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FEATURE ARTICLES

ClearView

The slow death of business continuity management or just a wobbly knee?
Carl Gibson argues that the concept of a more cohesive and comprehensive critical incident management capability may be more effective than conventional business continuity management, which is held back by rigid standards.
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• Australia / World

What does the future hold for work area recovery sites?
The traditional work area recovery site has been a mainstay of many business continuity plans for at least two decades; but are WAR sites yesterday’s solution or do they have a future? Charles Boffin says there are two distinctive views about the future of WAR sites…
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• UK / World

Daisy

The Internet of Things in 2018: organizations must think security
There seems no doubt that the Internet of Things (IoT) will be one of the emerging technologies during 2018, but alongside the genuine business-benefits, the technology also brings substantial risks. By Erick Dean.
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• US / World

The consequences of a North Korea vs United States crisis from a business continuity and risk management perspective
North Korea is yet again in the headlines, with another test demonstrating the capabilities of their intercontinental ballistic missiles. In this article, Geary W. Sikich explores the situation and asks what, if anything, business continuity planners can prepare for.
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• US / World

NEWS ARTICLES

Continuity2

Secretary-elect sets out ASIS International's vision for enterprise security risk management
In a recent article John Petruzzi, CPP, 2018 secretary-elect, ASIS International Board of Directors, explained why the organization is focusing strongly on enterprise security risk management (ESRM) and why the foundational ideas of ESRM can change the risk profession as a whole.
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• US / World

Fake news damages the reputation of companies caught in the act
In the era of fake news, some less scrupulous businesses are using deceptive tactics to smear their rivals. But companies that spread fake news against their competitors ultimately experience the brunt of negative publicity and reputational damage.
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• World

eBRP

BIFM publishes counter terrorism guidance note in support of business continuity plans
BIFM, the professional body for facilities management, has released its latest guidance note, ‘Counter Terrorism advice for FM’. It introduces facilities management professionals to key parts of terrorists’ thinking and includes a security audit checklist.
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• UK / World

DRI extends the deadline for DRI Awards of Excellence nominations
The nomination deadline for the DRI Awards of Excellence has been extended to December 8th 2017. The Awards will be presented on February 28th by the Disaster Recovery Institute at its DRI2017 event in Las Vegas, NV.
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• UK / World

Capital Continuity

Survey shows potential business impacts of Uber data breach
Following the news that Uber suffered a major data breach in October 2016 and concealed the incident by paying the hackers $100,000, Egress Software Technologies conducted a flash survey through personal data and insights platform CitizenMe on attitudes to the breach.
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• UK

European Commission reveals plans for a new European system to tackle natural disasters
The European Commission has published new plans to strengthen Europe's ability to deal with natural disasters. A key part of the proposal is the creation of rescEU, a reserve at European level of civil protection capabilities...
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• Europe

Perpetual Solutions

Many cyber and technology risk management programs are simply ‘going through the motions’
The Fair Institute has released findings from its 2017 Risk Management Maturity Benchmark Survey. Results show low risk management maturity levels regardless of industry or organization size.
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• World

UK Parliament committee hears of supply chain risks linked to hard Brexit
A hearing of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee of the UK Parliament has heard from the aviation sector concerning the potential impacts of Brexit.
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• UK / Europe

Capital Continuity

2018 will see cyber attackers turning to ‘software backdooring’
Kaspersky Lab has published it threat predictions for 2018, stating that it expects that in the coming year the world will see more legitimate software being poisoned by groups targeting wider victim profiles and geographies.
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• World

New ENISA study looks at Internet of Things threat to critical information infrastructures
The EU Cybersecurity Agency, ENISA, has published a report on the security of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the potential impact on critical information infrastructures. The study, entitled ‘Baseline Security Recommendations for Internet of Things in the context of critical information infrastructures’, aims to set the scene for IoT security in Europe.
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• Europe / UK

DRI International issues its Third Annual Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report
Each November DRI International publishes its Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report. This provides a summary of key trends that emerged over the course of the year as well as insight into the current state of the profession. The 2017 edition of the report is now available.
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• US / World

A third of businesses do not know how much IT downtime will cost their business
Research from business continuity and disaster recovery provider, Databarracks, has found that organizations are failing to understand the true cost of IT downtime, with a third of organizations (35 percent), unsure what an IT outage would end up costing their business.
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• UK / World

Many larger US businesses cannot increase backup frequencies due to IT infrastructure restrictions
An independent survey of US IT decision makers (ITDMs) conducted by StorageCraft reveals that many organizations lack confidence in their current data recovery implementation. The survey also uncovered an alarming number of businesses unable to increase the frequency of data backup due to the scale of data growth and limitations in their backup infrastructure.
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• US

NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Sungard Availability Services launches Cloud Recovery solution on Amazon Web Services
Sungard AS has announced it now offers an upgraded, fully managed Cloud Recovery solution on Amazon Web Services (AWS). In addition, the company announced it achieved Advanced Consulting Partner status in the AWS Partner Network (APN).
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• US / World

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