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Business continuity briefs:
29th May 2014

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

NFPA 1600 update
Work on the 2016 edition of the NFPA 1600 Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs is progressing. NFPA has recently published a Public Input Report and a First Revisions Report on its website: http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/document-information-pages?mode=code&code=1600&tab=nextedition

European Commission identifies 20 critical raw materials for EU industries
The European Commission has presented a revised list of Critical Raw Materials. The 2014 list includes 13 of the 14 materials identified in the previous list of 2011, with only tantalum moving out of the list (due to a lower supply risk). Six new materials appear on the list: borates, chromium, coking coal, magnesite, phosphate rock and silicon metal bringing the number up to 20 raw materials which are now considered critical by the European Commission. The other 14 raw materials are: antimony, beryllium, cobalt, fluorspar, gallium, germanium, indium, magnesium, natural graphite, niobium, platinum group metals, heavy rare earths, light rare earths and tungsten.


Phoenix makes senior business continuity appointment
Phoenix has announced the appointment of senior industry figure, Rod Ratsma, to the newly-created position of Head of Resilience Advisory to further strengthen the company’s business continuity consultancy team. Rod will provide senior management teams and executive directors at UK organizations with professional advisory services focused on achieving business resilience. http://www.phoenix.co.uk/

NIST seeks comments on major revision to industrial control systems security guide
The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking comments on a proposed major update to its Guide to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security.

The new draft — the second revision of the guide — includes updates to sections on ICS threats and vulnerabilities, risk management, recommended practices, security architectures, and security capabilities and tools for ICS.

Read the draft at http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/drafts/800-82r2/sp800_82_r2_draft.pdf and send comments to nist800-82rev2comments@nist.gov

The public comment period runs to July 18th, 2014.

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Date: 29th May 2014 • Region: Various

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