This newsletter highlights all the feature articles published on Continuity Central during December 2021, as well as various resources.

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FEATURE ARTICLES

2022 business continuity, risk management, and resilience predictions
Through to the New Year Continuity Central will be publishing a series of articles looking ahead to 2022 and how areas related to business continuity, risk management, and resilience are likely to develop through the year.
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Addressing the climate risks your organization faces in 2022 and beyond
2021 was a highly significant year when it comes to both the impact of the changing climate and also in terms of awareness of this risk. Adriano Lanzilotto looks at how organizations need to respond in 2022.
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Managing identity risks in 2022: three trends to prepare for
What should you expect to see in the coming year as the management of identity-related risk continues to evolve? Craig Ramsay highlights three areas that need consideration.
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Cyber predictions for 2022
Joseph Carson, Chief Security Scientist at ThycoticCentrify, highlights three areas where cyber attacks and cyber resilience are likely to develop in 2022.
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Technology in the workplace: predictions for 2022
When it comes to technology it’s important for business continuity managers to consider what’s on the horizon and plan accordingly. With that in mind, Continuity Central spoke to nine tech experts to discuss what they think will be the biggest technological developments in the workplace over the next year.
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Tolerance testing for operational resilience : what’s the scenario?
Luke Bird has been thinking around the subject of scenario testing within operational resilience. In this article he looks at the way forward in this area and considers whether current business continuity management practices can offer a starting point.
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A global take on crisis management approaches
Jim Preen gathers the opinions of a number of crisis management (CM) professionals from around the world on whether CM is becoming centralised, as suggested in a recent BCI report, and whether this is a positive development. Other emerging CM themes are also explored.
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Five tips for successful business continuity planning
There are various common areas where business continuity plans fall down. Here, Colin Jeffs highlights some of these, providing his top tips to keep your business continuity planning on track, and to improve the quality of your plans.
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Deepfakes: a future threat to watch as cybercriminals develop their skills in this area
Yotam Katz, Product Manager at IntSights, discusses the rise of deepfakes and why cybercriminals are showing increasing interest in the technique.
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Data storage and protection: predictions for 2022
Scality has made various predictions for how the data storage and protection landscape will develop in 2022. The forecast homes in on how storage solutions will evolve to meet current challenges and how emerging technologies will impact the data storage landscape…
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2022 will see the emergence of adversarial AI as a threat to organizations
Hackers are turning to artificial intelligence to enhance the effectiveness of attacks on organizations. Brooks Wallace, VP EMEA at Deep Instinct, looks ahead to 2022 and the emerging threat of ‘adversarial AI’.
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High availability and disaster recovery: predictions for 2022
As we look ahead to 2022, IT teams will continue to look for innovative ways to ensure that business-critical applications are run efficiently and that they are protected from downtime and data loss. Cassius Rhue, VP, Customer Experience at SIOS Technology, gives his views on how things will develop.
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Network availability and security: predictions for 2022
Kelly Ahuja, CEO at Versa Networks, looks ahead to 2022 and how organizations will develop the way that ICT networks are managed and provisioned to ensure better availability and security.
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Threat-actors and cloud computing: predictions for 2022
Felipe Duarte, Senior Researcher at Appgate, focuses on the emerging techniques used by threat-actors to breach an organization’s network, how organizations are less likely to pay ransomware demands in 2022, and why more organizations will turn towards zero trust and move away from VPNs.
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Cyber security predictions for 2022: four key trends to look out for
HP security experts and advisors have been reflecting on what the year ahead has in store. Here, Continuity Central presents insights from a range of HP security experts, highlighting four key emerging trends.
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RESEARCH, REPORTS & PUBLICATIONS

Standards Australia publishes best practice guide for protecting facilities from terrorism risk
Standards Australia has published a new handbook, SA HB 188, ‘Base-building physical security handbook - Terrorism and extreme violence’, which guides organizations on best practice processes for protecting assets from physical terrorist threats and other acts of extreme violence.
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The pandemic goes endemic: learning the lessons, boosting preparedness, building resilience
Airmic, in association with Control Risks, has published a new report looking at the ongoing COVID-19 response. The report ‘The pandemic goes endemic: learning the lessons, boosting preparedness, building resilience’ is based on a survey of 118 Airmic members conducted in November 2021. It looks at the issues surrounding current pandemic crisis management.
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Penetration testing study shows that 93 percent of company networks can be infiltrated
Positive Technologies has issued a new research report analyzing results of the company’s penetration testing projects caried out in the second half of 2020 and first half of 2021. In 93 percent of cases, an external attacker can breach the organization’s network perimeter and gain access to local network resources.
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The 7th Annual Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report
DRI International has published its 7th Annual DRI International Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report. This gives an analysis of current and emerging risks as perceived by professionals directly involved in managing resilience.
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SOC Performance Report finds that many are struggling
Devo Technology has published the results of its third annual SOC Performance Report (SPR), a survey on the current state of security operations center / centre (SOC) performance, conducted by Ponemon Institute in September 2021.
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Log4Shell – EU organizations issue assessment and advice on the Log4j vulnerability
The European Commission, the EU Agency for Cybersecurity, CERT-EU, and the network of the EU national computer security incident response teams (CSIRTs network) have issued a joint statement on the Log4Shell vulnerability.
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Survey of Irish organizations captures resilience lessons from COVID-19 response
During May and June 2021, the Irish Management Institute (IMI), in collaboration with Cork University Business School, University College Cork, carried out a survey to examine the views of Irish organizational leaders relating to their organization’s resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Critical national infrastructure, remote workers, and supply chain are top cyber attack targets for 2022
Bridewell Consulting, has outlined its top cyber security predictions for 2022. The company warns of the automation of security threats, increased risks for remote workers, and more nation-state attacks on critical national infrastructure.
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Employee mental health issues could be a significant risk for organizations in 2022
Organizations worldwide are set to increase investment in employee health. That’s the findings of the International SOS Risk Outlook 2022. The report and updated global risk maps also signal that organizations are grappling with an increasingly complex risk landscape.
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Global Cisco study identifies key cyber resilience trends
Cisco has released its latest report, ‘Security Outcomes Study Volume 2’, which includes the results of a survey of more than 5,100 security and privacy professionals across 27 markets to determine the most impactful measures teams can take to defend their organizations against the evolving threat landscape.
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Central Bank of Ireland publishes operational resilience guidance
The Central Bank of Ireland has released a new operational resilience guidance document for regulated organizations. ‘Cross Industry Guidance on Operational Resilience’ is the result of a consultation with ‘a wide number of industry bodies and regulated entities’.
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89 percent of security leaders think traditional cyber security approaches are failing
Vectra AI has released a new report highlighting how today’s organizations are tackling complex, modern cyber threats. Vectra’s Security Leaders Research Report found that 89 percent of respondents think traditional approaches don’t protect against modern threats...
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Cyber Resilience Report 2021 published by the BCI
The BCI has published a new report looking at the subject of cyber resilience. One of the headline findings of the survey-based report is that high levels of senior management commitment to cyber resilience has a clear impact on the success of cyber resilience strategies.
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