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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

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

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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

The three top emerging IT trends
Keeping up with technological developments is a mounting challenge for business continuity managers as the pace of change increases. In this article, SolarWinds’ Leon Adato and Patrick Hubbard highlight what they think will be the three top IT trends to look out for in 2018.
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• UK / World

Capital Continuity

Ten IT security predictions for 2018
Ian Kilpatrick gives his thoughts about the security year ahead. Emerging issues include the IoT security time-bomb, GDPR blackmail, and rising DDoS attacks. More encouragingly, 2018 may see increased boardroom commitment to information security.
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• UK / World

Total recall – better security for your network
Zero-day threat discoveries prompt a flurry of information security activity; but what if the vulnerability has already been exploited within your organization? Gene Stevens examines how organizations can benefit from taking a ‘perfect memory’ approach to network diagnostics.
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• World

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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

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

NEWS ARTICLES

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Only half of businesses are meeting their recovery time objectives: State of Resilience report
Syncsort has published the results of its ‘2018 State of Resilience’ report. This year’s responses underscore the increased pressure IT leaders are feeling to ensure security, high availability and disaster recovery.
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• World

CISOs most worried about the human factor when it comes to cyber risk
Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) are feeling less confident than ever about cyber risk and data security, a new Ponemon Institute survey shows. As today’s climate of high-profile data breaches continues, 66 percent of respondents believe their companies are more likely to fall victim to a cyberattack or data breach in 2018.
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• 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

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

Survey finds that advanced threats and insider security threats are the top cybersecurity challenges
Alert Logic has published the results of a survey conducted with 400 UK cybersecurity professionals to better understand the evolving cyber threat landscape UK companies face.
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• UK / World

Wombat Security’s top security predictions for 2018
Wombat Security Technologies has given its 2018 security predictions. Phishing is predicted to continue serving as a key access point for increasing cyber attacks on critical infrastructure.
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• UK / World

Organizations turning to AWS for data protection and recovery: survey
Druva has published the results of its 2017 AWS Cloud Data Protection Survey, which reveals a disconnect between the perceptions of cloud data protection and its reality.
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• World

A significant number of organizations do not know how much of their IT budget is being spent on IT resilience
Research from Databarracks, has revealed that 30 percent of organizations do not know how much of their IT budget is being spent on disaster recovery and backup services. This follows wider industry research finding that firms in Europe and North America spend seven percent of their IT budget on backup and disaster recovery.
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• UK / World

WatchGuard uncovers surge in script-based attacks
WatchGuard’s latest quarterly Internet Security Report, which explores the computer and network security threats affecting small to midsize businesses (SMBs) and distributed enterprises, has revealed massive increases in scripting attacks and overall malware attempts against midsize companies throughout Q3 2017.
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• World

Security of Critical Infrastructure Bill 2017 introduced to Australian Senate
After a consultation period which closed on 10th November 2017, the Attorney-General for Australia, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, has introduced the Security of Critical Infrastructure Bill 2017 to the Senate.
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• Australia

Nearly three-quarters of retail businesses lack a fully tested breach response plan
Dimensional Research recently surveyed IT security professionals working in retail organizations about their experiences and attitudes towards factors affecting IT security. The results found that a large majority are not fully prepared for data breaches.
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• World

Maintaining control of artificial intelligence: an emerging threat that needs to be tackled
In artificial intelligence (AI), machines carry out specific actions, observe the outcome, adapt accordingly, observe the new outcome, adapt once again, and so on, learning from this iterative process. But could this process spin out of control?
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• Europe / World

Think-tank warns that Undersea Cables are a neglected area of critical infrastructure protection
The UK must do more to protect the indispensable, yet insecure Internet infrastructure provided by undersea cables, urges Rishi Sunak MP in a new report published by Policy Exchange.
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• UK / World

Cyber threat landscape: highly automated attacks and swarm technology becoming the norm
Fortinet has published its latest Global Threat Landscape Report. The research reveals that high botnet reoccurrence rates and an increase of automated malware demonstrate that cybercriminals are leveraging common exploits combined with automated attack methods at unprecedented speed and scale.
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• US / World

Misconfigured and mismanaged cloud services are often unseen threats
More than 90 percent of organizations are now using cloud services and SaaS applications like Office 365 or G Suite, along with cloud infrastructure like AWS, Google Cloud, and Azure. Most, however, do not consider all the potential risks to data and business operations that can result from human error or malicious actors when accounts are misconfigured or mismanaged.
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• US / World

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

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

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

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