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COVID-19 pandemic updates
This Continuity Central resource section is being regularly updated with situational updates, news, resources, and business continuity information related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Indoor precautions are essential to stem airborne COVID-19 say researchers
Researchers are urging health authorities to immediately recognise the role of airborne transmission of COVID-19 virus droplets from an infected person beyond 1.5m in order to stem the disease's spread.
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A game changer for the next influenza pandemic?
The antiviral drug, baloxavir (tradename Xofluza), is the first treatment for influenza with a new mode of ‘action’ to be licensed in nearly 20 years: now a new research paper shows how it could be ‘a game changer’ when it comes to the next influenza pandemic.
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Trust, not surveillance, is the key to a successful and resilient home working environment
Businesses must implement a policy of trust rather than surveillance and monitoring when managing remote teams through the COVID-19 pandemic, according to insight from talent acquisition specialist, Guidant Global.
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Survey finds widespread concern over cloud security risks during the COVID-19 pandemic
As many organizations have been forced to make a rapid shift to work-from-home to help stem the spread of COVID-19, a significant percentage of IT and cloud professionals are concerned about maintaining the security of their cloud environments during this period. The findings are a part of the State of Cloud Security survey conducted by Fugue.
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Telematics company records spike in commercial vehicle theft
Radius Telematics has seen a big increase in the thefts of commercial vehicles and plant since the COVID-19 lockdown. With many offices, factories and construction sites shut, thieves appear to be taking advantage of unattended locations.
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Assurance Software

Risk management experts discuss COVID-19 and its impacts on risk management, resilience and business continuity
In an interview-style article, experts from the Institute of Operational Risk and Institute of Risk Management discuss COVID-19 and how the risk management profession is reacting.
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Academics warn that the COVID-19 pandemic is a symptom of systemic issues in human society
While the world is focused on fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists from the Singapore University of Technology and Design are warning that it is important not to lose sight of the causes of the pandemic. They suggest that COVID-19 is ‘more than just a virus, but rather a symptom emerging from something much deeper - a nonlinear dynamical system of coupled pathologies underlying a veneer of progress in an increasingly fragile, volatile, hyperconnected world.’
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Increase in remote working and COVID-19 related threats ‘creating perfect storm of security challenges for organizations’
Check Point has announced findings from a new survey, conducted by Dimensional Research, examining the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on enterprise security. The findings show that the rapid changes to enterprise working practices, and broader concerns about the pandemic, are both being exploited by cyber criminals as they step up their attacks, generating a raft of new challenges for security professionals.
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Closing workplace facilities creates new risks says FM Global
As companies close offices, plants and warehouses to reduce COVID-19 spread, other risks are emerging at these now-idle facilities, warns FM Global.
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Enterprise risk managers are finding that COVID-19 is resulting in less engagement with the company board
A Gartner survey of more than 900 audit and risk leaders on March 27th 2020 has found that most of their focus is on assessing the impact of COVID-19 on organizational operations and controls, as well as revising and executing the company audit plan.
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International Labour Organization outlines catastrophic effect of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a catastrophic effect on working hours and earnings, globally. A new ILO report highlights some of the worst affected sectors and regions, and outlines policies to mitigate the crisis.
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Research shows that views on what constitutes ‘data protection’ varies between organizations and sectors
New research from Infrascale, based on a survey of more than 500 C-level executives in small and medium sized businesses, has highlighted that data protection means different things to different people and data protection priorities depend upon an individual’s unique experiences and position.
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2020 Cyber Security Breaches Survey results published by UK Government
The UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has released the results of the annual survey of cyber security breaches across UK organizations. The Government surveyed UK businesses and charities to find out they approach cyber security and help Government learn more about the cyber security issues faced by industry.
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Risk Logic

Network misconfiguration risks and how to avoid them
Network misconfigurations not only can cause downtime they can be serious security threats. Avivi Siman-Tov discusses the misconfiguration errors that plague businesses and what strategies they can use to prevent them.
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Human impacts on business continuity: how to create a workplace culture that manages stress
BCI’s latest Horizon Scan Report found that health incidents have replaced IT and telecom outages as the leading cause of disruption for organizations over the past twelve months. Workplace stress is a major contributor to health incidents and, in this article, CABA, the wellbeing charity, shares advice on creating cultures that help to manage stress in the workplace.
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Data overload is creating a threat for UK businesses
More than half (51 percent) of senior decision-makers among UK businesses feel overwhelmed by the data generated within their organization, a number that rises to 61 percent among those working in larger companies with over 1,000 employees, according to new research from InterSystems.
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eBRP

One-third of financial firms lack clear plan to address privacy risks
One-third of financial services organizations lack a clear plan or the resources to address privacy risks related to customer data in the next 12 months, according to a new report by Accenture.
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AICPA launches new supply chain risk management reporting framework
To help manufacturers, producers, distribution companies and their customers and business partners identify, assess and address supply chain risks, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has launched ‘SOC for Supply Chain’, a new risk reporting framework.
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eBRP

Critical data protection steps you may be missing
If it sometimes feels like cyber threats are approaching your organization from all angles, it’s because they are. To protect yourself, you need to secure as many threat vectors as possible. Andy Swift highlights two critical data protection steps everyone should take, and yet many organizations seem to miss.
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Survey highlights the reputational and business risks associated with IT failures
New research into the reaction of customers to IT and technical failures in UK banking services shows the wider impact that IT failures can have on business stakeholders.
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