July 3rd - 13th 2012
Human factors in organizational resilience – implications of breaking the psychological contract
This paper explores the impacts that the psychological contract has on employees’ attitudes prior to and during an organizational crisis and upon their willingness to ‘go the extra mile’ to assist organizational recovery.
Reputation management vs privacy rights: where do you draw the line?
How far can employers go when it comes to monitoring employees' email and social media conversations?
Boosting business resilience through the Olympics and beyond
A new white paper from SunGard Availability Services explains why the benefits of planning for Olympic-related disruptions don’t stop when the Games finish.
New model aims to improve network resilience
A computer model developed at the US University of Missouri could be used to help identify network vulnerabilities and to model worst-case scenarios.
International cybersecurity research roadmap launched
A new Queen's University Belfast report provides strategic recommendations under four main research themes which its authors have deemed to be critical to the on-going creation of cyber security defences.
FFIEC issues cloud computing guidance
Statement discusses key risk considerations associated with outsourced cloud computing activities and identifies applicable risk mitigation considerations.
US experts make predictions about future homeland security threats
Cyber-based critical infrastructure attacks seen as top threat.
Cryptzone provides a new work-from-home solution for business continuity use
Bootable USB flash drive allows secure remote working and ‘eliminates risk from malware’.
‘PREP Value Chain Climate Resilience’
Partnership for Resilience and Environmental Preparedness partners release step-by-step guide to building resilience to climate change.
Many companies taking configuration change risks
According to a survey by Tufin Technologies.
Cloud computing take up in the UK: security fears are the top barrier followed by continuity of service worries
23 percent of companies say they will not migrate any IT systems to the cloud.
Prospering in an era of uncertainty: the case for resilience
A new white paperlooks at the subject of resilience and how organizations are starting to include it as one of the core aspects of enterprise risk management.
Collaboration aims to take cloud standards forward
DMTF (Distributed Management Task Force) and Global Inter-Cloud Technology Forum (GICTF) have announced a partnership to collaborate on the development and adoption of cloud management standards.
Supply chain risk management often missed because it has no ‘organizational home’
Silo mentality puts supply chain at risk: KPMG.
New guide to business risk published by the Institute of Directors
‘Business Risk – A practical guide for Board members’ aims to improve board members’ understanding and management of risk in order to successfully deliver growth and prevent future crises.
The 2012 Middle East business continuity awards
Deadline for entry is 20th July; awards will be made on 9th October 2012 in the UAE.
• Middle East
CBI surveys London businesses about London 2012 preparedness
Businesses ‘nervous’ about transport and logistics continuity.
Standards explored: BSI's annual business continuity conference
BSI’s annual conference will provide delegates with in-depth insights into the new ISO 22301 business continuity standard.
Slow progress in restoring power to June 29th US storm-damaged areas
Businesses struggling with wide-area power outages coupled with extreme temperatures.
ANSI-HSSP workshop and plenary to focus on global supply chain security
The event will take place on September 12th and 13th in Washington, DC.
Job listings in this period
Business Continuity Management Consultant
Provide consultancy support in all aspects of business continuity and crisis management.
•Date: Updated 10th July 2012 • UK, London • Ad: Petrofac Training Services
•Closing date: 23rd July 2012
Information Security and Business Continuity Officer
This is newly created vacancy with a financial services group. Core goal of the role is to ensure that the Group’s Information Security Framework and Business Continuity Framework is implemented and embedded throughout the organization.
•Date: 10th July 2012 • UK, Manchester • Ad: Barclay Simpson
Short term consultancy contract
International Medical Corps is looking for someone with experience in developing pandemic preparedness and business continuity plans to work with the National Emerging Infectious Disease Coordination Office (NEIDCO) in Laos.
•Date: Updated 6th July 2012 • Laos, South East Asia • Ad: International Medical Corps
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