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To BIA or not to BIA is not the question…
Continuity Central recently conducted a survey to seek the views of business continuity professionals on whether it is feasible to omit the business impact analysis (BIA) from the BC process. Mel Gosling, FBCI, explains why he believes this is the wrong question to ask…
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• UK / World

Four strategies to prevent data encryption from hijacking your network
While encryption can keep your network traffic safe from hackers, it can also prevent your security and monitoring tools from seeing inside the packets crossing your network. Lora O'Haver looks at the issue and explains what organizations can do about it.
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Tips for evaluating a business continuity as a service provider
Business continuity as a service (BCaaS) is an emerging trend in the market. Steve Dance looks at what BCaaS is and what questions you should ask any potential business continuity as a service provider.
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• UK / World

Critical infrastructure cyber security is about senior level support, diligence and planning
Dr. Jim Kennedy looks at how to develop an operational resilience and cyber security framework for critical infrastructure protection.
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• US / World

NEWS ARTICLES

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Academic biomedical research community should do more to build resilience to disasters: report
The academic biomedical research community should improve its ability to mitigate and recover from the impacts of disasters, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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• US

UK companies’ confidence in IT disaster recovery plans is decreasing
New research from Databarracks has found that organizations have become less confident in their ability to recover from an incident. Contributing factors include a lack of testing, budgetary constraints and the growing cyber threat landscape.
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• UK

Hackers are turning to steganography to cover their tracks
While analysing multiple cyber espionage and cyber criminal campaigns, Kaspersky Lab researchers have identified a new, worrying trend: malicious hackers are increasingly using steganography – a digital version of an ancient technique of hiding messages inside images - to conceal the tracks of their malicious activity on an attacked computer.
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Capital Continuity

‘Blind spots’ are a major obstacle to data protection
Gigamon Inc. has published the results of a commissioned survey, ‘Hide and Seek: Cybersecurity and the Cloud,’ conducted by Vanson Bourne.
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• UK / World

Roundup of July’s major environmental disasters
Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield's catastrophe model development team, has published the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report.
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• UK / World

NIST funds 12 projects related to community resilience
Using biological materials as flame retardants, defining the characteristics of soil liquefaction during earthquakes and collecting disaster data with aerial drones are among the 12 new disaster resilience research projects awarded just over $6 million by the US Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
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• US

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UK government proposes large fines for critical infrastructure providers’ cyber failures
Critical infrastructure providers who fail to implement effective cyber security measures could be fined as much as £17 million or 4 percent of global turnover, as part of plans to make Britain’s essential networks and infrastructure safe, secure and resilient against the risk of future cyber attacks.
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• UK

GDPR related updates to UK data protection law published
The UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has published details of how Britain’s data protection laws will be updated in response to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
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• UK

NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Is tape making a come-back? IBM sets new record for magnetic tape storage
IBM Research scientists have achieved a new world record in tape storage – their fifth since 2006. The new record of 201 gigabits per square inch in areal density was achieved on a prototype sputtered magnetic tape developed by Sony Storage Media Solutions.
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Mail-Gard to develop ‘Advanced Recovery Center’ in Warminster, Pa
Mail-Gard, a US-based provider of critical communication recovery solutions, has announced that it is creating a dedicated Advanced Recovery Center at its Warminster, Pa. campus.
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