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Coronavirus: Leading through the crisis

The coronavirus outbreak is first and foremost a human tragedy, affecting hundreds of thousands of people. It is also having a growing impact on the global economy. This collection of articles is intended to provide business leaders with a perspective on the evolving situation and implications for their companies.
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A dual cybersecurity mindset for the next normal

– As companies extend commitments to remote workforces, cybersecurity teams need to address new risks while helping create business... value in the next normal.
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Optimizing data controls in banking

– Banks need to do more in four important areas of data culture to build the risk-related data-control capabilities they will need... in the coming decade.
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Reimagining customer service to manage delinquencies after COVID-19

– Building the right long-term capabilities to help consumers in financial distress and successfully mitigate and manage delinquencies... takes time. All institutions with future receivables must act now.
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Building security into the customer experience

– Companies need to secure their digital channels against malicious attackers—without creating a negative experience for their customers.

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Cybersecurity in a digital era

Even before the advent of a global pandemic, executive teams faced a challenging and dynamic environment as they sought to... protect their institutions from cyberattack, without degrading their ability to innovate and extract value from technology investments.

Over the past year, we’ve sought to publish cybersecurity articles in various areas that will help senior executives consider their options and make pragmatic decisions about how to move forward in making the right tradeoffs in managing technology risks.

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McKinsey on Risk

The journal offering McKinsey’s global perspective and strategic thinking on risk, focusing on the key risk areas that bear upon... the performance of the world’s leading companies.

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Business Resilience

In the face of a crisis or economic slowdown, resilient organizations ride out uncertainty instead of being overpowered by it.

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COVID-19: Implications for business

– Our latest perspectives on the coronavirus outbreak, the twin threats to lives and livelihoods, and how organizations can prepare... for the next normal.
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Choosing the right path to unlock the economy

– Uncertainty is keeping consumers from spending and businesses from investing. The road to recovery requires instilling confidence.
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Demystifying modeling: How quantitative models can—and can’t—explain the world

– The COVID-19 crisis has brought quantitative models to the forefront. Here are some ways that modeling helps us—as long... as we avoid its pitfalls.
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Privacy, security, and public health in a pandemic year

– How can European companies best prevent measures intended to control the COVID-19 pandemic from also undermining data privacy... and security?
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Spain after COVID-19: From resilience to reimagination

– COVID-19 will have a deep impact on Spain’s economy and the survival rates of companies. To safeguard both lives and livelihoods,... public- and private-sector leaders must act swiftly in a coordinated effort.
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Coronavirus: 15 emerging themes for boards and executive teams

– Board directors and executives can pool their wisdom to help companies grapple with the challenge of a lifetime.
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Banking imperatives for managing climate risk

– More than regulatory pressure is driving banks to manage climate risk. Financing a green agenda is also a commercial imperative—but... specialized skills are needed to protect balance sheets.
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The investigator-centered approach to financial crime: Doing what matters

– The investigator-centered approach to fighting financial crime fosters collaboration among banks, law-enforcement agencies, and... regulators for greater effectiveness, efficiency, and social impact.
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Reopening safely: Sample practices from essential businesses

– The safety protocols of hospitals, grocery stores, and other establishments that stayed open during the COVID-19 pandemic can... offer ideas for businesses preparing to welcome employees and customers back.
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Agile, reliable, secure, compliant IT: Fulfilling the promise of DevSecOps

– By integrating security into DevOps, companies can step up the speed and frequency of software releases without compromising controls... or increasing risk.
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Return: A new muscle, not just a plan

– Return is not a phase; it’s a way of operating. A nerve center can help build the capabilities that businesses need in the “next... normal.”
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