|Winners of the Business Continuity Institute’s Australasian Awards announced
The inaugural BCI Australasian business continuity Awards were presented at an event in Sydney on 4th June 2013.
New Zealand government Budget provides additional funds for Christchurch disaster recovery
Extra $NZ 2.1 billion brings government’s total spend to $NZ 15.2 billion.
BCI Asia Business Continuity Awards 2013
Entries are now being accepted for this year’s BCI Asia Business Continuity Awards 2013, with the closing date being 30th June.
WHO issues A(H7N9) update
The World Health Organization has published a sitrep on human infections with the avian influenza A(H7N9) virus.
Influenza A(H7N9) risk assessment
The World Health Organization has published a risk assessment of the Influenza A(H7N9) virus which has killed a number of people in China.
The Australasian Business Continuity Summit
Conference and workshops will be held at Luna Park Sydney on 4th - 6th June 2013.
The EU and Japan agree to cooperate on disaster management
The overall objective is to focus on learning from preparedness and response experiences.
Bank of Japan publishes business continuity research paper
New paper summarises the findings from the Bank of Japan’s ‘Questionnaire Survey on Business Continuity Management’ which was issued last September.
Cyber attacks on Australian business more targeted and coordinated
The 2012 Cyber Crime and Security Survey Report published.
Australian government launches National Security Strategy
Prime Minister Julia Gillard launched Australia’s first National Security Strategy on 23rd January 2013. The Strategy provides a blueprint for country security over the next decade.
Australia bushfires update page
Areas of Australia are facing severe bushfire risks, with New South Wales declaring a 'Catastrophic' danger rating in three Ranges. This page is being updated with useful resources related to this disaster.
Australian Prudential Regulation Authority releases draft prudential practice guide on managing data risk
Sets out what APRA regards as sound practice in managing the main risks associated with data.
Test run for Australia’s enhanced Emergency Alert system
The World’s first location-based mobile warning system.
Australia National Flood Risk Portal launched
A new online repository for flood risk information has been launched by the Australian government to assist businesses, planners, insurers and communities to access important flood information about their local area.
Latest Climate Change Vulnerability Index published
Maplecroft research shows that the cities of Dhaka, Manila, Bangkok, Yangon and Jakarta face the highest climate change risks.
Philippines survey shows the importance of considering business continuity in BPO decisions
Eight of 18 Philippine cities providing business process outsourcing services are in disaster-prone areas.
Agreement reached to support Australia flood mapping
Forms part of a $AUD 12 million four year program to increase the quality, consistency and accessibility of flood risk information.
Flood risk ranking study reveals vulnerable cities
A new study of nine coastal cities around the world suggests that Shanghai is most vulnerable to serious flooding. European cities top the leader board for their resilience.
Australian businesses face changing privacy risks
Reform of Australian Privacy law has moved a step closer with the announcement that the Australian Government will introduce amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 during the Winter sitting of Parliament.
Australian businesses given data breach crisis management advice
Over 180 business leaders representing some of Australia’s largest organizations met on April 30th to discuss how to prevent a data breach, and how to respond to one, if or when it occurs.
AT&T survey looks into the business continuity habits of Japanese businesses
Business continuity and cloud computing are 2012 priorities.
Queensland Floods Commission of Inquiry publishes final report
Many recommendations made on flood risk management and increasing the resiliency of Queensland’s critical infrastructure, essential organizations, local businesses and communities.
|Potential Continuity of Labour legislation causes a stir in New Zealand
Employment Relations (Continuity of Labour) Amendment Bill aims to allow employers to use volunteers, contractors and casual employees as contingency measures during strikes.
APEC officials discuss regional promotion of business continuity
Ways of sharing business continuity expertise and information between APEC countries was also on the agenda.
Hong Kong government conducts novel coronavirus exercise
Desktop exercise explored how agencies would handle an outbreak.
Australian Securities and Investments Commission consults on risk management for responsible entities
ASIC has released a consultation paper and proposed regulatory guidance on risk management practices for responsible entities in the managed funds sector.
Most companies could not meet their recovery time objectives
According to a FalconStor poll.
Australian Government consults with businesses over protecting chemicals from terrorists
The Australian Government has invited business to comment on a national code of practice designed to protect chemicals from being used for terrorist attacks
Asia disaster trends 2012
Floods have been the most frequent disaster occurring in Asia during 2012, according to the UNISDR.
Typhoon Pablo sitrep
The latest information on Typhoon Pablo from the Philippine government.
eBRP Solutions and BCM Central form partnership
eBRP Solutions and BCM Central have entered into a partnership to mutually enhance their capabilities to deploy leading-edge business continuity software and services to their clients
Thailand National Social and Economic Development Board recommends business continuity regulation
Thailand’s NESDB is lobbying the country’s government to introduce regulations to force state enterprises, government units and critical infrastructure service providers to develop business continuity plans.
Asian private sector business continuity partnership established
Asian Private Sector Partnership on Risk Reduction will focus on BCM.
Philippines Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources tells local businesses to adapt to climate change: severe flooding events must be accepted as the ‘new normal’
Business continuity plans need to factor in the trend for increased typhoon intensity.
BC-3 expands the business continuity software market
Australia-based RiskLogic has launched a new web-based business continuity management tool.
United Nations urges Philippines businesses to take business continuity planning seriously
Business continuity plans not a question of choice but a ‘double imperative’.
Entries now being accepted for the BCI Asia Business Continuity Awards 2012
Winners will be announced at a presentation ceremony on 10th October in Singapore.
Standards for cyber security testing to be introduced in Australia
Australian businesses will have clear and agreed standards for cyber security testing after an announcement that an Australian branch of the Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers (CREST) has been established.
Japan International Cooperation Agency to present disaster risk management lessons learned from March 11th 2011 earthquake
JICA Workshop on Disaster Risk Management will take place at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Inter-American Development Bank.
Victorian Coalition Government releases final Comrie report on 2010-11 floods
Report gives 93 recommendations for improvements and outlines the need for reform in four key areas.
Australia’s new Crisis Coordination Centre opened
Will improve the government’s capability to respond to large scale natural disasters or acts of terrorism.
APRA looks at business continuity in the Australian superannuation industry
APRA releases discussion paper on prudential standards for superannuation.
Singapore Deputy Prime Minister announces national business continuity logo scheme
When fully implemented in January 2012, BCM-certified businesses will be able to feature the new BCM logo alongside existing BCM certification marks as an easily recognisable symbol of their BCM-readiness.
Thailand National Economic and Social Development Board to present national disaster management plan to new government
Will include recommendations to encourage private sector organizations to develop business continuity plans..
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