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FEATURE ARTICLES

ClearView

Business continuity in 2018: interim survey results
Every year Continuity Central conducts a survey looking at the changing trends and challenges in the business continuity profession. The interim results of the latest survey in the series are now available and are as follows...
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• World

Using business impact analysis to address network security risks
Asher Benbenisty looks at how organizations can apply the business impact analysis methodology to remediate risk within the network security infrastructure - and ensure security is business driven.
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• World

Common trends and weaknesses in crisis preparedness and business resilience
Victoria Cross, managing partner, Instinctif Partners’ Business Resilience team, discusses the top trends which have emerged from the company’s CrisisOptic and RecallOptic online diagnostic and benchmarking tools over the past year.
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• UK / World

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NEWS ARTICLES

Cyber attack, storms and catastrophic events are power and utilities top risks
Business interruption due to storms, catastrophic events and cyber attack present the biggest threat to power and utilities (P&U) companies, according to a new EY report, ‘Risk Pulse: Navigating the power and utilities sector in transformation’ which ranks the strategic, financial, operational and compliance risks across the sector.
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• World

Report highlights the top BYOD and cloud security priorities for organizations
Bitglass, the Total Data Protection company, has announced the findings of its BYOD and Identity research report, which includes insights from more than 200 IT and security professionals surveyed at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo conference.
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• World

Continuity2

Seven tips to reduce data breach risks via IAM
Centrify has shared seven best practices for enterprises to effectively defend their corporate assets from cyber adversaries through increasing their identity and access management (IAM) maturity to effectively reduce the likelihood of a data breach.
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• US / World

UK consumer survey shows why businesses need to take GDPR risks seriously
The lure of compensation pay-outs and the chance to get their own back on companies who might have treated them badly: these are two of the reasons that will tempt UK consumers to use their new rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), new research suggests.
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• UK

eBRP

Hurricane recovery: CARICOM islands aim to rebuild as the first climate resilient countries in the world
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM), with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has scheduled a High-level Donor Conference on 20th-21st November at UN Headquarters in New York to mobilise international resources for its Members devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
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•Caribbean

Approaches to unplanned downtime are changing according to a new survey
A global research study by Vanson Bourne has found that strategies to deal with unplanned downtime are changing from being recovery focussed to being focussed on pre-emptive actions.
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Capital Continuity

System compromises are the top cyber concern for European businesses
System compromises are now the greatest cyber concern for IT security leaders, with nearly one in four (23 percent) security leaders citing them as the biggest threat to their business, according to new research from the Neustar International Security Council (NISC).
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• UK / Europe

New Refinable Attack Investigation (RAIN) systems enables rapid assessment of cyber attacks
Until now, assessing the extent and impact of network or computer system attacks has been largely a time-consuming manual process. A new software system being developed by cyber security researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology will largely automate that process allowing investigators to quickly and accurately pinpoint how intruders entered the network, what data they took and which computer systems were compromised.
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• US / World

Perpetual Solutions

New optical submarine cable to connect Japan, US and Philippines with large capacity and low latency
NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) has announced that as part of a consortium comprising SoftBank, Facebook, Amazon, PLDT and PCCW Global, it signed an agreement on 27th October to participate in the construction and maintenance of the JUPITER large-capacity low-latency optical submarine cable between Asia and the US.
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• US / Asia Pacific

NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

NetJapan releases ActiveImage Protector 2018
NetJapan, publisher of disk imaging backup, system disaster recovery, and virtualization software, has announces the release of ActiveImage Protector 2018. NetJapan’s virtual standby availability technology, vStandby, is now integrated into ActiveImage Protector.
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• World

Capital Continuity

COMPANY AND MARKETS NEWS

Restrata officially opens new Incident Management Centre in Aberdeen
On the evening of Wednesday 1st November 2017, The Rt Hon The Lord Cullen of Whitekirk KT officially opened safety and security consultancy firm Restrata’s new Incident Management Centre (IMC) at its new premises in Provender House, Waterloo Quay Aberdeen.
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• UK

Avalution Consulting opens European headquarters in Dublin
Avalution Consulting, an international business continuity, IT disaster recovery, and information security consultancy and software provider, has opened its European Headquarters in Ireland.
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• Europe

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