October 28, 2019

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