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ClearView

Business continuity trends and challenges 2020
For the past six years Continuity Central has conducted an online survey asking business continuity professionals about their expectations for the year ahead. This survey is being repeated again this year and the survey is now live.
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• World

Using a structured exercise programme to verify business continuity strategies
Most organizations understand the requirement to exercise business continuity strategies, but fewer appreciate that a structured programme of different exercise types is a good verification practice. Charlie Maclean Bristol, FBCI, FEPS, explains…
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• UK / World

Assurance Software

How many of these ten security cyber mistakes is your organization making?
Andy Pearch, Head of IA Services, CORVID, reflects on ten common mistakes that organizations make when it comes to cyber security. How many do you recognise and what can your organization do to improve?
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• UK / World

Ransomware: how hyperconverged systems can help reduce the attack surface
Ransomware has never been far from the headlines during 2019, and the threat is unlikely to reduce in 2020. Alan Conboy explains how hyperconverged systems can assist in the fight against ransomware by helping reduce the attack surface.
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• World

LATEST NEWS

Daisy

The winners of the BCI Global Awards 2019
The Business Continuity Institute has presented its annual BCI Global Awards. The Awards ‘give international recognition for hard-earned achievements’ and ‘are considered a great accolade within the business continuity profession’ says the BCI.
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• World

Geopolitical Risk Report shows that BCM is the main mitigation measure for geopolitical risks
PANTA RAY, in collaboration with Commercial Risk, has published its Geopolitical Risk Report 2019. Sponsored by Liberty Specialty Markets, the survey-based report examines which are the most disruptive as well as the most frequent geopolitical incidents experienced by organizations and deals with the most effective risk assessment methods and mitigation measures.
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• Europe / UK

New study looks at how to manage a reputation-threatening brand crisis
Crisp’s 2019 Crisis Impact Report explores the increasing weaponization of communications on social media, and the damage to brand value it causes in the wake of a crisis.
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• US / UK

eBRP

Survey shows that many UK businesses are unaware and unprepared when it comes to protecting themselves against cyber attacks
A survey of 1,032 IT workers in full or part-time employment, carried out by technology services provider Probrand, has found that more than one in five (21 percent) don’t actually know what a ‘cyber-attack’ constitutes.
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• UK

AI use expected to increase in risk and compliance efforts
Nearly half (48.5 percent) of C-suite and other executives at organizations that use artificial intelligence (AI) expect to increase AI use for risk management and compliance efforts in the year ahead, according to a recent Deloitte poll.
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• US / World

GDPR is transforming data security in Europe, but UK lags behind: survey
New research commissioned by Check Point shows that GDPR is delivering a strong positive effect overall for European businesses – but with some significant variations between countries in terms of adopting GDPR measures.
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• UK / Europe

Fortress

Revised version of ISO 22301 business continuity standard now available
ISO 22301 is the international standard for business continuity management systems. It has been undergoing a revision and the new version is now available.
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• World

Organizations are struggling to predict the impact of threats and vulnerabilities associated with emerging tech
More than half of risk professionals worldwide say that their organization’s risk levels have increased in the past 12 months, according to new research from ISACA, CMMI Institute and Infosecurity Group.
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• US / World

Study shows the real benefits where companies share cyber security risk management information
Research by the North Carolina State University shows that when one company experiences a cyber security breach, other companies in the same field also become less attractive to investors. However, companies that are open about their cyber security risk management fare significantly better than peers that don't disclose their cyber security efforts.
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• US / World

Capital Continuity

Cloud Security Alliance releases anti-DDoS research paper
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has published new research on using a software-defined perimeter (SDP) as a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack prevention mechanism.
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• US / World

‘Prepare for a new cyber Cold War in 2020’: Check Point
Check Point Software Technologies has published its cyber security predictions for 2020. They highlight the major cyber incidents and technical developments that Check Point’s researchers anticipate will impact our societies and businesses in the coming year...
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• World

Risk Logic

55 percent of enterprises don’t know how Brexit will affect their backup and disaster recovery plans
UK enterprises are increasingly concerned over whether they will be able to transfer data when the UK leaves the European Union – according to research by 4sl.
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• UK

Mobile malware is a much bigger organizational threat than commonly thought
BlackBerry has released a new report into mobile malware, ‘Mobile Malware and APT Espionage: Prolific, Pervasive, and Cross-Platform’, which examines how advanced persistent threat (APT) groups have been leveraging mobile malware in combination with traditional desktop malware in ongoing surveillance and espionage campaigns.
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• World

COMPANIES AND MARKETS

EnsureDR raises $2.5m in Series A financing round to accelerate growth
Disaster recovery readiness platform, EnsureDR, has raised $2.5m in a Series A financing round led by Awz Ventures, a Canadian venture fund focused on cutting-edge cyber and intelligence technologies. Awz is led by Founder & Managing Partner, Yaron Ashkenazi, and Advisory Committee President, the Rt. Hon. Stephen J. Harper, Canada's 22nd Prime Minister.
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• World

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