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Daisy

A review of the new ‘Crisis Management – Building a Strategic Capability’ technical specification
Rick Cudworth and Abigail Worsfold from the Deloitte crisis and resilience team provide a review of the new PD CEN/TS 17091 European technical specification for crisis management, which was launched in December 2018.
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• UK / Europe

BS67000: setting the standard for city resilience
City resilience is critically important to economic, organizational, and community well-being. This has been recognised by the development of a standard for city resilience by the British Standards Institution. Robert Hall looks at the new BS67000 standard.
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• UK

Protecting business networks with the power of AI
Organizations may be tempted to dismiss artificial intelligence as something which is currently out of their reach, but Thorsten Kurpjuhn says that this is definitely not the case. In fact, AI can help businesses of all sizes to ensure network uptime and protection.
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• World

LATEST NEWS

ClearView

Public consultation process launched for revised ISO 22301 standard
Business continuity professionals have until 26th February 2019 to provide comments on a revised version of the ISO 22301 business continuity management standard. The standard is being reviewed by ISO as part of its usual process for existing standards.
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• UK / World

Report looks at penetration testing of corporate information systems: identifies many weaknesses
In external penetration testing undertaken for corporate clients in industrial, financial, and transport verticals in 2018, Positive Technologies found that, at the vast majority of companies, there were multiple vectors in which an attacker could reach the internal network.
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• World

Assurance Software

Third of UK businesses say that they are unprepared for a no-deal Brexit
With less than 50 days to go until the date which has been fixed for the UK to leave the European Union, a recent YouGov survey shows that a third of UK businesses believe that they are not ready for the event.
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• UK

AI has growing implications for European risk managers says FERMA
The development and application of artificial intelligence (AI) has growing implications for European risk managers, the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) has told the European Commission.
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• UK / Europe

eBRP

ENISA publishes online tool for IoT risk assessments
ENISA, the EU security agency, has released an online tool aimed at helping IoT users to conduct risk assessments and to save time when identifying threats and prioritising security areas of importance.
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• Europe

Lack of awareness amongst top management is adding to cyber security issues says report
A new report from The Bunker has highlighted that senior executives are still often the weakest link in the corporate cyber security chain and that cyber criminals target this vulnerability to commit serious data breaches.
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• UK / World

Capital Continuity

The use of cyber threat intelligence needs improving finds SANS survey
There is substantial room for improvement in the use of cyber threat intelligence (CTI), according to the results of the 2019 SANS Cyber Threat Intelligence Survey.
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• US / World

New ENISA Threat Landscape report analyses the latest cyber threats
In 2018, the European cyber threat landscape changed significantly. The most important threat agent groups, namely cyber criminals and state-sponsored actors have further advanced their motives and tactics. This is according to the latest Threat Landscape report from the EU information security agency, ENISA.
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• Europe

Fortress

Assessing the impacts of a global ransomware attack
A new report published by Lloyds explores the impacts and economic costs of a future highly effective ransomware attack and concludes that the global economy is not ready to deal with such an attack.
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• World

Canada gets its first national Emergency Management Strategy
Canadian Federal, Provincial and Territorial (FPT) Ministers responsible for emergency management met recently to release the country’s first ever Emergency Management Strategy (EM) and to discuss progress made on a number of shared priorities in emergency management in Canada.
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• World

Risk Logic

Theme for Business Continuity Awareness Week 2019 announced
This year’s Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) will run from May 13th – 17th and will focus on the theme of ‘Investing in Resilience’, says the Business Continuity Institute.
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• World

2019 Resilience Barometer report highlights scope for improvement in organizational resilience
FTI Consulting has published its first Resilience Barometer report, which highlights how companies based in the G20 are managing organizational resilience.
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• World

DEWA and BSI agree to develop a risk management standard for the energy and utilities sector
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and the British Standards Institution (BSI) have signed an agreement to develop the PAS 60518:2020 standard for risk management in the energy and utilities sector.
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• World

NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

New Arcserve appliances integrate on-appliance and offsite disaster recovery, backup and high availability
Arcserve, LLC, has announced the launch of its third generation Appliance Series, claimed to be the ‘first purpose-built appliances designed for disaster recovery and application availability to provide organizations with an all-in-one option for on-appliance and offsite backup and disaster recovery that can be deployed in under 15 minutes’.
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• World

Cohesity delivers new backup solution that prevents, detects, and responds to ransomware attacks
Cohesity has announced the Cohesity Anti-Ransomware Solution, a comprehensive series of new capabilities available for the latest version of Cohesity DataPlatform that directly combats ransomware attacks.
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• World

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