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FEATURE ARTICLES

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Implementing enterprise risk management
In this article by Alberto G. Alexander, some foundations will be provided for initiating the implementation of an enterprise risk management (ERM) process in an organization and the design of an ERM development model.
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• World

Has the ISO 22316 organizational resilience standard gained any traction?
Are business continuity managers using the ISO 22316 organizational resilience standard? A Continuity Central survey aims to find out: and the interim results are now available to view.
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• World

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Steps to take for effective cyber incident response
Incident response for a cyber attack is a complex process, which requires pre-planning. Brian Hussey looks at why organizations should have an incident response in place and provides an overview of the steps to take.
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• UK / World

Emerging threats to critical infrastructure: energy network attacks
A successful cyber-based attack on the energy supply network could have wide-ranging and long-lasting impacts on organizations of all sizes. Adam Vincent looks at the likelihood of such a critical infrastructure attack in 2018.
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• World

NEWS ARTICLES

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Supply chain continuity: the majority of companies have limited or no visibility beyond tier one of their supply chain
As many as 65 percent of procurement leaders have limited or no visibility beyond their tier one suppliers, according to the Deloitte annual Global Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) survey.
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• World

VPN downtime encourages organizations to allow unsecure network use
A study by OneLogin has found that UK businesses who provide their employees with the benefit of remote working are struggling to find a balance between productivity and security. In fact, over half of remote workers spend up to one day per week connected to unsecured networks thereby leaving organizations open to greater risk of cyber attacks.
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• UK

Investors put cyber attacks top of the business threat list
Cyber attacks are now the biggest threat to business in the eyes of investors, mirroring growing global concern from business leaders, according to a new study by PwC.
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• World

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Political risk will remain a major concern for multinational businesses in 2018
Marsh has published its 2018 Political Risk Map, which is based on data from BMI Research, a leading source of independent political, macroeconomic, financial, and industry risk analysis.
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• World

Industry disruption affects the majority of companies: and can be prepared for
A new study from Accenture has found that industry disruption is a reality for most large companies globally. The study shows that, rather than being a random event beyond business leaders’ control, disruption has a pattern that can be identified, understood and prepared for.
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• World

‘Factory in a box’ concept provides business continuity advantages
A Nokia-led group of 12 electronics industry players have unveiled a new ‘factory in a box’ concept, which can be packed, transported and brought into service in a matter of hours.
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• World

Capital Continuity

The impacts of cyber breach: which are most important to businesses?
For UK senior executives who admit their organizations have suffered at least one significant cybersecurity breach within the past two years, the associated costs of a breach are considered the most important consequence. This is according to a new study by Centrify.
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• UK / World

Over one-third of all security incidents start with email
F-Secure’s new Incident Response Report points to email inboxes as the weakest link in security perimeters, and finds that companies struggle with quickly and accurately detecting security incidents.
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• Europe / World

Threat landscape report reveals that cyber attacks per company increased by 82 percent in Q4 2017
Fortinet has published the findings of its latest Global Threat Landscape Report: the research reveals that attacks per company increased significantly over the previous quarter. In addition, automated and sophisticated swarm attacks are accelerating making it increasingly difficult for organizations to protect users, applications, and devices.
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• World

Seven steps to deal with Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities
Security and risk management leaders must take a pragmatic and risk-based approach to the ongoing threats posed by an entirely new class of vulnerabilities, according to Gartner.
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• World

WHO issues list of high-risk diseases to be monitored as causes of future epidemics
The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed a special tool for determining which diseases and pathogens to prioritize for research and development in public health emergency contexts. This tool seeks to identify those diseases that pose a public health risk because of their epidemic potential and for which there are no, or insufficient, countermeasures.
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• World

Cyber risk management failing to keep up with changing threat landscape
Few organizations are highly confident in their ability to manage the risk of a cyber attack, despite viewing cyber security as a top risk management priority, according to a new global survey conducted by Marsh and Microsoft.
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• World

Updated version of ISO 31000 risk management standard now available
ISO has released the latest version of the ISO 31000 risk management standard. Entitled ‘ISO 31000, Risk management – Guidelines’ the standard ‘delivers a clearer, shorter and more concise guide that will help organizations use risk management principles to improve planning and make better decisions’.
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• World

SIFMA publishes updated Insider Threat Best Practices Guide
SIFMA has issued the second edition of its Insider Threat Best Practices Guide. The Guide is designed to be a resource for financial firms as they advance their insider threat programs by identifying and discussing best practices and understanding the regulatory and legal framework that shapes the development and implementation of insider threat programs.
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• US

Reputation crisis: how companies can restore trust after CEO misconduct
A new study published in the Journal of Trust Research reveals how boards of directors can proactively address CEO misconduct to increase public trust towards an organization and prevent damage to corporate reputation.
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• World

CDC issues new analysis of impacts of future infectious disease outbreaks on the US export economy
In addition to loss of life, the next global infectious disease outbreak could harm the US export economy even if the disease does not reach the United States itself. Two Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) articles published in Health Security analyze the risks and show potential losses to the American export economy from an overseas outbreak.
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• US

NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

NAKIVO automates disaster recovery for VMware, Hyper-V, and AWS in upcoming v7.4
NAKIVO, Inc., has announced that version 7.4 of its Backup & Replication solution will offer automated disaster recovery for VMware, Hyper-V, and AWS.
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• US / World

PRSA to launch Reputation Risk Management Certificate Program
PRSA's new Reputation Risk Management Certificate Program provides communicators with perspective, best practices and a practical approach to managing reputation risk.
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• World

Netwise Hosting launches Workplace Recovery London offering
London-based business have a new workplace recovery option, with the launch of Workplace Recovery London (WRL) by Netwise Hosting. WRL’s workplace recovery suite can cater for up to 40 users with complete turnkey availability, providing access to workstations, VOIP phones, printing and scanning, wifi and other on-site amenities.
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• UK

COMPANIES AND MARKETS

DRI International renews partnership with DRI Canada
Business continuity practitioners in Canada will have continued access to DRI courses and certifications following an agreement between DRI International and DRI Canada to renew their International Affiliate Operating Agreement (IAOA).
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• US / Canada

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