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Protecting your data in public cloud services
Rapid growth in the use of public cloud services for core business operations is changing the technological landscape. But in the rush towards taking advantage of the agility that public cloud offers are organizations in danger of neglecting a core area of business continuity?
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• UK / World

Cloud and technology trends to look out for in 2019
Cloud adoption is increasing and, at the same time, advances in technology are occurring at a rapid pace. In this article Joe Kinsella looks at six trends which business continuity and enterprise risk managers need to be aware of.
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• US/ North America

Are compliance issues holding back multi-cloud environments?
Multi-cloud environments provide substantial business continuity and disaster recovery benefits but recent research suggests that compliance issues may be holding some companies back from establishing them. Mark Hickman looks at the issue…
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• World

Daisy

The top fifteen features articles published by Continuity Central in 2018
During 2018 Continuity Central published more than 600 business continuity, enterprise risk management, and resilience articles; but which were the most popular? Here are the top fifteen…
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• World

Assessing the impact of 5G on corporate networks and the workplace of the future
Is 5G the next disruptive technology which will radically change the way organizations structure corporate networks and workplaces? Dr Andrew Muir looks at what organizational leaders and business continuity managers need to consider when assessing its potential impacts.
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• UK / World

Why exploring DRaaS should be one of your business continuity New Year’s resolutions
Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is becoming more popular as a business continuity technology. Mick Bradley looks at what is currently possible using DRaaS and how the technology will develop in the future.
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Assurance Software

The world of IT is changing – so why isn’t backup keeping up?
In many organizations the way that data backup is handled hasn’t changed much over the years, despite the fact that we are in the middle of a digital revolution! Gijsbert Janssen van Doorn looks at why this is and calls for organizations to move towards continuous data protection.
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• World

Have we become desensitised to cyber attacks?
Not a day seem to go by without news of another cyber incident. As human beings, we learn to get used to things, and become desensitised to events that don’t directly involve us. Is this happening when it comes to cyber threats? Mike Smith thinks so…
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NEWS ARTICLES

Fortress

BSI predicts three cyber security trends for 2019
BSI's global centre of excellence for Cybersecurity and Information Resilience has forecast three key emerging trends across the cybersecurity landscape for 2019...
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• UK / World

Cyber crime could cost companies $5.2 trillion over next five years: Accenture report
Companies globally could incur US$5.2 trillion in additional costs and lost revenue over the next five years due to cyber attacks, as dependency on complex Internet-enabled business models outpaces the ability to introduce adequate safeguards that protect critical assets, according to a new report from Accenture.
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• US / World

Global talent shortage is now the top emerging risk facing organizations: Gartner
Staff shortages have escalated in the last three months to become the top emerging risk organizations face globally, according to Gartner, Inc.’s latest Emerging Risks Survey.
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• US / World

Capital Continuity

Cyber security incidents and misconceptions both increase as critical ERP systems migrate to the cloud
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has released the findings from its first research survey on ‘Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Applications and Cloud Adoption’. The study offers insight into cloud preparation and migration, the features and benefits gained, and the security and privacy challenges for ERP systems in a cloud environment.
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• World

Cyber incidents join business interruption as the risks most worrying businesses
The recently published Allianz Risk Barometer 2019 says that traditional risks such as natural catastrophes continue to challenge, while other threats, including business interruption and reputational risk, continue to evolve.
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• World

Cyber risks are the biggest threat to business say risk managers
Sword GRC has published findings from its annual survey of global risk managers. Almost 150 risk managers from highly risk-aware organizations worldwide were canvassed for their opinions. Overall, cyber risks are seen as the biggest threat to business, with a quarter of organizations stating that this is the case.
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• Various

Risk Logic

Report shows that a third of businesses still do not have a cyber attack response plan
Radware has published its 2018-2019 Global Application and Network Security Report, which looks at the impacts of cyber attacks and the measures that businesses have taken to prepare for and respond to them.
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• UK / World

Isolated recovery and air gaps: new ways of using the cloud for critical data protection identified
Archive360 has identified two related areas where enterprises will change the way that the cloud is used for protecting critical data during 2019...
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• World

Survey looks at cyber security in the manufacturing industry
ISACA and the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) recently partnered to conduct a survey that explored the cyber security challenges faced by the global manufacturing industry.
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• US / World

eBRP

Three trends that will impact disaster recovery in 2019
Disaster recovery methods for protecting organizational systems and data are going through a period of substantial change. Three key areas in particular will impact how disaster recovery develops in 2019, according to Arcserve...
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• World

Report identifies ways that company boards need to be involved in cyber risk management
The Advanced Cyber Security Center (ACSC) has published findings from a new report, ‘Leveraging Board Governance for Cybersecurity, The CISO / CIO Perspective’, which calls for boards to be active governance partners in ‘collaborative cyber defense’.
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• US / World

Study looks at IT security practices and concerns related to container technology
Tripwire, Inc., has released the results of a study examining container technology security practices and concerns. The study, conducted in partnership with Dimensional Research in November 2018, surveyed 311 IT security professionals who manage environments with containers at companies with over 100 employees.
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• World

Cloud will become more suitable for critical applications in 2019
The cloud has a rich history of continual improvements, and 2019 will usher in some fairly significant ones that enhance capabilities, simplify operations and reduce costs says SIOS Technology Corp.’s President and CEO Jerry Melnick.
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• US / World

Study looks at the state of business-critical mobility across enterprises
According to a new study commissioned by SOTI, and conducted by VDC Research, access to increasingly powerful mobile and other Internet-connected devices, intuitive and immersive applications and robust networks has significantly changed the way we work and has become business-critical. The study found that just one failure incident can result in up to 100 minutes in lost productivity.
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• UK / World

The top risk concerns for business in 2019
Global survey report identifies legacy infrastructure, succession challenges and regulatory change as the top risks for businesses in the digital age.
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• World

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