This newsletter highlights all the feature articles published on Continuity Central during January 2020, as well as various resources.

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FEATURE ARTICLES

ClearView

Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak updates
This Continuity Central resource page will be regularly updated with the latest news and resources related to the 2019-nCoV outbreak, which has been designated as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) by the World Health Organization.
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Six business continuity management mistakes to avoid…
Simply having a business continuity programme in place is no guarantee that your organization will survive a business interruption incident; cutting corners or missing important steps will make your programme ineffective. In this article, Sandra Bell highlights six areas that are commonly missed...
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• World

A four-step guide to engineering privacy into any system
Addressing data privacy and protection risks starts with system design and engineering. Nehal Maniar looks at four steps that need to be taken whilst attempting to marry system optimisation and data protection.
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• World

Daisy

101 business continuity metrics…
Jon Seaton, chair of the Scottish Chapter of the BCI, looks at the subject of business continuity metrics, exploring why they are necessary and how to determine which metrics are required at different levels in the organization.
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• UK / World

2019-nCoV Coronavirus: assessing risk and planning initiatives
With the 2019-nCoV Coronavirus situation developing rapidly, Geary Sikich looks at lessons learned from the 2006 avian flu pandemic scare, and provides pointers for activities that risk managers and business continuity managers could be considering currently.
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How could Brexit impact UK disaster recovery strategies in 2020?
Eltjo Hofstee looks at some of the possible impacts that Brexit could have on UK organizations and the way in which they manage and provision disaster recovery. Discussions about GDPR between the UK and the EU will be crucial to determining a way forward…
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• UK

Assurance Software

ISO 22301:2019 reviewed: changes, clarifications but no new requirements…
In October 2019 a revised version of the business continuity management standard, ISO 22301, was published. In this article Hilary Estall, MBCI and IRCA Lead BCMS Auditor, explores the new version. Lifting the lid on what appears to be an uncontroversial update identifies areas which, whether aligned or certified to the Standard, will require time and thought to digest and apply.
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Comments on the Travelex ransomware incident
As has been widely reported, the Travelex foreign exchange company has experienced a long-running business continuity incident due to cyber criminals using ransomware to obtain control over Travelex IT systems. In response to the incident Continuity Central has been gathering comments from cyber resilience providers…
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Business continuity trends and challenges 2020: interim survey results
For the past six years Continuity Central has conducted an online survey asking business continuity professionals about their expectations for the year ahead. We are repeating the survey again and the interim results are now available. They are as follows...
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Capital Continuity

The top twenty feature articles published by Continuity Central in 2019
Continuity Central exists to provide the business continuity, resilience and enterprise risk management professions with news and information. Each week we publish a number of feature articles looking in detail at a relevant area. This listing shows the 20 most popular feature articles from those published during 2019…
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Predictions for 2020
What changes can we expect to see in the areas of business continuity, resilience and enterprise risk management during 2020? This collection of Continuity Central articles gives various viewpoints and will be added to throughout January…
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RESEARCH, REPORTS & PUBLICATIONS

Fortress

Cyber security and resiliency report issued by the SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations
The Securities and Exchange Commission Commission's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) has issued a report providing observations related to cyber security and operational resiliency practices obtained from examinations taken by market participants.
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• US

McAfee report claims that enterprises are losing control of data in the cloud
McAfee has released a new research study, ‘Enterprise Supernova: The Data Dispersion Cloud Adoption and Risk Report’, which highlights critical gaps for enterprise security.
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BCI publishes its Emergency Communications Report 2020
The Business Continuity Institute (BCI), in partnership with F24, has released the 5th edition of the BCI Emergency Communications Report. This annual publication provides insight into how organizations communicate in an emergency, the key communication challenges organizations face and how technology is helping to assist in communications processes.
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eBRP

