This newsletter highlights all the feature articles published on Continuity Central during November 2017 as well as various resources.

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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

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Why multi-layered backup is key to business continuity in the battle against cyber crime
When it comes to cyber attacks, Gareth Griffiths says that having a comprehensive business continuity plan is no use if the backups themselves are not secure. Using the example of UK NHS Trusts, Gareth explains why there needs to be more emphasis on the robustness of protection.
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• UK / World

Test data management: the hidden GDPR challenge
As organizational preparation for the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation gathers speed, Dan Martland and Iain Finlayson highlight an area which can easily be overlooked.
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• UK / Europe

Perpetual Solutions

Using drones in business continuity planning and exercising
The benefits of drone deployment during disaster recovery are well-known. They have supported emergency response teams around the world many times - providing critical, real-time insight for faster damage assessments and faster recovery decisions. But drones can also be deployed during business continuity planning and exercising to great effect, says Kate Treen.
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• UK / World

2018 cyber security predictions
It’s the time of year when thoughts turn to 2018 and the changes in the threat landscape that we may see. In this article Oliver Tavakoli, provides his predictions for the cyber security area.
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• World

eBRP

Business continuity in 2018: interim survey results
Every year Continuity Central conducts a survey looking at the changing trends and challenges in the business continuity profession. The interim results of the latest survey in the series are now available and are as follows...
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• World

Using business impact analysis to address network security risks
Asher Benbenisty looks at how organizations can apply the business impact analysis methodology to remediate risk within the network security infrastructure - and ensure security is business driven.
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• World

Common trends and weaknesses in crisis preparedness and business resilience
Victoria Cross, managing partner, Instinctif Partners’ Business Resilience team, discusses the top trends which have emerged from the company’s CrisisOptic and RecallOptic online diagnostic and benchmarking tools over the past year.
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• UK / World

RESEARCH, REPORTS & PUBLICATIONS

Capital Continuity

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

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

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

Capital Continuity

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

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

Gartner reports the results of a survey looking at gender balance in the business continuity profession
In an article by Roberta Witty, Gartner has published the results of a survey jointly conducted with the Association of Continuity Professionals looking at gender diversity in the business continuity profession.
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• US / World

Average organization suffers five critical IT incidents a month: survey
In a report entitled ‘Damage Control — The Impact of Critical IT Incidents’, Splunk Inc. has published the results of new research from analyst firm Quocirca.
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• Various

Survey shows that many organizations may miss GDPR deadline
A recent General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) readiness survey undertaken by the specialist law firm, Technology Law Alliance, shows that only 18 percent of UK and multi-national organizations are ‘highly confident’ that they will meet the deadline next May, for compliance with the new GDPR.
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• UK / Europe

Highly destructive and self-learning ‘swarm’ cyberattacks predicted to emerge in 2018
Fortinet has published predictions from the Fortinet FortiGuard Labs global research team about the threat landscape for 2018. The trends reveal the methods and strategies that cybercriminals may employ in the near future and demonstrate the potential impact of cyberattacks to the global economy.
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• World

Critical infrastructure breaches expected during the next two years
Black Hat's latest research report, entitled ‘The Cyber Threat In Europe’, publishes the findings from a September 2017 survey of nearly 130 IT and security professionals from more than 15 European countries.
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• Europe / UK

Research finds direct relationship between strong risk management practices and organizational resiliency
Aon in collaboration with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, has released the fifth edition of the Aon Risk Maturity Index Insight Report. Findings reinforced a direct relationship between strong risk management practices and superior operating performance for organizations.
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• US / World

Manufacturing is the sector most prone to unplanned downtime due to human error
User error is a more common cause of unplanned downtime in the manufacturing sector than any other sector, according to a new Vanson Bourne global study, sponsored by ServiceMax from GE Digital. Unplanned downtime triggered by user error is 23 percent compared to as low as 9 percent in other sectors.
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• World

BCI launches Good Practice Guidelines 2018 Edition
The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) has announced that the latest version of its Good Practice Guidelines to business continuity is now available. The 2018 edition features a new concept for both the design and content.
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• World

Business continuity and the supply chain
For the past nine years the Business Continuity Institute has conducted an annual survey into supply chain business continuity practices. The latest survey has been published, supported by Zurich Insurance Group.
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• World

The RIMS 2017 Enterprise Risk Management Survey
The recently published RIMS 2017 Enterprise Risk Management Survey explores the evolution of ERM, drawing comparisons to the Society’s 2013 survey. The survey highlights the effectiveness and advantages of ERM programs, as well as leadership’s expectations of ERM, implementation strategies and challenges.
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• US / World

Hybrid cloud environments: the state of security
Most enterprises face major challenges when managing security across their hybrid enterprise networks both during and after cloud migrations, according to the new ‘Hybrid Cloud Environments: The State of Security’ survey from AlgoSec.
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• World

Cyber attack, storms and catastrophic events are power and utilities top risks
Business interruption due to storms, catastrophic events and cyber attack present the biggest threat to power and utilities (P&U) companies, according to a new EY report, ‘Risk Pulse: Navigating the power and utilities sector in transformation’ which ranks the strategic, financial, operational and compliance risks across the sector.
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• World

Report highlights the top BYOD and cloud security priorities for organizations
Bitglass, the Total Data Protection company, has announced the findings of its BYOD and Identity research report, which includes insights from more than 200 IT and security professionals surveyed at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo conference.
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• World

Seven tips to reduce data breach risks via IAM
Centrify has shared seven best practices for enterprises to effectively defend their corporate assets from cyber adversaries through increasing their identity and access management (IAM) maturity to effectively reduce the likelihood of a data breach.
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• US / World

UK consumer survey shows why businesses need to take GDPR risks seriously
The lure of compensation pay-outs and the chance to get their own back on companies who might have treated them badly: these are two of the reasons that will tempt UK consumers to use their new rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), new research suggests.
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• UK

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