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FEATURE ARTICLES

Daisy

Tips for improving decision making during incidents
Understanding what is happening within our brains when making decisions under stress can help improve performance under pressure. In this article Charles Boffin provides a helpful overview and some useful tips for ways to improve your decision making during incidents.
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• UK / World

So you have disaster recovery, but can you really avoid downtime?
Disaster recovery is imperative for the survival of any organization and whilst many businesses have some form of strategy in place, they need to ensure they can maintain continuity should a disaster strike. The concept is not new, so why are we still seeing many organizations fall victim to downtime? Johan Pellicaan looks at this question.
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• World

NEWS ARTICLES

ClearView

DRI International releases women in business continuity management study results
Earlier in 2017 DRI International conducted a survey looking at the experiences of women in the business continuity profession. Around 1000 responses were received to the survey and the results have now been published in a white paper.
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• US / World

Improving metrics in cyber resiliency
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has announced the release of a new white paper designed to help enterprises develop metrics and processes to measure threats before they become cyberattacks and recover functionality lost in the wake of those attacks.
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• World

Gartner publishes ‘Hype Cycle for Cloud Security in 2017’
The Gartner Hype Cycle for Cloud Security aims to help security professionals understand which emerging technologies are ready for mainstream use, and which are still years away from productive deployments for most organizations.
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• US / World

Continuity2

New NIST cybersecurity practice guide helps organizations recover from ransomware and other destructive events
NIST has announced the release of its latest practice guide, ‘Data Integrity: Recovering from Ransomware and Other Destructive Events, SP 1800-11’. As a draft NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide, comments and feedback are being sought.
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• US / World

The 2019 edition of NFPA 1600 is now open for public comment
NFPA 1600, the US business continuity and emergency management standard, is currently being revised and has now reached the stage where public comments on the first draft version of the new edition are invited.
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• US / World

COSO launches enterprise risk management framework revision
The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) has published a revision to its 2004 Enterprise Risk Management–Integrated Framework. ‘ERM Framework: Enterprise Risk Management–Integrating with Strategy and Performance’ builds on its predecessor.
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• US / World

Capital Continuity

FEMA and Federal partners prepare for potentially catastrophic Hurricane Irma
The US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) headquarters in Washington, D.C., its Regional Response Coordination Centers (RRCC) in New York, Philadelphia and Atlanta, and FEMA liaisons to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, Florida, are preparing for Hurricane Irma, now a dangerous Category 5 hurricane.
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• US

The BCI Australasian Awards winners
The Business Continuity Institute has presented its annual Australasian business continuity and resilience awards. The ceremony took place on 31st August at the Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art.
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• Australasia

eBRP

The 20th Annual Business Continuity Awards are open for entries
Now in their 20th year, CIR Magazine’s Business Continuity Awards recognise the achievements of business continuity, security, resilience and risk professionals.
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• UK

FSB publishes ‘Business continuity for startups’ guide
The UK Federation of Small Businesses has written a short guide to business continuity, which is aimed at new companies. ‘Business continuity for startups’ explains essential factors to keep in mind to provide effective business continuity for a start-up.
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• UK

COMPANIES AND MARKETS

CMAC appoints Mike Osborne as non-executive director
CMAC has announced that Mike Osborne has been appointed as a non-executive director with immediate effect. Mike has 30 years’ experience in the IT services and business continuity industries.
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• UK

Sungard Availability Services appoints new chief marketing officer
Sungard Availability Services® has appointed Kathy Schneider as chief marketing officer reporting directly to Andrew Stern, Sungard AS’ chief executive officer. Schneider will have global responsibility for Sungard AS’ marketing, market strategy and corporate communications.
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• World

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