Economic unrest will be the biggest security-impacting hazard over the next 12 months, according to nearly half of CSOs surveyed.

Asia Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa are anticipated to be the most impacted regions in the world.

Climate change is anticipated to be the second greatest hazard by 38% of participants.

Social unrest is expected to pose a threat by 35% of CSOs, up from 31% the previous year.

A third of CSOs expect the disruption of energy supplies to impact security.

The threat from war and political instability is also likely to increase, with 32% anticipating this, up from 25% in the last year.

The biggest hazard last year was pandemics reported by 42% of those surveyed, a hazard that is expected to recede.

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Security-Impacting Hazards - Experienced vs Expected Hazards - Global Average

We asked CSOs if their company experienced any of the following security impacting-hazards in the last 12 months - and what they see as genuine security-impacting hazards over the next 12 months.

Top 5 Most Experienced Security-Impacting Hazards
Regional Comparison

The following graphs show the regional variation in security- impacting hazards over the last 12 months - and expected security-impacting hazards over the next 12 months.

Top 5 Most Expected Security-impacting Hazards
Regional Comparison

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