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FEATURE ARTICLES

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Business continuity trends and challenges 2018
For the past four years Continuity Central has conducted an online survey asking business continuity professionals about their expectations for the year ahead. This article provides the results of the most recent survey, conducted in Q4 2017. It identifies some interesting changes from previous years…
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• World

Business continuity and data management resolutions for 2018
The holidays are over and New Year’s Resolutions have been made. Alongside the personal goals of health and happiness, what can you do to improve your organization’s business continuity and data management plans in 2018? Dave Packer makes six suggestions…
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• UK / World

Six risks which should make African organizations take business resilience seriously in 2018
ContinuitySA looks at the changing risk landscape facing Africa-based organizations and how it is likely to develop during 2018.
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• Africa

Daisy

Horizon scanning: how can we expect the cyber landscape to develop in 2018?
Continuity Central asked a number of information security companies to look ahead and make their top predictions for how the cyber security landscape will change during the coming year.
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• World

Ten cyber security trends for organizations to consider
David Ferbrache, chief technology officer in KPMG’s cyber security practice, highlights ten cyber security trends we can look out for in 2018…
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• UK / World

Predictions for cloud developments during 2018
With 60 percent of workloads expected to be operated in some form of hosted cloud service by 2019, the next twelve months will see further continued growth of cloud computing amongst businesses of all sizes, as the demand for on-premise solutions continues to decrease.
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• UK / World

NEWS ARTICLES

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Manufacturer turns to 3D printing to overcome downtime
The Chocolate Factory, a Netherlands-based chocolate manufacturer, has substituted metal-based replacement parts with 3D printed carbon-filled thermoplastic parts as a solution to production line downtime.
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• Europe / World

Cloud Standards Customer Council updates cloud computing security guidance
The Cloud Standards Customer Council has published Version 3 of its ‘Security for Cloud Computing: 10 Steps to Ensure Success’ document. This provides a practical reference to help enterprise IT and business decision makers analyze the security implications of cloud computing on their business.
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• World

2017 was the worst year on record for US environmental disasters
NOAA has confirmed that 2017 was the costliest year on record for US weather and climate disasters, with damage exceeding the $300 billion dollar mark.
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• US

eBRP

NFPA fast tracks active shooter preparedness and response standard
A rise in US active shooter incidents and ‘the escalating impact of hostile events’ has prompted the National Fire Protection Association(NFPA) to progress its new NFPA 3000, ‘Standard for Preparedness and Response to Active Shooter and/or Hostile Events’ as a provisional standard.
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• US / World

NIST issues draft report on Internet and communications ecosystem resilience
NIST has published a draft report, written by the US Departments of Commerce and Homeland Security, which looks at 'Enhancing the Resilience of the Internet and Communications Ecosystem Against Botnets and Other Automated, Distributed Threats’.
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• US

The average UK business faced nearly quarter of a million cyber attacks in 2017
Attacks on British businesses surge in final quarter to surpass 2016 levels, according to new data from Beaming, the business ISP. On average, UK businesses were subjected to 231,028 Internet-borne cyber attacks each during 2017, with 633 attempts per day to breach their corporate firewalls.
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• UK

Capital Continuity

DRI International issues list of 2018 awards finalists
The finalists for the 2018 DRI Awards have been announced by DRI International. The awards recognize individuals and organizations for excellence in the fields of continuity management, technology recovery, and crisis management.
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• US / World

Project signed to develop the first business continuity plan for a Bhutan organization
On December 20th 2017, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a Record of Discussions with the Government of the Kingdom of Bhutan in Thimphu for the ‘Project for Development of Business Continuity Plan (BCP) for Disaster Control’, a technical cooperation project.
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• Asia

Perpetual Solutions

Sophisticated cyber threats are biggest technology fear for financial and public sector in 2018
The financial services industry and public sector are aligned in their concerns about data and system security, with both citing a fear of harmful cyber threats emerging in 2018, according to a new study.
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• World

FEMA reflects on 2017: an ‘unprecedented year’ for US disasters
FEMA has published a summary of its activities in 2017, reflecting on a historic year, including unprecedented disasters that affected more than 25 million Americans; almost 8 percent of the US population.
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• US

Capital Continuity

COMPANY AND MARKETS NEWS

Databarracks makes business continuity leadership appointment
Databarracks has announced that it is further strengthening its business continuity and resiliency expertise, with the appointment of Richard Bale, former Head of Business Resiliency for Europe, Middle East and Africa, at J.P. Morgan, to the position of Business Continuity and Resiliency Principal.
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• UK

RIMS introduces 2018 officers and board of directors
RIMS, the risk management society, has announced that Robert Cartwright, Jr. CRM, BSB/OP will lead the Society as president for the 2018 term, effective January 1st.
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• US

NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

New business recovery facility being developed for Philippine companies
PLDT Clarktel, in partnership with ePLDT and PLDT Enterprise, has started work on its first purpose-built disaster recovery facility. This will be located in the Clark Freeport Philippine business-hub.
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• SE Asia

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