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FEATURE ARTICLES

ClearView

A response to ‘Where next for the BIA?’
Alberto Mattia, chief executive officer of PANTA RAY, gives a detailed response to Continuity Central’s recent article discussing what the future direction of the business impact analysis could be.
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• World

Has the crisis communications ‘golden hour’ disappeared?
The rapid growth of social media, fuelled by camera-enabled smart phones, is obvious for all to see, and it has had fundamental impacts on society. But what about its impacts on crisis communications? Victoria Cross suggests that it has resulted in the disappearance of the traditional ‘golden hour’.
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• UK / World

An approach to cyber resiliency: unifying cyber security incident response and business continuity
Bringing cyber security incident response and business continuity teams together will enable organizations to better manage cyber resiliency suggests Chandrasekar S.
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• World

LATEST NEWS

Daisy

IoD member survey finds that businesses are struggling to prepare for a no-deal Brexit
The odds of the UK leaving the European Union on 31st October without a deal seem to be increasing, but an Institute of Directors study has found that half of businesses surveyed say that they ‘cannot be fully prepared’.
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• UK

Australian organisations partner to help the development of peer to peer networks for business continuity planning
The Community Services Industry Alliance (CSIA) is partnering with the Australian Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors to support business continuity planning through local community networks.
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• Australia

Assurance Software

NIST supporting research into ways to help structures better withstand earthquakes, wind and fire
The US Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is awarding more than $6.6 million to fund research into improving disaster resilience.
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• US

Most ERM frameworks don't factor in reputation…
In an article on the Airmic website, Kasper Nielsen, chief strategy officer at the Reputation Institute, says that most organizations still don't understand how to manage their reputation.
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• World

Survey looks at UK financial services firms’ no-deal Brexit contingency planning
Nearly half (42 percent) of financial services firms say they will transfer UK business to a global centre outside the EU on day one in a no-deal Brexit scenario, with most choosing New York/US (13 percent) for this location.
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• UK

Fortress

Cyber Threat Intelligence Report for the first half of 2019
NETSCOUT has published its Threat Intelligence Report for the first half of 2019. The report underscores how dramatically the cyber criminal business model has matured into an efficient, global operation and the increasing geographical diversity and proliferation of nation-state advance persistent threats (APT) groups.
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• World

Annual security professionals survey shows that budgets grow slower than rising threat levels
A lack of resources is the single biggest challenge for IT security, followed by a lack of experience and skills, according to ‘The Security Profession in 2018/19’ report from the Chartered Institute of Information Security.
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• World

Risk Logic

100 Resilient Cities confirms that ‘wind down’ has started
In an open statement, Michael Berkowitz, President of 100 Resilient Cities, has confirmed that 100 Resilient Cities started to wind down its operations on August 1st.
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• US / World

Performance indicators for supply chain resilience: review and conceptual framework
A paper recently published in the Journal of Industrial Engineering International discusses supply chain resilience and identifies indicators which can help in increasing performance and making a supply chain more resilient.
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• Asia / World

Security teams spend 25 percent of their time chasing false positives
Exabeam and the Ponemon Institute, have published research results which reveal that on average, security personnel in US enterprises waste approximately 25 percent of their time chasing false positives because security alerts or indicators of compromise (IOCs) are erroneous.
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• US

eBRP

Worldwide Business Resilience Readiness survey identifies a damaging ‘perception gap’
Zerto has published the findings of its sponsored IDC survey, the Worldwide Business Resilience Readiness Thought Leadership Survey. The subsequent report revealed that 91 percent of respondents have experienced a tech-related disruption in the past two years and yet 82 percent of respondents said data protection and recovery are important to their digital transformation projects.
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• World

DRI International now accepting nominations for 2020 Awards of Excellence
The 2020 DRI International Awards of Excellence will be presented at the DRI Conference on March 3, 2020 at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa in Savannah, GA, USA.
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• US / World

The 2019 BCI Australasia Awards winners
The Business Continuity Institute’s 2019 Australasia Awards were presented at a ceremony on July 30th during the BCI Australasia Summit in Sydney. The awards recognize excellence in the business continuity and resilience profession.
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• Australasia

COMPANIES AND MARKETS

Capital Continuity

Everbridge acquires threat intelligence solutions provider NC4
Everbridge has announced the acquisition of NC4, a global provider of threat intelligence solutions that empower businesses, government organizations, and communities to assess and disseminate risk data and information to manage and mitigate the impact of critical events.
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• US / World

The Business Continuity Institute announces that September 2019 is Education Month
The Business Continuity Institute has announced that its annual Education Month will be taking place through September 2019. Education Month offers business continuity and resilience professionals ‘the opportunity to take part in education initiatives and consider how training can improve their organization's resilience’.
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• UK / World

NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Venafi announces industry’s first no outages certificate guarantee
Venafi has announced the launch of the first no-outage guarantee, which aims to completely eliminate certificate-related outages.
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• World

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