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Business Continuity Awareness Week 2015:
how was it for you?
Business Continuity Awareness Week 2015 The results of a quick survey conducted by Continuity Central to find out what business continuity professionals feel about Business Continuity Awareness Week.

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Rethinking risk and uncertainty
Geary W. Sikich introduces ‘risk absorption capacity’, ‘risk saturation point’, ‘risk deflection’ and ‘risk explosion’ and explains their usefulness to risk managers.
Ten steps to a great business continuity exercise
James Stevenson, a highly experienced business continuity manager, shares his thoughts on planning and running successful exercises.
News headlines

Protecting critical infrastructure from threats

Boards must up their game before the hackers claim checkmate

Why security need not stifle agility

New report looks into ISO 22301 usage

Protecting your business from a new reputational nightmare: damaging gTLDs

BCI North America Awards presented

Shortlist published for the CIR Business Continuity Awards 2015

ASIC issues major cyber resilience report

Economic losses from disasters likely to remain at present levels for the foreseeable future

UN member States adopt new international framework for disaster risk reduction

NOAA outlines Spring flood risk threat to US states

How does database infrastructure impact both planned and unplanned downtime?

BCI publishes business continuity plan exercising guide

Six benefits of modernizing your backup infrastructure

Survey highlights DDoS impacts

The benefits that DRaaS brings to disaster recovery testing

Survey finds that good information security is a positive business benefit

New disaster risk reduction partnership signed

BSI's top ten tips for business continuity planning

Phoenix statistics show that disaster recovery as a service helps improve IT DR testing rates

Are UK business disruptions on the rise?

DRI 2015 Awards of Excellence winners

Downtime costs under the spotlight

New business continuity workspace facility for New Jersey

UN relief agencies ramp up support to cyclone-hit Vanuatu

Report finds a significant increase in demand for business continuity solutions amongst small and medium sized businesses

Third-party and vendor risk management in the finance sector

New study reveals that the top business concerns about supply chain relationships are cyber attacks and data loss

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• Report finds DDoS attacks are more frequent and sophisticated in nature
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Butcher, baker, beer bottle maker: exercising with your supply chain
What are the advantages of running exercises with your critical suppliers? Harriet Wood provides a perspective from the brewing and pub industry.

Why testing and exercising are essential for an effective business continuity programme: BUT what exactly are you testing or exercising?
Lyndon Bird explains what the difference is between testing and exercising and offers some thoughts for improvements.

Can business continuity management effectively manage cultural diversity?
Business continuity management in large organizations with many different departments and diverse personalities can be a challenge at times. John Zeppos, FBCI, looks at some of the issues.

How to define your recovery time objectives
Defining the recovery time objectives (RTO) for your activities is one of the most critical things the business continuity manager will carry out. Charlie Maclean-Bristol offers some practical advice.

Business continuity management: don’t get out – get better…
Luke Bird reflects on career progression opportunities in business continuity and how the profession could improve in this area.


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Top tips for improving your business continuity exercises
Could you get more out of your business continuity exercises? Do you have an inner concern that last year’s exercise programme didn’t demonstrate as much as you would have liked, or that there may be alternative ways of delivering the exercise that would be more cost effective and less effort?
BC statistics and research

Supply chain business continuity incidents explored

Survey finds increasing demand for DR solutions amongst US SMBs

UK business continuity remuneration in 2014

Quality control and measurement of business continuity management systems: final survey results
business continuity quality control In 2013 Continuity Central conducted a survey to explore quality control methods that are being used within business continuity management systems. This survey has now been repeated to see how the trends in this area have changed.

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Survey results: Is business continuity management morphing into organizational resilience?
business continuity and organizational resilience Continuity Central recently conducted a quick survey into whether there is a change in business terminology taking place: from business continuity management to organizational resilience.

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Latest business continuity jobs

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Senior Availability & Continuity Analyst, UK

Administrator/Business Continuity, US

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