What is Digital Risk?

Digital risk involves all of the negative consequences resulting from digital transformation. Digital transformation is the process of scaling a business by increasing its dependency on digital solutions.

The most critical type of digital risk is cybersecurity risk. This is because digital transformation expands the attack surface, giving cybercriminals more entry options to target.

Digital Risk Types

There are nine primary categories of digital risks:

  • Cybersecurity 
  • Cloud Technology
  • Data Leaks
  • Workforce Talent
  • Compliance
  • Resilience
  • Process Automation
  • Third-Party Risk
  • Data Privacy
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Digital risk types

Key takeaways

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    All categories of digital risk are impacted by cybersecurity.
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    By focusing on mitigating cybersecurity risks, all other digital risk categories will be positively impacted.
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    Digital transformation creates additional digital risks.
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