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Brexit: the unintentional evolution of a Black Swan event
Geary Sikich explains why he believes that Brexit is a Black Swan event and describes various issues that enterprise risk managers should consider when assessing and managing Brexit risks..
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• UK / Europe

Seven misconceptions about DDoS attacks that could jeopardize your business
The DDoS threat landscape has developed rapidly leaving many organizations behind in both their perception of the risks and their actions to protect against them. Rolf Gierhard looks at the most dangerous and pervasive misunderstandings about DDoS attacks…
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• World

Emergency evacuations: how to deal with the issue of ‘bystander apathy’
It has been noted numerous times, in multiple studies, that building occupants often ignore or are slow to respond to standard fire alarm sounders: this is ‘bystander apathy’. This article looks at the issue and suggests some solutions.
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• World

Assurance Software

Barclays defence of its IT shutdowns highlights wider limitations surrounding how outages and incidents are reported
Peter Groucutt, managing director of Databarracks, comments on the BBC’s recent analysis of IT outages and incidents for major high-street banks.
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• UK

Design of a BIA and Continuity Strategy in BCMS Using a Bayesian Belief Network for the Manufacturing Industry
A new paper by Hojun Lee, published in the Korean Society of Hazard Mitigation, proposes a method to determine four BC indicators by interpreting the correlation between business and continuity indicators and customer satisfaction.
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• Asia Pacific / World



The likelihood of a catastrophic geomagnetic storm occurring may have been over-estimated
Researchers have developed a new model which shows that the probability of a catastrophic geomagnetic storm occurring is much lower than previously estimated; but the risk still needs to be taken seriously.
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• Europe / World

Shortlist published for the 2019 CIR Business Continuity Awards
CIR Magazine’s 21st Annual Business Continuity Awards will be presented at a ceremony on 6th June 2019 at the London Marriott Hotel. The shortlist of people and organizations that have been shortlisted for an award has now been published.
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• UK / World

ISACA publishes guidance on developing security awareness campaigns
Many organizations struggle with developing and implementing security training and awareness programs within their organizations that actually make an impact and are measurable. ISACA, in partnership with Infosec, recently released a white paper that provides guidance and clear tips for driving effective security awareness efforts, using techniques inspired by marketing principles.
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• US / World


WHO launches new global influenza strategy to assist pandemic planning
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a Global Influenza Strategy for 2019-2030 to assist in preparations for the next influenza pandemic, to reduce the impacts of seasonal influenza, and to control the spread of influenza from animals to humans.
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• World

New report shows IoT devices increasingly being exploited for DDoS attacks
A10 Networks has published the findings of a new report into the state of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack weapons and targets, showcasing the growing use of IoT devices in synchronised attacks on targets globally.
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• World

Capital Continuity

Monetary Authority of Singapore consults on updating Business Continuity Management Guidelines
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has released two consultation papers on proposed changes to its Business Continuity Management Guidelines and Technology Risk Management (TRM) Guidelines.
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• Asia Pacific

New Controls Framework provides guidance for managing IoT risks
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has announced the release of its new IoT Controls Framework, which introduces the base-level security controls required to mitigate many of the risks associated with an IoT system operating in a range of threat environments.
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• US / World


Large scale global study provides a snapshot of the business impacts of cyber attacks
The cost to companies from malware and ‘malicious insider’ related cyber attacks jumped 12 percent in 2018 and accounted for one-third of all cyber attack costs, according to new research published by Accenture and the Ponemon Institute.
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• World

rescEU takes a step closer with European Council decision
Plans to strengthen Europe's ability to deal with natural disasters through the creation of rescEU, a reserve at European level of civil protection capabilities, have taken a step forward after approval by the European Council.
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• Europe

Risk Logic


AlgoSec introduces new integration with IBM Resilient to accelerate incident response
AlgoSec has announced a new integration with the IBM Resilient Incident Response Platform (IRP), enabling organizations to tie security incidents and attacks directly to the business processes that could be impacted.
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• US


New director of business continuity and disaster recovery for Fairchild Resiliency Systems
Fairchild Resiliency Systems has announced the appointment of Nicole Hoyle, MBCP, CISA to the position of director of business continuity and disaster recovery.
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• US

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