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Probability of events: the underrated factor of the risk assessment
In the first article in a short series explaining how to use mathematical concepts to bring more accuracy to risk and impact assessments made for business continuity and enterprise risk management, Alejandro Aristizábal Correa looks at ways to calculate the probability of events.
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Focusing on risk and recovery: a ransomware preparation checklist
Recent weeks have seen new high-profile ransomware attacks hitting the headlines, adding to the difficulties for companies already working hard to manage COVID-19 issues. Charles Burger provides six tips to help reduce ransomware risks.
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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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Organizational resilience and employee work-role performance after a crisis situation
A new paper in the Journal of Public Relations Research considers how employee behavior / behaviour impacts organizational resilience, and presents the results of a US survey looking at this area.
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LATEST NEWS

Daisy

Study identifies the main risks associated with digital transformation
‘Digital Transformation & Cyber Risk: What You Need to Know to Stay Safe’, a new study by the Ponemon Institute sponsored by CyberGRX, presents the results of surveys of nearly 900 IT security professionals and C-level executives.
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New SOC research highlights that ‘overconfident security teams’ fail to focus on threat dwell time
Exabeam has released its annual ‘2020 State of the SOC Report,’ examining the processes and effectiveness of corporate security operations centers / centres (SOCs).
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Deutsche Bank research highlights ‘four major tail risks’ that the world faces
The Deutsche Bank Thematic Research team classifies the COVID-19 pandemic as a tail risk, and highlights that the occurrence of tail risks is more regular than most people think.
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Assurance Software

Survey shows significant business impacts for organizations caught with poor data security practices
A survey for PCI Pal shows that a significant proportion of consumers will act with their feet and take their custom elsewhere, should their personal data be compromised by a business due to poor security practices amid the current pandemic.
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Majority of IT professionals report an increase in issues and incidents in the past three months
Ivanti has announced new findings from a survey studying the impact of the move to ‘work from home’ in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The findings show IT workloads, security issues, and communication challenges have all seen significant increases in this new remote working era.
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New study looks at how prepared businesses were for a pandemic and the strategies being used for continuity
Telstra had published the results of a research study, ‘Business Continuity, Flexible Working and Adaptive Infrastructure: Five Actions for When the Economy Reopens Following COVID-19’.
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Many traditional business continuity strategies don’t work in pandemic times says Crises Control
The COVID-19 pandemic raises a number of very significant issues for business continuity. These issues include employee availability, supply chain disruption, and social distancing. As companies return to full operations, they will have to adapt to a new normal with significantly changed business operating models. These are some of the areas explored in a new white paper from Crises Control.
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• UK / World

COVID-19: survey looks at current business continuity measures and future outlook
A new survey from International SOS highlights that over 70 percent of companies’ primary business continuity concern is further disruption from a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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DNS attacks are widespread, damaging, and increasingly hitting cloud: 2020 Global DNS Threat Report
EfficientIP has announced the results of its 2020 Global DNS Threat Report. The annual research, which was conducted in collaboration with IDC, sheds light on the frequency of the different types of DNS attack and the associated costs for the last year.
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Survey shows that the majority of organizations are moving to cyber resilience
Mimecast has published its fourth annual State of Email Security 2020 report, which summarizes responses from 1,025 global IT decision makers on the current state of cyber security.
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COMPANIES AND MARKETS NEWS

Zerto announces plans to extend IT Resilience Platform to next-gen applications
Zerto opened its first virtual user conference, ZertoCON 2020, by unveiling its plans to extend its IT Resilience Platform to support next generation, cloud native applications.
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BCI World goes virtual: will offer 70 hours of ideas and experiences
The BCI has announced that BCI World, taking place on 5th and 6th November 2020, will be a virtual event. BCI World Virtual will give delegates access to over 70 hours of ideas and experiences, with live sessions taking place over a 16-hour period each day and remaining available after the event for retrospective viewing.
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Avalution Consulting receives highest product scores in Gartner's Critical Capabilities for BCM Program Solutions, Worldwide
Avalution Consulting has announced that Gartner scored the company the highest across all use cases evaluated in the latest 'Critical Capabilities for BCM Program Solutions, Worldwide', for its Catalyst business continuity software.
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