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Bash vulnerability views
business continuity presentations ‘Bash’ or ‘Shellshock’, a major new security vulnerability that could have greater impacts than Heartbleed, has been uncovered. In this article Continuity Central summarises the views of a number of information security professionals concerning this vulnerability. >> Read more
Civil unrest: important lessons for protecting lives and businesses
Actions that property owning organizations can take to better protect facilities, tenants and employees from civil unrest.
Five ways to boost the impact of your business continuity presentations
Need to update your executive committee about BCM? Chris MacArthur offers some helpful advice.
News headlines

Designing resilient critical infrastructure

Cybersecurity incidents more frequent and costly: but budgets decline

United States reports its first Ebola case

Top business continuity risks for retailers

All you need to know about the Bash vulnerability

Large scale EU crisis management exercise starts

Shortlist published for Australasian business continuity awards

New ISACA guide to IT-related risk scenarios

Interim survey results: Is business continuity management morphing into organizational resilience?

Trends that will reshape organizational security

Putting resilience at the heart of processors

CDC develops a modeling tool for predicting the success of various Ebola response measures

Workplace flexibility is key to disaster response

Cloud Usage: Risks and Opportunities

The winners of the Global Disaster Resilience App Challenge announced

UK small businesses are failing when it comes to business continuity

IBM takes cloud-based business continuity services to a new level

Ebola emergency response: United Nations takes unprecedented step

The Business Continuity Institute to focus on resilience

Which emerging technologies do business continuity managers need to be monitoring?

ENISA report looks into causes of large outages of electronic communications services

New report provides guidance on protecting data centers from fires

Institute of Internal Auditors publishes guide to business continuity management

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• October is European Cyber Security Month
• ‘Ultimate’ disaster recovery application launched by Silverstring
• Omnilert extends emergency notification system to desktops

• QTS launches DRaaS solution

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Before you store your data: think about how to get it back
Christian Toon makes the case for a blended approach to backup and storage plans.

Plan-Do-Check-Act: what’s it all about?
Hilary Estall looks at the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) model found in management system standards, such as ISO 22301. What does the PDCA model add for those involved in implementing a business continuity management system?

Improving organizational resilience: the real justification for business continuity
Lyndon Bird says that there is a rapid change in business terminology taking place: from business continuity management to organizational resilience. In this article he explains why this is the case.

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.

Business continuity events

BCI World 2014 updates
The BCI World Conference and Exhibition is the Business Continuity Institute's annual global event. This year it takes place on the 5th and 6th November at Olympia, London. This page will provide updates about the event, enabling you to plan your visit in advance and making sure you don't miss out if you can't attend this year.

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

Gartner publishes 2014 BCM and IT DRM Hype Cycle

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

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.

>> Read more

The results of the 2014 Continuity Central Business Continuity Software Survey: part one
Business Continuity Software Survey Continuity Central recently conducted a wide-ranging survey into business continuity software usage. 377 people responded and the results will be published in two parts.

>> Part one of the results are now available

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Latest business continuity jobs

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Business Continuity Analyst, Ireland

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