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FEATURE ARTICLES

Does your exec board only offer lip service to cyber security and resilience?
There are increasing calls for organizational boards to take a strategic lead when it comes to cyber security and resilience. Yuval Baron explains why having the C-suite onboard is important and what true executive buy in looks like.
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Is business continuity really becoming more strategic?
There has been a lot of discussion recently about whether business continuity as a profession needs to take a more strategic role in organizations. Luke Bird FBCI CRISC gives his view of the current situation and the development that is needed within the profession.
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The 2022 emerging threat landscape: cyber security
In the first of a series of Continuity Central articles looking ahead to 2022 and the changing threats that organizations may face, cyber security experts from DigiCert make a series of predictions.
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LATEST NEWS

ISO releases updated business impact analysis technical guidelines standard
ISO has published an updated version of ISO/TS 22317, ‘Security and resilience - Business continuity management systems - Guidelines for business impact analysis’. The new ISO/TS 22317:2021 replaces ISO/TS 22317:2015, which has now been withdrawn.
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The winners of the BCI Global Awards 2021
The BCI recently presented its annual Global Awards at a virtual ceremony. The awards ‘recognise the achievements of individuals, teams, and organizations working in business continuity and resilience across the world’.
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• World

Infrastructure and operations leaders must shift their focus to adaptive resilience says Gartner
In a world where constant change is becoming routine, Gartner says that infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders must shift their traditional focus from efficiency to one of adaptive resilience.
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Six key factors contributing to the current global supply chain strain
As one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers and a supply chain resilience expert, FM Global has identified six drivers of the current global supply chain crisis.
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• World

Ipsos MORI survey looks at board views of cyber risks, resilience, and incident response
An Ipsos MORI survey on behalf of the UK government, has looked at the views of ‘Captains of Industry’ when it comes to cyber risks, resilience, and incident response.
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• UK

New global intelligence report looks at supply chain resilience
BSI has published its annual Supply Chain Risk Insights Report, which identifies the trends and associated risks expected to impact global supply chains over the coming year.
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• World

New ISO standard provides guidelines for the use of social media in emergencies
ISO has released ISO 22329:2021 ‘Security and resilience — Emergency management — Guidelines for the use of social media in emergencies’. The new standard is aimed at emergency managers but provides guidance which will be useful for any organization that uses social media for crisis communications with public audiences.
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UK terrorism threat level raised from Substantial to Severe
The UK’s National Threat Level has been raised from substantial to Severe – meaning that the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) believes that an attack is highly likely.
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• UK

AuditBoard survey finds that new risks are expected to emerge in post-pandemic environment
COVID-19 stretched organizational resources and unleashed new risks on a global basis, prompting an ongoing pivot by internal audit departments to address the evolving challenges, according to a new survey by AuditBoard.
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• North America

DDoS attacks: IT infrastructure providers targeted with ‘carpet bombing’ in Q3 2021
Link11 has released Q3 data from its network on the development of DDoS threats. The number of attacks remains at a very high level in Q3 2021.
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New survey puts the 'Great Resignation' risk in context
With many employees using the pandemic as an opportunity to reassess their employment status and realign their professional and personal priorities, organizations are facing a new threat: the 'Great Resignation'. A new survey report from MetLife explores the emerging risks in this area.
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New report shows that boards are prioritizing resilience
Women Corporate Directors (WCD) and Castellan have released a joint report to highlight the results of a survey which assessed the extent to which corporate boards are prioritizing operational resilience and business continuity-related issues.
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Global research highlights ‘data decision gap’ risks
Quantexa has published a new study report, Data in Context, which identifies the ‘data decision gap’ as an emerging enterprise risk. The report is based on interviews with 750 IT and data decision makers in the financial services, insurance, and public sectors around the world.
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Pandemic response encouraged many organizations to focus on previously overlooked areas of corporate resilience
The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed workplace transformation into hyperdrive, triggering a rush to build corporate resilience that has created both benefits and issues for enterprises, according to a new report published by Information Services Group (ISG).
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New products and services

StorONE unveils S1:Backup - improving the capability of immutable backups
Backup data is a primary target of ransomware and StorONE's new S1:Backup works with Veeam, Rubrik, HYCU, Commvault, and others to ensure backup data is immutable to ransomware attacks and extends the value to backup infrastructures while lowering the total cost of backup storage ownership.
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Company and markets news

OnSolve receives Great Place to Work certification
OnSolve has announced that it has become certified by Great Place to Work. The award is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience working at OnSolve. 91 percent of OnSolve employees said that when you join the company, you are made to feel welcome.
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