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Business continuity briefs:
8th May 2014

'Business continuity briefs' provides a summary of new product and services press releases and other useful resources published recently:

EY hires ex-Bank of England Head of Operational Resilience, John Milne
EY has appointed John Milne as a director within its financial services IT and Cyber Risk practice. Mr. Milne joins from the Bank of England, where he led the Operational Resilience Team, and was previously at the FSA. At EY Mr. Milne will advise banks and other financial services firms on all aspects of operational resilience (including cyber and IT resilience) as EY grows its Resilience practice. More details.

25 percent of breaches go undetected for more than 24 hours
Tripwire has announced the results of a survey conducted by Atomic Research and sponsored by Tripwire of 102 financial organizations and 151 retail organizations in the UK, all of which process card payments. The survey results indicate that recent data breaches have had little impact on the security controls of retail and financial organizations. Of those surveyed, 35 percent said it would take as long as two to three days to detect a breach on their systems and 44 percent admitted that their customer data could be better protected. More details.

Internet of Things security requirements will reshape and expand global enterprise IT security programs
The power of objects in the Internet of Things (IoT) to change the state of environments - in addition to generating information - will cause chief information security officers to redefine the scope of their security efforts beyond present responsibilities, according to Gartner.

Gartner predicts that IoT security requirements will reshape and expand over half of all global enterprise IT security programs by 2020.

More details.

AvailabilityGuard v6.3 released
Continuity Software has announced the release of AvailabilityGuard Software version 6.3. Featuring expedited deployment, expanded risk detection, and deeper analytics, AvailabilityGuard v6.3 delivers greater control and enhanced data protection, as well as more efficient compliance with internal IT governance and external regulations.

AvailabilityGuard v6.3 pricing starts at US $2,000/server/year.


Unitrends radically advances unified on-premise, second-site and cloud data protection and recovery
Unitrends has announced the general availability of Unitrends Release 7.4, a substantially evolved version of the software underpinning its unified solution suite of radically simple physical and virtual data protection and disaster recovery solutions. Delivering major improvements to retention, recovery, replication and archiving as well as disaster recovery orchestration and governance, Release 7.4 gives customers the ability to configure and incrementally scale a mix of on-premise, second-site and cloud backup and recovery capabilities. More details.

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Date: 8th May 2014 • Region: Various

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