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Post-crisis recovery: the least understood element of the business continuity lifecycle
Business Continuity Plans The post-crisis recovery phase is one of the least addressed in planning, training and simulations says Geary W. Sikich.

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Plans within business continuity
Michael Bratton explores different types of plans used within business continuity management systems, examines their purpose and provides guidance for improving their effectiveness.
DDoS: a seven-point action plan
No business continuity plan is complete without taking into account the risk represented by DDoS attacks. Rakesh Shah explains the measures that can be taken to mitigate the threat.
News headlines

What do business continuity managers need to know about Heartbleed?

New research questions the effectiveness of one of the key aspects of many influenza pandemic plans

London’s flood risks reviewed

Windows XP deadline: Microsoft’s statement

The BANG Awards nominees

CIR magazine publishes Business Continuity Awards shortlist

Gartner publishes Magic Quadrant for US Emergency/Mass Notification Services

UN agency launches study to assess status of cybersecurity worldwide

DHS Secretary Johnson presents new Rick Rescorla resilience awards

Regester Larkin acquires Steelhenge

Cost savings and disaster recovery driving cloud adoption

The Strohl name returns to the business continuity market

Data security: risk and prevention for financial firms

New ISACA guide shows how the updated COSO Framework relates to COBIT 5

Sungard Availability Services goes it alone

NIST issues final Joplin Tornado report

Vauxhall Motors takes business continuity awareness raising to the supply chain

2014 Global Threat Intelligence Report

As Ebola spreads to the nation’s capital, Médecins Sans Frontières warns about the 'unprecedented' nature of the Guinea outbreak

BCI North America Awards presented

New IPCC report sets out the risks and opportunities related to climate change

Many organizations facing cloud downtime challenges

US port and military community template for national or large scale crisis discussed

Avalution extends Catalyst business continuity software with automatic business continuity metrics

What makes an effective emergency notification system?

Has cyber security awareness improved among the largest UK businesses?

The top six ways to encrypt sensitive data on AWS

APEC highlights activities to help small and medium sized enterprises with business continuity planning

Internet of Things will significantly alter supply chain risk dynamics

Counting the costs, and benefits, for business continuity: a critical perspective

Counting the costs, and benefits, for business continuity: a standards auditor’s perspective

Counting the cost: a meta-analysis of the cost of ineffective business continuity

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This issue includes:
• Warning issued over OpenSSL 'Heartbleed' vulnerability
• The BCI Middle East Conference and Exhibition 2014
• Plan B signs SaaS Security to distribute DRaaS across Scandinavia

• EU Gas Coordination Group and Roundtable on Security of Supply with Gas Industry

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Leaving business continuity
Late in 2013 the head of BCM for one of Asia’s largest banks voluntarily transferred within his bank to a job entirely unrelated to BCM. Nathaniel Forbes interviewed him to discover why he made this move.

How good are your business continuity plans?
Charlie Maclean-Bristol lists ten areas where many business continuity plans can be improved. How does your plan stack up?

ISO 22301: business continuity management system audit results and what they tell us
Hilary Estall takes a look at how organizations are faring with their BCMS audits.

Five reasons why risk managers should be social
James Leavesley, outlines why risk managers need to be up to speed with the social media revolution.

Why you should ‘supersize’ your business impact analysis
It’s time to move beyond the conventional perception that the BIA is simply how you decide which processes are ‘critical’ and what the objectives are for recovery time and recovery point.

Memories of a business continuity pioneer
In March 2014 the business continuity profession lost one of its founding fathers, Ron Ginn, (Hon) FBCI. In this article Paul Kirvan compiles some thoughts and remembrances from several of Ron’s friends and colleagues.
Why your BIA method matters
This on-demand webinar provides an overview of the BIA process and describes a research project which looked at various BIA methods to determine which was the more effective and why this was the case.

The Business Continuity and Resiliency Journal
The Business Continuity and Resiliency Journal is Continuity Central’s quarterly peer-reviewed advanced level publication.
BC statistics and research

Avaya survey looks at downtime costs

Monetary Authority of Singapore releases results from Industry-Wide Survey on Business Continuity Management

New research report: Roads to Resilience

Survey looks at data backup trends

Forrester publishes report on disaster recovery as a service providers

Witt O'Briens

Final survey results: How important are paper-based business continuity plans?
business continuity plans A recent Continuity Central survey has found that while the majority of business continuity professionals believe that paper based business continuity plans are essential, a significant number say that they are not important.

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Business continuity in 2014
Business continuity in 2014 During the last quarter of 2013 Continuity Central conducted an online survey asking business continuity professionals about their expectations for 2014. This article gives an overview of the results.

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