The threat of cyber attacks and political instability resulting from rising populism are among the biggest worries for businesses around the world, according to a study of companies in 79 countries.

The number one issue for executives working in business continuity and resilience is the threat from hackers, with 88% of companies included in the survey saying they are "extremely concerned" or "concerned" at the risk.

For the first time, political upheaval ranked among the top 10 threats, following the U.K.'s vote to leave the European Union and the election of Donald Trump in the U.S., according to the report by the Business Continuity Institute and British Standards Institute.

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