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New guidance document on UK Local Resilience Forums
The role of Local Resilience Forums: A reference document.’
ENISA provides cloud security and resilience advice
New report is targeted at senior managers of public bodies.

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Business continuity challenges within the non-profit sector
A new Working Paper from the Business Continuity Institute looks at business continuity in public and third sector organizations, asking the question ‘are non-profits doing enough to protect the way they operate?
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•Date: 1st April 2015 • Various •Type: Article

Survey finds that business continuity management in New South Wales local government needs improvements
A survey of New South Wales Shires and Councils has looked at risk management, business continuity, and internal audit practices and identified a number of gaps in some critical areas.
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•Date: 3rd February 2015 • Australia •Type: Article

Australian National Audit Office report looks at business continuity management in various government agencies
ANAO (the Australian National Audit Office) has published a report into business continuity management practices in three government agencies: the Civil Aviation Safety Authority; Department of Finance; and the Department of Social Services.
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•Date: 6th November 2014 • Australia •Type: Article

Managing the fraud risk
Fraud can be a real threat to business continuity, but there are clear measures that can be taken to reduce the risk. These are set out in an updated guidance document released by Alarm.
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•Date: 4th June 2014 • UK •Type: Article

City resilience case studies
100ResilientCities.org has published details of how 32 cities around the world are tackling resilience challenges.
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•Date: 3rd June 2014 • World •Type: Article

Disaster Resilience Scorecard for cities launched
The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) is working with IBM and AECOM to measure cities’ resilience to disasters.
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•Date: 12th March 2014 • World •Type: Article

UK government issues Windows XP end of support advice
Short-term mitigation advice for public sector organizations unable to fully migrate away from Windows XP prior to its end of support date.
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•Date: 5th February 2014 • UK •Type: Article

Alarm to become Arm
Alarm has taken the strategic decision to change its name to Arm: the Association for Professionals in Risk Management.
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•Date: 15th November 2013 • UK •Type: Article

US GAO reports on cybersecurity
‘A better defined and implemented national strategy is needed to address persistent challenges.’
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•Date: 13th March 2013 • US •Type: Article

Final version of ‘Notional Supply Chain Risk Management Practices for Federal Information Systems’ published by NIST
Methods to manage risk in the US Federal ICT supply chain.
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•Date: 28th Nov 2012 • US •Type: Article

New tool launched by UN to help assess urban risks
Online Local Government Self-Assessment Tool supports Making Cities Resilient campaign.
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•Date: 20th April 2012 • World •Type: Article

Local Government Association provides UK authorities with London 2012 advice
The Local Government Association (LGA) has issued advice for local authorities on how to prepare for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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•Date: 3rd February 2012 • UK •Type: Article

Resilience Awards winners
2011 was a record year for nominations for the Emergency Planning Society Resilience Awards with 32 entries being shortlisted for consideration by the judging panel.

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•Date: 12th July 2011 • Region: UK •Type: Article

‘Core Competencies in Public Service Risk Management’
‘Alarm, the UK public risk management association, has announced the release of a set of Core Competencies for Public Service Risk Management.

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•Date: 24th June 2011 • Region: UK •Type: Article

Examples of good practice in public sector business continuity management
The UK government has released various good practice reference documents. These have been written to assist public sector business continuity management and to ensure that the requirements of the Civil Contingencies Act are met.
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•Date: 10th Feb 2011 • Region: UK •Type: Article

UK government launches phase two consultation on the Civil Contingencies Act Enhancement Programme
New consultation focuses on revised chapters concerned with emergency preparedness; private sector will be encouraged to get more involved.

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•Date: 19th Jan 2011 • Region: UK •Type: Article

European Union appoints crisis response chief
Dr Agostino Miozzo will be managing director for Crisis Response and Operational Coordination in the European External Action Service.

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•Date: 3rd Dec 2010 • Region: W.Europe •Type: Article

UK Civil Contingencies Secretariat starts public consultation on ‘The Role of Local Resilience Forums: A Reference Document’
New document aims to set out LRFs’ role and identifies broad criteria which an LRF can use as indicators of good practice.
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•Date: 12th Oct 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Article

A new way to manage disasters
US Town of Davie introduces visionary plan for emergency management.
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•Date: 12th Oct 2010 • Region: US •Type: Article

Critical infrastructure resilience strategy launched by Australian government
Promotes a resilient approach to ensuring the continued operation of critical infrastructure in the face of a major disaster or emergency.
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•Date: 1st July 2010 • Region: Australia •Type: Article

Pre-Disaster Mitigation grants reauthorization passes Senate
The US Senate has passed legislation to renew a grant program to help prevent disaster-related damage before it happens.
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•Date: 1st July 2010 • Region: US •Type: Article

NHS Resilience PAS 2015: Guidance for NHS-funded organizations
Public comment period ends on 2nd July.
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•Date: 29th June 2010 • Region: UK •Type: Article

NIST releases ‘Guide for Applying the Risk Management Framework to Federal Information Systems: A Security Life Cycle Approach’
Final version now available.

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•Date: 4th March 2010 • Region: US •Type: Article

Survey looks at homeland security management across the various US states
The results of the 6th Annual State Homeland Security Advisors Survey.

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•Date: 25th Feb 2010 • Region: US •Type: Article

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