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de.risk: Introduction and why we are starting it


de.risk: Cyber Incident Example
We chat with all three co-founders of Osdoro, an online marketplace for arranging office space in Asia about a recent cyber attack they experienced. They explain in detail what happened, how they reacted, and the key learnings that they want all other small business and startup owners to hear.
December 15, 2020
de.risk: talent risks for startups
We chat with Dan Cohen from TechBridge Market all about talent risks for startups; what’s at stake if you don’t hire the right talent or retain your talent. He provides some practical tips that all startups should be implementing to ‘win the war on talent’.
December 02, 2020
de.risk: Startup lawsuit example
We speak with a startup founder about his lawsuit experience with a past venture, and the key learnings from him.
November 16, 2020
de.risk: Cyber risks in times of Covid19
In this episode, we discuss the latest trends in cyber and what "criminals work from home" and "ransomware as a service" means for startups.  Our guest is Gene Yu, CEO and Co-founder of Blackpanda, a company specializing in Digital Forensics and Incident Response in Asia. 
October 26, 2020
de.risk: Working from Home
In this episode we discuss risks that employers face with remote workforce. Joining us is Chief Executive Officer of Esevel, Yuying Deng.  Esevel is a virtual facilities management platform that enables companies to care for their remote employees in the same way they care for their on-site staff.
October 12, 2020
de.risk: international expansion for startups
In this episode we discuss international expansion for startups. Charles H. Ferguson, an incredibly insightful APAC leader of Globalization Partners joins us to dive into when is the right time to push for expansion, and wrong ways to scale your startup internationally.
September 29, 2020
de.risk: VC's view of the key risks for early stage startups
We take a step into the world of early stage startups to discuss the full spectrum of risks they encounter and how they can best deal with them. Ine Jacobsen of Cocoon Capital, the leading early stage investment fund in Southeast Asia, joins us to talk about the risks and how they evolve as business grows.  From hiring and picking the right investors to corporate governance and avoiding costly legal mistakes, this episode covers a lot of ground and we hope it will be useful to all you early stage founders out there!
September 15, 2020
derisk: business risks in times of covid
Discussion with Rohit Roopchand, CEO of a leading F&B group in Singapore about the unique risks that businesses face this year and how does he as a CEO think of managing them. 
August 31, 2020
de.risk: all about data privacy and data protection risk
In this episode we talk to Alvin Toh of Straits Interactive, all about data privacy and data protection. 
August 21, 2020
de.risk: PR Crisis handling during cyber incident. Get it out, take control and position it right.
In this episode we are joined by Lars Voedisch, MD of PRecious Communications. Lars is the leading expert in PR crisis management, having led some of the high profile crisis responses in Asia. We discuss the key dos and don'ts for startups to successfully handle PR crisis during a cyber breach: 1) Get the message out - Confirm that a breach happened. 2) Take control -  monitor social media, customer service and sales channels for communications vector.  3) Position it right - talk about what it means for your users and what you are doing to resolve it. We also cover the common approach of waiting to get the full info before starting to communicate and why it's a mistake to do so. 
August 04, 2020
de.risk: Cyber incidents and how businesses respond
Cyber breaches are becoming a frequent painful reality for startups and businesses alike. In this episode we talk to a cyber incident response expert, Andrew Cook from Kennedys and unpack how does the typical incident response unfold. We also find out the unique reason why legal services firms often lead the orchestration and why there's a spike in recent breaches.
July 22, 2020
de.risk: Introduction and why we are starting it
We are beginning de.risk podcast to help startups get ahead of major unexpected problems that often derail the business and prevent it from achieving the full growth potential.  
July 21, 2020