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FEATURE ARTICLES

The most read Continuity Central articles of 2020
What did Continuity Central readers find most interesting during 2020? Out of more than a thousand pieces of content published in 2020, here are the top ten feature and news articles…
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Pandemic aside, where will the next high-impact global incident come from?
Despite prior warnings that infectious disease pandemics presented a high-impact threat, COVID-19 seemed to catch governments and companies off guard. What other threats exist which the world can and should prepare for? Peter Groucutt says that top of the list is a global cyber attack – such as on a major cloud provider…
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2021: looking ahead to the New Normal - predictions from the tech industry
2020 reshaped the world as we know it, and the New Normal currently seems like a long way off – but it will come. Continuity Central spoke with nine technology experts to get their view on how they see things shaping up through 2021 and beyond…
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SUNBURST: continuous clean-up and a way forward
As organizations continue to explore the damage caused by the SolarWinds hack, BlackBerry’s Tony Lee, VP, Global Services Technical Operations, looks at how the impacts will continue into 2021 and what can be done to prevent similar incidents in the future.
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LATEST NEWS

Organizations advised to consider water hygiene in business continuity plans
Building owners and managers are being encouraged to consider the threats associated with their water supply, as the new ‘business normal’ includes lower occupancy and therefore new concerns for water systems designed for higher loads and flows.
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CISA updates guidance on the SolarWinds Orion Compromise
The US Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has updated its Emergency Directive concerning the SolarWinds Orion Compromise. The Directive provides guidance for Federal agencies but is also relevant for critical infrastructure entities and other private sector organizations.
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New guidance outlines tactics for effectively communicating cyber security risk to boards
A new paper from ISACA, ‘Reporting Cybersecurity Risk to the Board of Directors’, outlines how cyber security and risk professionals can effectively communicate with their boards of directors about cyber security and its link to business objectives.
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Researchers find that the risk of a major earthquake impacting Israel has been under-estimated
A new study conducted under the bed of the Dead Sea has found that a devastating earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale is expected to hit Israel in the coming years.
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2021 is the year when boards need to integrate risk management and corporate strategy
As the pandemic crisis and lingering economic and political volatility increasingly threaten businesses and recovery globally, WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation (WCD) is seeing many companies consider establishing a stand-alone board risk committee.
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Evolving ransomware attacks will grow in frequency and sophistication in 2021
Successful ransomware attacks will continue to grow this year due to increasingly sophisticated tactics. This is according to research from Databarracks, revealing ransomware attacks on UK businesses have increased by 26 percent since 2018.
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Research shows that enterprises have accelerated WAN transformation during the pandemic to help business continuity
Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has released a new research report ‘Enterprise WAN Transformation: SD-WAN, SASE, and the Pandemic’. This shows that enterprises are transforming their wide-area networks (WANs) to improve security, network visibility, and application performance.
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COMPANIES AND MARKETS NEWS

Agility Recovery expands business continuity offerings with RecoveryPlanner acquisition
Agility has announced the acquisition of Connecticut-based RecoveryPlanner, a long established provider of business continuity software and consultancy services. RecoveryPlanner CEO Monica Goldstein, JD, CBCP, joins the Agility team as VP Product Marketing along with Jeff Goldstein as VP International Sales & Alliances.
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