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BUSINESS CONTINUITY NEWS AND FEATURES,
January 2014

The top business risks 2014
Business risk consultancy Riskskill has highlighted what it sees as the main areas of increasing business risk for UK companies in 2014.
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•Date: 24th January 2014 • UK •Type: Article • Topic: Enterprise risk management

New version of ANSI/ASIS ‘Chief Security Officer-An Organizational Model’ published
Standard provides a model for organizations to use when developing a senior leadership function responsible for providing comprehensive, integrated risk strategies to protect an organization from security threats.
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•Date: 24th January 2014 • US •Type: Article • Topic: Operational risk

DHL helps businesses manage supply chain disruption with launch of Resilience360
With the support of DHL Resilience360, customers can avoid supply chain business continuity issues by redirecting resources and adopting alternative strategies when a disruption occurs.
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•Date: 24th January 2014 • World •Type: Article • Topic: BC, transport & logistics

Forrester publishes report on disaster recovery as a service providers
In 'The Forrester Wave: Disaster-Recovery-As-A-Service Providers, Q1 2014' Rachel Dines overviews the current global market and ranks the key players.
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•Date: 22nd January 2014 • World •Type: Article • Topic: ICT continuity

Cyber security incident response: are we as prepared as we think?
A new report from the Ponemon Institute shows that cyber security incident response is a weak area in many organizations.
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•Date: 22nd January 2014 • UK/US •Type: Article • Topic: ISM

Microsoft extends anti-malware support for Windows XP
To help organizations complete their Windows XP migrations, Microsoft will continue to provide updates to its anti-malware signatures and engine for Windows XP users through to July 14th, 2015.
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•Date: 22nd January 2014 • World •Type: Article • Topic: ICT continuity

Business Continuity Briefs
This issue includes:
• Cyber security in corporate finance
• ISO/IEC 27000:2014 published
• Increasing numbers of Avian influenza A(H7N9) infections reported in China
• BANG London February event
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Obtaining executive management commitment to business continuity program support
Statistics and scare tactics don’t work; instead the starting point is ensuring that you have a deep understanding of the business landscape, strategies and risks. By Larry Robert.
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•Date: 21st January 2014 • US/World •Type: Article • Topic: BC general

Network security’s ticking time-bomb
Balancing effective IT security against a business’s need for agility is an age-old issue. But today, getting that balance right is trickier than ever.
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•Date: 21st January 2014 • World •Type: Article • Topic: ISM

#Are You Prepared?
An interesting article in the latest NFPA Journal looks at the rise of social media and its effects on emergency response and communication management; and provides some useful general social media crisis communications advice.
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•Date: 21st January 2014 • US •Type: Article • Topic: Crisis communications

Experiences of a business continuity newcomer…
A recent graduate highlights some concerning issues for the business continuity profession to consider. UPDATED WITH READER COMMENTS.
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•Date: 21st January 2014 • UK/World •Type: Article • Topic: BC general

Survey shows that cyber crime and terror risk are under-rated threats
The risks of a hyper connected world: Aon.
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•Date: 20th January 2014 • World •Type: Article • Topic: Enterprise risk management

How to implement incident reporting in cloud computing…
A new ENISA report provides advice on how to implement incident reporting in cloud computing.
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•Date: 20th January 2014 • Europe/UK •Type: Article • Topic: Cloud computing

Business Continuity Briefs
This issue includes:
• NAKIVO Backup & Replication v3.9
• NEDRIX Spring Conference
• 4C Strategies hires new UK managing director
• EU-China Disaster Risk Management Project meeting
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Global Risks 2014
The World Economic Forum has published its annual review of the worldwide threat profile.
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•Date: 17th January 2014 • World •Type: Article • Topic: Operational risk management

The Cost of Inertia
New survey report reveals that current data backup and recovery practices won’t keep pace with future data growth.
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•Date: 17th January 2014 • World •Type: Article • Topic: ICT continuity

Rentsys acquires IT-Lifeline
Compliance-driven, cloud-based vaulting, testing and recovery solutions to be added to Rentsys offerings.
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•Date: 17th January 2014 • US •Type: Article • Topic: BC markets & companies

New issue of the Business Continuity and Resiliency Journal available
Volume 3 Issue 1 of Continuity Central’s subscriber-only advanced level Business Continuity and Resiliency Journal has been published.
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•Date: 15th January 2014 • World •Type: Article • Topic: BC general

Growing interconnectivity of risks is an emerging challenge
Business continuity plans must reflect knock-on effects: according to the Allianz Risk Barometer 2014.
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•Date: 15th January 2014 • World •Type: Article • Topic: BC general

