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FEATURE ARTICLES

The most read Continuity Central feature articles of 2021
What did Continuity Central readers find most interesting during 2021? Out of more than a thousand pieces of content published, here are the top twenty feature articles…
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Simplification and a refocus on criticality: the next step for the BIA?
Robin Bucknall MA, MSc reviews various approaches to the business impact analysis, assessing whether it is still fit for purpose, and suggesting how the BIA process could be simplified and refocused to make it more useable.
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LATEST NEWS

More than half of organizations have gaps in their zero-trust implementations
Fortinet has published a new survey-based report, the ‘Global State of Zero Trust Report’. This highlights that although most organizations have a vision of zero trust, more than half of organizations cannot translate this vision into the solutions they are implementing because they lack some basic core fundamentals of zero trust.
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• World

PRA sets out 2022 operational risk and resilience expectations
In a letter sent to Chief Executive Officers of PRA-regulated international banks active in the UK, the PRA set out key aspects of its regulatory expectations when it comes to operational risk and resilience.
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• UK

US and Canadian Banks form consortium to help develop climate risk management strategies and standards
The Risk Management Association (RMA) has announced that 19 leading banks have formed the RMA Climate Risk Consortium, which will develop standards for banks to integrate climate risk management throughout their operations.
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• North America

CISA, FBI, and NSA release advisory on Russian cyber threats to US critical infrastructure
CISA, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the National Security Agency (NSA) have released a joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) that provides an overview of Russian state-sponsored cyber operations, including commonly observed tactics, techniques, and procedures.
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• US

Gulf Air provides details of live business continuity test of operational systems
Gulf Air has announced that the company successfully conducted a three-day business continuity test of operational systems with no interruption to operations.
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• Middle East

Academic study provides insights into effective enterprise risk management
A new survey-based study by researchers from the Copenhagen Business School has examined how organizations carry out enterprise risk management; the findings highlight the importance of broad organizational engagement in ERM and the need for agility.
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• Europe / World

World Economic Forum publishes annual Global Risks Report
Climate risks dominate global concerns as the world enters the third year of the pandemic. According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2022, while the top long-term risks relate to climate, the top shorter-term global concerns include societal divides, livelihood crises, and mental health deterioration.
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COMPANY AND MARKETS NEWS

Backblaze and Kasten by Veeam partner to offer expanded Kubernetes disaster recovery and business continuity
Backblaze, Inc., a storage cloud platform provider, has announced a new partnership with Kasten by Veeam, a leader in Kubernetes data protection, to enable companies to easily backup and restore Kubernetes applications using its B2 Cloud Storage service.
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Former Citrix President and CEO joins Everbridge board of directors
Everbridge, Inc. has announced the appointment of David Henshall as Vice Chairman of the Everbridge Board of Directors. Mr. Henshall most recently served as President & CEO of Citrix Systems, where he held executive roles for the past nearly twenty years.
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NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

WTW establishes new Crisis Management business unit for security risk management
WTW (formerly Willis Towers Watson) has announced the formation of a new Crisis Management unit with the merger of SCR and its Terror and Political Violence teams which will sit within its Financial Solutions Global Line of Business and be headed up by Jo Holliday, Managing Director of SCR.
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ProLion’s ClusterLion high availability solution for SAP now available on AWS Marketplace
ProLion has announced the availability of its ClusterLion for SAP on the AWS Marketplace. ClusterLion for SAP HANA delivers high availability for SAP HANA and SAP NetWeaver, developed to implement automatic takeover, and deliver always-on availability for SAP HANA environments.
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