This newsletter highlights all the feature articles published on Continuity Central during December 2018 as well as various resources.

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FEATURE ARTICLES

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Business continuity trends and challenges 2019
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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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• World

Daisy

Options for fully and quickly recovering from a major Azure cloud outage
Jonathan Meltzer examines four different options for ensuring application-level continuity through high availability and disaster recovery provisions in a hybrid or exclusively Azure cloud environment.
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• US / World

Four IT infrastructure predictions for 2019
What IT infrastructure changes can business continuity and risk managers expect to have to prepare for during 2019? Stephen Long makes four predictions – and cloud is central to them.
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• World

eBRP

Blockchain and AI will take data backup and downtime control to the next level
Alex Sakaguchi believes that in 2019 we will see more innovators experimenting with blockchain use cases that demonstrate many of the blockchain data protection benefits; he also believes that the predictive capabilities that artificial intelligence (AI) offers can give organizations more control over downtime.
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• US / World

Cyber security in 2019: five predictions to consider
Airbus CyberSecurity has compiled its top cyber security predictions for 2019. These are based on trends identified at its Security Operations Centres in France, UK and Germany as well as geopolitical and social events during 2018...
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• UK / Europe

RESEARCH, REPORTS & PUBLICATIONS

Lootok

Research questions the value of workplace human resource resilience programs
Providing workplace resilience programmes, designed to bolster mental health and wellbeing and to help employees deal with traumatic incidents, might not make any difference, suggests research published online in Occupational & Environmental Medicine.
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• UK / World

New report looks at ways of improving US resilience and response to catastrophic power outages
The President's National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) has issued a draft report which looks at preparedness for a future catastrophic power outage impacting the United States.
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• US

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

Capital Continuity

New documents from the Society for Risk Analysis aim to enhance understanding of the science of risk analysis
The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) has published three new documents, aimed at advancing the science of risk analysis. These cover the core subjects and key principles of risk analysis and provide a glossary of risk-related terminology to support research and practices for all types of applications.
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• World

Large-scale academic study finds that companies are underestimating climate change risks
A new study published in Nature Climate Change analyzing the climate risk disclosures of 1,630 companies found that many companies are failing to accurately characterize their climate change risk or adequately prepare for its physical impacts.
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• World

Resilience lessons learned from Cape Town's severe water shortage
A new technical paper written by Junaid Seria, Head of Cat Model R&D and Governance at SCOR Global P&C, provides some useful resilience lessons resulting from the water crisis that hit Cape Town’s communities and businesses earlier this year.
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• World

Fortress

BSI officially launches new crisis management technical guidance
At an event in London on 11th December, BSI officially launched the PD CEN/TS 17091 European technical specification for crisis management. Aimed at organizations of all sizes, the new guidance gives organizations ‘good practice guidance on how to prepare for, anticipate, respond to and recover from crises’.
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• UK

Business impacts of security breaches highlighted by new survey
Research conducted on behalf of payment security specialists PCI Pal has found that 41 percent of UK consumers will never return to a brand or a business following a security breach, representing a significant loss of revenue.
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• UK

ECB publishes cyber resilience oversight expectations
The European Central Bank (ECB) has published information about its final cyber resilience oversight expectations for financial market infrastructures (FMIs). Cyber resilience is an important aspect of FMIs’ operational resilience says the ECB; and is therefore also a factor affecting the overall resilience of the financial system and the broader economy.
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• Europe

Risk Logic

FERMA survey shows how the role of the risk manager is changing
The 2018 FERMA European Risk Manager survey reveals significant evolution in the role of the European risk manager. The survey was conducted in partnership with PwC France and Francophone Africa and gained 734 responses from risk managers in 29 countries.
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• Europe

Report looks at the international development of cyber security standards for the Internet of Things
The US Interagency International Cybersecurity Standardization Working Group (IICS WG) has published a new report which presents the findings of its Internet of Things (IoT) Task Group's examination of current cyber security standards for the IoT.
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• US / World

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