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How to use stress testing to increase resilience in a complex and uncertain world
Conventional risk management tools are appropriate for managing known or anticipated risks; but threats outside these areas need a different approach. Dr Sandra Bell says that stress testing is one tool that provides the answer, helping identify and correct organizational vulnerabilities in a safe environment.
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• UK / World

Why a global file system should be a core component of your business continuity strategy
Recovering unstructured data after an outage can be a significant challenge, but one which can be made significantly easier through the use of a global cloud-based file system. Warren Arnold looks at the issue...
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• US / World


Trust no-one: a quick guide to the zero trust security model
First developed in 2010, the zero trust security model has recently grown significantly in popularity. Jan van Vliet explains why zero trust security offers several benefits over and above traditional network-based security approaches; and describes the fundamental aspects required for implementing it.
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• UK / World

Rethinking Resilience Analytics
A new academic paper published in the Risk Analysis journal ‘examines the efficacy of resilience analytics by answering a single motivating question: Can big data analytics help cyber–physical–social (CPS) systems adapt to surprise?’
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• US / World



ICS professionals say that human factors are by far the biggest source of cyber risk
People remain the greatest threat to industrial control systems (ICS) and associated networks, as found by a new SANS survey focused on better understanding cyber security risks to operational technology (OT) systems.
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• US / World

Most North American organizations are over-confident in their ability to stop data breaches
Centrify has announced the results of a new survey, conducted in partnership with TechVangelism, that indicate the majority of organizations are ill-prepared to protect themselves against privileged access abuse, the leading cyber attack vector.
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• US / Canada


Near-normal 2019 Atlantic hurricane season expected
NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting that a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season is most likely this year. This outlook forecasts a 40 percent chance of a near-normal season, a 30 percent chance of an above-normal season and a 30 percent chance of a below-normal season.
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• US

Nokia and TIM break European record for long-distance data transmission over high-speed network
TIM (Telecom Italia), in collaboration with Nokia, has achieved a wavelength speed of 550 Gigabits per second (Gb/s), a new European record for data transmission over a long-distance backbone network.
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• Europe

UK workers lose 5 percent of each working day due to IT issues finds survey
A survey of 1,137 UK workers in full or part-time employment, carried out by technology services provider Probrand has revealed that workers lose an average of 5 percent of their working day due to connection or technology related issues.
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• UK

Capital Continuity

Key results from the IDC Business Resilience Readiness Thought Leadership Survey
Phil Goodwin, Research Director at IDC, previewed the results of the 2019 IDC ‘Business Resilience Readiness Thought Leadership Survey’ during his keynote at ZertoCON, Zerto’s annual conference, which took place recently.
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• World

Extinction Rebellion pushes for a global workplace strike on September 20th
Extinction Rebellion the protest organization that caused major disruption in London during April is taking a new approach, with a global strike planned for September 20th. The organization hopes that workers around the world will walk out for the day causing widespread issues for businesses.
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• World



F24 AG acquires One Voice AS
F24 AG has strengthened its position in the European emergency notification, crisis management and critical communications market with the acquisition of the Norwegian company One Voice AS. One Voice AS is the leading provider of incident and crisis management solutions in the Nordic countries.
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• Europe

JetStream Software secures Series A funding to advance DRaaS and cloud data protection solutions
JetStream Software Inc. has announced new Series A funding of $7.7 million to advance the company’s technologies that enable managed service providers (MSPs) and cloud service providers (CSPs) to deliver disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) and continuous data protection.
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• US / World

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