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Protests and demonstrations: keeping your colleagues safe
Protests and demonstrations have never been far from the headlines during 2019. In response, have you provided employees with guidance on what they should do if they get caught up in a protest that has turned violent? Steve Dance offers some pointers…
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• World

Ransomware in 2020: how the threat is likely to develop
Cybercriminals are looking for new revenue streams from ransomware. Simon Jelley explores how this requirement is likely to drive the evolution of ransomware in the year ahead and looks at the changes that organizations need to make in response.
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• World

Daisy

It’s time for a paradigm shift in the way we view cyber security…
Effective cybersecurity begins in the boardroom: organizations need to adopt a top-down approach to cyber security if they are to successfully navigate today’s hostile digital landscape says Paul Rose.
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• UK / World

Predictions for 2020: how data centres will develop and trends to be aware of
Jackson Lee, Vice President of Corporate Development, at Colt Data Centre Services, looks ahead to 2020 and the technology, market, and regulatory trends that will impact data centres / centers around the world.
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• UK / World

LATEST NEWS

Assurance Software

Advanced persistent threats: big data abuse and more sophisticated attacks are coming in 2020
Kaspersky researchers have shared their vision on advanced persistent threats (APTs) in 2020, pointing out how the landscape of targeted attacks will change in the coming months.
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• World

British Red Cross calls for 'urgent review' of the UK Civil Contingencies Act
In a new report 'People power in emergencies: An assessment of voluntary and community sector engagement and human-centred approaches to emergency planning', the British Red Cross looks at community resilience and calls for 'urgent review' of the UK Civil Contingencies Act.
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• UK

DDoS attacks up 241 percent in Q3 2019 compared to same period last year
The growth in both large- and small-scale distributed denial-of-service attacks continues its upward trajectory, according to a new report released by Neustar’s Security Operations Center (SOC).
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Capital Continuity

FFIEC revises Business Continuity Management Booklet to focus more on resilience
The US Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) has updated its Business Continuity Management Booklet to bring it in-line with the increased industry focus on resilience.
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• US

Organizations must review outsourcing arrangements to mitigate geopolitical risk: Gartner
Geopolitical instability is forcing changes in the way that sourcing, procurement and vendor management executives review their options to mitigate risk, according to Gartner, Inc.
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• World

Heightened security threats, civil unrest and geopolitical instability to be top disruptors to the mobile workforce in 2020
International SOS has published its 2020 risks forecast and the results from the ‘Business Resilience Trend Watch’, a survey of over 1,300 business travel decision-makers run in partnership with Ipsos MORI.
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• World

eBRP

Canadian IIROC-regulated investment firms are now required to report cyber security incidents
The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) has published amendments to its Rule Book, requiring mandatory reporting of cyber security incidents by all IIROC-regulated firms.
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• Canada

Cloud services backup: survey finds major gap between perceptions and realities
UK enterprises are placing themselves at serious risk by misunderstanding their cloud service providers’ backup provisions, according to research for 4sl. In the Vanson Bourne survey of 200 large UK enterprises, the majority of senior IT decision makers believe that their cloud service providers retain backup data for much longer than they actually do.
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• UK / World

The BCI publishes details of its 2020 business continuity and resilience awards programme
The Business Continuity Institute has published details of the dates and locations for the 2020 BCI Awards. The programme consists of six regional BCI Awards events, culminating in the Global Awards in November.
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Fortress

Critical equipment failure is a top threat for many large companies; and the risk seems to be increasing
The threat of critical equipment failure is a major concern for 94 percent of Fortune 500-size companies. That’s according to a new survey of 200 business leaders with company-wide responsibility for overseeing equipment operations or equipment risk.
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NTT predicts that security orchestration, automation and response will gain traction in 2020
Security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) will ‘rocket’ to address cyber attacks happening at machine speed says ‘The Future Disrupted: 2020 Technology Trends’, a new report from NTT.
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• World

Study finds that many organizations will miss the Windows 7 end-of-life deadline
Ivanti has published survey results that capture the pain points and priorities of IT professionals when faced with migrating user devices to Windows 10. 59 percent of IT professionals report that they still haven’t migrated all their users to Windows 10, despite the imminent end of regular support for Windows 7 on January 14th, 2020.
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• World

Risk Logic

Pool Re publishes UK Terrorism Threat and Mitigation Report 2019
Pool Re has releases a new report which reviews the UK’s terrorism threat landscape and shares detailed findings on trends in targeting and tactics.
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• UK

Senior security professionals are pessimistic about cyber incident response
Nominet has announced the findings of its Cyber Confidence Report, which analysed almost 300 senior security practitioners in the UK and US. The report finds that many respondents are not confident in their organization’s cyber resilience and its ability to recover from an incident.
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• US / UK

22nd Annual Business Continuity Awards open for entries
CIR magazine’s annual Business Continuity Awards are now open for entries. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on 4th June 2020, at the London Marriott Hotel.
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• UK

Research reveals the majority of organizations believe cyber threats will increase in 2020
FireEye, Inc., has released its inaugural FireEye Cyber Trendscape Report. FireEye surveyed over 800 CISOs and other senior executives across North America, Europe, and Asia to uncover attitudes towards some of cyber security’s most prevalent topics.
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• UK / Europe

New research project launched to focus on emergency natural disaster response problems
A new research project aims to tackle problems and improve natural disaster emergency preparedness and response in countries badly affected by earthquakes, flooding, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis.
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• Various

COMPANIES AND MARKETS

The Chertoff Group and Dragos form strategic partnership to help industrial organizations improve risk mitigation, threat detection and incident response
The Chertoff Group and Dragos, Inc. have announced the formation of an alliance that will provide a holistic approach to cybersecurity risk management for industrial organizations seeking to protect critical infrastructure environments.
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• US / World

ServiceNow announces agreement to acquire Fairchild Resiliency Systems
ServiceNow has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Fairchild Resiliency Systems, a business continuity software provider headquartered in Boston, US.
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• US / World

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

New Kaspersky Sandbox automates protection from advanced threats
Kaspersky has launched its new Kaspersky Sandbox, built to help organizations combat advanced threats designed to evade detection by endpoint protection platforms (EPP).
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• World

Zerto expands IT resilience platform capabilities with Microsoft Azure integration
Zerto has introduced Zerto 7.5, which now incorporates Azure Managed Disks, native scale-out, mobility between regions and managed service identities.
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• US / World

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