Risk in the public and not for profit sectors

With the sudden shift in priorities as a result of the current pandemic, a key challenge has been to identify what the immediate and future risk priorities are, to be mindful of them, and identify capacity to manage those risks and, where possible, also exploit the opportunities arising to the organisation’s benefit.

Risk management and mitigation has always been critical for public and not for profit organisations. With the current public health crisis, organisations are exposed to even more risk – especially where change has happened fast and under pressure.

Just some of the risks that have become a focus for our clients include (but are not limited to):

  • Increased focus on cyber crime
  • Heightened fraud risk
  • Ethical hacking
  • Additional pressure on IT departments

But some of the areas where organisations are seeing opportunities include:

  • Expediting business transformation programmes
  • Digital workforces
  • New ways of working with increased remote working