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

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FEATURE ARTICLES

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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

Exploring the potential impacts of a pandemic
Pandemic planning has gone into hibernation for most organizations says Geary W. Sikich. In this article he looks at the impacts of a future pandemic on individual organizations, specific sectors and on the wider economy; emphasizing why organizations cannot afford to ignore the threat.
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• US / World

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Crisis recovery case study: Samsung 18 months on from the explosive S7 Note
In August 2016 the Samsung faced what was possibly the biggest crisis of its corporate history. In this article Robert McAllister looks at the causes of the incident, how Samsung reacted and the lessons that can be learned.
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• World

The writing is on the wall: three inevitable challenges for businesses this year
Plagued by cyber attacks and skills shortages whilst dealing with the fallouts of political turmoil, it’s clear that many businesses have underestimated threats from a resilience perspective - as well as over estimating their own recovery capability says Chris Ducker.
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• UK / World

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

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Culture, psychology and crisis management
Do cultural differences have an influence on reactions to incidents? Charles Boffin uses an example of a significant Internet backbone incident in Australia to explore differing psychological reactions to the same crisis.
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• UK / World

What is the difference between a cyber and a ‘normal’ business continuity incident?
There are some significant differences between a cyber incident and the usual type of incidents that business continuity professionals are involved in managing. Charlie Maclean Bristol looks at what the differences and why they may affect how the incident is managed. 
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• UK / World

RESEARCH, REPORTS & PUBLICATIONS

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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

Capital Continuity

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

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

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

Renewable energy infrastructure is vulnerable to cyber attacks says new report
Renewable energy technologies have established a significant role in the energy industry. Because of their prominence and growing importance to power supplies, it is vital for the industry to develop appropriate security, and specifically cyber security, strategies.
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• UK / World

Survey shows that network security policy management assists business continuity and disaster recovery
A new survey from industry analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has revealed significant benefits from using network security policy management (NSPM) solutions.
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• US / World

An overview of January’s major environmental disasters
Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield's catastrophe model development team, has published the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during January 2018.
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• World

Pool Re launches Terrorism Frequency Report
Pool Re, the UK’s terrorism reinsurance pool, has published its first Terrorism Frequency Report, planned to be a quarterly view of the worldwide terrorism threat.
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• UK / World

2018 Horizon Scan report published by the Business Continuity Institute
The BCI has published its annual Horizon Scan report, which looks at emerging threats and provides a snapshot of the current state of the business continuity profession.
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• UK / World

New ENISA report looks at how to develop a strong cybersecurity culture
ENISA, the EU’s cybersecurity agency, has published a report providing organizations with practical tools and guidance to develop and maintain an internal cybersecurity culture.
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• Europe / UK

Many businesses rely on outdated cyber security tools to address next generation threats
A new report by Ovum, commissioned by Cyber, shows that nearly a third (31 percent) of security teams depend solely on outdated tools. The report, ‘Business has a crucial need for continuous threat visibility and cyber security management services’, collates insight from more than 6,000 senior business respondents, as well as in-depth interviews with CISOs.
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• North America / World

US electricity suppliers take actions to address electromagnetic risks
The US Government Accountability Office has issued a report into the ways that electricity suppliers are starting to protect electric grid from electromagnetic threats which could potentially cause extensive and long-lasting outages.
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• North America

Report calls for organizations to progress to cyber resilience
DarkMatter, the international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, has released a new report which calls for the global cyber security industry to adopt a mentality of ‘cyber resilience’.
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• Middle East / World

Future risks associated with machine learning explored in new report
A new study released by The Economist Intelligence Unit ran three econometric scenarios to 2030 on five countries — the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan—and developing Asia as a whole.
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• Various

Customer notification plans are GDPR weak points
The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on May 25th 2018 and a survey from Tripwire identifies current preparedness trends. Findings show that 77 percent of companies subject to GDPR could meet the 72-hour notification window, with 24 percent claiming they could notify customers of a data breach within 24 hours.
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• Various

Report shows the number of Internet-accessible Industrial Control Systems is increasing every year
The number of industrial control system (ICS) components - which run factories, transport, power plants and other facilities – left open to Internet access, is increasing every year. ‘ICS security: 2017 in review,’ a new report from Positive Technologies, analyses findings on ICS threats created by online accessibility and software vulnerabilities.
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• World

70 percent of UK medium and large businesses plan to improve cyber resilience
British businesses are prioritising investment in cyber security, cloud computing and connectivity in 2018 as they seek to build stronger and more resilient businesses, according to new research by Opinium.
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• UK

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