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Business continuity briefs:
23rd July 2014

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

Akamai releases global DDoS attack report
Akamai Technologies has announced the availability of the Prolexic Q2 2014 Global DDoS Attack Report. The report, which provides analysis and insight into the global DDoS threat landscape, can be downloaded at www.prolexic.com/attackreports. Highlights include:

Compared to the second quarter of 2013

  • 22 percent increase in total DDoS attacks
  • 72 percent increase in average attack bandwidth
  • 46 percent increase in infrastructure (Layer 3 and 4) attacks
  • 54 percent decrease in average attack duration: 38 vs. 17 hours
  • 241 percent increase in average peak bandwidth.

Cybersecurity a top priority for US governors
The Council of Governors met recently during the National Governors Association (NGA) 2014 Summer Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. During the meeting, the Council, the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) approved a joint action plan for cybersecurity.

The Joint Action Plan for State-Federal Unity of Effort on Cybersecurity (Action Plan) is a commitment by states, DHS and DoD to work together to improve the nation’s cybersecurity posture. It establishes a framework to guide state-federal discussions in areas such as information sharing, operational coordination and incident response.

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How Do You Get Started on your Business Continuity Plan?
Get help with the first steps toward building your plan at a free webinar on Tuesday, August 5th, hosted by Agility Recovery and the US Small Business Administration. https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/445589536

Succession planning is really multi-generational business continuity planning
ASA in partnership with eLegacyConnect is conducting a series of six specialist US succession planning educational workshops in 2014. The Succession Planning Workshops titled ‘Five Keys to Effective Succession Planning,’ are aimed at soybean producers and will take place as follows:

  • July 30, Sioux Falls, S.D, Sioux Falls Convention Center
  • Aug. 4, Memphis, Tenn., AgriCenter International
  • Aug. 6, Paducah, Ky., Julian Carroll Convention Center
  • Aug.19, Columbus, Ohio, Renaissance Columbus Downtown
  • Aug. 21, Fort Wayne, Ind., The Landmark Centre


NIST Disaster Resilience Workshop
On July 30th, 2014, at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J., NIST will host the second in a series of regional workshops devoted to developing a community-centric ‘disaster resilience framework’ to minimize the impacts of hazards and quickly restore vital functions and services in the aftermath of disasters. For event information and to register, go to: http://go.usa.gov/53dV

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Date: 23rd July 2014 • Region: Various

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