A new survey from NCSU and consulting firm Protiviti identifies risks for companies in 2018.

Here are the top 10 published in  “Executive Perspectives on Top Risks for 2018″

  1. Rapid speed of disruptive innovations and/or new technologies may outpace our organization’s ability to compete and/or manage the risk appropriately, without making significant changes to our business model.
  2. Resistance to change may restrict our organization from making necessary adjustments to the business model and core operations.
  3. Our organization may not be sufficiently prepared to manage cyber threats.
  4. Regulatory changes and regulatory scrutiny may heighten.
  5. Our organization’s culture may not sufficiently encourage the timely identification and escalation of risk issues.
  6. Our organization’s succession challenges and ability to attract and retain top talent may limit our ability to achieve operational targets.
  7. Ensuring privacy/identity management and information security/system protection may require significant resources for us.
  8. Economic conditions in the markets we currently serve may significantly restrict growth opportunities.
  9. Inability to utilize data analytics and big data to achieve market intelligence and increase productivity and efficiency may significantly affect our management of core operations and strategic plans.
  10. Our existing operations may not be able to meet performance expectations related to quality, time to market, cost and innovation, as well as our competitors, especially new competitors that are “born digital” and with a low cost base for their operations.