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Business Continuity Awareness Week 2020: 18th - 22nd May 2020
This year’s Business Continuity Awareness Week, coordinated by the BCI, is taking place from 18th - 22nd May 2020. Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) aims ‘to raise awareness of the resilience profession and demonstrate the value of effective business continuity management to organizations of all types and sizes’ says the BCI.
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COVID-19 pandemic updates
This Continuity Central resource section is being regularly updated with situational updates, news, resources, and business continuity information related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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How COVID-19 has changed the cyber threat landscape
Ryan Weeks, CISO, Datto, looks at areas where cyber threats have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic and highlights key steps for improving security.
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Daisy

COVID-19 business recovery: your twelve-point checklist
Resilience consultants, Controlled Events, have provided a resource to assist organizations as they begin restarting operations following pandemic lockdowns. The checklist-based resource sets out key strategies, processes, and activities for business recovery which should be implemented alongside the phased processes for relaxing lock down in the countries where you operate and is applicable to businesses of all sizes.
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Looking ahead to a second pandemic wave: why acting now to strengthen your crisis management capability is the key to building future resilience
As many countries seem to be emerging from the first wave of the COVID-19 crisis, now is the time to plan for a possible second wave says Jonathan Hemus.
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How to stay resilient amidst COVID-19 and the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season
Pat Corcoran, Global Strategy Executive for IBM Business Resiliency Services, provides advice for organizations considering how to prepare for an active Atlantic hurricane season during pandemic times.
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Is COVID-19 forcing organizations to move on from Crisis Command Centres?
COVID-19 has changed our perspectives on a lot of things and, whilst we focus on managing response and work from home (WFH) arrangements, COVID-19 may have forced another change: the use of Crisis Command Centres / Centers. Marcus Vaughan explains…
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• Australia / World

Some technology factors to consider when adapting your organization for new ways of working
Nick Sacke discusses a number of factors that organizations should consider when adopting a new way of working as the COVID-19 pandemic develops. Organizations need not only to adapt to new ways of working, but also prepare now to future proof their businesses for the post-pandemic future.
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LATEST NEWS

Fortress

New study: patchwork approach to cyber security making life difficult for organizations
The third-annual Oracle and KPMG Cloud Threat Report 2020 has found that a patchwork approach to data security, misconfigured services, and confusion around new cloud security models has created a crisis of confidence that will only be fixed by organizations making security part of the culture of their business.
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Airmic calls for change in approach to insurers’ pandemic response
Airmic, the UK association for risk and insurance professionals, has urged the insurance market to adopt a more responsible and business sensitive position on the COVID-19 pandemic or risk long-term damage to trust and reputation and loss of customers.
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Risk Logic

Facility restart risks that need addressing before allowing reopening
With businesses in many countries now preparing to reopen after a period of pandemic induced inactivity, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has highlighted a number of risks which need addressing before dormant facilities are reactivated.
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UK companies seem to be doing well when it comes to supporting employees’ mental health during the pandemic
UK businesses are so far delivering on employee engagement in the current COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research from Wazoku. 70 percent of survey respondents say their employer has taken steps to ensure their mental health and well-being is addressed and 72 percent have been consulted about how best they can all approach home working during the crisis.
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91 percent of people know password reuse is insecure, yet two thirds do it anyway, according to the Psychology of Passwords Report
LastPass by LogMeIn has released findings from its third Psychology of Passwords global report, revealing that people aren’t protecting themselves from cyber security risks even though they know they should.
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NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Siemens new body temperature solution helps reduce COVID-19 infection risk in buildings
Siemens Smart Infrastructure has announced the launch of Siveillance Thermal Shield, a solution package that quickly measures the body temperature of a person seeking to access a building and enables the results to be integrated into the video and access systems of organizations.
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SIOS Protection Suite for Linux version 9.5 introduces advanced automation and intelligent application availability
SIOS Technology Corp., has announced the GA release of SIOS Protection Suite for Linux version 9.5 clustering software, featuring advanced automation and application-aware monitoring and failover orchestration.
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Proact launches new service for managed Office 365 backup
To help organizations secure and protect their important business data, Proact has launched BaaS-O365 - a new backup and recovery service for customers using Microsoft Office 365. BaaS-O365 is a new managed service that provides complete backup and recovery for Office 365 Business/Enterprise data, including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.
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New Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud offers holistic cyber resilience
Acronis has announced the global launch of Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, claimed to be the first cyber protection solution that integrates backup, disaster recovery, next-generation anti-malware, anti-virus, cyber security and management tools all in one single console.
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