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ClearView

Flash-to-Flash-to-Cloud is on the way to becoming the standard solution for backup
The traditional ‘Disk-to-Disk-to-Tape’ (D2D2T) backup model is no longer adequate for always-on enterprises requiring rapid restore data and is being replaced by Flash-to-Flash-to-Cloud (F2F2C) says Peter Gadd…
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• World

Business continuity and disaster recovery planning for SQL Server
This article by Dave Bermingham provides some practical guidance to help system and database administrators tasked with creating business continuity and disaster recovery plans.
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• World

Balancing security and productivity: has cyber security culture gone too far?
A new academic paper takes a look at cyber security cultures within businesses and asks whether increasing restrictions are having damaging impacts on productivity.
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• US / World

Daisy

How to use stress testing to increase resilience in a complex and uncertain world
Conventional risk management tools are appropriate for managing known or anticipated risks; but threats outside these areas need a different approach. Dr Sandra Bell says that stress testing is one tool that provides the answer, helping identify and correct organizational vulnerabilities in a safe environment.
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• UK / World

Why a global file system should be a core component of your business continuity strategy
Recovering unstructured data after an outage can be a significant challenge, but one which can be made significantly easier through the use of a global cloud-based file system. Warren Arnold looks at the issue...
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• US / World

Trust no-one: a quick guide to the zero trust security model
First developed in 2010, the zero trust security model has recently grown significantly in popularity. Jan van Vliet explains why zero trust security offers several benefits over and above traditional network-based security approaches; and describes the fundamental aspects required for implementing it.
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• UK / World

Assurance Software

Flying through downtime: the importance of IT resilience in the airline industry
On 27th May 2017 a data centre outage grounded thousands of British Airways customers at a cost to the company of over £50 million. In this article Caroline Seymour looks at the issue of IT resilience in the airline sector...
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• UK / World

Disaster recovery testing: how to get it right
With an article prepared for Business Continuity Awareness Week, Ryan Weeks, chief information security officer at Datto shares five tips that business managers and IT teams should follow to help ensure that disaster recovery testing efforts are effective.
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• World

Eight steps for a dependable disaster recovery plan
Disaster recovery is an essential part of any business protocol, but each year we see numerous organizations fall short. By following these eight basic principles, Rod Harrison says that businesses can ensure that they have a complete DR plan that will provide full business continuity...
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NEWS ARTICLES

Capital Continuity

Study reveals technology crises take significant personal toll on business leaders
A new study shows the serious impacts on business leaders when disruption hits their organizations, with 54 percent suffering from stress-related illnesses and/or damage to their mental well-being in the aftermath of cyber attacks, IT outages or network failures.
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• UK / World

IDC survey finds that the average DNS attack cost rises 49 percent
The 2019 Global DNS Threat Report, conducted by IDC and sponsored by EfficientIP, states that over the past year, organizations faced on average more than nine DNS attacks, an increase of 34 percent. Costs went up 49 percent, meaning that one in five businesses lost over $1 million per attack.
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• US / World

C-level executives are engaging more frequently in incident response and threat hunting
Exabeam has released its annual ‘State of the SOC’ report, identifying shifting roles and responsibilities as one of the most pressing challenges for security operations centre / center (SOC) managers.
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• US / UK

Fortress

Changing approach to technology provision creates risks as well as opportunities
Almost two-thirds (63 percent) of organizations now allow technology to be managed outside the IT department, a shift that brings with it both significant business advantages and increased privacy and security risks, according to the 2019 Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey.
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• World

Paying ransoms can be a valid recovery option according to Forrester research
Forrester has published a new report which highlights research into when and why organizations pay ransoms following ransomware attacks. The report, ‘Forrester's Guide To Paying Ransomware’ says that while conventional wisdom is that organizations should never pay ransoms, it can in fact ‘be a valid recovery option based on business need and circumstances’.
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• US / World

Cyber resilience requires a multi-layered approach to be effective
As organizations increasingly focus on building resilience in the face of a shifting threat landscape, one of the key areas of concentration is the technology environment, including the data stored on the IT systems.
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• Africa / World

Risk Logic

‘Dark’ data is creating major security blind spot for most companies
Global businesses continue to house ‘dark data’ within their organizations, creating a honeypot for cybercriminals, finds ‘The Value of Data’ study, conducted by Vanson Bourne for Veritas.
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• World

Lack of skills and visibility seen as biggest challenges to managing operational technology security risks
A lack of skills is considered to be one of the biggest challenges facing organizations managing operational technology (OT) risks today, according to a new online poll conducted by NTT Security.
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• World

ICS professionals say that human factors are by far the biggest source of cyber risk
People remain the greatest threat to industrial control systems (ICS) and associated networks, as found by a new SANS survey focused on better understanding cyber security risks to operational technology (OT) systems.
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• US / World

eBRP

Most North American organizations are over-confident in their ability to stop data breaches
Centrify has announced the results of a new survey, conducted in partnership with TechVangelism, that indicate the majority of organizations are ill-prepared to protect themselves against privileged access abuse, the leading cyber attack vector.
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• US / Canada

Nokia and TIM break European record for long-distance data transmission over high-speed network
TIM (Telecom Italia), in collaboration with Nokia, has achieved a wavelength speed of 550 Gigabits per second (Gb/s), a new European record for data transmission over a long-distance backbone network.
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• Europe

UK workers lose 5 percent of each working day due to IT issues finds survey
A survey of 1,137 UK workers in full or part-time employment, carried out by technology services provider Probrand has revealed that workers lose an average of 5 percent of their working day due to connection or technology related issues.
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• UK

Learning lessons from large-scale data breaches
Bitglass has released findings from its latest report: Kings of the Monster Breaches. Bitglass researched the three largest data breaches of publicly traded companies from each of the last three years in order to uncover cyber security trends and demonstrate the extensive damage that can be done by improper security.
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• World

Study identifies challenges in managing cloud environments: human error and configuration mistakes the biggest causes of outages
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and AlgoSec have announced the results of a new study, ‘Cloud Security Complexity: Challenges in Managing Security in Native Cloud, Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Environments’.
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• World

Survey finds that the UK retail sector struggles with unplanned network outages
A new study by Cradlepoint shows that the retail industry is still facing challenges with network downtime. The study found that the majority of those surveyed (75 percent) are experiencing unplanned network downtime and outages impacting business during peak hours.
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• UK

The Internet’s Border Gateway Protocol is a key risk area which needs focus says ENISA
ENISA, the European Union’s network and information security agency, has warned that hijacking attacks aimed at the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) are increasing, creating risks to the resilience of the Internet.
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• Europe / World

Few organizations are using advanced technologies to manage operational risk
The majority (79.2 percent) of C-suite and other executives recently polled by Deloitte say that significant operational risk events impact shareholder value over the long term; yet, just 39.5 percent leverage advanced analytics to manage operational risk and only 6 percent use emerging technologies like cognitive computing and machine learning to do so.
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• World

Almost two thirds of data breaches are a direct result of human error
Apricorn has released new research which found that 89 percent of surveyed UK organizations have experienced a data breach, and human error is still the prevailing cause.
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• UK

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