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FEATURE ARTICLES

Daisy

Business continuity in 2018
Every year Continuity Central conducts a survey looking at the changing trends and challenges in the business continuity profession. We have now launched the latest survey in the series and would like to invite all business continuity professionals to take part.
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• World

A response to ‘A methodological approach for developing a business impact analysis’
In a recent Continuity Central article Dr. Alberto G. Alexander set out nine methodological steps for developing a business impact analysis (BIA). David Lindstedt has submitted a detailed response to the article…
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• US / World

Industrial robot hacking: what is the scale of the threat and what can be done about it?
Users of industrial robots from manufacturing to healthcare are unprepared for the real risk of a hacking attack, warns a cyber security expert.
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• UK / World

NEWS ARTICLES

ClearView

‘Woefully inadequate’ IT processes for managing user accounts and access are creating risks
One Identity has released study results showing significant gaps in how organizations manage accounts used to access IT infrastructure, systems, and data—gaps that could result in major security and compliance risks.
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• World

Information Security Forum publishes GDPR implementation guide
The Information Security Forum (ISF) has announced the launch of the ISF GDPR Implementation Guide, which presents best practices for guiding a compliance program ahead of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
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• Europe / World

PG&E adds innovative earthquake early warning system to HQ elevators
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has announced that it has successfully deployed an earthquake early warning system on a bank of four elevators at its downtown San Francisco headquarters.
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• Various

Continuity2

Five questions hurricane-affected businesses should be asking their insurers
Businesses disrupted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria should press their insurers to answer the following five questions, according to FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers.
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• Various

Risk management continues to climb up the corporate agenda
Respondents to Sword Active Risk’s annual ARM Global Customer Survey have confirmed that risk management is increasingly important in their organizations.
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• US / UK

Survey reveals trends in corporate security and protection
Unpreparedness is still affecting many corporations according to Rave Mobile Safety’s Trends in Corporate Security survey; and lack of clarity about where responsibility lies may be at the root of the problem.
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• US

eBRP

Guide for improving business continuity planning in higher education published
Kuali has announced the availability of a free guide to assist higher education based business continuity planners in building leadership support for campus-wide action and inclusion.
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• US / World

Emerging risks: slow progress on key NAFTA issues means companies need to prepare contingency plans
With slow progress being made on the key issues in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations, businesses need to start working on backup plans says a new report from the professionals at KPMG's member firms and Eurasia Group.
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• US

Insurer urges organizations to harden business continuity plans, following recent hurricanes
In the aftermath of the recent hurricanes, EOforLess is encouraging professionals to strengthen their business continuity plans or to develop one if they have yet to do so.
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• US

Capital Continuity

Survey shows strong cyber security helps businesses to grow
A new cyber security report from Vodafone, ‘Cyber Security: The Innovation Accelerator’, highlights a strong link between how cyber security is used and business success, with 86 percent of high-growth companies seeing information security as an enabler of new business opportunities.
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• Various

Business Continuity Institute publishes information security benchmarking report
The Business Continuity Institute, in association with Mimecast, has published the BCI Information Security Report 2017. The report provides a benchmark of how organizations handle sensitive data and how resilient they are when it comes to data protection.
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• UK/ World

Survey finds that GDPR is still confusing global organizations; and preparations are lacking
With the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) deadline set for 25th May 2018, a global survey shows that many organizations are ill-prepared due to uncertainty about the criteria for compliance.
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• World

The BCI presents India business continuity and resilience awards
The Business Continuity Institute recently presented its India Awards at a recent ceremony in Bengaluru. The awards aim to recognise excellence in business continuity and resilience.
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• Asia

NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

NTT Com expands DRaaS offering by leveraging Microsoft Azure Site Recovery
NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) has announced that it has enhanced its Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) offering by leveraging Microsoft Azure Site Recovery.
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• World

Everbridge launches Visual Command Center Version 6
Everbridge, Inc., has announced the launch of Visual Command Center (VCC) version 6, a command center / centre platform for risk visualization. The latest version of VCC now delivers team-based alerting to help multiple groups within an organization gain and harness a common operating picture to more effectively manage critical events that threaten employee safety and business operations.
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• US / World

Microsoft announces step forward for Azure resiliency and high availability
In a move designed to enhance the resilience of Azure, Microsoft has introduced Azure Availability Zones. The announcement was made in a blog post by Tom Keane, Head of Global Infrastructure, Microsoft Azure.
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• World

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