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How to bullet-proof your incident response plans
Business Continuity Ted Julian describes five steps that will help ensure that your incident response plans work when they are required.

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Views on the business continuity software market
Continuity Central asked some of the key suppliers of business continuity software to answer a standard set of questions about trends in the market.
The dangers of using a content management system as a BCM solution
Factonomy’s Robin Craib gives his view on why BCM tools need to be built around a genuine relational database.
News headlines

International tensions heighten cyber security risks: KPMG

Preparing for Scotland’s future challenges

Risk management associations work together on standards effort

Ebola response steps up another level

DHS announces final Fiscal Year 2014 Preparedness Grant allocations

Fear of downtime resulting in poor password management

Ten years after the 9/11 Commission Report the Bipartisan Policy Center publishes a new terrorism sitrep

Factor security into application release automation or face severe disruption cautions Tufin CTO

Unitrends launches free online disaster recovery planning tool

Calgary Emergency Management Agency launches business continuity handbook

Russia sanctions could spark a cyber-war

UK government transport resilience review published

Beyond recovery: the broader benefits of business continuity management

Employees are the most frequent point of failure when it comes to information security

Reaction to TRIA approval

ASIS publishes supply chain risk management standard

Emulex study looks into network availability issues

ISO 22301 now included as a PS-Prep standard

The 2014 Cyber Defence Maturity Report

2015 will see the emergence of digital risk and the digital risk officer: Gartner

Microsoft acquires business continuity company

BCI named ‘Most Respected Training Resource’ at the 2014 Business Excellence Awards

FBI Director sets out critical infrastructure challenges

Manufacturers face threats from escalating risks to the UK's supply of essential materials

FERMA plan for European certification of risk managers gets the go-ahead

Point of sale systems are a weak link in the information security chain

Business continuity one of the key drivers of growth in the Australian data centre market

Reaction against scaremongering may be resulting in boards not taking cyber risks seriously enough

Adapting to Climate Change using your Business Continuity Management System

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Six ways that flash is changing the storage landscape
Key reasons why flash storage makes sense for fast access to mission-critical data in mainstream applications.

Information risk management lessons
Most companies are doing something to mitigate information risk, but few are doing enough says Christian Toon.

Question everything: considerations to raise with your cloud service provider
What information do you need to obtain from your cloud provider when it comes to the protection of business-critical data?

When business continuity programs get stuck…
Ross Ladley outlines common challenges that organizations face when implementing a business continuity program and offers some solutions.

The realities of recovery time objectives
Is the aim of recovering to a minimum business continuity objective acceptable? Tim Dunger argues that it isn’t…

Hints and tips for ISO 22301 certification
Charlie Maclean-Bristol provides some practical advice for business continuity managers who are preparing for an ISO 22301 certification audit.
Resilience in the era of enterprise cloud computing
This paper addresses the resiliency challenges facing organizations by examining the elements essential to enabling an effective resiliency program in the era of enterprise cloud computing.

The Business Continuity and Resiliency Journal
The Business Continuity and Resiliency Journal is Continuity Central’s quarterly peer-reviewed advanced level publication.
BC statistics and research

UK-based business continuity consultants earn more than double the amount their US counterparts receive

The third annual Service Availability Benchmark Survey

IT continuity in Japanese organizations surveyed

Complexity leading to downtime issues in UK organizations

Witt O'Briens

Crisis Academy

Final survey results: How important are paper-based business continuity plans?
business continuity plans A recent Continuity Central survey has found that while the majority of business continuity professionals believe that paper based business continuity plans are essential, a significant number say that they are not important.

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Business continuity in 2014
Business continuity in 2014 During the last quarter of 2013 Continuity Central conducted an online survey asking business continuity professionals about their expectations for 2014. This article gives an overview of the results.

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Latest business continuity jobs

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