‘Understanding the Stakeholder Roles in Business Continuity Management Practices – A Study in Public Sector’
A new academic paper has been published in the Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Written by Jonna Järveläinen of the Turku School of Economics, University of Turku, the paper focuses on the role of different stakeholders in public sector business continuity management.
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Predictions for data protection and storage trends…
Scality predicts that data storage will become massively decentralized in 2020 and hybrid cloud will become the defacto standard for organizations as they seek ways to manage and use data efficiently and intelligently.
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World Economic Forum publishes annual Global Risks Report
Severe environmental threats account for the top long term risks identified in the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2020, while risks associated with economic and political polarization are expected to top the risk league table in 2020.
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The rise of cyber warfare: 2019 sees significant increase in companies reporting attacks attributed to foreign governments
Radware has released its 2019-2020 Global Application and Network Security Report, which states that more than one in four respondents attribute attacks against their organization to cyber warfare or nation-state activity. In 2018, 19 percent of organizations believed they were attacked by a nation-state.
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The top three data protection predictions to watch in 2020
During 2019 the data protection space faced a number of challenges. Ransomware attacks soared, with a 118 percent increase in attacks; and data protection as a service (DPaaS) deployment rose to dominate many business continuity and disaster recovery strategies.
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• World

Cyber moves to the top of global business concerns: Allianz Risk Barometer 2020
For the first time, cyber incidents rank as the most important business risk globally in the Allianz Risk Barometer, relegating perennial top peril business interruption (BI) to second place. Awareness of the cyber threat has grown rapidly in recent years; seven years ago, it ranked only 15th in the Risk Barometer.
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Africa 2020 risk outlook
Based on their experience during 2019 and their informed reading of the coming year, the members of ContinuitySA’s executive committee have identified the following risks as particularly relevant to the Africa region in 2020...
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Smaller organizations must focus on basic cybersecurity hygiene this year…
The latest cyber security innovations may be attractive, but many small and medium sized organizations are still failing to implement basic protection and controls, leaving them vulnerable to what should be trivial and easily prevented attacks.
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• UK / World

Still running Windows 7 on corporate systems? Your risk of ransomware attack is about to increase…
PCs still running Windows 7 when it passes its end of life date on the 14th of January will be significantly more at risk of ransomware, Veritas Technologies has warned. According to Veritas, 26 percent of PCs are expected to still be running the Microsoft software after support for patches and bug fixes ends.
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• World

Fortress AS publishes operational resilience ‘2020 Trends/ Predictions Report’
Fortress Availability Services has published a report which focuses on the top five key trends that the company expects will be seen in operational resilience in 2020 and beyond.
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• UK

Earth Networks' US 2019 Lightning Report highlights trends
Earth Networks, operators of the world’s largest lightning detection network, has released its 2019 Lightning Report. During all of 2019, the Earth Networks Total Lightning Network (ENTLN) detected 112,310,896 total lightning strikes within the continental US, a modest 1 percent increase from 2018.
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• US

New report recommends ways to strengthen the resilience of supply chains to hurricanes
A new report from the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recommends ways to make supply chains more resilient in the face of hurricanes and other disasters, drawing upon lessons learned from the 2017 hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.
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• US

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issues a warning to US organizations on Iran cyber attack threat
The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued an alert to warn US organizations about the imminent threat of cyber attacks sponsored by the Iranian government and military.
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• US

Committee publishes proposals for increasing UK energy supply resilience
A Government-backed report into the blackouts in August that affected over 1 million customers in the UK has been published and recommends various measures to make Britain's power network more resilient, including providing more support for business continuity planning.
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• UK

Holistic encryption is one of the keys to California Consumer Privacy Act risk management
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) came into force on January 1st 2020 and requires impacted organizations to take various compliance measures to avoid potentially large fines.One of the key steps that organizations can take to manage the associated risks is to implement an holistic approach to encryption: as Anand Kashyap, CTO and co-founder at Fortanix explains...
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• US

Organizations fail to protect keys and certificates as effectively as usernames and passwords
Venafi has released the results of a study comparing security controls for human and machine identities. The study evaluated responses from over 1,500 IT security professionals from the US, UK, France, Germany and Australia across a range of company sizes and industries.
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• Various

DRI International publishes its Fifth Annual Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report
DRI International’s latest Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report is now available, providing a global perspective and comprehensive trends analysis of the resilience profession. The report was developed by DRI International’s Future Vision Committee and is based on survey data.
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• US / World

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