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Risk Management Benchmarks 2023 report – shifting priorities

Central banks are increasingly focused on cyber security risk, while market risk and human resources are rising concerns

Hybrid working environments, increasing resources on researching central bank digital currencies, as well as growing risk involving cyber attacks, have all boosted cyber security to become the most important risk for central banks. Similarly, the growing importance of technology or climate change make human resources management a key rising risk for central banks. And the inflation shock recorded in 2022, alongside the rapid policy tightening implemented, have drastically raised the importance of market risk.

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Cyber is top concern for risk managers

Cyber security is comfortably the top concern for risk managers in 2023, garnering 39% of the vote in the risk management benchmark. A significant proportion of central banks were also focused on reputational risk as their number one priority, which could reflect the intense pressure institutions have been under due to the global surge in inflation. 

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