This newsletter highlights all the feature articles published on Continuity Central during January 2018 as well as various resources.

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FEATURE ARTICLES

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Has the ISO 22316 organizational resilience standard gained any traction?
Ten months after its launch, are business continuity managers using the ISO 22316 organizational resilience standard? Has ISO 22316 started an increase in the uptake of organizational resilience, or is it simply a damp squib? A Continuity Central survey aims to find out…
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• World

Five IT trends that will impact data protection design and implementation
Based on input from hundreds of IT services companies as well as industry experts and analysts, Asigra has highlighted the following five trends which are expected to drive the evolution of data protection infrastructure over the next 12 months.
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• UK / World

How to prepare your organization for a terrorist attack
Terrorism is never far from the headlines and while the impact on human lives is, of course, the biggest and most important consequence of a terrorist incident, it is not the only one; businesses need to prepare for the potential impacts. Jonathan Hemus looks at five areas to focus on.
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• UK / World

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The new ISO 31000 is due to be published in February 2018: what changes can you expect?
ISO 31000, 'Risk management – Principles and guidelines', was published in 2009 and has been undergoing a revision. The new version will be available in mid-February and in this article Alexei Sidorenko, CRMP, provides a preview of what risk managers can expect from the new standard.
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• World

Incident messaging for cyber attack response
Cyber breaches don’t just impact on internal systems they can quickly escalate into major reputational crises; so how can your business prepare to respond when under attack? By Chris Butler.
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• UK / World

The top five cloud services trends for 2018
Karl Roe, VP Services & Cloud Solutions at Nuvias, takes a look at what’s in store for organizations using the cloud during 2018.
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• World

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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

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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

RESEARCH, REPORTS & PUBLICATIONS

Capital Continuity

Business email compromise attacks are running rampant
Agari has published research revealing that 96 percent of organizations have received business email compromise (BEC) emails during the second half of 2017.
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• US / World

Inadequate IT security policies are widespread in UK companies
A study by OneLogin has found weaknesses in the UK policies of many UK companies. The study, which surveyed more than 600 UK-based IT decision-makers, with influence over their business’s IT security, highlighted a disparity between Internet access and security policies.
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• UK

Organizations are failing to factor IoT risks into business continuity plans
New data from Databarracks shows that only 27 percent of organizations have policies in place to protect against IoT threats. Organizations must address this gap in their business continuity planning or face an increase in disruptions from this source, says the company.
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• UK / World

Perpetual Solutions

New BCI white paper explores resilience as a competitive advantage
Resilience enables organizations to survive and thrive in a changing environment: this is the conclusion from a new white paper from the Business Continuity Institute.
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• UK / World

Security recommendations for hypervisor deployment on servers
NIST has published new guidance to assist organizations with managing security on server-deployed hypervisors. The recommendations made in the guidance relate to the baseline functions of the hypervisor and are agnostic to the hypervisor architecture.
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• US / World

Natural catastrophe events cost more than USD353 billion in 2017
Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield's catastrophe model development team, has published its ‘Weather, Climate & Catastrophe Insight: 2017 Annual Report’, which evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred around the world during 2017.
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• World

The World Economic Forum publishes its annual Global Risks Report
Each year the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report identifies and analyzes risks facing countries, economies and organizations. As the pace of change accelerates, and as risk interconnections deepen, this year’s report highlights the growing strain placed on many of the global systems we rely on.
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• World

Major US companies admit that they were inadequately prepared for 2017's hurricanes
For senior financial executives at large US-based companies with operations in Texas, Florida or Puerto Rico, last year’s hurricane season brought not only catastrophe to their communities, but a risk management wake-up call for 2018 and beyond.
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• US

ENISA reports on cyber threat landscape
ENISA, the EU Cybersecurity Agency, has published the sixth issue of its annual ENISA Threat Landscape report. This includes an assessment and analysis of the cyber threats reported during 2017.
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• Europe / World

New ISACA guidance recommends the use of the threat pattern life cycle to prevent and mitigate IT risk
IT risks come in various shapes and sizes– some obvious and others far more difficult to predict. However, many attack scenarios are now easier to address due to the identification of threat patterns, which are a set of characteristics representing suspicious behaviors in security platforms.
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• US / World

A strong configuration management governance model is key to managing IoT growth risks
The use of Internet of Things (IoT) devices is on the rise in industrial applications. In fact, Gartner predicts there will be nearly 21 billion connected ‘things’ in use worldwide by 2020. IT leaders in nearly every vertical market will soon be inundated with the management of both the data from these devices as well as the management of the devices themselves, each of which require the same lifecycle management as any other IT equipment.
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• US / World

The Top Five Steps for Communicating with Executives
Communication is the key for risk management professionals to engage leadership, become trusted partners and strategic advisors, according to RIMS’ new professional report ‘The Top Five Steps for Communicating with Executives.’
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• US / World

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

River flood risks will increase around the globe: researchers
Rainfall changes caused by global warming will increase river flood risks across the globe say researchers from the Potsdam Institute. Fluvial floods are already among the most common and devastating natural disasters and scientists have now calculated the required increase in flood protection until the 2040s worldwide, breaking it down to single regions and cities.
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• Various

Standards Australia publishes new handbook on managing business critical documents
Standards Australia has announced that a new handbook for document control is now available. Called SA/SNZ HB 168:2017, Document Control, the handbook addresses the entire life cycle of business critical documents and provides guidelines for processes and systems for implementing an effective document control program.
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• Australia

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

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

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

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