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Daisy

Simple steps your IT can take to improve resilience in a world of change
As countries emerge from COVID-19 lockdowns and some companies start to send employees back into offices, there is a unique opportunity for IT operations and resilience to improve and change. What might this look like? John Appleby highlights some quick wins…
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• World

Exploring digital twin technology as a way of managing supply chain risks and resilience
A new paper in the Production Planning & Control journal explores how a digital supply chain twin could be utilized to improve the management of supply chain risks and resilience.
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• World

Understanding the tradeoffs: not all SQL Server DR options are the same
There are various options for SQL Server disaster recovery but each comes with its own tradeoffs and you need to understand the nature of these in order to select the approach that’s best for your organization. Dave Bermingham offers some help with this area…
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ClearView

Debunking six disaster recovery automation myths
As disaster recovery automation has developed so have various viewpoints about constraints which hold back organizations when attempting to use this approach. Here Chandrasekar S highlights ‘six DR automation myths’ and explains why they are misconceptions.
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Looking beyond the pandemic – how security and continuity strategies may change
Businesses are facing unprecedented pressure amidst the current global pandemic, and while most will be focussed on surviving through COVID-19, it is also vitally important for organizations to consider what their security and continuity strategies will look like post-pandemic. Continuity Central spoke to six technology executives for their thoughts on this.
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• UK / World

How COVID-19 has changed the cyber threat landscape
Ryan Weeks, CISO, Datto, looks at areas where cyber threats have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic and highlights key steps for improving security.
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• UK / World

Assurance Software

Some technology factors to consider when adapting your organization for new ways of working
Nick Sacke discusses a number of factors that organizations should consider when adopting a new way of working as the COVID-19 pandemic develops. Organizations need not only to adapt to new ways of working, but also prepare now to future proof their businesses for the post-pandemic future.
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• UK / World

Remote working: lifeline or a tightrope?
As we look ahead from COVID-19 pandemic response to recovery where does remote working fit in? Chris Butler looks at some business continuity considerations as organizations consider the future ‘new normal’.
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• UK / World

Enterprise security and the resurgence of ransomware
A recent resurgence in ransomware has seen it shoot right back to the top of the cyber crime list. While much of this resurgence can be attributed to the arrival of new ransomware mutations, another factor seems to be playing a major role as well; the growth of cyber insurance. Jan van Vliet explains…
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Fortress

The benefits that IoT can bring to pandemic response
Paul Marshall explores the specific benefits that the Internet of Things (IoT) can have on mitigating the impact of the current pandemics and looks at what innovation needs to be adopted to ensure the world is prepared, should it happen again.
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Ensuring business continuity in a remote working environment
The rush to remote working as organizations responded to COVID-19 lockdowns and other restrictions may have resulted in business continuity and cyber security taking a back-seat. Mick Bradley highlights areas that need to be considered and makes some recommendations.
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NEWS ARTICLES

eBRP

DNS attacks are widespread, damaging, and increasingly hitting cloud: 2020 Global DNS Threat Report
EfficientIP has announced the results of its 2020 Global DNS Threat Report. The annual research, which was conducted in collaboration with IDC, sheds light on the frequency of the different types of DNS attack and the associated costs for the last year.
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Survey shows that the majority of organizations are moving to cyber resilience
Mimecast has published its fourth annual State of Email Security 2020 report, which summarizes responses from 1,025 global IT decision makers on the current state of cyber security.
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COVID-19 pandemic underscores importance of IT in business resiliency finds survey
The COVID-19 pandemic has irrevocably changed the way businesses everywhere operate, crystallizing the link between a robust IT infrastructure and business continuity says a new study.
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Risk Logic

2020 Cyberthreat Defense Report findings show a rise in Zero Trust
The CyberEdge Group has published its seventh annual Cyberthreat Defense Report in partnership with Gigamon. The in-depth report reveals how IT security professionals perceive the security posture of their organizations, the challenges they face in establishing effective cyber threat defences / defenses, and the plans they have to overcome these challenges.
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• US / World

Many organizations are taking security risks when supporting work from home
Bitglass has released its 2020 Remote Work Report, which analyses how organizations have adjusted to support remote workers amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
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• World

COVID-19 is acting as a catalyst for digital transformation finds survey
New research conducted by Censuswide on behalf of Citrix Systems, shows that many organizations are accelerating their digital transformation efforts to accommodate the more flexible ways of working that employees will demand even after the pandemic subsides.
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• Various

Zerto survey looks at organizational backup and recovery capabilities
According to new Zerto research, a significant number of organizations do not back up their data or test their business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) capabilities with enough frequency.
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• US / World

Global Threat Intelligence Report: cyber criminals innovate to develop faster and automated attacks
NTT Ltd, has published its 2020 Global Threat Intelligence Report (GTIR), which reveals that despite efforts by organizations to layer up their cyber defences, attackers are continuing to innovate faster than ever before and automate their attacks.
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New study: patchwork approach to cyber security making life difficult for organizations
The third-annual Oracle and KPMG Cloud Threat Report 2020 has found that a patchwork approach to data security, misconfigured services, and confusion around new cloud security models has created a crisis of confidence that will only be fixed by organizations making security part of the culture of their business.
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91 percent of people know password reuse is insecure, yet two thirds do it anyway, according to the Psychology of Passwords Report
LastPass by LogMeIn has released findings from its third Psychology of Passwords global report, revealing that people aren’t protecting themselves from cyber security risks even though they know they should.
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Survey shows that COVID-19 response is putting cyber security under pressure
(ISC)² – the non-profit association of certified cyber security professionals – has released the findings of a survey in which cyber security professionals shared insights into their current work situations during the first several weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Nearly two-thirds of companies report disruptions to network security business practices due to sudden shift to work-from-home model
Nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of companies experienced at least moderate disruptions to their network security business practices – and nearly a quarter (23 percent) experienced major disruptions – due to the sudden shift to a work-from-home model as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Fourth Annual Global State of the WAN Report reveals top challenges
Aryaka has published its Fourth Annual Global State of the WAN report, a global survey exploring the challenges and opportunities presented to IT network managers around their wide area network (WAN).
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