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FEATURE ARTICLES

Addressing climate risk in the era of COVID-19
Although dealing with COVID-19 has understandably been the focus of many businesses over the past 12 months, businesses focussed on ensuring long-term resilience must look beyond this single threat says Andrew Bryson, Operations Senior Vice President at FM Global.
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Are you acting on lessons learned from COVID-19?
It is clear that organizational response to the COVID-19 pandemic has generated much opportunity for future improvement with regard to business continuity and resilience. but will we learn the lessons? Petra Morrison highlights the top four things to act on…
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• UK / World

Five resilience, availability, and data protection principles for Kubernetes
Kubernetes use is growing rapidly, a trend which is expected to accelerate. In this article, Gijsbert Janssen van Doorn looks at some of the related resilience, availability, and data protection issues and provides some helpful tips.
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LATEST NEWS

Businesses increasingly concerned about reputational risk: survey
In its recently published 2020 Reputational Risk Survey, Willis Towers Watson found that 86 percent of clients are concerned about loss of income and a reduced customer base due to reputational risk.
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NCEMA publishes updated version of business continuity management standard
NCEMA, the UAE National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority has announced the launch of the third edition of the ‘National Standard for Business Continuity Management System (Specifications)’, AE/SCNS/NCEMA 7000:2021.
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• UAE

Allianz Risk Barometer 2021: organizations looking to de-risk supply chains and boost business continuity management
A trio of COVID-19 related risks heads up the recently published 2021 Allianz Risk Barometer, reflecting the potential disruption and loss scenarios that companies are facing in the wake of the pandemic.
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Will APIs be the gateway to effective cyber attacks in 2021?
Radware has released its 2020-2021 State of Web Application Security Report, which includes the prediction that Application Program Interfaces (APIs) will be the next big threat to cyber security.
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Agility is one of the characteristics of resilient organizations but few European companies are truly agile
Almost three-quarters (72 percent) of business leaders and 90 percent of CEOs across Europe see organizational agility as critical, yet many are overestimating their capabilities, according to new research by IDC for ServiceNow.
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• Europe

World Economic Forum releases the Global Risks Report 2021
Each year the World Economic Forum publishes a report looking ahead to the short term and long term risks facing organizations around the world. The 2021 Global Risks Report has now been published, alongside a call for the world to ‘wake up to long term risks’.
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UK Supreme Court rules that insurers must pay out on a large number of disputed pandemic-related business interruption claims
On Friday 15th January the UK Supreme Court made the final ruling on a long running legal process concerning whether insurers needed to pay out on tens of thousands of business interruption claims from organizations impacted by pandemic-related losses.
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• UK

Health and humanitarian organizations announce the establishment of a global Ebola vaccine stockpile
The International Coordinating Group (ICG) on Vaccine Provision, which includes the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), has announced the establishment of a global Ebola vaccine stockpile to ensure rapid response to future outbreaks.
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• World

The top five risks for business in 2021, according to Control Risks
Control Risks has released its RiskMap 2021, which includes an assessment of the top five global risks facing organizations and how they may develop through 2021.
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A new enterprise resilience management model is needed, says Resilience First
Traditional enterprise risk management models based on analysis of historical trends are no longer valid in isolation, and agile adaptation to changing circumstances in a new enterprise resilience management model is now required for organizational survival and success says Resilience First.
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• UK / World

2020 saw a record number of billion-dollar US natural disasters
According to scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information the US experienced an unprecedented 22 billion-dollar weather and climate disasters in 2020. A record number of named tropical storms formed in the Atlantic, with a record 12 making landfall. The US also had its most active wildfire year on record...
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• US

2021 DRI Awards finalists announced
The annual DRI International Awards of Excellence are presented to leaders and innovators in the fields of business continuity, technology recovery, and crisis and risk management.
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• US / World

COMPANY AND MARKETS NEWS

Backup solution provider Altaro acquired by Hornetsecurity
Altaro, a fast-growing global provider of backup solutions, has announced that Hornetsecurity, an email cloud security provider, has acquired the company. Hornetsecurity is headquartered in Germany and operates in more than 30 countries.
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NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Tandem releases new product for incident response planning and tracking
Tandem has announces the release of Tandem Incident Management, a new software product for creating an incident response plan and tracking incidents as they occur. The software helps companies be proactive in their cyber resilience strategy.
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