Mobile applications increasingly being used for DDoS attacks
The prevalence of mobile devices and the widespread availability of downloadable apps that can be used for DDoS is a game changer…
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•Date: 15th January 2014 • World •Type: Article • Topic: ISM

Natural disasters cause $192bn global economic loss in 2013
According to Impact Forecasting.
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•Date: 15th January 2014 • World •Type: Article • Topic: DR general

Stratus Technologies introduces ‘everRun Enterprise’
New availability solution delivers mainframe-like reliability to virtualized workloads.
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•Date: 15th January 2014 • World •Type: Article • Topic: ICT continuity

Risk and the limitations of knowledge
Awareness of risk can lead to unforeseen risk behaviors based on knowledge that is sufficiently convincing to lead to false positives.By Geary W. Sikich.
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•Date: 14th January 2014 • US/World •Type: Article • Topic: Enterprise risk management

Flooding damage: what to expect during the salvage and restoration process
Advice from Garrett Freeman.
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•Date: 14th January 2014 • US/World •Type: Article • Topic: BC: facilities & buildings

The top ten outages of 2013
Neverfail has published a list which highlights 2013's top outages from around the world.
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•Date: 14th January 2014 • World •Type: Article • Topic: ICT continuity

Business Continuity Briefs
This issue includes:
• BANG January
• Philippines unveils dedicated disaster risk budget for 2014
• 4C Strategies hires new UK managing director
• EPS and ICPEM merger on the cards
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State Bank of Pakistan orders the country’s banks to submit details of business continuity plans
In its latest circular letter the State Bank of Pakistan has given banks until January 31st 2014 to supply details of their business continuity plans.
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•Date: 13th January 2014 • Asia •Type: Article • Topic: Financial sector BC

How secure is your rack?
Whilst security to access the data centre can often be impressive, individual rack level security is often sadly limited. Jason Preston highlights the issue.
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•Date: 9th January 2014 • UK/World •Type: Article • Topic: Data centers/centres

Power Supply Dependencies in the Electronic Communications Sector: a new ENISA report
ENISA, the EU’s cyber security agency, has issued a new report studying network outages caused by power cuts.
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•Date: 9th January 2014 • Europe/UK •Type: Article • Topic: BC general

Bangkok organizations prepare for protest shutdown
The Thai government has stated that thousands of police and 40 companies of soldiers will be on the streets of Bangkok on Monday 13th January in response to plans by protestors to shutdown the city.
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•Date: 9th January 2014 • Thailand •Type: Article • Topic: BC general

‘The Identification of Hazardous Industrial Sites in Publicly-Available UK Disaster Risk Assessments’
A new paper from the Emergency Planning College looks at the creation and publication of disaster risk assessments.
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•Date: 8th January 2014 • UK •Type: Article • Topic: Emergency planning

Results from the Continuity Software IT Operations Analytics Benchmark
Benchmark survey underscores the importance of operational analytics in meeting IT performance goals and reducing downtime.
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•Date: 8th January 2014 • US/World •Type: Article • Topic: ICT continuity

2013-2014 Continuity Insights and KPMG LLP Global Business Continuity Management Benchmarking Study
Our friends at Continuity Insights are inviting Continuity Central readers to participate in the 2013-2014 Continuity Insights and KPMG LLP Global Business Continuity Management Benchmarking Study.
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•Date: 8th January 2014 • US/World •Type: Article • Topic: BC statistics

December’s major disasters roundup
Winter storms were the theme of the month.
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•Date: 8th January 2014 • World •Type: Article • Topic: DR general

Business Continuity Briefs
This issue includes:
• LINK Associates International changes name to Witt O’Brien’s Ltd
• UK Met Office to launch space weather forecasts to help protect critical infrastructure
• ‘What Did 2013's Disasters Teach Us About Being Prepared?’
• Navigating to Resiliency: 15th Annual CPAC Symposium
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Implementing a cloud disaster recovery solution: strategies and considerations
What should you consider before using the cloud for disaster recovery? Martin Welsh and Patricia Palacio provide some guidance.
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•Date: 7th January 2014 • US/World •Type: Article • Topic: Recovery facilities / Cloud computing

IT trends for business continuity managers to be aware of
Ian Kilpatrick describes six emerging technology trends that will need consideration during 2014.
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•Date: 3rd January 2014 • World •Type: Article • Topic: ICT continuity

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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•Date: 2nd January 2014 • World •Type: Article • Topic: BC statistics

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