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Fusion RM

Revamping the business continuity profession
Charlie Maclean Bristol, FBCI, FEPS, looks at the current challenges facing business continuity managers; explains why traditional business continuity practices are becoming less relevant; and provides some positive ideas for how the profession can develop its role.
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• UK / World

Giving the recovery point objective some respect
Accurate recovery point objectives are essential for the recovery and restoration of systems in the time expected, but they are often neglected within business continuity and disaster recovery plans. Robert S. Emmel explains what RPOs are and how they can be calculated using various factors.
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• US / World

Daisy

Plugging the gaps in your incident response
Professor Avishai Woo explains how two gaps may be holding back your cyber incident response strategy: and how filling them ensures that the response takes the needs of the wider business into account.
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• World

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NEWS ARTICLES

ClearView

The Business Resilience Survey 2017
ContinuitySA, in partnership with ITWeb, have published the results of a survey looking at the current state of business resilience.
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• Africa / World

New report maps the recent evolution of risk management
Risk management is evolving, shifting away from a purely protective mindset, according to ‘Risk in review: Managing risk from the front line’, a new report by PwC.
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• World

Continuity2

UK government publishes annual cyber attack statistics
New government statistics show that nearly half of all UK businesses suffered a cyber breach or attack in the past 12 months. The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2017 reveals that nearly seven in ten large businesses identified a breach or attack with the average cost to large businesses of all breaches over the period being £20,000 and in some cases reaching millions.
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• UK

Banks confident in cybersecurity capabilities but failing when it comes to testing
Many senior bank executives are confident about their cybersecurity strategy, yet a lack of comprehensive, practical testing is an issue, according to a new report from Accenture.
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• World

Crisis Solutions

New study ranks hazardous asteroid effects from least to most destructive
It’s probably the most extreme business impact scenario imaginable, but what would be the most damaging effects of an asteroid strike? A new scientific study has the answer…
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• World

Organizations concerned about Internet of Things security and control: survey
The majority (80.1 percent) of IT professionals worry about the potential for attacks originating through their Internet of Things (IoT) devices, according to a recent survey by Lieberman Software Corporation.
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• World

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42 percent of the UK’s larger businesses hit by a cyber attack in the past year: survey
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has published the results of a survey that looks at the cyber security experiences of 1200 UK businesses during the past 12 months.
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• UK

Brexit could create supply chain continuity issues
Ryanair chief financial officer, Neil Sorahan, has warned that airlines may have to suspend flights between the UK and the EU for ‘weeks or months’ if Brexit negotiations on international aviation result in no agreement.
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• UK / Europe

eBRP

Populism and terrorism converge to compound global business risks
A 14 percent worldwide increase in terrorist attacks in 2016 and populist nationalism are creating an increasingly volatile operating environment for international business, according to Aon's 2017 Risk Maps.
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• Various

Jamaica to improve disaster emergency communication system
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed a grant agreement with the Government of Jamaica in Kingston to provide grant aid of up to 1.399 billion yen for a project to improve Jamaica’s disaster emergency communication system.
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• Jamaica

Capital Continuity

Plan B publishes snapshot of UK disaster recovery practices
Plan B’s latest disaster recovery report provides some insights into changes in the way organizations manage their DR.
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• UK

Four GDPR compliance myths to be aware of
Businesses preparing for the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) need to be aware of four myths, says NTT Security.
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• UK / Europe

Major environmental disasters: March 2017
Impact Forecasting has published the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during March 2017.
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• World

COSO and WBCSD to work together to align sustainability and enterprise risk management
The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) are to jointly develop interpretive guidance on how to embed sustainable development issues into COSO’s Enterprise Risk Management Framework.
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• US / World

Organizational security and incident response suffering from lack of integration
Organizations are asking for more centralized visibility and workflow across the prevention, detection and response functions, according to results of a survey by the SANS Institute.
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• US / World

Below average Atlantic Hurricane Season is forecast
Colorado State University’ Department of Atmospheric Science has issued its forecast for the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season forecast and is predicting slightly below average hurricane activity.
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• North America

NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Altaro announces general availability of VM Backup V7
Altaro has launched VM Backup version 7, claimed to be ‘the fastest, most reliable, easiest to manage, and most affordable backup solution for Hyper-V and VMware environments’.
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• World

Crises Control expands with two new modules
The Crises Control incident notification and response platform has been expanded with the launch of two new modules.
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• UK / World

COMPANIES AND MARKETS

DRI International achieves 15,000 certified professionals milestone
The Disaster Recovery Institute International has announced that it has now certified more than 15,000 professionals worldwide, a milestone indicating the increased importance of business continuity and disaster recovery.
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• North America / World

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