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FEATURE ARTICLES

Problems with the podium: does Gold take all in crisis response?
Gold, Silver, and Bronze command tiers are a common way of structuring crisis response. The approach has been borrowed from UK Emergency Services, but does it always successfully transfer to other organizations? Robin Bucknall explores…
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• UK / World

Are your legacy systems an open door for cyber attacks?
Often the business systems you rely on most can be the most neglected. They have been running well for years without much attention. However, this situation must now be challenged – the changing cyber threat landscape means the risk of downtime to your legacy systems is increasing. Here Nick Denning proposes six steps to protect your organization and its legacy systems.
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• UK / World

If you really want to improve cyber resilience stop letting employees create their own passwords
A fundamental change of attitude to access credentials is required to give organizations a chance of regaining control over cyber security says Julia O’Toole, Founder and CEO of MyCena Security Solutions.
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• World

LATEST NEWS

CIR presents the 2022 Business Continuity Awards
CIR Magazine’s annual Business Continuity Awards took place on 16th June at a ceremony in London. The Awards recognise excellence in the business continuity market and profession.
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• UK

Although virtually every company has a backup strategy, 26 percent of these fail when needed
Almost all (99 percent) of surveyed IT decision makers state they have backup strategies in place, but just over a quarter (26 percent) have admitted they were unable to fully restore all data/documents when recovering from a backup. This is according to an annual survey conducted in April 2022 by Apricorn.
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• UK

Application incompatibility is a growing threat to mission critical operations
Over three quarters (77 percent) of organizations have at least one application that is not compatible with the latest version of Windows, with up to a quarter (25 percent) of all applications incompatible for 89 percent of organizations.
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• UK / US

Allianz warns businesses that conditions exist for rising social unrest
Businesses should prepare for a rise in civil unrest as the cost-of-living crisis follows hard on the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS).
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• World

Risk and resilience in a perfect storm: Facing the future together
Airmic has published the results of its annual survey in the report ‘Risk and resilience in a perfect storm: Facing the future together’. This explores three themes – cyber, ESG and people – to see how risk professionals and their organizations are responding to them.
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• UK / World

Academic study finds that flood risk is often under estimated using current calculation methods
Flood frequency analysis is a technique used to estimate flood risk, providing statistics such as the ‘100-year flood’ or ‘500-year flood’ that are critical to flood risk management and resilience; including infrastructure design, dam safety analysis, and flood mapping.
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• US / World

NIST consults on extending the use of the business impact analysis from its business continuity roots
The US NIST has commenced a comment period for a new guidance document ‘Using Business Impact Analysis to Inform Risk Prioritization and Response’. The guidance looks at how the business impact analysis can be used to inform enterprise risk management.
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• US

NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Neustar Security Services introduces UltraDNS2 for resilient DNS management
Neustar Security Services is introducing UltraDNS2, a dual set of ‘DNS resolution global anycast networks’ that work seamlessly together to provide even greater redundancy and higher availability of DNS resolution services.
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• World

Delinea Secret Server gets enhanced disaster recovery
Delinea has announced new features and enhancements to further expand the capabilities of its Secret Server solution. In addition to new design updates based on customer feedback, the company have introduced new controls for better cyber resilience and disaster recovery.
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• World

COMPANY AND MARKETS NEWS

Riskonnect gains certification as a Great Place to Work in the UK
Riskonnect has announced that it has earned Great Place to Work Certification in the UK by Great Place to Work. The certification is based solely on feedback from Riskonnect employees through the Great Place to Work Trust Index survey, which measures employee experience, satisfaction, and engagement.
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• UK / World

Everstream Analytics wins AI technology award
Everstream Analytics, the global supply chain insights and risk analytics company, has announced that it has received the SupplyTech Breakthrough Award in the ‘Best Use of Artificial Intelligence in SupplyTech’ category.
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• World

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