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Business continuity briefs:
31st August 2011

'Business continuity briefs' provides a summary of new product and services press releases and other useful resources published recently:

ANSI accredits ICOR under ANSI Certificate Accreditation Program
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), coordinator of the US voluntary standardization system, has announced the accreditation of the International Consortium for Organizational Resilience (ICOR) under the ANSI Certificate Accreditation Program, also known as ANSI-CAP. ICOR is the first credentialing organization to achieve ANSI accreditation of its training programs for PS-Prep.

The ANSI accreditation has been awarded to four of ICOR’s education programs supporting the PS-Prep program:

  • Business Continuity Management System Auditor - BCM 5000
  • Proprietary CAP Business Continuity Maturity Model Assessor - BCM 4050
  • Proprietary CAP Crisis Communications Planner - CMC 2050
  • Proprietary CAP Supply Chain Risk Associate - SCRM 2000.

www.ansi.org

Cloud Industry Forum joins Third Party Assurance initiative
The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) has announced that it has partnered with the Third Party Assurance Centre (TPAC), a business assurance initiative, formed to help minimise outsourcing risks. Other industry bodies partnering with TPAC include the Information Security Forum, Cloud Security Alliance, Common Assurance Maturity Model, and the Payment Card Industry board of advisers.

A website will shortly be launched for the initiative under the following url: www.the-third-party-assurance-centre.com. For further information please email enquiries@third-party-assurance.com

New Zealand Earthquake Commission’s earthquake liability revised upwards to $7.1 billion
The New Zealand Earthquake Commission (EQC) has increased its estimated Canterbury earthquakes liability by about $4 billion to $7.1 billion, Finance Minister Bill English says.

The new estimate follows an actuarial valuation of EQC's liability, based on available field assessments of damage claims. It includes an increase of $2.17 billion from the 22 February earthquake and $1.42 billion from the 13 June earthquakes and other aftershocks, which were not previously included.
http://www.billenglish.co.nz/categories/1-Media-Releases

New US business continuity consultancy launched
Former US Marine and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Mr. Shane Molinari, has announced the launch of Business Continuity Management Professionals (BCMPros), a full-service business continuity solution provider. Specifically, BCMPros will focus on a wide-range of portfolio management support, including third-party assessments, planning and project management, as well as training and testing. http://www.BCMProfessionals.com

NTT America expands cloud computing portfolio with business continuity services built for the enterprise
NTT America has announced a suite of data protection and business continuity services to meet the requirements of today’s enterprises. These services include cloud backup, archiving and compliance. Read press release.


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Date: 31st August 2011 • Region: Various



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